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Tailgates were suspended on campus in February.

[Photo] New alcohol policy revisions ban booze from student events

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2018

Tailgates were suspended on campus in February.

The UNF Mens Tennis team huddles up before their match.

UNF Tennis sweeps championships in ASUN Tournament

Joslyn Simmons April 23, 2018

It was an afternoon of victories for both men’s and women’s tennis. As the top-seed, men’s tennis grabbed its second-ever championship with a 4-1 victory over the Stetson Hatters. Their last...

North Florida athletics suffers from a hard weekend

North Florida athletics suffers from a hard weekend

DeAndre Pearson and Joslyn Simmons April 18, 2018

North Florida athletics had a hard weekend against their opponents as their regular seasons are coming closer to the end. In an ASUN matchup with playoff seeding implications, North Florida (22-25...

A lacrosse jersey. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

UNF Lacrosse ranks No. 22 nationally; Raising funds for playoff run

Joslyn Simmons April 11, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7E8rY-bOVA UNF Lacrosse has become a club team that is moving up the ranking and name recognition. Now the team, ranked No. 22 in the MCLA D-II National Coaches...

Image of the baseball scoreboard and video board design.  Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

WEATHER ALERT: North Florida baseball vs. Bethune Cookman postponed

Joslyn Simmons April 10, 2018

The North Florida baseball game against Bethune Cookman has been moved to Wednesday due to inclement weather. The game was originally scheduled for 6:05 p.m Tuesday. North Florida Athletics...


UNF President Delaney discusses athletics’ past and future

Joslyn Simmons March 30, 2018

As President John Delaney’s time at UNF comes to an end, it’s time to look back at what he has done and what his hopes are for the future of the university. Delaney sat down with Ryan Hennesey...

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U.S. Women’s soccer heading to Everbank, playing Mexico April 5

Joslyn Simmons March 26, 2018

Get your gear ready and head to Everbank field for some futbol. The U.S. women’s soccer team returns to Jacksonville on April 5 to host a game against Mexico at 7 p.m. The last time the U.S....

Courtesy of UNF Athletics

Sports Weekend Wrap-Up

Cody Hagerty and Joslyn Simmons March 14, 2018

In a jam-packed week of sports, North Florida had a mix of results on the pitch and in the sand. Baseball In a weekend series that included a doubleheader on Saturday, North Florida(8-9) earned...

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UNF Sports Weekend Recap

Joslyn Simmons, Lili Weinstein, and Cody Hagerty March 6, 2018

North Florida’s spring sports racked up several victories over the weekend and had some losses on their home courts.   Baseball On the first day, North Florida’s (5-7) rally just fell short...

UNF Sports Weekend Recap

UNF Sports Weekend Recap

Joslyn Simmons February 27, 2018

  While the basketball teams played on the road to secure their spots for the ASUN tournament, other North Florida springs sports continued in the early parts of their seasons. Baseball Baseball...


UNF baseball avoids sweep in opening series

Joslyn Simmons February 19, 2018

North Florida (1-2) avoids the sweep from Radford(2-1) over the weekend as Head Coach Tim Parenton picked up his first win in the final day of the series. While the opening series was a repeat...


UNF Baseball opens 2018 season

Joslyn Simmons February 16, 2018

Though leadership has changed since last season, the game hasn’t as the North Florida baseball team opens the 2018 season at Harmon Stadium. Last season, the Ospreys landed in fourth place in the...

The UNF softball team. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

Softball falls to No. 2 Gators

Joslyn Simmons February 15, 2018

The softball team (2-4) couldn’t get any hits in the 9-0 loss to the No. 2 Florida Gators (6-0) on Feb. 14 in Gainesville. Early in the game, the Ospreys and Gators were close with the home team...

The UNF softball team. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

North Florida softball opens season Feb. 9

Joslyn Simmons February 9, 2018

Ready to hear the clacking of balls hitting a bat as the weather changes to spring? Well the time is here. North Florida softball opens its 2018 season on Feb. 9 on the road in the Friends of Jaclyn...

