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UNF Womens Tennis vs. University of North Alabama 2019

Five rings in five straight years: The UNF Women’s Tennis dynasty

April 30, 2019

A dynasty in sports is an era for a team where they have become consistent and successful in consecutive seasons. The UNF Women’s Tennis team has now won five ASUN titles in five straight years, cementing...

India, a golden retriever and labrador mix, is being raised by Kelly Gates, UNF professor, and her husband. 
Photo by Morgan Purvis

UNF hosts finals weeks activities for students

April 22, 2019

Finals week can be stressful and tough.  Luckily, the UNF campus has some activities in place to help students get through relatively unscathed. From 12-2 p.m. on Monday, April 22, head over to...

Mens Tennis 2019

Eagles stun Ospreys in ASUN Men’s Tennis Final, win Conference Title

April 21, 2019

The UNF Men’s Tennis team set out to join their classmates of the Women’s team in Tennis as conference champions, facing the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles.  It wasn’t meant to be as the Eagles...

UNF Womens Tennis vs. University of North Alabama 2019

Ospreys win fifth straight ASUN Women’s Tennis Title

April 20, 2019

The North Florida Ospreys Women’s Tennis team are the ASUN Conference Champions. That sentence may sound familiar as this is their fifth straight year winning it. They pushed through a hard-fought battle...

Sophomore Abraham Sequera takes a swing.

Ospreys Win 8-3, Complete Weekend Sweep

April 14, 2019

The Ospreys had a strong 8-3 win, sweeping NJIT over the weekend series led by four Ospreys recording three hits apiece. UNF was on the board in the first inning when Redshirt-Senior Wes Weeks...

Darrick Gibbs talks to the Womans Basketball Team.

Osprey Women’s Basketball Season Wrap-Up and Look Ahead

April 11, 2019

The UNF Women’s basketball team ended the 2018-19 season in a way that no team wants to, with a loss. Despite that, the team made big strides during the season and look to build on those with more success...

Mens Tennis vs. University of South Florida

Bulls outlast Ospreys on Tennis court

March 15, 2019

The UNF Ospreys started the match winning two of three doubles matches to take the first points but could not maintain the lead in a 5-2 loss against the USF Bulls.                 The...

Flames clip Ospreys and move onto ASUN Championship Finals

Flames clip Ospreys and move onto ASUN Championship Finals

March 13, 2019

The Liberty Flames, with a berth in the ASUN Conference Championship Finals on the line, defeated the streaking UNF Women’s Basketball team, 65-51. The Ospreys arrived in Lynchburg, Virginia on...

Jazz Bond had 13 rebounds in the ASUN/MAAC Challenge. Photo by Khorri Newton.

Ospreys invade the Lions’ den and move onto ASUN Conference Semifinals

March 8, 2019

All ASUN Conference Second-Teamer Redshirt-Sophomore Jazz Bond led the UNF Women's Basketball team to their fourth straight win, 55-53, surviving in the closing seconds against the UNA Lions in the ASUN...

Gabriel Medina’s journey from international soccer to a UNF International Business Major

Gabriel Medina’s journey from international soccer to a UNF International Business Major

March 8, 2019

He speaks Spanish, English, French, and Italian fluently. He also knows a little Japanese and Chinese. He is an avid footballer (soccer player), martial artist, and also a bodybuilder.  Like many young...

Janesha Green scored 13 points in the win over Holy Cross.

Ospreys defeat Highlanders to conclude regular season

March 5, 2019

In what may have been the final home game for Seniors Arianna Emanuel-Wright and Ty Purifoy, the UNF Women’s Basketball team  looked to end the 2018-2019 regular season in style against the visiting...

UNF Tennis and Beach Volleyball Recap

UNF Tennis and Beach Volleyball Recap

March 5, 2019

UNF Beach Volleyball won two of three games over the weekend to move their overall record on the season to 5-2 heading into their matchup against Arizona State University this Friday at St. Petersburg,...

Ty Purifoy makes her play

Bond, Green lead the way in key road win

February 27, 2019

The UNF Women’s Basketball team got out to a 10-0 start to open the game on the road against the Stetson Hatters and didn’t look back in a convincing 75-62 road win to continue their hot streak before...

Ospreys cap regular season with sixth straight win

Ospreys cap regular season with sixth straight win

February 26, 2019

The University of North Florida Ospreys entered the final home game of the regular season on a five-game winning streak, looking for a sixth, in hopes of securing at least one home game in the upcoming...

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Ospreys drop to sixth place in loss to Dolphins

February 19, 2019

The Ospreys trailed by as many as 27 points, cut the lead to a few as 10 late, but could not overcome the deficit and lost 75-63 to the Jacksonville University Dolphins. One game separated the...

Photo by Khorri Newton

UNF Basketball takes down Highlanders on road

February 16, 2019

The UNF Men’s and Women’s team travelled to NJIT and picked up wins that boosted their seedings for the ASUN Conference Championship Tournament. Women’s Basketball The NJIT Highlanders...

