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The Florida Gators will be staying close to home for the holiday bowl season, drawing a berth in Tampa’s Outback Bowl to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Jan. 2. Kickoff is 1 p.m. inside Raymond James Stadium with ABC on the telecast. The College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier in the day, and as … Continue reading Final Four: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington; Florida draws Iowa in Outback

ATLANTA – Perhaps the best Florida fans can hope for is a little déjà vu. If these 2016 Gators can channel the 1992 Florida team in the 25th anniversary of the SEC Championship Game, then a Custer’s Last Stand could possibly be avoided on Saturday. Not saying Florida will upset Alabama. Three Big Ten teams have a better … Continue reading Spurrier: SEC title game eerily similar to ’92

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHZguDKgfX8   After 466 days away from the office, Tiger Woods went back to work Thursday.   Woods, who turns 41 later this month, returned to the world golf stage he used to dominate Thursday, and while the result may have not been to his liking or ours – a 1-over-par 73 at the Albany … Continue reading After 466 days away, what does Tiger have left in his tank?

Against Florida State, Florida’s lack of offense was offensive, not a good sign for the Gators going into the SEC Championship Game against No. 1 Alabama’s smothering defense.

Notre Dame probation and Aretha’s National Anthem cap a crazy week.

If the officials had not made the error in the Central Michigan game, the Cowboys would be an 11-1 conference champion.

By WOODY PAIGE WoodyPaige.com In a quirk of providence, the Denver Broncos and John Elway came to life a week apart 56 years ago. Elway was born in Port Antonio, Wash., on June 28, 1960, and the Broncos opened their first training camp in Golden on July 4, 1960. Fluke or fate? Now, Elway has … Continue reading John Elway and the Denver Broncos are intertwined, for their betterment

You could almost hear the palpitations of the Gator Nation’s heart collectively thumping. This kind of tension maybe hadn’t been felt by so many Gator fans since the dawning of the second era of Florida football, Two Score and 6 Years Ago.

One yard stood between a bruised, battered and disrespected Jim McElwain team and exoneration with an SEC East championship. Three ticks were left on the clock as LSU broke the huddle — an LSU team that makes its living pounding the rock, on a mission to save its interim coach, salvage its season and perhaps earn a trip to the Sugar Bowl.

At a time when all sports – professional, college and levels below – need a few more good men and women setting the right example for their athletes, the University of Texas has an opportunity to stay the execution of one of the truly good coaches in the profession. Unfortunately, those in control of athletics … Continue reading AS CHARLIE STRONG FOUND OUT: SADLY, IT’S ABOUT WINS AND LOSSES

The iconic words spoken by the character Major Clipton (played by actor James Donald) at the end of the 1957 Academy Award-winning movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” appropriately sum up last Saturday’s upheaval among the top four of the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

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