All posts for the month July, 2020

Desmond Watson commits to the Florida Gators over Texas A&M

SEC Announces 10-Game Conference Schedule

If You Like College Football, SEC’s Plans for 2020 Season Should Suffice

Looking at the Gators schedule in 2020

Florida and Florida State won’t play for first time since 1957

NCAA to allow players to make commemorative and social justice statements on uniforms this season

Cheez in ‘The Bubble’ (and Brooklyn spotlight)

With SEC football moving to conference-only schedule, millions in guaranteed payments in limbo

Cleveland’s Shane Bieber ties record for most strikeouts through two starts in gem vs. Twins

LeBron James’ two-way heroics, Zion Williamson’s explosive bursts among best moments from NBA re-opening night

Tom Coughlin hospitalized for one night after breaking ribs, puncturing lung in bicycle accident

Alabama fan Harvey Updyke, poisoner of Auburn trees, dead at 71

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Do Birds Remember Faces?

Cows Calling for Dad at the Window

An otter narrowly escapes becoming lunch, taking refuge on a nearby boat

Guy Saves Iguana From Middle of Ocean


ACC moves to “plus-1” schedule, is SEC next?

Slaughter grew up a Gator and he breaks down why he flipped to UF

PG Tyrese Hunter Emerges As Florida’s Top 2021 Target

ACC will play ‘10+1’ football schedule in 2020; Notre Dame will be eligible for title game

Opinion: What’s the rush? ACC pressing forward with football is part of big college sports gamble in coronavirus era

SEC football schedule 2020: ADs approve 10 league-only games as ACC allows nonconference matchups, per report

Alabama AD’s letter to fans, supporters foreshadows financial peril

Notre Dame football schedule 2020: Florida State among new ACC opponents, Navy and Arkansas games in limbo

Drew Brees working to kick hand-licking habit prior to 2020 season amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Training partners. Can your cat do this?

Farm Animals Love Classical Music

Couple Finds A Stray Pit Bull In Their Truck

Snow Cats and Me: Finding shelter for kittens

This talking pup does NOT like to take baths


Gators DT Elijah Conliffe No Longer Playing

NCAA’s Mark Emmert ‘concerned’ with starting fall sports, says delayed start might ‘make sense’

NCAA will allow FBS teams to schedule ‘Week 0’ games Aug. 29, reports say

2020 college football schedule news: SEC in limbo, Big 12 weighing options, potential ACC decision ahead

No. 1 pick Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals agree to terms on contract

Ohio State plans to limit Ohio Stadium capacity to 20% if football games are played

Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer recall wild story of how close QB was to picking Mike Shula, Alabama  

MLB shuts down Marlins and Phillies, revises schedule for NL East, AL East teams amid COVID-19 outbreak

NFL opt-out tracker: Full list of players sitting out 2020 season amid coronavirus concerns

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Sheepdog Puts Naughty Sheep In Its Place

The birth of two rare tiger cubs

There Can Be Only One!

Did You Know Gorillas Can Sing?


Talking the latest Florida Gators football and recruiting news

Opinion: Lots of sound and fury from college football but no real plan to play in COVID-19 era

Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 and SEC still want 12 games, says schedules ‘don’t have to be identical’

Why a move to 10-game conference schedules in college football should be a permanent one

MAAC joins growing list of NCAA conferences canceling fall sports in 2020 due to COVID-19

Marlins’ group text was deciding factor in playing vs. Phillies after COVID-19 outbreak

‘I’m scared’: Marlins’ rash of positive COVID-19 tests sends chills across MLB

‘I hope it scares them a little bit’: MLB personnel aim to tighten behavior after Marlins outbreak

NFL to stencil ‘End Racism’ in end zones as part of social justice effort for 2020 home openers

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Baby Eagle Rescued

Orca whales chasing stingray in New Zealand

Goat with a broken heart finds strength

76-year-old volleyball referee bursts into tears as teams surprise him with car


Gator Basketball checks back in

How much could CFB players make off their name, image, likeness?

Arizona State’s men’s and women’s swimming teams will redshirt 2020-21 season

Urban Meyer ranks college football’s top five transfers for 2020

Report: Idea of college football ‘bubble’ unlikely

Just days into MLB season, COVID-19 is already causing chaos for baseball

Pirates’ Derek Holland ejected for arguing with umpire from stands

Opinion: Justin Verlander’s arm injury major blow to Houston Astros’ World Series hopes

Opinion: With no fans and new safety protocols, baseball in 2020 is ultimate war of words

2020 3M Open leaderboard, grades: Michael Thompson gets emotional with first win since 2013

Tom Hanks ‘sells’ hot dogs during A’s games.

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Love pigs? Why are so many mini-pigs abandoned or euthanized?

