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Super Bowl 51: No matter who wins, America wins

Super Bowl 51: No matter who wins, America wins

February 5, 2017

Well here we are. Another year, another Super Bowl with the New England Patriots and Tom Brady's smug little face. But believe it or not, this is not an anti-Patriots article. In fact, we have reached...

Chris Davenport on guard. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Ospreys dominate rematch with Stetson 96-64

February 5, 2017

With a three game drought on their hands, the Ospreys had to beat Stetson in order to avoid being swept by two teams in four games. Getting swept by first place FGCU is one thing, but with the Hatters...

Slow second-half downs Ospreys at FGCU

Slow second-half downs Ospreys at FGCU

January 31, 2017

Only a few games removed from being in contention for first place, North Florida (9-16 overall, 4-4 ASUN) finds themselves sinking fast in the ASUN. In their latest contest on the road against the number...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Ospreys lose 86-82 to FGCU

January 26, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1-iUtLuxo4 Video by David Washington and Joslyn Simmons With control of the ASUN on the line, it was do or die for both North Florida (9-14 overall, 4-2 ASUN) and FGCU...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Ospreys defeat Bisons 90-84

January 22, 2017

After starting their home stretch with a cardiac win, the Ospreys (9-13 overall, 4-1 ASUN) looked to defend their court against the Lipscomb Bisons (11-11 overall, 3-2 ASUN). And boy, did they ever. Dallas...

Ospreys win 86-84 to Kennesaw State

Ospreys win 86-84 to Kennesaw State

January 21, 2017

Coming off the upset loss to NJIT, the Ospreys (8-13 overall, 3-1 ASUN) faced a crucial three-game home stretch to prove whether or not the loss was a fluke or an omen. Their first challenge back from...

Dallas Moore.  Photo by Connor Spielmaker

Highlanders show Ospreys there can only be one

January 17, 2017

After getting off to two consecutive road wins in conference play, North Florida (7–13 overall, 2–1 ASUN) hit a wall when they traveled to New Jersey to play NJIT (9-10 overall, 1-2 ASUN), despite...

Beau Beech. Photo by Connor Spielmaker

Where are they now? A look at UNF stars in the pros

January 15, 2017

This past year has seen several UNF players from different sports get their shot at the professional level with different results. Last we saw of former UNF soccer player Alex Morrell, he was drafted...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

UNF Ospreys win 7th straight River City Rumble

January 8, 2017

  https://youtu.be/oqUCpYosOwI With North Florida going 5-12 so far this season, the Ospreys (6-12 overall, 1-0 ASUN) went into the historic Swisher Gym with several question marks and a mission...

Dallas Moore (14)
Photo by Jim Hogue

Men’s basketball falls to UConn 80-59

December 21, 2016

North Florida's (4-10) Power Five opponents have not been kind to the Ospreys. In fact, without the Power Five opponents in their schedule, they would be 4-3 this season. However the Ospreys still had...

Dallas Moore (14)
Photo by Jim Hogue

Ospreys drop six straight with 98-84 loss to UTRGV

December 13, 2016

In what first seemed like struggles against tough competition, is now starting to look like a season in distress for North Florida (3–9).The Ospreys dropped their latest contest to University of Texas...

Dallas Moore on the court last season.Photo by Ashley Saldana

Once again Moore Shines, Ospreys fall 91-76 to Arkansas

December 12, 2016

The nonconference portion of North Florida's (3–8) season has gone into a tailspin, with the Ospreys dropping the last five straight games. The latest loss was at the hands of Arkansas (8-1) to finish...

Photo courtesy North Florida Athletics

Men’s Soccer Trio earn postseason accolades

December 8, 2016

Three Osprey players were named to the Southeast NSCAA All-Region team. This marks the third consecutive season that North Florida had multiple players be selected.   Senior Defender Jay Bolt was...

