UF falls in volleyball
The Gators won a national title in basketball this year, will play for another one in football next month, but hopes for a title in volleyball were dashed Friday night in Gainesville.
No. 8 seed Minnesota beat Florida 3-1 (23-30, 30-25, 21-30, 26-20) at the O'Connell Center. The Gophers (26-7) advanced to the region final at 4 p.m. today and faces No. 1 seed Nebraska, which beat San Diego.
Florida (30-3) lost at home in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995. The team reached 30 wins for the 12th time in 16 seasons under coach Mary Wise.