UNF Student Affairs plan to improve tailgating following suspension

UNF Student Affairs plan to improve tailgating following suspension

Joslyn Simmons, Sports Editor February 7, 2018

Days after the suspension of tailgating, the Department of Student Affairs are working on a plan to revamp the system, according to Vice President of Student Affairs Everett Malcolm,. “We are not...

Men’s basketball Comeback Ends Short Against FGCU

Men’s basketball Comeback Ends Short Against FGCU

Joslyn Simmons January 25, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgRW2Wfamz4[/embedyt] Video by Jas Chung With only nine guaranteed games left this season, the men’s basketball team is still working on finding its rhythm....

Photo by Garrett Milanovich

North Florida men’s basketball drop ASUN road opener

Joslyn Simmons January 19, 2018

While the calendar may have changed, the troubles on the road remains the same for men’s basketball (8-13 overall, 2-2 ASUN). Unlike previous meetings, the NJIT Highlanders (9-10 overall, 2-2...

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Men’s Basketball Overtakes Lipscomb

Joslyn Simmons January 12, 2018

  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg5l7G6Q6kM[/embedyt] Video by DeAndre Pearson   The men’s basketball team (7-12 overall, 1-1 ASUN) bounced back and took out the Lipscomb...

Men’s basketball falls in a physical River City Rumble

Men’s basketball falls in a physical River City Rumble

Joslyn Simmons January 7, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmv7lx-ubr0[/embedyt] Video by Joslyn Simmons   As the calendar rolls to January, it could mean only one thing for basketball, the start of conference...

Women’s basketball falls against rival JU

Women’s basketball falls against rival JU

Joslyn Simmons January 6, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IQNXvcoExI[/embedyt] Video by Joslyn Simmons In part one of the River City Rumble, the women’s basketball team (7-9 overall, 0-1 ASUN) fell 66-48 against...

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Men’s basketball ends non-conference play with a victory

Joslyn Simmons January 3, 2018

The men’s basketball team (6-11) closed out their non-conference slate with a dominating 104-70 victory over the Florida National Conquistadors to kick open the new year. As in previous matchups...

 Photo by Lili Weinstein

Men’s Basketball falls to Mississippi State

Joslyn Simmons December 30, 2017

A second-half slump pushed a road win out of reach for North Florida (5-11) as they fell 109-81 to the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Dec. 30. Once again, there was a change to the starting five...

Athletic Director Lee Moon with womens basketball Coach Gibbs. Photo by Morgan Purvis

Athletic Director Receives Contract Extension

Joslyn Simmons December 28, 2017

With recent years of success across the board, Director of Athletics Lee Moon received a contract extension until June of 2021, according to North Florida Athletics. Moon came to UNF after a five...

The Mississippi State football team will practice at UNF prior to the TaxSlayer Bowl.  Photo courtesy of Mississippi State Athletics.

Mississippi State Bulldogs practicing at UNF

Joslyn Simmons December 25, 2017

Days before the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team will practice at UNF, according to their athletics website. According to the TaxSlayer Bowl press release, the Bulldogs...

Kristen Wright will be the new head coach for the indoor and beach volleyball teams. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

New volleyball coach in town

Joslyn Simmons December 23, 2017

UNF Athletics reported there will be a new head volleyball coach for the North Florida indoor and beach volleyball. Kristen Wright, who recently coached at MiraCosta College in California, will...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Men’s basketball team losing skid continues with LSU loss

Joslyn Simmons December 23, 2017

The men’s basketball team dropped their third straight road game after a week long trip that ended in Louisiana on Dec. 22 to the LSU Tigers 104-52 in a turnover-filled night. Once again, there...

UNF Ospreys beat their across town foe Edward Waters College on the second day of the UNF Holiday Classic. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

A Second Half Surge Pushed Women’s Basketball over Edward Waters

Joslyn Simmons December 20, 2017

It was the second and final day of the UNF Holiday Classic hosted at the UNF Arena. In a tale of two halves, the women’s basketball team (7-6) created a second-half burst to overtake the Edward Waters...

 Photo by Lili Weinstein

Men’s basketball team falls on the road

Joslyn Simmons December 20, 2017

The men’s basketball team drops its second road game in a week with a hard-fought 79-65 loss to the Ball State Cardinals on Dec.19. In the opening minutes of the first half, Ball State grabbed...

