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Huge upset highlights opening night; Gators win, USF falls

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The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes cruised to opening night wins in college basketball, but a huge upset is making news around the country. Florida overcame Navy’s stubborn defense to post a big win on the road, while Miami rolled over Texas Rio Grande Valley. Western Illinois 69, Wisconsin 67 Wisconsin was the national runner-up in last season’s NCAA tournament, losing a close game to the champion Duke Blue Devils. But on Friday night, the Badgers fell to the Western…

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College basketball begins Friday; Gators introduce new Coach Mike White

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The college basketball season tips off on Friday with several games around the country. Few should see competitive games, but fans of Florida schools are anxious to get their first look at their squads. Florida receives extra attention because new coach Mike White steps in to replace the most successful coach the Gators have ever had. Billy Donovan, who won 653 games and two national championships during his 19 seasons, is now coaching the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. White’s very…

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