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North Florida women’s tennis set to play No. 15 Miami

April 30, 2015

After winning their third Atlantic Sun Conference title in just four years, the UNF women’s tennis team received their much-anticipated answer as to who they will be playing in the NCAA Tournament...

The closing of the pool was due to a complex array of issues with maintenance and funding being only a portion of the larger problem.Photo by Jordan Ferrell

The Aquatic Center: UNF’s brokedown palace

April 22, 2015

As you walk past the fenced-off remains of what was once the oldest athletic facility on UNF’s campus, you can still look up and see the bold white lettering on the side of the building that reads,...

Lasse Muscheites stands ready as Zach Goldberg serves. 
Photo by Morgan Purvis

Ospreys stand tall against Stetson as final regular-season match looms

April 3, 2015

The North Florida men’s tennis team remains undefeated in conference play after a 5-2 victory over Stetson on Thursday afternoon, April 2 in the UNF Tennis Complex. The Ospreys (16-4, 5-0) were positioned...

Head Coach Mary Tappmeyer has been coaching the Ospreys for 23 years.
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End of the road for UNF’s Head Coach Mary Tappmeyer

March 23, 2015

The lady Ospreys’ basketball team will seek new leadership as current Head Coach Mary Tappmeyer’s contract has been left on the table and will not be renewed for the 2015-16 season. Tappmeyer...

UNFs Guru of the Big Dance: Dr. Jay Coleman explains implications and speculations of an automatic-bid

UNF’s Guru of the Big Dance: Dr. Jay Coleman explains implications and speculations of an automatic-bid

March 14, 2015

He’s from Clemson, S.C., loves playing golf, is a father of two, a published author and has held more positions at the University of North Florida than you can wrap your head around. Currently he is...

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

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Deadbirds do it again; UNF’s rugby club overtakes Miami, 50-12, in conference championship

March 10, 2015

For the fourth time in just five years under Head Coach Richard Alleger, the Deadbirds have managed to crush their conference opponents and once again attain the status of conference champions. The...

Voyles’ clean-up shot earns the Ospreys a walk-off win in the ninth

Voyles’ clean-up shot earns the Ospreys a walk-off win in the ninth

February 26, 2015

Blake Voyles, UNF’s redshirt freshman catcher, saved the game for the Ospreys (5-4) in the ninth inning against Georgia Southern (5-4) at Harmon Stadium on Wednesday night, Feb. 25. With two outs looming...

The lady Ospreys lost to USC Upstate in the A-Sun quarterfinals.

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The show’s not over: Lady Ospreys get the ‘W’

February 20, 2015

A second half output against the Lipscomb University Bisons on Thursday night, Feb. 19, helped the lady Ospreys snap a six-game losing streak. The Ospreys defeated the Bisons 57-54 in Nashville, Tenn....

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Softball team dominates FAMU 8-1

February 19, 2015

The UNF softball team jumped out ahead of the Florida A&M Rattlers Feb. 17 at the UNF Softball Complex. with an 8-1 win. The Ospreys (8-2) brought down the Rattlers in an offensive batting clinic...

Findel-Hawkins gets second nod; Ospreys on the rise

Findel-Hawkins gets second nod; Ospreys on the rise

February 18, 2015

For the second time this season, UNF’s Jack Findel-Hawkins has won the Atlantic Sun Men’s Tennis Player of the Week award.  Findel-Hawkins is a sophomore hailing from Exmouth, Great Britain. This...

UNF forward Demarcus Daniels

And they’re off: UNF posts 23-point victory in conference opener

January 12, 2015

Pegged at No. 2 in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the University of North Florida Ospreys answered the conference opener on Jan. 10 with a resounding 86-63 victory over cross-town rivals, the Jacksonville...

New year, new record

New year, new record

January 7, 2015

The University of North Florida men’s basketball team came away with a victory over the Trinity Baptist Eagles on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the UNF Arena, nearly doubling their opponent’s score, 106-60....

Osprey forward Chris Davenport (35) pulling down a rebound

Turnovers in the Heartland

December 24, 2014

The Carver-Hawkeye Arena was a packed house of 14,137 people on Monday night as the University of North Florida Ospreys (7-6) – halfway through a six-game stretch of non-conference road-battles – concluded...

Dunking technical foul: Tennessee Tech snaps the Ospreys winning streak

Dunking technical foul: Tennessee Tech snaps the Ospreys’ winning streak

December 18, 2014

In a close non-conference match on Monday night at the UNF Arena, the Ospreys’ five-game winning streak came to an end when the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (6-4) fought back from a 13-point deficit...

Homecoming firestorm: career night for Banks as Ospreys oust Tigers 97-65

Homecoming firestorm: career night for Banks as Ospreys oust Tigers 97-65

December 2, 2014

The University of North Florida men’s basketball team came out of the locker rooms on fire Monday night and proceeded to put on a blistering, home court performance that resulted in a 97-65 victory...

UNF men’s soccer: all good things come to an end

November 17, 2014

The University of North Florida men’s soccer team saw the end to their postseason run on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, when they played Florida Gulf Coast University in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship....

Women’s volleyball faces tough battle against number one ranked Lipscomb

November 10, 2014

In what proved to be one of the closest, nail-biting matches of the season on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the UNF Arena, the Lipscomb Bisons defeated the Lady Ospreys 3-2 in a tie-breaking fifth set. Lipscomb...

UNF women’s soccer team wraps up season with a loss to NKU

November 3, 2014

On Saturday, Nov. 1, the University of North Florida women’s soccer team closed out the season with a  2-0 loss at home to the Northern Kentucky University Norse (NKU). Joining the Atlantic Sun Conference...

UNF 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions

October 27, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 25 in the UNF Student Union Ballroom, the university held the 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony where Dr. Richard Gropper, former director of athletics who started the...

Rugby: a collision sport and a cure for the American football blues

October 23, 2014

Rugby, as a friend from South Africa most recently described it, is a team sport where you use your shoulder to inflict as much pain as possible to the midsection of your opponent. While this might seem...

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