Ospreys win 58-50 against Northern Kentucky University. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Women’s basketball earned a win over Northern Kentucky

Joslyn Simmons December 20, 2017

It’s day one of the UNF Holiday Classic hosted at the UNF Arena, and a strong defensive presence pushed the women’s basketball team (6-6) to defeat the Northern Kentucky Norse 58-50 on Dec.19. In...

Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

Men’s basketball falls on the road to Missouri

Joslyn Simmons December 17, 2017

An ice cold shooting night handed the North Florida men’s basketball team (5-8) an 85-51 loss to the Missouri Tigers (9-2) while on the road on Dec. 16. With sophomore shooter Garrett Sams out...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Women’s basketball fall short after a second quarter drought

Joslyn Simmons December 16, 2017

A second-quarter burst propelled the College of Charleston for a 73-69 victory over the UNF women’s basketball team Dec. 15 at the UNF Arena. While the Cougars scored the first basket, the Ospreys...

Jobs that don’t need four year degrees

Jobs that don’t need four year degrees

Joslyn Simmons December 15, 2017

Every year more and more students walk across the stage and are handed a college degree. However, some majors allow students to start their careers earlier without going through the four-year struggle....

Photo by Lili Weinstein

North Florida men’s basketball edge out a win over FIU

Joslyn Simmons December 14, 2017

A win streak had to be broken at the UNF Arena, but it wouldn’t be North Florida’s on Dec.13. UNF (5-7) pulled out a 87-85 victory over the Florida International Panthers (5-5) with a late rally in...

Photo by Valeree Del Guidice

Inside look at UNF’s newly renovated Skinner-Jones Hall

Valeree Del Guidice and Joslyn Simmons December 6, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGf8u9w53T8 Video by Joslyn Simmons  The Skinner-Jones Hall Project is is almost done and Spinnaker got an inside look. Construction began Aug. 2016 and is expected to...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Men’s basketball wins over Trinity Baptist

Joslyn Simmons December 3, 2017

https://youtu.be/1TaztPohZ9Y Video by Joslyn Simmons Men’s basketball worked through early offensive struggles to defeat the Trinity Baptist Eagles 85-58 Dec. 2 at the UNF Arena. In the opening...

HIV/AIDS: Then and Now

HIV/AIDS: Then and Now

Joslyn Simmons December 1, 2017

With over 30 years since the first documented case of AIDS, the stigma attached to the deadly disease may have wavered, but isn’t completely gone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

North Florida squeezes out an overtime victory against Eastern Michigan

Joslyn Simmons November 30, 2017

https://youtu.be/H8uDgxmPXzc Video by Jas Chung It came down to the final buzzer for the North Florida Ospreys' (2-7) to snatch an 84-81 overtime victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-2) in front...

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North Florida basketball falls to No.11 Miami

Joslyn Simmons November 25, 2017

Men’s basketball (1-7) troubles on the road continued with a turnover-filled 86-65 loss to No.11 Miami Hurricanes (5-0) in Coral Gables, two days after Thanksgiving. North Florida struck first...

Photo by Brandon Diaz

Men’s basketball snaps 6 games losing streak at home opener

Joslyn Simmons November 22, 2017

  https://youtu.be/p_osNKioOZo Video by Jas Chung Men’s basketball (1-6, 0-0 ASUN) came out with a win in front of their home fans with a dominating 101-78 victory over the Edward Waters...

Ken Parkers suspension lifted, still banned from campus

Ken Parker’s suspension lifted, still banned from campus

Joslyn Simmons November 21, 2017

The suspension has been lifted in the Ken Parker’s case, according to message from the president sent to students and faculty. Parker is still not permitted to enter campus, though he is allowed to...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Basketball drops first 6 games, but don’t panic yet

Joslyn Simmons November 21, 2017

Don’t hit the panic button yet on the 2017-2018 men’s basketball season. Despite having a 0-6 record, the Ospreys are closing the scoring gap on each opponent they face. While they show a variety of...

Multiple lots reserved for championship

Multiple lots reserved for championship

Joslyn Simmons November 16, 2017

The campus will be a little bit more congested over the end of the week as the Florida High School Girls Volleyball State Championships take over UNF Arena. Parking in lots 5, 18 and 34 will be...

