Florida Gators Articles

Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling.We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
The SEC is too big for one podcast, so our preseason rankings and debate series continues with the SEC East.As we start to break down the preseason rankings, we look at the trends that will shape the East. Missouri won the division a year ago and...
David Fox
11 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide football
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Nick Marshall
The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.The list of names departing is heavy:...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Mark Barron
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Not many teams can say they’ve defeated every team on their schedule.If Florida make it to Monday night (and so does Wisconsin), the Gators can say they’ve answered all comers even if they've lost twice this season.In an odd turn of...
David Fox
11 months ago
Coaches in the Final Four by now have completed the scouting process and are starting to implement the game plans they hope will lead to a national championship. If you’re wondering what the coaches are seeing, Athlon Sports hopes to offer...
David Fox
11 months ago
John Calipari
The freshman class will be present and accounted for in the Final Four, even if it’s not in the way anyone would have predicted.The high school graduating class of 2013 will have more players in Dallas than any other class, but their roles...
David Fox
11 months ago
Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Kevin Ollie
Not that we really needed it, but the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight weekend showcased why the NCAA Tournament is one of sports’ greatest events.And not just because six games of the 12 came down to the final seconds.Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, one...
David Fox
11 months ago
Patric Young
A team can’t reach six regional finals in nine seasons, including four in a row, without being either the dream crusher or dream maker.Consider the teams the Gators have faced in the NCAA Tournament since the year of Florida’s first...
David Fox
12 months ago
Kyle Anderson
Florida and UCLA are as familiar as two teams from opposite ends as the the country can be.The Gators and Bruins will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time since 2006, each at a different stage. Florida defeated UCLA in the 2006 title...
David Fox
12 months ago
Mike London
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Cuonzo Martin
For as much success as the SEC has on the football field, the league was one of the most maligned major conferences in college basketball this season.The league received only three NCAA Tournament bids with teams like Arkansas, LSU and Missouri...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Luke Hancock
If Thursday brought chaos, Saturday is the aftermath.The first full day of the NCAA Tournament brought four overtime games, three double-digit seeds advancing and two title teams in trouble.Saturday is what’s left, starting with a Florida...
David Fox
1 year ago
Florida Gators
There is no secret what is wrong with the Florida Gators. The offense has been horrendous.Florida scored 14 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns a year ago en route to what is arguably the worst season in school history on the football...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Patric Young
The early session in Orlando displayed two scores not uncommon for a No. 1 seed against a No. 16 and a No. 8 against a No. 9.Pittsburgh, though, looked like the top seed in the region while No. 1 Florida looked more like a team that slogged through...
David Fox
1 year ago
Darren McFadden
The SEC is the king of the college football world. In particular, it dominated the BCS Era.The Southeastern Conference won nine of the 16 BCS national titles and four of the last six Heisman Trophies. Additionally, the SEC also claims five Thorpe...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The NCAA Tournament is about to tip off. And while only one person will win your office bracket pick 'em pool — probably the girl who makes her picks based on colors, mascots and hot dude-bros, not the nerd alert with KenPom.com...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Eric Berry
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
For any fan just getting into college basketball in time for championship week and office pools: What took you so long?You have some catching up to do. By waiting until the final weeks, you’ve missed a historic season. Certainly, every season...
David Fox
1 year ago
Doug McDermott
Whether the achievements were fully expected, almost routine, or a true surprise, college basketball gave us some of the best of the sport during the weekend.Even though Doug McDermott hit a career milestone, Wichita State continued its unbeaten...
David Fox
1 year ago
Casey Prather
Billy Donovan doesn’t want his team to get too caught up in the past. Meanwhile, John Calipari wants his team to spend plenty of time thinking about the past.As Florida chases perfection in the SEC, Donovan doesn’t want his team to...
David Fox
1 year ago
Nick Johnson
First off, congratulations to all the teams on the following list. Each of the 13 teams on the list below looks like a team that could win the national title.Now that we're finished with the formalities, Athlon Sports is going pick out each...
David Fox
1 year ago
Spike Albrecht
Becoming a March Madness hero has its perks.For example, can you pronounce Farokhmanesh? Have you ever had such a hot hand you thought you might try courting Kate Upton in front of the entire world?That's what it's like for three weeks...
David Fox
1 year ago

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