Dallas Moore on the court. Photo by Lili Weinstein

North Florida falls short of epic comeback in 77-71 loss to Syracuse

December 4, 2016

It seems that every time the North Florida (3-7) face a bad loss, they have a habit of coming back in a big way the next game. For the first half under the lights at Syracuse (5-2), it seemed the Ospreys...

Ospreys fall 91-60 to Gators; Davenport suspended indefinitely

Ospreys fall 91-60 to Gators; Davenport suspended indefinitely

December 2, 2016

https://youtu.be/Rjkq-n-AeZ4 Looking at the scoreboard and the box score, one would assume it was just a regular blowout where the #24 Florida Gators (7-1) quietly swept the North Florida Ospreys (3-6)...

Photo by Spinnaker Media

Tracking the Birds of Trey: Away game recaps

November 28, 2016

North Florida vs. North Dakota Right after Thanksgiving, North Florida men’s basketball (3-5) won one of three consecutive games over the weekend. The first game kicked off the weekend series on a...

Chris Davenport Spinnaker stock photo

Ospreys dominate Florida National 112-66

November 23, 2016

After a single-digit loss in the Deaf Dome, the Ospreys (2-3) returned home to host Florida National (2-6) and all the preparation against tough teams seem to pay off for the Ospreys as they dismantled...

LSU hangs on to beat North Florida 78-70

LSU hangs on to beat North Florida 78-70

November 19, 2016

Coming off the 94-56 trouncing at the hands of Miami, North Florida (1-3) had to make a statement.  Though they didn't win their road trip to LSU (3-0), the Ospreys’ offense stepped up and gave the...

Ospreys crumble versus Miami 94-56

Ospreys crumble versus Miami 94-56

November 17, 2016

Coming off its dominant win against Edward Waters, North Florida (1-2) had a second chance against major competition when Miami (2-0) came knocking at UNF Arena. The results weren’t pretty for the...

Dallas Moore, Ospreys incinerate Edward Waters 109-73

Dallas Moore, Ospreys incinerate Edward Waters 109-73

November 15, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWdIu0rVwAI&feature=youtu.be Video by Ronnetha Rogers and Joslyn Simmons With a 6-1 record in home openers, North Florida (1-1) Head Coach Matt Driscoll looked to...

Photo courtesy Ken Moss/Auburn Athletics

Men’s basketball drops season opener

November 12, 2016

As the North Florida (0-1) men's basketball found out Friday night, going on the road to take on a Power-Five conference school is no simple task as it lost its season opener to the Auburn Tigers (1-0.)...

Photo by Al Huffman

Soccer Weekend Recap: Oct. 29

November 1, 2016

North Florida Soccer had two polar opposite games this past weekend as both teams kicked off ASUN tournament play in dramatic fashion. Men's Soccer When a team clinches a playoff berth, it’s easy...

UNF Swimming grabs a win in lone home meet

October 24, 2016

The North Florida swim team (1-3 overall, 0-3 conf) faced off against three teams including two opponents that were postponed earlier in the season. The Ospreys lost to UNC Asheville and Gardner Webb...

Photo by Al Huffman

Ospreys blow lead twice in overtime loss

October 16, 2016

With all the momentum of the world on its side after two straight wins, North Florida (6-7-2 overall, 2-4 ASUN) needed every bit of it going on the road to face the first-place Stetson Hatters (8-4-2...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

UNF seals River City Rumble in double overtime

October 15, 2016

With only three minutes left in double overtime, North Florida men’s soccer (6-3-1 overall, 2-0 ASUN) scored to win its third straight game against arch rival Jacksonville (5-7 overall, 1-3 ASUN.) Last...

UNF Womens soccer. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Road warrior Ospreys win two straight away games

October 12, 2016

With the season on the verge of ruin, North Florida women’s soccer (6-6-2 overall, 2-3 ASUN) desperately needed to snap its three-game losing streak in conference play. The Ospreys responded by winning...

