Suspended Gators WR Antonio Callaway not enrolled in summer classes

Antonio Callaway #81 of the Florida Gators returns a punt for a second quarter touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on December 5, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
Antonio Callaway #81 of the Florida Gators returns a punt for a second quarter touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on December 5, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

The disappearance of Antonio Callaway was quickly brought up and then tossed aside on Tuesday afternoon.

Florida coach Jim McElwain said Callaway — last year’s star play-maker and return ace — is not enrolled in summer classes, and that the situation is “being handled.” Continue reading “Suspended Gators WR Antonio Callaway not enrolled in summer classes”

Florida Gators baseball earns No. 1 overall seed for NCAA tournament

Logan Shore pitches during Florida's 4-3 win over Missouri on March 18 / Photo by Luis Torres
Logan Shore pitches during Florida’s 4-3 win over Missouri on March 18 / Photo by Luis Torres

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s road to its first national title will begin in Gainesville once again.

Following a loss to Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference tournament finale, the Gators baseball team has been tabbed as the No. 1 overall national seed in the NCAA Baseball tournament. Continue reading “Florida Gators baseball earns No. 1 overall seed for NCAA tournament”

Mailbag: Who is the best player on the Florida Gators 2016 roster?

Tyler Cameron #3 of the Florida Atlantic Owls reacts after having the ball stripped away by Jalen Tabor #31 of the Florida Gators during the second half of the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Tyler Cameron #3 of the Florida Atlantic Owls reacts after having the ball stripped away by Jalen Tabor #31 of the Florida Gators during the second half of the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

We’re approaching the summer months, which is college football’s true offseason. But August fall practices will be here in the blink of an eye.

Here’s another Gators mailbag as you wait … Continue reading “Mailbag: Who is the best player on the Florida Gators 2016 roster?”

Doug Nussmeier says Luke Del Rio ‘a little bit ahead’ in Gators quarterback competition

Gators offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier spoke about the quarterback situation. (UAA Communications photo by Tim Casey)
Gators offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier spoke about the quarterback situation. (UAA Communications photo by Tim Casey)

The Gators’ quarterback competition has attracted a lot of attention this offseason.

Oregon State transfer Luke Del Rio — who was ineligible to play for the Gators last season due to NCAA transfer rules — is competing with Purdue graduate transfer Austin Appleby, and freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask to be Florida’s starting quarterback this year.

Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier had some stuff to say to the Palm Beach Post on the Gators’ quarterback battle before speaking to the Palm Beach County Gator Club on Tuesday night. Continue reading “Doug Nussmeier says Luke Del Rio ‘a little bit ahead’ in Gators quarterback competition”

Is Florida-Tennessee the top high-stakes college football game for 2016?

Joshua Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers is sacked by Antonio Morrison #3 of the Florida Gators during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Joshua Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers is sacked by Antonio Morrison #3 of the Florida Gators during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The annual rivalry game between Florida and Tennessee is usually one of the biggest games on the Gators’ schedule.

But could this year’s battle between Florida and Tennessee be one of the biggest games in all of college football? ESPN’s Chris Low and Adam Rittenberg believe so. Continue reading “Is Florida-Tennessee the top high-stakes college football game for 2016?”

Recruiting: 3-star defensive tackle Jordon Scott commits to Florida Gators

Jordon Scott (Photo from 247Sports)
Jordon Scott (Photo from 247Sports)

The Gators landed an important commitment Wednesday evening.

Largo-Pinellas Park defensive tackle Jordon Scott verbally committed to Florida, according to multiple online reports. Scott is the sixth recruit to join the Gators’ 2017 class. Continue reading “Recruiting: 3-star defensive tackle Jordon Scott commits to Florida Gators”

Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has ‘unfinished business’ at Florida

Gators offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier (UAA Communications photo by Tim Casey)
Gators offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier (UAA Communications photo by Tim Casey)

When Southern Miss approached Doug Nussmeier about its open head coaching job in January, he listened.

“Obviously, you get an opportunity to be a head coach, you got to listen,” Nussmeier said to the Palm Beach Post before speaking to the Palm Beach County Gator Club on Tuesday night. Continue reading “Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has ‘unfinished business’ at Florida”

Basketball: Gators to take on former coach Lon Kruger in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Head coach Lon Kruger of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Head coach Lon Kruger of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Gators men’s basketball team will face off against a familiar face this upcoming season.

Florida will take on former coach Lon Kruger in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the league announced Tuesday. The Gators will go on the road to play Oklahoma in Norman on Jan. 28, 2017. Continue reading “Basketball: Gators to take on former coach Lon Kruger in SEC/Big 12 Challenge”

Recruiting: Gators pushing hard for 5-star Ohio State commit Shaun Wade

Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

We’re right in the middle of the offseason, but recruiting never stops.

Here’s some of the latest recruiting news involving the Gators: Continue reading “Recruiting: Gators pushing hard for 5-star Ohio State commit Shaun Wade”

Florida Gators clinch GateHouse Media SEC All-Sports titles

Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley speaks on during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. Jim McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida head coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season.
Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley speaks on during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. Jim McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida head coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season.

The Gators received good news over the weekend.

Florida clinched another GateHouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports trophy for the 2015-16 academic year. The Gators won all three divisions — overall, men and women. Continue reading “Florida Gators clinch GateHouse Media SEC All-Sports titles”