Florida having to retool roster after numerous departures

Sports 04/11/19, 10:25

Florida coach Mike White could barely field a basketball team right now.White has a six-man roster heading into the offseason after three players finished their senior years and four others decided to transfer.The departures leave the Gators searching for help and counting on White's best signing class in four years ...

Florida guards Deaundrae Ballard, Mike Okauru transferring

Sports 03/27/19, 16:33

Two more bench players are leaving Florida and looking to transfer.School officials say guards Deaundrae Ballard and Mike Okauru put their names into the NCAA's transfer portal Wednesday, joining fourth-year junior Keith Stone in leaving coach Mike White's program. Stone announced plans Tuesday to transfer following his expected graduation this ...

Florida forward Keith Stone to transfer after graduation

Sports 03/26/19, 15:54

Forward Keith Stone will transfer from Florida after his expected graduation this summer.Stone started 39 of 85 games in four seasons with the Gators. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. The fourth-year junior tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee ...

Florida enters SEC Tournament with ‘clean slate’ amid slide

Sports 03/12/19, 17:15

After weeks, maybe even months, of intentionally avoiding talk about the NCAA Tournament, Florida coach Mike White broke down and addressed it with his team Tuesday.White figured it was better for his players to hear it from him than anyone else. Or everyone else."These guys are getting noise from a ...

Florida Gators beat Vandy 71-55 for 5th straight victory

Sports 02/27/19, 23:15

Andrew Nembhard scored 19 points, and Florida beat Vanderbilt 71-55 Wednesday night to extend the Gators' winning streak to a season-high five straight.The Gators (17-11, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) also swept Vanderbilt with their first victory at Memorial Gym since 2014, and coach Mike White experienced his first win at any ...

Florida hopes to avoid letdown following late-season surge

Sports 02/26/19, 17:27

Florida spent the last two weeks piecing together a solid NCAA Tournament resume. Vanderbilt and Georgia could tear it apart.After winning a season-high four straight, including road victories over Alabama and then-No. 13 LSU, the Gators (16-11, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) now face the last two teams in the Southeastern Conference ...

Allen keys late surge, Florida rallies to beat Mizzou 64-60

Sports 02/23/19, 19:34

Kevarrius Hayes had seen enough two weeks ago. Too many close losses. Too many silly mistakes. Too little effort too often.So Hayes called a players-only meeting.Florida hasn't been the same since.Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11) dunks during an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri, Saturday, Feb. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun ...

BUBBLE WATCH: Florida regroups to improve hopes for NCAA bid

Sports 02/22/19, 13:53

Florida coach Mike White spent the first three months of the season watching his Gators burn through just about any cushion they had in building a viable NCAA Tournament resume.Now, with roughly three weeks until Selection Sunday, his team is coming off a big win positioned to secure a bid ...

Florida forward Stone out for season with torn knee ligament

Sports 01/20/19, 15:48

Florida forward Keith Stone will have season-ending surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Georgia.The Gators announced the news Sunday, one day after their 62-52 victory in Athens and after Stone underwent further testing.The 6-foot-8 junior from Deerfield Beach averaged 6.1 points and 3.9 rebounds ...

Florida hopes to avoid more clock-watching in crunch time

Basketball 01/18/19, 16:08

Florida coach Mike White said he has a team of "clock-watchers," guys seemingly content to coast through the final minutes of games and hope to win.It's the only way he can explain how the Gators have struggled down the stretch in Southeastern Conference play.Florida (9-7, 1-3) has done little right ...

Beasley, Jarwin, Su’a-Filo active for Cowboys against Rams

Football 01/12/19, 19:04

Dallas receiver Cole Beasley and tight end Blake Jarwin are both active for the Cowboys' divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night.Dallas guard Xavier Su'a-Filo also is active at the Coliseum, but rookie Connor Williams is expected to start at left guard.Beasley, Jarwin and Su'a-Filo all ...

Florida’s Mike White searches for answers amid slow start

Sports 01/08/19, 14:25

Florida coach Mike White has three guys he can count on to bring energy and effort every day. Problem is two of them are freshmen.Although that might bode well for the future of the program, it's not how the Gators were expected to play in White's fourth season. So the ...

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 ...

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