Parrot Follows Her Favorite Kid Everywhere

Hen Rescuing chicks while cobra attacking them

Making an Amazing Tool


Florida needs non-offensive scores to take the next step

Gators lead the way on Opening Day rosters

Singer sparkles before Royals win in 10th  

Florida football recruiting: Gators flip 2021 center Jake Slaughter from Florida State

Exploited during a pandemic, heroic college football players deserve compensation

Rutgers football team in quarantine after six positive COVID-19 tests

Opinion: College football programs fighting another opponent in pandemic: mental health

Consider the emotional toll of a fall without football: ‘It’s like a sucker punch’

Anthony Fauci will get his own baseball card featuring first pitch at Yankees-Nationals Opening Day game

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Baby Chimp Rescue: Chimps and puppies

Best Pets Of The Year…So Far: PART II

Chimp reunion with foster parents

Boy adopted after 1,553 days in foster care

heavy and hot


Kowacie Reeves Jr. Impresses At LakePoint Live Showacase

NCAA Board of Governors vote could strike significant blow to FBS college football being played this fall

Football without school shows madness of Alabama

Big 12 presidents could wait two more weeks, maybe longer, before making fall sports decisions

Cancellations of summer recruiting events costs high school players chance at earning college offers

Giancarlo Stanton homers, Yankees beat Nationals in rain-shortened MLB opener

‘The first step’: Yankees, Nationals players all kneel before national anthem in MLB opener

Washington’s NFL team to be called ‘Washington Football Team’ in 2020 with new nickname and logo on hold

African-American and Africana Studies faculty ask UK to change Rupp Arena name

Mike Tyson returning to boxing with eight-round exhibition vs. Roy Jones Jr. Sept. 12

Dr. Anthony Fauci throws wild first pitch at Nationals-Yankees MLB opener

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Cesar Millan stops a dog fight

Baby Chimp Rescue: Learning to climb

At the Cow Wash!

Family helps man in need

From homeless to opera star


Ben Shelton, son of head tennis coach Bryon Shelton, signs to play tennis with the Gators

July 2021 Basketball Recruiting Update

White committed to a new style of Gators basketball

White’s next team will be a faster team

Playing college football in the spring might sound easy but plenty of hurdles and questions exist

SEC, ACC, Big 12 considering ‘plus one’ scheduling model with shortened 2020 season becoming an inevitability

Opinion: As Congress debates merits of athletes profiting, hardly anyone is buying what NCAA is selling

Opinion: If New Mexico’s governor stops college football in that state because of COVID-19, could others follow?

2020 MLB Opening Day pitching matchup rankings: Gerrit Cole vs. Max Scherzer tops our list

10 big questions for 2020 MLB season: Yankees able to fulfill upside? Can Dodgers get over World Series hump?

Bol Bol hysteria, healthy Paul George and Nuggets’ mile-high lineup among highlights from first NBA scrimmages

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Cardinal Gives Cutest Little Goodbye to The Woman Who Rescued Him

Break the Chains

Mandarin ducklings fledge the nest

Artist Said His Mum Was A Better Singer… We Didn’t Believe Him


President of SEC details key factors for having college football this fall

Social Distance: Alabama set for revenge tour, says Phil Steele

Fall without football would cost billions to colleges, NFL, TV networks, local economies

SWAC just made the SEC’s choice that much clearer

Poll: Most Americans don’t believe NFL or college football will be played this year

Opinion: NFL, college football will increase strain on nation’s COVID-19 testing capacity

College football’s efforts to play a safe 2020 season hindered by NCAA’s 72-hour COVID-19 testing guidelines

NFL’s unspoken issue amid COVID-19: Competitive balance threatened to be thrown out of whack

NFL agrees to cancel 2020 preseason, reduce team roster sizes to 80 for training camp

Fall without football would require sports betting industry to get creative

Texas delaying 5A and 6A high school football seasons among 2020 fall sports modifications announced

Change of plans: Indy 500 to be held in 2020 at 25% capacity; mask-wearing mandatory

Reflecting a growing movement, Giants’ first female coach in the major leagues (Alyssa Nakken) makes history coaching first base

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What are friends for?

Sea Turtle Rescue

“When you’re taking a catnap but need to take a breath.”

Wall Clock


Mullen Preps Gators for Next Phase of Return Plan

Florida football recruiting: Gators land commitment from four-star WR Marcus Burke

Marcus Burke commits to the Florida Gators over Georgia

Florida football recruiting: Four-stars WR Marcus Burke, DB Donovan McMillon commit

Big Ten, Pac-12 moving to conference-only schedules makes life tough for College Football Playoff committee

Florida High School Athletic Association to keep fall sports start date at July 27 for now

California announces delay of high school football season until December 2020 or January 2021

SWAC postpones fall sports, is ‘formalizing’ plans for spring 2021 football season

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Prevent Dogs from Biting While Brushing – Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack


Birthday Cakes

What If a Coin-Sized Black Hole Appeared On Earth

This could save your life while treading water