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Gonzaga in mix for Florida transfer Andrew Nembhard

Gonzaga, a finalist for Andrew Nembhard a few years ago, appears to be a finalist again for the University of Florida transfer. GU, Duke and USC are the leading candidates for the talented point guard.


Florida looks for defensive turnaround amid disappointment

Florida’s season opened with so much hype and even more hope. The Gators had a top-10 ranking, the most coveted graduate transfer in the country, the best recruiting class of coach Mike White’s tenure and three returning starters.

No. 9 Florida begins decisive SEC stretch at South Carolina

Florida handled its last loss to a top-10 team poorly. The Gators followed a 19-point setback to then-No. 7 Georgia last year with a 21-point drubbing against Missouri. It was a humbling, two-week stretch that threatened to derail coach Dan Mullen’s first season in Gainesville.

Top 25 football roundup: South Carolina stuns No. 3 Georgia

Israel Mukuamu returned the first of his three interceptions 53 yards for a touchdown and South Carolina took advantage of Jake Fromm’s four turnovers to beat No. 3 Georgia 20-17 in double overtime on Saturday in Athens, Georgia.

Top 10 showdown: QBs gear up for Auburn-Florida matchup

Kyle Trask was a backup quarterback with four collegiate passes this time last year. That’s still four more than Bo Nix, who was in high school. Now, Trask is the starting quarterback for No. 10 Florida and Nix for seventh-ranked Auburn heading into a top 10 showdown Saturday in Gainesville, Florida.

Florida’s Dan Mullen provides no clarity on absent DB John Huggins

Florida coach Dan Mullen insists he has “great clarity” regarding absentee defensive back John Huggins. Not many others do. Huggins has missed every practice during fall camp because of what the Gators say is a “family issue.” Mullen declined to elaborate ion Tuesday. But the coach says the absence has nothing to do with the sophomore being accused of choking a female student last year. Mullen says “that’s all been handled.”

Florida opens fall camp amid highest expectations in decade

Dan Mullen opened his second season at Florida amid the program’s highest expectations in nearly a decade. The Gators made a six-win jump in Mullen’s inaugural campaign and believe a number of returning starters and coaching continuity will help maintain the upward trend. The Gators open the season against Miami on Aug. 24 in Orlando.

Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard returning for sophomore season

Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is returning to school for his sophomore year. His decision should have a positive impact on the Gators next season. Nembhard had one final workout for NBA teams in Los Angeles on Tuesday before sitting down with his family and opting to stay in school. He averaged 8.0 points and 2.9 rebounds last season and ranked fifth in the Southeastern Conference with 5.4 assists a game.

Coach Dan Mullen responds to Florida’s recent legal troubles

Florida coach Dan Mullen’s personal beliefs about violence toward women haven’t resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program. Mullen expressed disappointment in having two players and a staff member accused of violence toward women in the past month. But he also acknowledged that he’d “be hypocritical if you look at my history to say to that is a 100% deal.”

Anthony Duruji lands at Florida; Ques Glover, Jason Jitoboh join signing class

Former Louisiana Tech forward Anthony Duruji is transferring to Florida. The Gators also landed guard Ques Glover and center Jason Jitoboh. Both high school recruits signed national letters of intent. Duruji filed his transfer paperwork and will enroll at Florida this summer. The 6-foot-7 sophomore averaged 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds this past season. He will have to sit out the 2019-20 season under NCAA rules.