Latest Gainesville News

Lewis helps No. 15 Florida to tight win over Towson

Nov. 14, 2019 10:24 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Boasting a No. 6 ranking before the season started, Florida has resembled more of a pretender than a contender in the early going. Freshman Scottie Lewis scored 15 points in his first start, and the 15th-ranked Gators escaped with a 66-60 victory over Towson on Thursday night....

Attorney: Nothing wrong bringing Donald Trump Jr. to campus

Nov. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the student body president of the University of Florida says his client didn’t violate any university policies or laws by bringing Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend to campus last month. Michael Murphy’s attorney said Thursday in an email that...

UF students threaten impeachment for Trump Jr.’s visit

Nov. 13, 2019 10:45 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t the only president facing an impeachment inquiry. The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 in student fees to bring Trump’s eldest son and his girlfriend to campus. Members of the...

No. 11 Florida looks for different outcome against Missouri

Nov. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker David Reese insists things will be different against Missouri this week. He believes his team's preparation, focus, effort and intensity will change — along with the outcome. It's imperative if the Gators are going to make it to a New Year's Six bowl. No....

FSU upsets No. 6 Florida 63-51, extends streak in series

Nov. 10, 2019 4:55 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Revamped rosters, familiar result. Devin Vassell scored 13 points, M.J. Walker added 12 and Florida State upset No. 6 Florida 63-51 on Sunday, extending its series winning streak to six. The Seminoles (1-1) avoided their first 0-2 start since 2000 thanks to suffocating defense that...

Trask's career day lifts No. 10 Florida over Vandy, 56-0

Nov. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Trask didn't really know what to call his first touchdown pass of the day. He thought about it for a few seconds before settling on "kind of a free throw shot." If so, his last two scores were breakaways dunks. Trask threw for a career-high 363 yards and three touchdowns...

Blackshear gets double-double, No. 6 Florida beats UNF 74-59

Nov. 5, 2019 10:05 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kerry Blackshear Jr.'s Florida debut came in front of his mom and several other family members. It's one of the reasons he chose to play in Gainesville, about a two-hour drive from his hometown. It also made his first game with the Gators even more special. Blackshear had 20 points...

Florida to start selling alcohol at men's basketball games

Nov. 4, 2019 5:20 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will sell alcohol at men's basketball games beginning with the team's season opener against North Florida. The Gators announced the policy change Monday, following the lead of several other Southeastern Conference schools. The league voted in June to end its long-standing...

Adding Blackshear makes No. 6 Florida a title contender

Oct. 24, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White was speaking at a booster club in Melbourne in late June when his cellphone started vibrating. White had been expecting the call, so he knew who was on the other end. It was Kerry Blackshear Jr., one of the most coveted transfer in college basketball. White...

That bites! Snake tries to eat dead snake as wasp attacks

Oct. 23, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes the circle of life stings. A coral snake found that out the hard way and a Florida woman caught it all on camera. Evangeline Cummings posted a video on Twitter of what appears to be a wasp stinging a coral snake that was dangling from a branch attempting to eat a dead...