UNF coaches get excited about the new UNF logo released last week. “I was thankful they took the time to put this together,” men’s soccer coach Derek Marinatos said. “The [new] logo is a sharp upgrade.”
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The Jacksonville Armada FC announced their temporary stadium as Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. UNF’s Hodges Stadium may have potentially been in the running as a temporary site for the local professional soccer team.
With the 2014 FIFA Men’s World Cup going on this summer, soccer has been on the spotlight for globally. Besides supporting our national team, the North Florida Ospreys have a promising future with new promising recruits and the leadership of Coach Derek Marinatos. Fans do not have to wait four years for a big championship as both UNF women and men teams compete during their season and aspire to qualify for A-Sun.
Karlos Odum, a 6-foot-7 forward is the newest member of the Ospreys men’s basketball team.
With UNF’s top sports competing in A-Sun, Ospreys recruit promising athletes from all across the globe.
“It’s a confidence builder,” junior guard Travis Wallace said, who notched 4 rebounds in addition to his 12 points. “It allows us to understand what we have to do. It doesn’t matter what team you’re playing, you’ve got to finish.”
UNF men’s basketball senior guard/forward Jerron Granberry has taken a leave of absence from the basketball team and the university, according to head basketball coach Matthew Driscoll.
Offensive consistency beyond Beech and Wallace proved sparse for UNF, as the Ospreys shot 36 percent (20 -55) from the field, 25 percent (6 -24) from three point range, and 60 percent (9-15) from the charity stripe.
“I hate losing more than I like winning,” Tappmeyer said. “When a game’s over, I’m thinking about all the things that we have to do better — the things that we did wrong that I really need to fix.”
Setting up the defense in a position to get steals, however, is a major component of playing the position. If every man isn’t on the same page, then the onus is on the point guard.