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Orlando Sentinel Jul 5, 2015

Official: Lightning could be cause of I-Drive hotel fire

Cameron and Jessica McGriff were driving home from a day at Aquatica when they saw black, billowing smoke from International Drive.
The Ledger Jul 5, 2015

Felled by Tarp: Vavra Rode Path of Success Until Injury Hit

Trey Vavra was having the kind of season that gets you noticed quickly. The former Florida Southern College infielder is in his second season with the Minnesota Twins organization — with the Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League.
The Ledger Jul 5, 2015

Lake Region Firecracker Tournament: Serrano Earns Gatorade Bath as Haines City Claims Title

It's a sure bet Edwin Serrano relished his Gatorade bath as much as Haines City enjoyed lifting its fifth-straight Lake Region Firecracker Tournament championship trophy.
Florida Times-Union Jul 3, 2015

Big pro debuts for Florida, FSU players

Professional debuts don't get much better than those former Florida Gators Harrison Bader and Richie Martin and former Florida State Seminole and Yulee resident DJ Stewart. Martin (Oakland) and Stewart (Baltimore) were first-round draft picks and Bader (St. Louis) was a second-round selection. Coincidentally, all three were sent to short-season New York-Penn League teams and will face each other at some point this summer. read more

Jon Bullard to be featured at 2015 SEC Media Days

GAINESVILLE -- The 2015 SEC Media Days will include a new feature titled: “Beyond the Field: Stories of the SEC” and Florida senior defensive end Jonathan Bullard will serve as UF's representative to tell his “compelling story outside his athletic...
The Ledger Jul 3, 2015

Shafer Humbled to Enter Florida Coaches Hall of Fame

Rod Shafer, the former Lake Wales High School football coach who now coaches Warner University, was one of seven coaches voted into the 40th Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week.
Tampa Bay Times Jul 2, 2015

It's official: Bulls land Woulard, and a wideout

USF confirmed the transfer Thursday evening of UCLA quarterback Asiantii Woulard, with a receiver tossed in for good measure.Marquez Valdes-Scantling, a former Lakewood High standout who spent the past two seasons at North Carolina State, also is moving back home. Both players must sit out the 2015 season per NCAA rules, and will …
Florida Times-Union Jul 2, 2015
Veteran college athletic director Jim Weaver dies

Veteran college athletic director Jim Weaver dies

Long-time Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver died at his home in Blacksburg, Va., on Wednesday night at the age of 70, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Weaver was an associate athletic director at the University of Florida from 1983-1991, overseeing compliance and the office of student life. read more
Tampa Bay Times Jul 2, 2015

Taggart promotes GA to coach tight ends

USF graduate assistant David Gilbertson, a former Washington State quarterback with a strong football pedigree, will replace Stu Holt as Bulls tight ends coach, the school announced.Holt, who oversaw tight ends and special teams, recentl …

Recruiting: Breaking down Gators’ OL JUCO commit Branton Autry

Branton Autry Offensive lineman Eight Mile, Ala. (Blount High School) Coffeyville Community College (JUCO) 6’5”, 320 lbs. Four-star recruit (according to 247Sports) Rivals position rank: Not ranked Rivals state rank: Not ranked 247Sports national JUCO ranking: 13 Offers: According to 247Sports, Autry has ...
Tampa Bay Times Jul 1, 2015

Bulls find new radio home

News-talk radio station WWBA-AM 820, which provides a 50,000-watt signal in the bay area, is the new flagship station for the USF/IMG Radio Network, Bulls athletic director Mark Harlan announced Wednesday.The station, which bills its daytime signal as stretching north to the Panhandle and south to Naples, will carry all Bulls …

#SECNTakeover: Florida's July 2 lineup announced

GAINESVILLE -- With the help of former Florida football player and current WWE Tag Team World Champion wrestler Titus O’Neil, the Gators will “takoever” the SEC Network on July 2 for 24 hours of consecutive coverage. ESPN announced UF’s “takeover"...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 30, 2015

Report: Stu Holt headed to Appalachian State

USF had not responded Tuesday evening to a Sports Illustrated report that Bulls tight ends/special teams coach Stu Holt has left the program and will join the staff at Appalachian State. The report, citing an …
Florida Times-Union Jun 30, 2015
FSU QB De'Andre Johnson turns himself in on notice to appear for misdemeanor battery

FSU QB De'Andre Johnson turns himself in on notice to appear for misdemeanor battery

After a weeklong investigation and a somewhat confusing turn of events on Tuesday, Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson turned himself in to the Leon Country jail on a notice to appear for misdemeanor battery. Johnson, a 19-year-old First Coast High graduate and Florida’s Mr. Football last season, posted a $500 bond and was released. He is alleged by the Tallahassee Police Department to have punched a 21-year-old female FSU student on June 24 after he pushed her from behind in a drink line at Yianni’s, a Tallahassee bar. read more

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