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More football games canceled as Irma approaches

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Florida State and Florida canceled their Saturday home football games Thursday because of Hurricane Irma. No. 10 Florida State was set to play Louisiana-Monroe, and No. 22 Florida was scheduled to face Northern Colorado.

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Gators cancel home opener with Northern Colorado

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No. 22 Florida canceled its home opener against Northern Colorado on Thursday, two days before the game, because of impending Hurricane Irma. “As the Hurricane’s track has approached the state of Florida, it’s become obvious that playing a football game is not the right thing to do,” Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “The focus of our state and region needs to be on evacuations and relief efforts. There is a tremendous amount of stress currently on the roads of…

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Florida schools mostly do well in latest APR scores

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The NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures are in for the 2015-2016 school year with some good news and not-so-good news for some Florida schools. We learn from the APR that women’s tennis teams in particular, and female athletes in general, constitute the best performing college students. The NCAA fully explains the methodology. Three Florida Gator programs earned perfect scores (men’s and women’s tennis along with women’s golf.) Ever Gator program scored at least 970. “In athletics, we keep score,…

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Florida hires Scott Stricklin as athletic director, Jeremy Foley to retire

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Scott Stricklin is leaving his alma mater, Mississippi State, for one of the top jobs in college sports. Florida hired Stricklin as its new athletic director Monday, according to a person familiar with the search. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country. Foley is retiring Saturday after 40 years with the Gators, including the last 25 in charge of Florida’s athletic program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of…

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