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Florida vs. Kentucky, Game Thread: Gators want to start a new streak

It’s not the first game of the season. It’s not the first test of the season. But this game against the Kentucky Wildcats (7 p.m., ESPN or WatchESPN) is going to be a point of inflection for the Florida...

Florida vs. Kentucky, Preview: Can Gators get revenge in Lexington?

The Florida Gators had a rather successful 2018 season, finishing with 10 wins and on a fine winning streak. But they also saw their decades-long winning streak against the Kentucky Wildcats snapped early last year, and are only just...

Week 3 college football open thread: The biggest showdown is off the field

Week 3 brings another early-season Saturday without many showdowns for college football fans. But one that many may not have anticipated — including Florida Gators fans — might affect their ability to watch games this evening. That’s because Disney —...

Friday Forum: Florida, Kentucky, and making The Trade

Want a blast from the past? Here’s a passage from something I wrote eight years ago: Of course, there’s also the idea that Kentucky fans worrying about a football rivalry with Florida is sort of useless, given that Florida holds...

Buffet: Injury updates on Henderson, Toney; men’s basketball SEC schedule; Florida-Tennessee set for noon

CJ Henderson, Kadarius Toney to miss limited time with injuries The worry among some who saw Kadarius Toney and then CJ Henderson leave Florida’s Saturday night win over Tennessee-Martin was that Toney had broken an arm and that Henderson had...

Neiron Ball passes away at 27

Neiron Ball, the former Florida linebacker whose joy for life made him a fan favorite and whose multiple fights for his life against a medical condition made headlines during and after his career, passed away on Monday, September 9,...

Florida vs. Tennessee-Martin, Sunday Morning Post: An easy win still yields worries

The Florida Gators’ 45-0 win over Tennessee-Martin was never in doubt. Never mind the ESPNU broadcast crew’s insinuations that the Skyhawks were hanging around by converting third downs by the skin of their teeth and limiting Florida to just three...

Florida 45, UT-Martin 0: Gators clip Skyhawks with steady, strong performance

After a wild, weird win over Miami in Week Zero, the Florida Gators were certainly hoping for a much more straightforward affair in their home opener. In a 45-0 romp over Tennessee-Martin, the Gators got exactly that. But what they might...

Florida vs. UT-Martin, Game Thread: Gators seek to cruise while honoring “Mr. Two Bits”

Last week, the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks spotted Northwestern State a 20-14 halftime lead and allowed four drives of 62 yards to the Demons before storming back with 28 unanswered points for a 42-20 win in their season opener. I know this...

Week 2 college football open thread: Eyes deep in the heart

The second full week of the 2019 college football schedule is the first one that the Florida Gators are fully participating in, after their Week Zero win and a Week 1 bye. But you could be forgiven for believing that...

Friday Forum: What will Florida show against UT-Martin?

The Florida Gators haven’t been in this position before. That’s the upshot of beating Miami in their opening game: The Gators are 1-0, with the win coming against a non-cupcake team and away from home, for the first time since...

Florida falls to No. 11 in SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 for Week 2

The Florida Gators defeated the Miami Hurricanes nearly two weeks ago in the first major college football game of the 2019 season. But that win wasn’t roundly impressive — and so it’s no surprise that the SB Nation FanPulse Top...

The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XC

I am safe, now that Hurricane Dorian has taken its glancing blow at the area of Florida that I’ve called home for most of my adult life. What was once basically the most powerful Atlantic basin hurricane on record exhausted...

Florida gymnasts present and future show out at U.S. Championships

If you don’t already know the names I’m going to mention as Florida Gators present and future who performed earlier this month at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships? Well, you should read the recap of the GK US Classic. But...

Interview: ESPN’s Laura Rutledge discusses Florida, new show, “football prenup,” and impending parenthood

When last Alligator Army spoke with Laura Rutledge, the University of Florida alumna and SEC Network broadcaster was busy as all get out — and that was before she was installed as host of The Moment with Laura Rutledge...

Florida vs. Miami: Reviewing our 25 predictions

One week in, I’m looking a little like Nostradamus. No, I didn’t nail the final score, correct team covering, or over/under in Florida-Miami in my 25 predictions, but I was dead-on with Miami’s score and got a lot more things...

The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. LXXXIX

On Saturday night, I was up late contemplating what I was going to write about that insane game we watched together. On Sunday morning, I woke up early and wrote it. On Sunday night, I was up late because I...

Florida vs. Miami, Sunday Morning Post: So that was weird

A win is a win is a win. It is not a loss. It is preferable to a loss. And it’s always better when we’re not resorting to that sort of truism-based truth regarding the Florida Gators — but, well,...

Florida 24, Miami 20: Gators outlast ‘Canes in unfathomably wild Week Zero opener

Feleipe Franks threw two terrible interceptions and put the ball on the ground on a fumbled snap in the red zone. Florida’s tackling woes on the night were only barely eclipsed by a penchant for mind-numbing penalties. Florida ran for 1.8...

Florida vs. Miami, Game Thread: Find the joy

My world’s on fire How ‘bout yours That’s the way I like it And I never get bored — Smashmouth, “All Star” You know the world is literally on fire, right? The Amazon rain forest is burning, and it’s both a scary new frontier in...

Florida vs. Miami: A preview through 25 predictions

Longtime Alligator Army readers will remember that I used to post 25 predictions prior to each game as a sort of psuedo-preview and a game for myself and the community to play. I’m reviving that for the 2019 season...