As the mens basketball head coach, Driscoll sees himself as an important figure in his players success Ii>Photo by Lili Weinstein

Men’s Basketball drops back to back games season opener weekend

Jas Chung and Joslyn Simmons November 13, 2017

Two games in and men’s basketball has gained road experience but no victories in the season opening weekend. North Florida fell 98-66 to No.2 Michigan State in the chilly East Lansing on Nov.10....

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Preview: Men’s basketball opens season on the road vs. Michigan State

Joslyn Simmons November 10, 2017

With a 4 a.m. wake up call and chill in the air, Men’s Basketball can finally say the season is here. North Florida tests it talents on the road in Lansing against the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans...

Ross Minor and his dog Dixie. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Paralympian and UNF student overcomes adversity

Joslyn Simmons November 8, 2017

With each lap in the cool water, Ross Minor feels more and more alive. That feeling was almost snatched away from him when he was only eight years old. During his parents’ separation, his father...

Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

Men’s Basketball: Players to watch out for

Joslyn Simmons November 2, 2017

With the start of the 2017-2018 basketball season just under a month away, the men’s basketball team have Last season, the team went 15-19 overall behind a stacked roster of experience. With the...

Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

Women’s soccer knocked out in first round of ASUN play

Joslyn Simmons October 30, 2017

Fifth-ranked women’s soccer (9-6-1) fell one goal short in penalty kicks to the fourth-ranked Kennesaw State Owls(8-6-4) in the 4-3 loss on Oct. 29. The battle took place in Kennesaw, Ga for the...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

North Florida Men’s Soccer secure a spot in playoffs

Joslyn Simmons October 30, 2017

On a senior night, North Florida men’s soccer (3-9-2 overall, 3-2-1 ASUN) earned a spot in the ASUN playoff with a 2-1 victory on the USC Upstate Spartans(3-10-2 overall, 1-5-0 ASUN) at Hodges Stadium...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

North Florida Volleyball sweeps Stetson at UNF Arena

Joslyn Simmons October 29, 2017

Coming off of a five-set thriller the night before, North Florida volleyball (11-16 overall, 3-7 ASUN) swept the Stetson Hatters (3-19 overall,2-8 ASUN) in three-straight sets at the UNF Arena on Oct....

against UNC Asheville

Women’s Soccer ASUN Preview: UNF vs. Kennesaw State

Joslyn Simmons October 29, 2017

With the regular season wrapped up, the fifth-seeded North Florida (9-6 overall, 3-4 ASUN) hit the road to face fourth-seed Kennesaw State Owls (8-6-3 overall,3-3-1 ASUN) Oct. 29. Before the start of...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Women’s Basketball ready for the season

Joslyn Simmons October 27, 2017

Women’s basketball Head Coach Darrick Gibbs had an exciting and positive outlook on the upcoming season. This year's team has a lot of new faces and a different skill set than last year's. “I think...

Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

Men’s soccer defeat JU

Joslyn Simmons October 26, 2017

Men’s soccer (2-9-2 overall, 1-3-1 ASUN) took down crosstown rival, Jacksonville University (3-9-1 overall, 1-3-1 ASUN) in a 2-1 victory at the Southern Oak Stadium on Oct.25. The Dolphins’...

Photo by Nicole Sutton

Men’s basketball earns preseason honors

Joslyn Simmons October 24, 2017

With less than a month until North Florida basketball kicks off, the 2017-2018 men’s team has already racked up preseason accolades. This season, the squad was ranked third in the Preseason Coaches...

Soccer Weekend Recap: Womens face FGCU, Mens face NJIT

Soccer Weekend Recap: Women’s face FGCU, Men’s face NJIT

Joslyn Simmons October 23, 2017

Men's and women's soccer traveled on the road over the weekend. Women’s v. FGCU In their regular-season finale, women's soccer (9-6 overall,3-4 ASUN) fell to the No.25 FGCU Eagles (12-3-1 overall,...

Photo by Joslyn Simmons

LA Rams practice update

Joslyn Simmons October 19, 2017

Barely hidden by the leaves that cover the fences near lot 18, the LA Rams have called Hodges Stadium home this week. The California team has been using the facilities during the duration of their...