Photos by Al Huffman

Early goals secure 3-0 win for Ospreys

October 2, 2016

The Ospreys (5-3-1 overall, 1-0 ASUN) came out guns blazing to open up conference play on Saturday evening against the Lipscomb Bisons (5-4-1 overall, 1-2 ASUN) with two early scores that set the tone...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Women’s Soccer drops conference opener

September 25, 2016

Jacksonville University’s penalty kick snapped the Ospreys three-game winning streak on Saturday night, at Hodges Stadium. Last season, UNF fell to the Dolphins in the River City Rumble and in a dramatic...

Matt Begiun was the man behind Ozzie Osprey for nearly ten years.
 Photo by Jenn Mello. Illustration by Alex Balosie.

The man behind the mask: Matt Biegun

April 21, 2016

Everyone at North Florida knows and loves the iconic Ozzie the Osprey, but one part of Ozzie that goes unnoticed is the story of the man inside the costume. Matt Biegun, the man behind the mask, sat...

 Photo by Morgan Purvis

Baseball recap: North Florida vs. Stetson

April 18, 2016

The Ospreys (24-14) looked to improve their 2-4 record in conference play when they hosted Stetson this weekend in a three-game home series. Game 1 Brian Baker started the game by striking out the...

The Ospreys dropped two of their three games against Jacksonville University. Photo by UNF Spinnaker

Ospreys fall flat against JU

April 13, 2016

After taking care of Florida A&M on April 6, the Ospreys (20-14) rode their two-game winning streak into a weekend series with arch-rival Jacksonville University (19-12.) Game 1 The Ospreys opened...

The Ospreys dropped two of three games in their A-Sun opener against Kennesaw.

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Ospreys drop Atlantic Sun opener

April 4, 2016

Despite a 9-2 win to finish their Atlantic Sun opener Sunday, the Ospreys (17-12) are left with many questions after losing their three-game series 2-1 to Kennesaw State (11-18.) Game 1 The series...

The Ospreys end March with a 13-5 record, and begin conference play Friday. Photo by Will Weber

Ospreys end March on a high note

March 30, 2016

The Ospreys (16-10) showed no mercy Tuesday night when they defeated Florida A&M (15-9) 15-0 at Harmon Stadium. Six Osprey pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout, and UNF has now won 10 of the...

 Photo by Morgan Purvis

Olmstead breaks school record in sweep of Dartmouth

March 25, 2016

The North Florida Ospreys (15-10) continued its hot streak Thursday afternoon, sweeping a two-game series against Dartmouth (4-11) with an 8-6 victory from Harmon Stadium. The Ospreys walk-off win Thursday...

The Deadbirds won the South Cup for the second-consecutive year, advancing to the Sweet 16. 

Photo courtesy of the Deadbirds

Deadbirds win second-straight South Cup, advance to Sweet 16

March 24, 2016

For the second-straight year, the North Florida Rugby Club (9-1) has made it to the Sweet 16. Now it’s time to see what the Deadbirds make of it. On March 19-20, North Florida found themselves in...

The Ospreys late-game heroics allowed them to win the weekend series over Quinnipiac.

Photo by Al Hoffman

Ospreys win series 2-1 after 6-5 thriller vs Quinnipiac

March 23, 2016

Despite overwhelming odds, late-inning heroics continue to yield winning results for the Ospreys. North Florida’s (13-9) latest comeback was a 6-5 series-clinching win over Quinnipiac (6-10.) Game...

Late-inning heroics have become a nightly occurrence for the Ospreys.

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Ospreys walk-off again

March 18, 2016

It’s beginning to seem like Osprey baseball games are scripted Disney movies. For the third time in five games, North Florida ended the game with a walk-off hit in the final inning. Christian Diaz...

Christian Diaz stretches to catch a throw from 3B Alex Merritt.

Photo by Will Weber

Ospreys sweep series, hit two walk-offs against UNC Wilmington

March 14, 2016

The North Florida Ospreys (9-8) followed a 52 minute rain delay with a walk-off triple in the bottom of the ninth to sweep the series against UNC Wilmington (9-5) on March 13. Game 1 Friday night...

