Florida Gators http://wfpl.org en College Football: Florida Makes It 27 Straight Over Kentucky, 24-7 http://wfpl.org/post/college-football-florida-makes-it-27-straight-over-kentucky-24-7 <p>Number 20 Florida beat Kentucky 24-7 Saturday in Lexington, its 27th straight college football win over UK.</p><p>The Gators outgained the Wildcats 402 to 173 in yardage to improve to 3-1 on the season.</p><p>Kentucky&rsquo;s only score came on a 25 yard run during a fake field goal attempt in the first quarter. UK drops to 1-3 on the season.</p><p>The Wildcats visit South Carolina next Saturday.</p><p>The Louisville Cards and Indiana Hoosiers had the weekend off.</p><p></p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 02:33:01 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7018 at http://wfpl.org College Football: Florida Makes It 27 Straight Over Kentucky, 24-7 Cardinals Win the Sugar Bowl. What Could it Mean for the Future? http://wfpl.org/post/cardinals-win-sugar-bowl-what-could-it-mean-future <p>The old adage goes, "That's why they play the game."</p><p>In Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl, the Louisville Cardinals played a Florida Gators team that <a href="/post/strong-cards-motivated-underdog-status-sugar-bowl">most sports analyst agreed </a>was too talented and too fast for this game to be competitive.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:27:24 +0000 Joseph Lord 3243 at http://wfpl.org Cardinals Win the Sugar Bowl. What Could it Mean for the Future? Louisville Cardinals Upset Florida Gators to Win Sugar Bowl http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-upset-florida-gators-win-sugar-bowl <p>The Louisville Cardinals pounced early and often to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the 15-year history of the Bowl Championship Series.</p><p>The Cardinals defeated the heavily favored Florida Gators 33-23 on Wednesday night in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.&nbsp;</p><p>Louisville scored a touchdown off a Florida interception in the first seconds of the game and never looked back, taking a two touchdown lead into halftime. The Cardinals had a 23-point lead about halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Gators managed a touchdown on a kickoff return.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 05:11:56 +0000 Joseph Lord 3238 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals Upset Florida Gators to Win Sugar Bowl Sugar Bowl | What Sportswriters Say About the Louisville Cardinals' Chances http://wfpl.org/post/sugar-bowl-what-sportswriters-say-about-louisville-cardinals-chances <p>The running theme among sportswriters for Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl goes something like this: The Florida Gators are more talented than Louisville at every position but the position that counts most — quarterback.</p><p>Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples makes <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130101/sugar-bowl-preview/#ixzz2GpskXYlk">this a rather direct point</a>, noting:</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3225 at http://wfpl.org Sugar Bowl | What Sportswriters Say About the Louisville Cardinals' Chances Strong: Cards Motivated by Underdog Status in Sugar Bowl http://wfpl.org/post/strong-cards-motivated-underdog-status-sugar-bowl <p>After a month of preparation, the University of Louisville football team is in New Orleans to take on Florida in the Sugar Bowl Wednesday night.</p><p>Cards coach Charlie Strong says his players are well aware of their underdog status against the 11-1 Gators, whom some are picking to win by two touchdowns or more.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 3146 at http://wfpl.org Strong: Cards Motivated by Underdog Status in Sugar Bowl Joker Phillips Hired At Florida http://wfpl.org/post/joker-phillips-hired-florida Former Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has landed a job at the University of Florida.<p> Phillips will join the Gators as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.<p> Florida coach Will Muschamp says Phillips will begin work Friday, adding that his "background as a head coach and the number of years he has coached wide receivers will be a tremendous asset to our coaching staff and players.”<p> Phillips was a longtime receivers coach before taking over at Kentucky in 2010. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:14:35 +0000 Associated Press 2780 at http://wfpl.org Joker Phillips Hired At Florida College Football: Louisville Cardinals Headed To Sugar Bowl http://wfpl.org/post/college-football-louisville-cardinals-headed-sugar-bowl <p>The University of Louisville football team will play Florida on January 2nd in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.</p><p>The pairings for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) were announced tonight.</p><p>It’s U of L’s first BCS berth since the 2006 season, when the Cards clinched a spot in the Orange Bowl.</p><p>The 22nd ranked Cards finished the regular season with a 10-2 record and a share of the Big East Conference title.</p><p>Florida, from the Southeastern Conference, is 11-1 and ranked fourth in the country.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 02:31:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 2760 at http://wfpl.org College Football: Louisville Cardinals Headed To Sugar Bowl College Football: Florida 38, Kentucky 0 http://wfpl.org/post/college-football-florida-38-kentucky-0 <P>The Kentucky Wildcats fell to number 14 Florida 38-0 today in Gainesville.<p> <P>UK played without starting quarterback Max Smith, who’s recovering&nbsp; from&nbsp; a shoulder injury.&nbsp;<p> <P>Replacement quarterback Morgan Newton struggled against the Gators, throwing three interceptions as the Wildcats lost to Florida for the 26<SUP>th</SUP> straight time.<p> <P>Kentucky is now 1-3 on the season and will take on number 7 South Carolina next Saturday in Lexington.<p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 21:17:46 +0000 Rick Howlett 1762 at http://wfpl.org