Photo by Morgan Purvis

JU to host part two of River City Rumble at the UNF Arena

Joslyn Simmons October 19, 2017

Part two of the volleyball River City Rumble will take place in the UNF Arena this Friday Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The Jacksonville University historic Swisher Gym is closed to repair damage caused by...

Photo by Lili Weinstein.

LA Rams practicing at Hodges Stadium

Joslyn Simmons October 17, 2017

The LA Rams have taken residence at the Hodges Stadium for their time in Jacksonville, before leaving for London Thursday Oct. 19. The California team spent last week at the stadium practicing...

Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Armada FC.

Armada FC to host Fright Night at Hodges Stadium

Joslyn Simmons October 11, 2017

The Jacksonville Armada FC is joining in with the Halloween fun on Friday, Oct.13 with their Armada Fright Night at Hodges Stadium. All guests at the match will receive a free commemorative t-shirt....

Dave Steinmeyer. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

The Jazz Faculty Scholarship Concert gives UNF students the chance to perform original work

Joslyn Simmons October 7, 2017

Even 30 years later, UNF’s jazz program is swinging and creating new sounds that capture its audience and won’t let go until the last note. UNF students and faculty performed original compositions...

The UNF Arena. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Jacksonville University using the UNF Arena after Irma

Joslyn Simmons October 4, 2017

When one thinks of UNF and JU, crosstown rivals is the first thing that comes to mind. However, that's not the case. UNF’s Athletic Director Lee Moon stepped up and offered a hand to the Dolphins’...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Women’s soccer game moved due to poor field conditions

Joslyn Simmons October 2, 2017

Women's soccer matchup against the NJIT Highlanders has been moved after poor field conditions at Hodges Stadium.  The game will be today, Oct. 2, at noon at Losco Regional Park.  The match was previously...

Junior forward Krista Colubiale. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

Colubiale named ASUN Player of the Week

Joslyn Simmons September 27, 2017

Women’s soccer player Krista Colubiale earned her first ASUN Player of The Week recognition after her late-game heroics pushed the Ospreys 2-1 in double overtime over crosstown rival the Jacksonville...

Daniel. Photo from UNF Athletics

Daniels dismissed from track team after alleged shooting

Joslyn Simmons September 27, 2017

A freshman track and field athlete was taken off the team after being accused of being the shooter in the Osprey Cove incident earlier this month. Even though he was listed on the roster, he was not...

Spotlight: UNF ARMY ROTC

Spotlight: UNF ARMY ROTC

Joslyn Simmons September 27, 2017

While some students are still looking to find their path, the cadets of the UNF Army ROTC have accepted their calling. Tucked away between the Green and the Fine Art building is the Army ROTC office. The...

 Photo by Tristan Reyes

Is virtual parking effective?

Joslyn Simmons September 20, 2017

With fall semester in full swing, parking on campus has been survival of the fittest. Virtual parking has been effective, according to George Androuin, director of Parking Services. As with every...

Some students feel the university is overpopulated. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

[Photo] Letter to the editor: UNF is overpopulated

Ken Laybourn September 29, 2017

Some students feel the university is overpopulated. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

against UNC Asheville

UNF women’s soccer earn fifth straight win

Joslyn Simmons September 4, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ytvYlgz7I&feature=youtu.be Video by Jesse Martinez, Valeree Del Guidice and Joslyn Simmons Under the beaming sun, North Florida women’s soccer(5-1) defeated the LIU...

UNF mens basketball releases tough schedule

UNF men’s basketball releases tough schedule

Joslyn Simmons August 30, 2017

The men's basketball team released its 2017-2018 schedule full of high-ranked powerhouses.  UNF’s non-conference stale is packed with teams from the Power 5 conference including Miami, Florida,...

Photo by Tyler-van-Voorthuijsen

Some student veterans now qualify for the “Forever GI Bill”

Joslyn Simmons August 23, 2017

The GI Bill will no longer have an expiration date for service members who left the military after January 1, 2013. Benefits of the Forever GI Bill include tuition, fees, books and supplies stipend...