Freshman Austin Drury winds up to deliver a pitch.

Photo by Emily Woodbury

Osprey lose close rematch against No. 1 ranked Gators

March 10, 2016

Coming off a 6-2 victory at Harmon Stadium the night before, the No.1 Florida Gators (14-1) looked to defend their home field against the North Florida Ospreys (6-8) Wednesday night. Despite out-hitting...

Keith Skinner was the only Osprey to record multiple hits. Photo by Emily Woodbury

Ospreys hang with No 1. ranked Gators

March 9, 2016

The North Florida Ospreys hung with the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators Tuesday night at Harmon Stadium, but a four-run eighth inning led to a 6-2 loss. The Ospreys played well, taking an early lead off...

The Ospreys took two of three games in its weekend series against Penn.

Photo by Garrett Milanovich

Ospreys set record, win weekend series

March 7, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOWs6pHtDBg Video by Al Huffman The North Florida baseball team (6-6)  won two of its three games in a weekend home series against the University of Pennsylvania (1-2). In...

Austin Howze gets set to deliver a pitch against Savannah State.

Photo by Will Weber

North Florida baseball wins 7-4 thriller against Savannah State

February 24, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nCsUP_p05c Video by Will Weber The North Florida Ospreys (3-1) beat the Savannah State Tigers (1-3) 7-4  on Feb. 23 behind a clutch game from preseason All-American...

Kadesia Johnson drives to the basket to make a layup in the win against NJIT

Photo credit: Jordan Perez

North Florida women’s team emerge victorious, snapping eight game losing streak

February 22, 2016

  The North Florida women’s basketball team (7-21 overall, 3-10 A-sun) won their last home game against the NJIT Highlanders (4-24 overall, 1-12 A-sun) 72-49 on Feb. 22. In their last home game...

The Ospreys took down Missouri, 5-4, in game three of their series. 

Photo credit: Morgan Purvis

Ospreys win series against George Washington 2-1

February 22, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5V6pdp5UEs Video by Will Weber  The North Florida baseball team (2-1) won their series against the George Washington Colonials (1-2) with a 10-7 victory on Feb. 21. The...

The Deadbirds took home their second-straight South Cup Saturday.

Photo by UNF Spinnaker

Ave Maria forfeits rugby match against North Florida for third consecutive time

February 19, 2016

The North Florida rugby club (6-1)  received a free win from Ave Maria when the Gyrenes forfeited their Feb. 27 match to the Deadbirds on Feb. 18. Since their conference championship upset of the Deadbirds...

The 2009 US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Superbowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 2.  (RELEASED)

The Three Types of Super Bowl Commercials

February 8, 2016

For people who don't care about football or any of the other sport-balls out there, the Super Bowl has to be the strangest day  of the year. A day where a children's game is celebrated at the level...

Photo by Vic Drover.

One on one with ex-Deadbird Alex Mross

February 3, 2016

North Florida alumnus and former Deadbird standout Alex Mross won a scholarship to go play rugby and train in Mt. Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand for an entire month. Mross will be training at...

Photo by Michael Herrera

North Florida falls to Owls for sixth straight loss

January 18, 2016

The North Florida women's basketball team (4-13 overall, 0-2 A-Sun) lost 70-55 to Kennesaw State (7-10 overall, 2-0 ASun) at the UNF Arena on Jan. 16. After opening conference play on a very flat note,...

Jacksonville defeats North Florida womens team for fifth straight loss

Jacksonville defeats North Florida women’s team for fifth straight loss

January 11, 2016

The UNF women’s basketball team (4-12 overall, 0-1 A-Sun) lost at home against arch rival Jacksonville University (9-7 overall, 1-0 A-Sun) by a score of 73-39 on Jan. 9. The loss marked five in a row...