JT Escobar led the Ospreys with 26 points in the loss to Liberty.

Bisons stampede over Ospreys in conference bout

February 6, 2019

The Lipscomb Bisons walked into UNF arena undefeated in ASUN conference play and played as if they were determined to stay that way.  The Bisons opened the game with a three-pointer and continued...

Courtesy of UNF Athletics Department.

From small town American to culture builder; Profiling Coach Darrick Gibbs

January 31, 2019

It’s a Tuesday night in January, another of many during a long basketball season. University of North Florida (UNF) head women’s basketball coach Darrick Gibbs breathes a sigh, thanks the assembled...

Mens Basketball vs. JU 2019
Ivan Gandia-Rosa

Ospreys commit 24 turnovers in loss at Kennesaw State

January 30, 2019

The Ospreys had been playing well over the last three games before losing close games down the stretch.  The game against Kennesaw State was not that close. The Ospreys shot poorly, never led, and...

Mens Basketball vs. NJIT 2019
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Casimir scores 33 as Eagles hold off Ospreys

January 28, 2019

Junior Wajid Aminu scored 25 points including a trio of  three-pointers and Junior Noah Horchler added 22 but the effort fell short for the  Ospreys in a road game against the Florida Gulf Coast...

Jazz Bond follows through with her shot.

Brown scores 25 for Dolphins in road win over Ospreys

January 22, 2019

Hot shooting pushed the University of North Florida Women’s Basketball team to an early lead, but the Ospreys couldn’t hold it and lost a key conference matchup against their cross-town rivals,...

Flames turn up the heat, Ospreys falter late

Flames turn up the heat, Ospreys falter late

January 20, 2019

The Liberty Flames and their fourth ranked defense were too much for the Ospreys when it counted most, defeating UNF ,70-64, for a key ASUN conference win. The Ospreys played well in the first half,...

Sams scores 18 in Ospreys road win over Hatters

Sams scores 18 in Ospreys road win over Hatters

January 16, 2019

The Stetson Hatters would not go quietly but the UNF Ospreys held on to earn their second road win of the season, 87-77. At the half, the Ospreys led by one, 42-41.  UNF opened the second half...

Ospreys prey on Eagles for conference win

Ospreys prey on Eagles for conference win

January 12, 2019

The Ospreys welcomed their avian cousins, the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast University to their nest and put on quite a performance as the Ospreys won, 87-66.   The ASUN rivals traded baskets early...

Ospreys earn road win over Bisons

Ospreys earn road win over Bisons

January 8, 2019

The North Florida Ospreys stifled the Lipscomb Lady Bisons for a much needed conference road win Tuesday with the final score of 68-53. The Lady Bisons opened the game with two free throws, before...

Ospreys lose in overtime slugfest

Ospreys lose in overtime slugfest

January 5, 2019

In a back and forth defensive battle that saw both teams held under their season averages, the Ospreys lost a hard-fought contest to the University of North Alabama Lions 70-64. After Senior Arianna...

Men’s Basketball vs. FNU

Ospreys cruise for historic home win

January 3, 2019

After defeating the Florida National University Conquistadors, the UNF Ospreys Men's basketball team earned home win number 200 in team history. The Ospreys returned from a trip to Auburn in which...

Allen’s hot shooting carries Rebels to win over Ospreys

Allen’s hot shooting carries Rebels to win over Ospreys

December 28, 2018

The Ospreys Women’s Basketball team came into the game looking for their first ever win against a Southeastern Conference opponent but the Ole Miss Rebels' Crystal Allen had other ideas. Allen,...

This week in sports: All about basketball

This week in sports: All about basketball

December 19, 2018

After a tough three game stretch last week, over which the Ospreys Men’s Basketball team lost two of three games over a grueling road trip, the men returned home and finished strong with a win over Charleston...

Horchler scores 22 in Ospreys win over Buccaneers

Horchler scores 22 in Ospreys win over Buccaneers

December 17, 2018

On a night when the UNF Ospreys turned the ball over 11 more times than their opponent, only made 25 percent of their three-point shots, their relentless defense was the difference in a 68-61 home...

Ospreys snatch victory from Panthers

Ospreys snatch victory from Panthers

December 12, 2018

The UNF Women’s Basketball team survived a hard fought back and forth game to defeat the FIU Lady Panthers 62-53 Tuesday night at home.  After a slow start, not scoring until late in the first quarter,...

Graphic by Mary Belichis

UNF Basketball hosts toy drive and dollar night

December 11, 2018

As the UNF Women’s basketball team faces off with Florida International University on Tuesday,  fans will be treated to dollar night, where all popcorn, drinks and tickets will be only $1.   There...

Courtesy of NASA.

NASA to land new craft on Mars

November 26, 2018

NASA’s InSight Lander is scheduled to arrive on the planet Mars at 2:54 p.m. today, Nov. 26. The NASA craft has traveled about 300 million miles over a period of more than six months after being...

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