Osprey Impact is a  new way to track community service. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Osprey Impact: A new way to track community service  

Joslyn Simmons August 22, 2017

Doing a lot of community service? Don’t worry, UNF has moved to a new system called Osprey Impact to track volunteer hours in a user-friendly form. Once a profile is completed with information,...

Chris Davenport signs a pro contract with an Italian team

Chris Davenport signs a pro contract with an Italian team

Joslyn Simmons August 15, 2017

Former UNF basketball player Chris Davenport signed his first professional contract to play with Italian team, NPC Rieti. The western division team of Italy’s Serie-A2, finished with a 13-17...

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New season, new players, one great team

Joslyn Simmons August 15, 2017

Coming off their third-straight ASUN postseason with a 6-9-2 record last season, the women’s soccer team heads into 2017 with 11 new players on their squad. This season, the Ospreys have eight...

UNFs  squad beat Daytona State 4-1. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Women’s soccer wins exhibition match

Joslyn Simmons August 11, 2017

https://youtu.be/wsQvedsm0jg The Ospreys showcased their freshmen talent on Aug. 9 in a 4-1 exhibition victory over the Daytona State Falcons at Hodges Stadium. UNF came out early over the Falcons...

The Ospreys celebrate their victory. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

Golf Profile: A closer look at the 2017-2018 squad  

Joslyn Simmons August 6, 2017

During the 2016-2017 season, the men’s golf team had impressive runs as a team and as individuals. The Ospreys finished 12 times in the top 10 for the season, and UNF won first place at The Hayt and...

Senior Spotlight: Angela Inciong earns UNF service award

Senior Spotlight: Angela Inciong earns UNF service award

Joslyn Simmons August 4, 2017

https://youtu.be/MSUXEkzjrJ0 Video by Joslyn Simmons  When the UNF Arena fills up for the 2017 summer commencements, one senior will have more than just her degree when she walks across the stage. Angela...

Ozzie. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Ozzie the Osprey featured in competition for Mid-Major’s best mascot

Joslyn Simmons August 3, 2017

Ozzie the Osprey has been revealed as a contestant in the first round of Mid-Major Madness’s Mascot Melee. To vote for Ozzie, select the south region bracket, and pick his name here. Voting...

Summer Intersession Hours

Summer Intersession Hours

Joslyn Simmons August 1, 2017

With summer classes wrapping up, services on campus will be on a limited schedule during intersession starting Aug. 5 through Aug. 20. The Carpenter Library is opened Monday through Friday from...

Demarcus “BaeBae” Daniels signed his first professional contract with  the Swedish team. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

Demarcus ‘BaeBae’ Daniels signs contract with pro Swedish basketball team

Joslyn Simmons July 27, 2017

Former UNF basketball player Demarcus “Baebae” Daniels signed his first professional contract to play for the Nässjö Basket club in Sweden. Nässjö Basket is affiliated with the Swedish...

A look at UNFs on-campus preschool

A look at UNF’s on-campus preschool

Joslyn Simmons July 22, 2017

Stand two feet from the iron gates of the UNF preschool and the sounds of children can be heard in the air. Children standing as high as the average college student’s knee play and learn in the...

MSERF: UNFs newest research facility

MSERF: UNF’s newest research facility

Joslyn Simmons July 20, 2017

Tucked between a wall of plywood and construction zone is a little known research facility that will open for the UNF community this fall. Dr. Paul Eason, an associate professor of mechanical engineering,...

Moore takes the ball up the court. Photo courtesy of the Denver Nuggets

Dallas Moore signs to play for Italian team

Ronnesha Rodgers and Joslyn Simmons July 15, 2017

Former UNF basketball star Dallas Moore has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Italy with Victoria Libertas Pesaro, the team announced Saturday. Moore, 23, who completed a stint...

Former UNF baller Dallas Moore is currently playing in the summer league. Photo courtesy of the Denver Nuggets

Moore struggles to make impression in summer league

Joslyn Simmons July 14, 2017

UNF alum Dallas Moore saw the most playing time in his NBA Summer League stint against the Brooklyn Nets Thursday. Moore came into the game with 5:30 remaining in the second quarter with the Nuggets...