Osprey Sports Swoop-Up: Men and women’s basketball stumble heading into conference play

Osprey Sports Swoop-Up: Men and women’s basketball stumble heading into conference play

January 7, 2016

It’s been a cold winter for the UNF basketball teams. The Osprey men’s basketball team has lost two of their last three games during winter break, all on the road, while the women’s team has found...

The Camels managed to rack up 28 points in the paint over the Ospreys. 

Photo by Michael Herrera

Women’s basketball loses 66-55 to Campbell despite monster game by Ioannidis

December 20, 2015

Video by Michael HerreraThe UNF women’s basketball team lost to the Campbell University Camels 66-55 on Dec. 20. The team had hoped to go into the holiday break on a high note in their final game...

The SC State defense pestered the Ospreys, nabbing 11 steals. 

Photo by Michael Herrera

Late rally not enough as women’s basketball loses 53­-48 to South Carolina State

December 20, 2015

Video by Michael HerreraThe UNF women’s basketball team lost 53-48 to South Carolina State Bulldogs on Dec 19. 16 turnovers and poor shooting from the field had the Ospreys playing catch-up in the...

Guard Claire Ioannidis leads the Ospreys in scoring for the season with 13.7 points per game. 

Photo by Michael Herrera

Women’s basketball defeats Warner University 60-51

December 17, 2015

Video by Michael HerreraThe UNF women’s basketball team beat the Warner University Royals 60-­51 on Dec 16. Coming off their loss to Alabama, the Ospreys hoped to get back on track against a seemingly...

Osprey senior Kadeisha Johnson pulled down 12 rebounds, including 10 defensive boards. 

Photo by Ashley Saldana

Women’s basketball falls apart in second half in 69-47 loss to Alabama

December 14, 2015

The UNF women’s basketball team lost 69-47 on the road against Alabama on Dec 14. UNF came into their Dec. 14 road game against Alabama with confidence after their last game saw them winning in epic...

USA rugby league team after beating Canada. 

Photo by Al Huffman

USA rugby hangs on to win 34-24 over Canada in shootout

December 12, 2015

USA earned a spot in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup after beating Canada 34-24 at Hodges Stadium on Dec 12. After beating Jamaica on Dec. 4, the USA Hawks rugby league team was one win away from advancing...

The Ospreys returned to Dayton, where they played against Robert Morris in their first ever NCAA tournament game. 

Photo by Joshua Brangenberg

Osprey Sports Swoop-Up: Rough weekend yields losses for both basketball teams

December 7, 2015

The UNF women's and men's basketball teams lost their games on the road against Georgia State and Dayton, respectively, on Dec 5. Coming off an otherwise strong performance in a 119-108 loss to LSU...

The USARL Hawks are currently ranked 10 in the world, according to the Rugby League International Federation. 

Photo by Davey Wilson

USA Hawks rugby team competes at Hodges Stadium, beats Jamaica 20-14

December 5, 2015

The USA Hawks rugby league team won its first qualifying match against Jamaica 20-14 for placement in the 2017 World Cup on Dec. 4 at Hodges Stadium. The city of Jacksonville reprised its role as a major...

UNF Arena sported its brand new scoreboard for both women’s games in the Thanksgiving Classic. 

Photo by Al Huffman

Women’s basketball team breaks record and losing streak, defeats Towson 74-72 in OT

November 29, 2015

UNF women's basketball (2-5) found themselves in a five-game slump after a disappointing 53-49 loss to Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 27. To bounce back, the Ospreys took a page out of the 'Birds of Trey' playbook...

The Ospreys have dropped four straight games heading into the Thanksgiving break.

Photo by Luiza Motta

Osprey women’s basketball falls hard to FSU 80-28

November 25, 2015

The UNF women’s basketball team (1-4) fell to FSU (3-1) on Nov. 24 by an embarrassing score of 80-28. The team’s previous struggles with starting games remained prevalent as the Ospreys were outscored...

After a competitive first half the Louisville offense exploded in the second past UNF, led by Damion Lee with 24 points. 

