Life Lessons From Gator Softball

With 12 NCAA Tournament appearances and two appearances in the Women’s College World Series Final, the top ranked University of Florida softball program has seen a great deal of success since its inaugural season. However, the players and coaches who make up the program insist the team is more than just their achievements on the field. Head Coach Tim Walton says although he loves the competitive nature of the sport, his joy is in building better players – and better people.

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Number 1 Florida Baseball Falls To Unranked North Florida

The top ranked Gatosr baseball team is now 24-5 on the season after losing on the road to the University of North Florida 10-5 on Tuesday night. The Ospreys improve to 18-13 on the season.

On an eight game road trip, the Orange and Blue have dropped four of the eight contests but Gators head coach Kevin O’Sullivan says the loss in Jacksonville was the worst.

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Baylor, Stanford Women Headed To Final Four

The Baylor Bears and the Stanford Cardinal have secured their spots in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in Denver.

In the Des Moines Regional, overall number one seed Baylor defeated NCAA hoops’ winningest coach, Pat Summit, and her number two seed Tennessee team on Monday night. The Bears won 77-58, but it was not without a late game clash between Baylor’s Odyssey Sims and Tennesee’s Shekinna Stricklen. The heated exchange brought Bears star Brittany Griner and two of her teammates off the bench to calm the argument,

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What’s Next for Tim Tebow?

After a standout year with the Denver Broncos, the future remains uncertain for former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. The Jacksonville native resurrected Broncos football in 2011 with comeback fourth quarter wins and his faith-based approach to football, but he lost his starting position after his team signed free agent Peyton Manning to a five year $96 million contract on Tuesday. Though Tebow’s accolades include leading Denver to their first playoff appearance since 2005, Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway says he could not say no to the man with a Super Bowl ring and four NFL MVP awards.

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48 Team penalties reduced in final appeal

The penalties incurred by Jimmie Johnson’s team for failing inspections prior to Daytona have been almost completely revoked after the final round of appeals on Tuesday afternoon. Both the 25 point deduction and the 6-race suspension for crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec have been lifted. The only penalty that remains is a $100,000 fine for Knaus.

The decision came after Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook overturned last week’s ruling from the National Stock Car Racing Commission to unanimously uphold the punishment for illegally modified C-posts.

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