Pastor speaks of healing after I-75 crash kills 5 children

U.S. 01/07/19, 09:17

A pastor from Louisiana spoke about healing and his gratitude to the Gainesville, Florida, community following a fiery crash on Interstate 75 that killed five children who were heading to Disney World in a church van.Pastor Eric Descant of Avoyelles House of Mercy Pentecostal church in Marksville, Louisiana, lost his ...

5 children heading to Disney killed in fiery Florida crash

U.S. 01/04/19, 16:01

The church van packed with children was headed south — with just an hour to go to Walt Disney World — when it got caught in a fiery pileup involving two 18-wheelers. Seven people, including five of the youngsters, died in the crash. On Friday, investigators were trying to determine what ...

Update: Death toll in Florida highway crash rises to 7

U.S. 01/03/19, 21:15

The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Authorities say another person has died in a fatal crash on a Florida highway, bringing the death toll to seven. Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across the highway Thursday on Interstate 75 ...

No. 10 Michigan State holds off Florida late, wins 63-59

Sports 12/08/18, 14:26

Kyle Aherns scored Michigan State's final seven points, including a two-handed jam with 8.7 seconds remaining, and No. 10 Michigan beat Florida 63-59 on Saturday.Aherns barely beat the shot clock with his baseline slam, giving the Spartans the final points in a game the Gators made close thanks mostly to ...

No. 15 Florida rides Feleipe Franks’ arm to rout Idaho 63-10

Football 11/17/18, 17:48

Feleipe Franks passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first half — and No. 15 Florida ran up 600 total yards to rout overmatched Idaho 63-10 on SaturdayFlorida rolled to a 49-0 lead at halftime. Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson returned an interception 26 yards for ...

No. 15 Florida hosts Idaho with eye on New York’s 6 bowl

Football 11/16/18, 11:28

Florida's postseason possibilities are promising, especially after finishing 4-7 last year, losing consecutive games by a combined 40 points in the last month and needing two of the largest comebacks in school history to beat Vanderbilt and South Carolina.The 15th-ranked Gators likely would land a spot in a New Year's ...

Franks silences crowd, Florida beats South Carolina 35-31

Sports 11/10/18, 16:30

Feleipe Franks silenced the home crowd twice after touchdown runs, seemingly sending a message after getting benched last week and booed earlier in the game, and No. 19 Florida rallied to beat South Carolina 35-31 Saturday and end a two-game losing streak.Franks dived across the goal line on a fourth-down ...

Florida tries to end slump against South Carolina, Muschamp

Football 11/09/18, 14:21

Facing former Florida coach Will Muschamp is the least of Dan Mullen's concerns these days.Mullen and the 19th-ranked Gators have a two-game losing streak in which nobody played well, chaos at quarterback , rumors of a locker room scuffle and speculation that a few upperclassmen are considering shutting it down ...

Father of Florida QB Kyle Trask says son out for season

Sports 11/07/18, 23:35

The father of Florida quarterback Kyle Trask says his son is out for the season because of a broken foot.Michael Trask posted on Facebook that Kyle fractured a foot practicing a trick play Wednesday. The 19th-ranked Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference, No. 15 CFP) declined comment when asked about Trask's ...

No. 19 Florida ‘might play 2’ or more QBs vs South Carolina

Football 11/05/18, 17:58

Florida coach Dan Mullen will take a few more days before settling on a starting quarterback against South Carolina.Feleipe Franks or Kyle Trask will get the nod when the 19th-ranked Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) host the Gamecocks (5-3, 4-3) on Saturday. Mullen also didn't rule out playing highly touted ...

Waddle, other SEC freshmen finding roles, making plays

Football 10/31/18, 15:58

Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle is the Southeastern Conference's top freshman, and it's not really even close.Waddle has 21 catches for 457 yards and three touchdowns and has been equally valuable as a punt returner, averaging 16 yards and taking one back for a score. He's turning in the kind of ...

No. 13 Florida seeks to protect Swamp, stave off ‘stadiums’

Football 10/30/18, 16:33

Defensive tackle Kyree Campbell won't forget how running "stadiums" at Florida Field made him feel.He was breathing heavy, sweating profusely and ready to quit. His legs started shaking about 20 minutes in and they ached for days.It was exactly the reaction first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen wanted when he told ...

Football failure in Florida: 3 NFL, big 3 college teams lose

Football 10/28/18, 21:42

It was a dark week for football in the Sunshine State.For the first time since the inception of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995, all three of the state's NFL teams and all three of the state's most prominent college programs lost on the same weekend.The Miami Dolphins started the six-team ...

Florida turns to freshman guard Nembhard to replace Chiozza

Basketball 10/24/18, 16:38

Florida coach Mike White already considers Andrew Nembhard one of the best passers in college basketball, extremely high praise for a freshman.It might be warranted.The 6-foot-5 point guard led his high school team, Montverde Academy in nearby Orlando, to a national championship and carried Canada to a silver medal at ...

Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honor

Entertainment 10/21/18, 06:34

A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy.The Gainesville Sun reports that hundreds of members of the Tom Petty Nation! fan club visited Gainesville on Saturday to celebrate the star's birthday with his music and the dedication of the former ...

Trap game? No. 14 Florida trying to avoid letdown vs Vandy

Football 10/09/18, 12:09

Florida coach Dan Mullen opened his first team meeting this week talking about handling success.He'll find out Saturday if anyone was paying attention.Coming off the program's most significant victory in three years and with a rivalry game against No. 2 Georgia looming in two weeks, the 14th-ranked Gators are facing ...

Dan Mullen finding a knack for trick plays at No. 14 Florida

Football 10/07/18, 14:48

Jump pass. Double pass. Rocker step. Throwback toss. Those are apparently just a glimpse into Dan Mullen's playbook.The first-year Florida coach has turned to a little trickery to help the 14th-ranked Gators mask their offensive deficiencies."Daring Dan" is perfect on the season with them, too.His latest play-calling masterpiece came Saturday ...

Trickery, defense help No. 22 Florida edge No. 5 LSU 27-19

Football 10/06/18, 19:39

Lamical Perine scored twice on short runs, including one after a trick play in the fourth quarter, and No. 22 Florida beat fifth-ranked LSU 27-19 Saturday in another nail-biter in the series. Brad Stewart's 25-yard interception return for a touchdown — the first pick Joe Burrow has thrown this season — ...

Sold-out Swamp awaits No. 5 LSU, could help No. 22 Florida

Football 10/05/18, 12:23

The Swamp is sold out for the first time in nearly three years, a setting first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen would like to see more often.Beating No. 5 LSU on Saturday surely would help Mullen's push to return Florida Field — and the 22nd-ranked Gators — to Southeastern Conference and ...

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