The University of Florida prides itself on its sports teams, and basketball is one of them. The Gators have a sterling reputation on the basketball court, having many exceptional players on its roster. From those exceptional players, there have been some that have made the final leap from college hoops to the NBA.
The most recent has been Bradley Beal, who graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 and being drafted by the Washington Wizards that same Read the rest of this entry »
The University of Florida has always been known as one of the premier football schools in the country. However, the recent success of the men’s basketball team may have changed that perception. During the 2005-06 basketball season, the Florida Gators basketball team was able to lift their first ever National Championship trophy. The team was loaded with future NBA talents such as Corey Brewer, Al Horford, and Joakim Noah. Following their fabulous season, they would win a second consecutive National Read the rest of this entry »
Florida is one of the best teams in college basketball, and if you are going to follow the Gators, you need to know all about the major components. You cannot have a conversation about Florida basketball without starting with Billy Donovan. The long time head coach has been in Gainesville for more than a decade, and during that time, he’s coached Florida to multiple Final Fours. He has managed to put an energetic team on the court, and he’s been able to attract Read the rest of this entry »
For more than 100 years, the University of Florida Gators have proven themselves deserving of the title known as legend, but in all that time there were only really two eras in their legacy. These two eras were defined as two different eras of coaching – the Steve Spurrier era and the Urban Meyer era. During the Spurrier era of coaching, the Gators met with fewer losses but no overall increase in their wins and, during the Meyer era, the gators had more wins but suffered their fair share of brutal defeats from season and team rivals.
So who was better? Meyer or Spurrier? The argument has raged across the net and anyone with clearwirelessinternet service and an appreciation for college football has weighed in on the matter. However, for most, it’s a matter of interpretation. Do you judge your coach’s value based on the number of wins they attain or by their professionalism and experience on the field? Depending on how you view the profession of coaching you might think either Meyer or Spurrier were the best, but the fact remains that they were both legends in their own right and contributed to the Gators in ways few can match.
Florida Gators might have been one of the most interesting teams to watch during the 2005-2006 season. The team featured Joakim Noah and Al Horford, now NBA stars. In order to know the kind of basketball the Florida Gators play, you must know a little about these two players. Quite arguably the hardest worker in the NBA today is small forward Joakim Noah. Currently playing for the Chicago bulls, Noah has become one of the most interesting players to join the NBA. With an American father and Swedish mother, he definitely stands Read the rest of this entry »
The Florida Gators basketball team starts with its coach, Billy Donovan. He coaches the players with as much passion as he played with. Billy always has his Florida Gators ready to play and compete at the highest level. They typically play a brutal pre conference schedule that helps them when the SEC season starts. Coach Donovan is a great teacher and through his instructions the kids become highly intelligent basketball players. This helps them their first goal of winning the SEC Read the rest of this entry »
The Florida Gators are sports teams that hail from the famous University of Florida located in Gainesville. The Southeastern Conference has ranked this University best overall in sports for over twenty years and all teams from this University play in the NCAA Division I.
The Gators have a long list of successful sports that both males and females play. The male teams play in football, baseball, basketball, tennis, cross country, golf, swimming, diving and track. The females play in basketball, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, diving, tennis, Read the rest of this entry »
The Florida Gators experienced an incredible amount of success on the basketball court when they won back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007 under the leadership of head coach Billy Donovan. The key to winning the two championships was having a collection of players that were not only talented, but unselfish as well, putting the team above themselves; playing well together and playing to win, as opposed to playing to boost their own stats or for their own glory. The starting lineup of Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Taurean Green, Lee Humphrey, and Corey Brewer Read the rest of this entry »