The University of Florida men’s basketball team, a No. 6 seed, defeated St. Bonaventure 77-62 in the first round of the NCCA Tournament. The Gators advance on to the second round and will play Texas Tech on Saturday.
The Florida Gators earned a No. 6 seed and will play either UCLA or St. Bonaventure on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Florida State is a No. 9 seed and will play Missouri on Friday.
Jaylen Barford scored 27 points and matched his career high with 10 rebounds to help send Arkansas to the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament with an 80-72 win over No. 23 Florida on Friday night.
Larry Scott, who served as the University of Miami Hurricanes’ interim football coach after Al Golden was fired in the middle of the 2015 season, is now the tight ends coach for the Florida Gators under Dan Mullen.
American Heritage defensive linemen Andrew Chatfield and Nesta Silvera each held a Chucky doll when they made their college decision on National Signing Day. The doll has been part of a tradition with the University of Florida Gators’ defense since 2013.
Four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland chose the Gators over Alabama and Tennessee. His mom, wearing an Alabama shirt, got up and walked out in the middle of the live announcement. She later came back and hugged her son
Prosecutors said the Tampa businessman paid kickbacks so he and other associates could score TRICARE patients for referrals to a Broward County pharmacy that was paid $40 million by the government for supplying pain, scar and other costly creams in 2014 and 2015.