Photo courtesy Sideline Sports

Men’s basketball loses in 89-61 heartbreaker at Louisville

November 21, 2015

The UNF men’s basketball team (3-1) suffered their first loss of the season to Louisville (3-0) in the first game of a 4-game road trip on Nov. 21. UNF entered the game with confidence after a 3-0...

Photo by Luiza Motta

Osprey women’s basketball falls against Purdue 70-47

November 21, 2015

The UNF women's basketball team lost their third consecutive game of the season to Purdue by a score of 70-47 on Nov 21 at UNF Arena. The Ospreys (1-3) entered the game hoping to rebound from a 72-60...

The Ospreys took home some individual awards with Carina Hoff earning s 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun selection and Kimberly Ferguson taking Academic All-Conference honors. Photo courtesy of Sideline Sports

Volleyball season ends with 3-1 loss to Jacksonville in first round of A-Sun tournament

November 20, 2015

The UNF volleyball team (21-11 overall, 7-7 A-Sun) lost 3-1 to Jacksonville University (12-15 overall, 8-6 A-Sun) in the first round of the Atlantic Sun tournament on Nov 19. JU broke a 1-1 tie in the...

Photo courtesy of Sideline Sports

Ospreys lose 1-0 to Coastal Carolina in first ever NCAA tournament appearance

November 20, 2015

The UNF men’s soccer team lost to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA D-1 Men’s Soccer tournament on Nov. 19 in Conway, North Carolina. This was the Ospreys’ first...

The Ospreys look to extend their historic season against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Nov. 19. Photo by Ashley Saldana

Ospreys set to play Coastal Carolina in first round of NCAA playoffs

November 16, 2015

UNF men’s soccer (10-6-1) will play in its first ever NCAA Division 1 tournament match against Coastal Carolina (12-2-4) on Thursday Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in Conway, South Carolina. The Ospreys earned...

Osprey head coach Derek Marinatos finally earns an Atlantic Sun Conference championship after reaching the final match for the third straight year. Photo by Christian Ayers.

Men’s soccer dominates in Atlantic Sun championship 7-0

November 14, 2015

Photos by Christian Ayers The UNF men’s soccer team saved their best game for last as they beat USC Upstate 7-0 in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship match Nov. 14. The Ospreys advance to their...

UNF women’s basketball head coach Darrick Gibbs notches his first career win against UMKC. 

Photo courtesy of Twitter (@OspreyWBB)

Osprey women’s basketball win season opener on the road 62-55

November 13, 2015

The UNF women’s basketball team (1-0) won their first game of the season at the University of Missouri Kansas City by a score of 62-55 in Kansas City on Nov. 13. To open the game, the Ospreys outscored...

The Deadbirds may be heading to the conference championship this season as a result of the forfeit.

Image courtesy of Facebook.

UPDATE: UNF Rugby replaces canceled match with local exhibition

November 12, 2015

UPDATE - 11/13/15 at 3:15 p.m. UNF rugby (2-1) scheduled an exhibition match against the Daytona Men’s Rugby Club for this Saturday, Nov 14. Following the news that Ave Maria University’s rugby...

Senior Alex Morrell scored his fourth goal of the season with his first half equalizer. 

Photo by Ashley Saldana

UNF men’s soccer beat Lipscomb 2-1, advance to A-Sun finals

November 9, 2015

The UNF men’s soccer team won in the semifinal round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament, beating Lipscomb 2-1 in double overtime on Nov. 7. With their win and a loss by Florida...

London Darling preformed Ariana Grande’s “Focus” during the first half of the show. 

Photo by Michie Willman

Annual drag show blends spectacle with LGBT progress

November 5, 2015

Osprey Productions hosted its fabulous annual drag show Tuesday that provided a fun space to celebrate pride and freedom of expression. The show featured drag performers including London Darling, Adriana...

UNF’s ten seniors cap off senior night with a 2-0 win. 

