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  1. Florida commit KeVaughn Allen puts together an impressive Peach Jam (VIDEO)

    Jul 25, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Florida commit KeVaughn Allen had a great week at Peach Jam.

  2. USA Basketball U18 wins the FIBA Americas gold over Canada

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

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    USA Basketball won every game by at least 34 points.

  3. United States U18 team rolls to second win in FIBA Americas Championships

    Jun 21, 2014, 9:38 PM EDT

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    After back-to-back comfortable wins, Billy Donovan’s team plays fellow 2-0 squad Argentina on Sunday.

  4. Scottie Wilbekin can’t see Billy Donovan leaving Florida

    Jun 15, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The 2014 SEC Player of the Year Scottie Wilbekin joined The Jim Rome Show on Friday.

  5. USA Basketball announces U18 national team

    Jun 15, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones, two future Duke Blue Devils, headline the 12-man team.

  6. Report: NBA teams have reached out to Florida’s Billy Donovan

    May 22, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    While there have been reports that NBA teams have reached out to Billy Donovan, he says he’s happy in Gainesville.

  7. Report: Coach K tops the list of college basketball’s highest paid coaches

    May 15, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

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    Coach K headlined a list of the top paid college basketball coaches.

  8. Report: Michigan transfer Jon Horford commits to Florida

    Apr 26, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

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    Michigan junior big man Jon Horford has transferred to Florida.

  9. Badger forward Zach Bohannon takes a selfie with all four Final Four coaches

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Acting on a dare, Zach Bohannon undergoes this Herculean task.

  10. Early season turmoil was a blessing in disguise for Florida

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    The roster turmoil that Florida dealt with early in the season was a blessing in disguise for this team.

  11. Dorian Finney-Smith’s resurgence boosts Florida’s offense, bench production

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

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    The improved play of Florida’s Dorian Finney-Smith will be crucial as the team continues its run to Arlington.

  12. Report: Billy Donovan signs contract extension through 2019

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    The Florida head coach will be under contract with the program until 2019.

  13. Billy Donovan hops on with the Dan Patrick Show (VIDEO)

    Mar 24, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Billy Donovan calls in to the Dan Patrick Show to talk about his jumper, Florida’s Sweet 16 matchup with UCLA, former Florida Gator and current member of the Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah and more.

  14. No. 1 Florida survives a scare from No. 16 Albany

    Mar 20, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Florida didn’t make things easy, but they avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16.

  15. Gregg Marshall, Billy Donovan among finalists for Naismith Coach of the Year award

    Mar 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the five finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award Thursday, and four of the five remaining candidates have teams in the NCAA tournament.

  16. Florida coach Billy Donovan does not want the age limit raised

    Mar 16, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    See what Billy Donovan said about Adam Silver’s proposed plan to raise the age limit for the NBA form 19 to 20.

  17. SEC Tournament: No. 1 Florida advances to title, holds UT to just five second half field goals

    Mar 15, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Florida’s second half defense was a clinic, and the performance should be burned to a DVD, marketed, and then sold to up-and-coming coaches.

  18. Florida’s Kasey Hill cleared to return Saturday against LSU

    Feb 28, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

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    No. 1 Florida will get deeper in the backcourt Saturday when they host LSU, as it was reported that freshman point guard Kasey Hill has been cleared to return to game action. The Gators have played their last three games without Hill, who was forced to sit out due to a groin injury. Head coach…

  19. Billy Donovan, Tom Izzo weigh in on Marcus Smart situation

    Feb 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    The roar of Saturday’s Marcus Smart, fan-shoving controversy from Oklahoma State’s loss at Texas Tech is finally starting to die down a bit, but on Monday, college basketball head coaches gave their take on fan-player interactions and Smart as a player. One of the more interesting takes came from Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo.…

  20. USA Basketball names Billy Donovan Under-18 head coach, Sean Miller and Ed Cooley assistants

    Feb 4, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Florida head coach Billy Donovan is getting his roster together with the addition of Chris Walker on Tuesday night, hoping to make another run in the NCAA tournament. Following the season, Donovan will once again coach USA Basketball. On Tuesday afternoon, Donovan was named the head coach of the Under-18 team. Donovan led the USA…

  21. NCAA announces Florida freshman Chris Walker eligible to play February 4

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Once he’d reached the point academically to where he could join the Florida basketball program in December, the question for McDonald’s All American forward Chris Walker revolved around when he would be eligible to take the floor in game action.¬†Without an answer from the NCAA, many (player and program, included) were left to wonder just…

  22. Defensive effort stands out in No. 6 Florida’s beating of Tennessee

    Jan 25, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

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    With two burly big men in Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes and guard Jordan McRae, Tennessee had the look of a team capable of at the very least challenging No. 6 Florida in Gainesville Saturday afternoon. McRae entered the game averaging more than 19 points per game, with Maymon and Stokes also in double figures…

  23. Jay Bilas on Florida’s Chris Walker’s eligibility: “I don’t think it’s any of the NCAA’s business”

    Jan 24, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Has there been a more talked about player in college basketball this season who hasn’t stepped foot on the floor other than Chris Walker? Doubtful. The saga of Walker’s eligibility at Florida continues to grow. Walker wasn’t officially accepted into the school until mid-December. Yet, despite his enrollment, the NCAA has declared him ineligible to…

  24. Florida forward Casey Prather cleared to return Saturday

    Jan 17, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    A discussion of the most improved players in college basketball this season has to include the name of Florida senior forward Casey Prather. After averaging 6.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game as a junior Prather’s raised his production to 17.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, leading the Gators in scoring. But…