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

Jordan Ferrell April 30, 2015
The women's tennis team is heading to the NCAA Division-I Tennis Tournament May 8. The Ospreys will take on the University of Miami in the first round of the 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

Jordan Ferrell April 22, 2015
UNF plans to turn building 26, formerly the Aquatic Center, into a recreational facility with hardwood floors, HVAC, offices and classrooms, begging the question: where's the pool?
Lasse Muscheites stands ready as Zach Goldberg serves. 
Photo by Morgan Purvis

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

Jordan Ferrell April 3, 2015
In three months the UNF men's tennis team has moved three spots starting with a 4-0 victory over the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which at the time, was ranked No. 66...
Head Coach Mary Tappmeyer has been coaching the Ospreys for 23 years.
Photo courtesy UNF Photos

End of the road for UNF’s Head Coach Mary Tappmeyer

Jordan Ferrell March 23, 2015
Head Coach Mary Tappmeyer has been with the lady Ospreys for 23 years but the results from her last two seasons have not been enough to have her contract renewed
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

Jordan Ferrell March 14, 2015
UNF has a doctor that specializes in the art of NCAA Tournament prediction.
The Deadbirds took home their second-straight South Cup Saturday.

Photo by UNF Spinnaker

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

Jordan Ferrell March 10, 2015
The Deadbirds won their fourth conference championship in five years, under Head Coach Richard Alleger.
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

Jordan Ferrell February 26, 2015
UNF’s redshirt freshman catcher Blake Voyles saved the game for the Ospreys (5-4) in the ninth inning on Wednesday night against Georgia Southern (5-4) at Harmon Stadium. With two outs looming overhead, Voyles’ shot to left field sent Nick Karmeris and Corbin Olmstead to home plate ending the game in favor of the Ospreys, 5-4.
The lady Ospreys lost to USC Upstate in the A-Sun quarterfinals.

Photo courtesy of UNF Photos

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

Jordan Ferrell February 20, 2015
The UNF women's basketball team defeated Lipscomb's Bisons 57-54 at the Allen Arena Thursday night, Feb. 19.
Photo by Camille Shaw

Softball team dominates FAMU 8-1

Jordan Ferrell February 19, 2015
The Ospreys defeated the Rattlers 8-1 Feb. 17 at the UNF Softball Complex boosting the team to an 8-2 record for the season. The charge was led by Katie Mandigo with three runs batted in that night.
Findel-Hawkins gets second nod; Ospreys on the rise

Findel-Hawkins gets second nod; Ospreys on the rise

Jordan Ferrell February 18, 2015
UNF’s Jack Findel-Hawkins has won the Atlantic Sun Men’s Tennis Player of the Week award. This is his second Atlantic Sun award.
UNF forward Demarcus Daniels

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

Jordan Ferrell January 12, 2015
The University of North Florida Ospreys put up 86 points to defeat the Jacksonville University Dolphins in the A-Sun season opener on Jan. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
New year, new record

New year, new record

Jordan Ferrell January 7, 2015
The UNF men's basketball team beat the Trinity Baptist Eagles 106-60. This win broke a four-game losing streak for the Ospreys and set a new school record for most non-conference Division 1 wins in a season.
Osprey forward Chris Davenport (35) pulling down a rebound

Turnovers in the Heartland

Jordan Ferrell December 24, 2014
The UNF Ospreys' pre-holiday schedule comes to an end with a loss to Big Ten Conference opponent, the Iowa Hawkeyes, on Monday, Dec. 22 in Iowa City, IA.
Dunking technical foul: Tennessee Tech snaps the Ospreys winning streak

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

Jordan Ferrell December 18, 2014
Trailing behind by two points, the Ospreys lost against the TTU Eagles (82-80) ending their five-game winning streak on Monday, Dec. 15. A technical foul--dunking during pregame warmups--committed by UNF starting center Romelo Banks cost the Ospreys the two early points.
Homecoming firestorm: career night for Banks as Ospreys oust Tigers 97-65

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

Jordan Ferrell December 2, 2014
The UNF men's basketball team played against Edward Waters College resulting in a home court win 97-65 on Dec. 1.

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

Jordan Ferrell November 17, 2014
The Ospreys ended their run in the Atlantic Sun Soccer Championship on Sunday, Nov. 16, when they lost to Florida Gulf Coast University at 1-0.

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

Jordan Ferrell November 10, 2014
The Ospreys jumped on the women's volleyball game early on Nov. 7 and fought hard to beat the Lipscomb Bisons. The Bisons eventually overturned the Osprey advantage late in the fifth set and rode out the remaining points while keeping their opposition at bay.

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

Jordan Ferrell November 3, 2014
The season ended for the UNF women's soccer team on Nov.1 after they lost to Northern Kentucky University, at home, in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Overall, the Ospreys fought against the odds this season by beating the predictions of their final placement in the conference.

UNF 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions

Jordan Ferrell October 27, 2014
On Oct. 25, the 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony initiated several new athletes, one former athletic director and the entire 1990 men’s tennis team , raising the number of total members to 50.

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

Jordan Ferrell October 23, 2014
The UNF Rugby Club, the Deadbirds, have had a successful track record since the club's start in 2003, placing fourth in the nation in the 2011 NSCRO Division III National Championship and racking up several undefeated seasons.
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