The Florida baseball team opens play in the SEC tournament today at 5:30 p.m.
No. 8 seed Florida (29-27) will play ninth-seeded Texas A&M (30-25) in the third game of today's tournament in Hoover, Ala. The winner of the game between the Aggies and Gators will advance to the double-elimination portion of the 12-team event.
The Gators will be making their league-leading 33rd appearance at the SEC Tourney and are 55-55 (.500) all-time....
It was a comeback that fell just short.
The top-ranked and two-time defending national champion Florida women's tennis team fell behind 3-0 in its national semifinal match against Stanford, then staged a late rallly before losing 4-3 late Monday night at the Atkins Tennis Center on the University of Illinois campus.
It was a classic match between two programs that have become familiar with battling each other for championships. The last two postseason meetings between Florida and Stanford prior to Monday were 4-3 decisions in the final, with the Gators winning the 2011 national championship and the Cardinal the 2010 title. Both of those matches came down to a third set in the last match on court....
Following a hard-fought 4-2 win against California on Sunday, the Florida women's tennis team has advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships.
Florida (26-2), the top seed and two-time defending national champion, will play No. 12 Stanford (20-4) today at 6 p.m. The Cardinal upset No. 4 Georgia, 4-1 in their quarterfinal match.
“We played them in February and thought they were wicked good,” UF coach Roland Thornqvist said. “We played really well to get out of that jam. I had a feeling that they were going to go deep in this tournament. Obviously, we have some of the same matchups that we did back in February so we’ll try to prepare as best we can.”...
Florida senior pitcher Sara Nevins was nearly unhittable in the NCAA Regional against Florida Sunday afternoon, but two critical mistakes ultimately led to the Bulls' 2-0 loss.
Nevins gave up just one hit, but walked in a run, then allowed another to score when she hit batter Taylore Fuller in th fourth inning, leading to Florida’s 2-0 victory.
The Bulls scored just four runs in four games in regional play, which coach Ken Eriksen said just wasn't quite good enough....
It was the classic pitcher’s duel between Florida and USF on Sunday afternoon, as Bulls ace Sara Nevins and Florida’s Hannah Rogers battled it out in brutal near-90 degree temperatures.
But the outcome ultimately came down to the team that made the fewest mistakes.
Nevins gave up just one hit, but two critical mistakes in the fourth sealed the Bulls’ (45-16) fate. The senior standout walked in a run, then allowed another to score when she hit batter Taylore Fuller, leading to Florida’s 2-0 win over the Bulls Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Gainesville Regional....
GAINESVILLE — It was the classic pitchers' duel between Florida and USF on Sunday afternoon, as Bulls ace Sara Nevins and the Gators' Hannah Rogers battled in near-90 degree temperatures.
But the team that won simply made the fewest mistakes.
Nevins (26-9) gave up just one hit, but two crucial mistakes in the fourth sealed the Bulls' fate. The junior standout walked in a run, then allowed another to score when she hit batter Taylore Fuller, leading to Florida's 2-0 win in the NCAA Gainesville Region....
VIDEO BELOW: Ken Eriksen talks about tonight's victory over Georgia Southern
After suffering an 11-1 loss to the Florida Gators (54-7) in the first game of the Gainesville Regional Saturday afternoon, USF (45-15) survived a nine-inning thriller Saturday night, earning a 2-1 win over Georgia Southern to advance to today’s 1 p.m. regional final.
“I think it goes without saying that Georgia Southern’s kids today played their butts off,” USF coach Ken Eriksen said. “. . They were relentless in that game.”...
Florida sophomore Lauren Haeger's three-run homer in the bottom of the first gave Florida huge momentum, and the Gators went on to defeat USF 11-1 Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament Gainesville Regional.
It was the 20th come-from-behind win of the season for Florida.
The Gators (54-7) advanced to play Sunday at 1 p.m. and will face either USF, Georgia Southern or Hampton.
USF (44-15) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Haeger's home run gave the Gators a boost, then Florida had a five-run second inning to help secure the win....
GAINESVILLE — The much anticipated rematch of last season's NCAA region softball final has been set, and Florida and USF will once again battle it out for the right to advance to the NCAA Super Region.
After losing 11-1 to the Gators (54-7) on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the Gainesville Region, USF (45-15) survived a nine-inning thriller at night, defeating Georgia Southern 2-1 to advance to today's 1 p.m. region final against Florida....
The Florida softball team rallied with a four-run third inning, then added two more in the fifth on home runs by Valrico alum Kelsey Horton and Taylore Fuller to earn a 7-1 win over Hampton (34-25) Friday night in the NCAA Gainesville Regional.
It was the 19th come-from-behind victory for the Gators (53-7) this season.
The Gators will play USF, a 1-0 winner over Georgia Southern, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on the UF campus....
The Florida softball team begins NCAA Tournament play today vs. Hampton in the NCAA Tournament Gainesville Regional at the Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on the University of Florida campus.
The Gators and Hampton will play at 6 p.m. today, while USF will play Georgia Southern at 3:30 p.m.
Florida is the No. 2 national seed and is trying to return to the NCAA Super Regional after being eliminated by USF in Gainesville last season. Prior to that, the Gators had been to four consecutive Women's College World Series....
GAINESVILLE — It took extra innings and a gutsy play at the plate for USF to earn its 1-0 win over Georgia Southern, while No. 2 national seed Florida fell behind in the first inning, then rallied for a 7-1 win over Hampton in Friday's NCAA Softball Gainesville Region. It was the 19th comeback win for the Gators this season.
The Bulls (44-14) earned their victory in dramatic fashion. In the bottom of the eighth, shortstop Kourtney Salvarola's squeeze bunt scored Ashli Goff — who singled to lead off the inning, then stole second and moved to third on a single by twin Courtney Goff....
The Florida men’s golf team played one of its best rounds of the season on Thursday, setting itself up into first place after the first day at the NCAA South Regional in Baton Rouge.
The Gators shot a 286 (-2) as a team. Florida was the only team in the field to record a score under par on the first day of competition and holds a 10-stroke advantage over second place Alabama.
“We have been waiting for a day like today,” UF coach Buddy Alexander said. “Today was solid from the get-go.”
The top of the individual leaderboard was held by Florida golfers: seniors Tyler McCumber and T.J. Vogel share the top spot after Thursday’s round. Both shot an opening round 70 (-2). In total, three Gators are in the top-10 after the first day....
Former Florida All-American soccer player Abby Wambach is the subject of the latest installment of the ESPN series "SEC Storied".
The documentary will chronicle Wambach’s soccer career from her days as the nation's top high school player, to helping lead the Gators to the 1998 NCAA national title, to her U.S. women’s national team career.
Wambach was a two-time first team All-America selection and was a four-time member of the All-SEC first team. She was the SEC Player of the Year in 2000 and 2001. Wambach is the Gators' career leader in goals (96), assists (50) and points (242) and stands seventh on the NCAA Career charts in goals and points....
Former Florida forward Braxton Ogbueze has transferred to Charlotte, head coach Alan Major announced today.
Ogbueze, who played high school basketball in Charlotte, will sit out the 2013-14 season per NCAA rules, and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Ogbueze played in 23 games for Florida as a freshman, scoring 19 points with six assists. He was ranked the fifth-best point guard in the nation by Scout.com coming out of United Faith High School....