Photo by Kimberly Appleby

UNF men’s soccer beats USC Upstate 2-0, clinch share of regular season title

November 2, 2015

UNF men’s soccer beat USC Upstate 2-0 at Hodges Stadium on Oct. 31. With the win, the Ospreys ended the regular season on a historic note. UNF (8-6-1 overall, 4-0-1 A-Sun) honored their seniors before...

The UNF men’s cross country team placed second in the A-Sun Championship 8K. Photo by Brittnay Moore

Osprey men’s and women’s cross country both place 2nd in A-Sun Championship

October 31, 2015

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bXV-WkkAk]                                                                            Video by Brittany Moore The UNF men’s...

Junior Kimberly Ferguson had a match-high 22 digs. Photo by Ashley Saldana.

Osprey Sports Swoop-Up: River City Rumble weekend

October 27, 2015

Video by Cole MurrayWith the second installment of this fall’s River City Rumble in the books, UNF came out with one win over Jacksonville University this past weekend with three UNF teams competing...

UNF men’s soccer have won back-to-back River City Rivalry matches against JU. 

Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

UNF men’s soccer hangs on to 1-0 lead, defeats JU for second straight year

October 24, 2015

UNF men’s soccer defeated rival Jacksonville University 1-0 on Oct. 24 on the road at Southern Oaks Stadium. The River City Rumble teams combined for 7 yellow cards in a physical Atlantic Sun matchup. The...

The UNF Rugby Football Club emerged victorious in their home opener against FAU. Photo by Al Huffman

Deadbirds overcome mistakes and penalties, win 22-10 over FAU

October 18, 2015

UNF Deadbirds rugby defeated Florida Atlantic (FAU) 22-10 on Oct. 17 despite a sloppy, penalty-riddled performance. The game started slow for both clubs. FAU scored the first try of the match, but missed...

Former UNF rugby captain Joe Eichner. Photo courtesy of UNF Rugby Football Club

UNF rugby: The Deadbirds are back for blood

October 16, 2015

UNF rugby returns to the pitch Oct. 17, with memories of a playoff loss to Duke last season still fresh in their minds. The Deadbirds had a rookie-heavy starting roster going into the 2014-2015 season....

Photo by Michael Herrera

Osprey Sports Swoop-Up: A roller coaster weekend for UNF Athletics

October 12, 2015

From blowouts for and against the Ospreys to draws in double overtime, UNF had very mixed results in sports this weekend. Oct. 10 held the bulk of the events.The women’s swim team (1-3) lost against...

NJIT’s Alex Adam rushes the Ospreys in an attempt to break their defense.

Osprey women’s soccer snatches a win from NJIT, 3-0

October 10, 2015

UNF women’s soccer (4-8 overall, 2-1 A-Sun) defeated New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT, 2-10 overall, 0-3 A-Sun) by a score of 3-0 on Oct. 9 at Hodges Stadium. The Ospreys got off to a quick...

Photo courtesy of A-Sun Photos

Osprey men’s basketball are Atlantic Sun Preseason favorites

October 9, 2015

The Atlantic Sun announced that the UNF Ospreys men’s basketball squad are the favorites to win the conference Oct. 8. Also, two UNF players were chosen by fan votes to win conference awards, including...

Midfielder Milan Kovacs has scored 3 goals for the Ospreys this season. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

Ospreys soar over Eagles 2-1

September 29, 2015

UNF men’s soccer (4-5) defeated the Georgia Southern Eagles 2-1 on Sept 27. The Ospreys took advantage in the second half after a red card left the Eagles (2-4-1) down a player. In the first half,...

Abby Fesl, Junior, has 338 assists this season. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

Athletes of the month: Abby Fesl and Carina Hoff

September 24, 2015

To kick off Spinnaker’s first athlete of the month, we begin with a pair of Osprey volleyball dynamos. First is junior setter Abby Fesl, a native of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Fesl is a communications...

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