Parking services Q&A: Backing in & more

Parking services Q&A: Backing in & more

Joslyn Simmons July 11, 2017

With the stick-on decal no longer in effect, the move towards virtual passes has lead to many questions. George Andrews, parking services director, answered questions that may have been on students’...

Moore takes the ball up the court. Photo courtesy of the Denver Nuggets

Dallas Moore sees limited minutes

Joslyn Simmons July 11, 2017

NBA hopeful Dallas Moore saw limited minutes during the Nuggets’ summer league games, playing for a combined nine minutes during his first three games in Las Vegas. Moore, arguably UNF’s greatest...

Photo by Mark Judson

How to buy a virtual parking pass

Joslyn Simmons July 10, 2017

The time to buy virtual parking passes has arrived and here is a quick how-to guide for a successful purchase. Before purchasing make sure you know your tag number, year, make and model of your...

Kyle Nasta guards the goal. Photo by Alex Morman Jr.

Kyle Nasta: From UNF soccer to the Jacksonville Armada

Joslyn Simmons July 9, 2017

https://youtu.be/ANYyIsKsHBU From childhood dreams to living out his dreams, Kyle Nasta, a Jacksonville Armada goalkeeper became the first player to move from the development squad to the official Armada...

Team Rootberry showed off their sword swallowing skills. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Team Rootberry closes out Summer B Kickoff  

Joslyn Simmons July 6, 2017

https://youtu.be/xBwAmac1NlM Team Rootberry closed out the Summer B kickoff week with their award-winning juggling act on Saturday, July 1. The globe-traveling pair brought their juggling and knife...

Emily Ruppert. Photo by Scott Roberson

Back from California, UNF Surf Team speak on strong championship performance

Joslyn Simmons June 29, 2017

https://youtu.be/JHNEtc1ScUQ   With the waves perfect in sunny California, the UNF Surf Team grabbed second place and two individual titles in the National Scholastic Surfing Association Championship. This...

Moore worked out with the Nuggets earlier this year. Courtesy of Dallas Moore

Moore joins the Denver Nuggets’ summer league

Joslyn Simmons June 27, 2017

  The Denver Nuggets have selected former UNF star Dallas Moore to be a part of their summer league program in Las Vegas. The tournament-style competition starts on Friday, July 7 and ends...

Dallas Moore’s place in the NBA

Dallas Moore’s place in the NBA

Joslyn Simmons June 22, 2017

https://youtu.be/q_UO07_pmNI Video by Joslyn Simmons and Pierce Turner.   With the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday in New York, 60 athletes are waiting to hear their name called on the big stage....

Yahir Gurrola in action. Courtesy of UNF Athletics

Ospreys Outfielder drafted by the Phillies

Joslyn Simmons June 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Phillies selected junior outfielder Yahir Gurrola in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. This is the third time an Osprey has been drafted by the...

Photo Illustration by Joey Taravella and Spencer Goldbach

UNF will remain undefeated on the gridiron for years to come

Joslyn Simmons June 15, 2017

  Since it looks like a football team is nowhere in the immediate plans for the university, you’re going to have to a wait to wear any UNF football gear. College football teams often...

The surf team is headed to California for a competition. Photo by UNFs Surf Team

Surf team competing in nationals

Joslyn Simmons June 15, 2017

UNF surf team heads to California for the third straight season to compete in the National Scholastic Surfing Association Nationals on June 19. Corey Howell, captain of the team, is looking to bring...

Archeology students unearth Native American artifacts

Archeology students unearth Native American artifacts

Joslyn Simmons June 14, 2017

https://youtu.be/kN-U1UUpAl4 Tucked away on Big Talbot Island, students gain first hand experience in the archaeology field. One shovel full of dirt at a time. In this six week course led by Dr....

Travis Trace  Courtesy of UNF Athletics

Travis Trace: Making History

Joslyn Simmons June 8, 2017

  Ten years of preparation led to the one moment that sent Travis Trace to the NCAA Golf Championship as an individual making UNF history.  He went from playing putt-putt at his brother’s...

Harris Newsteder,mechanical engineering senior,  shows how Phobos works
By Joslyn Simmons

UNF teams up with JaxPAL to create OspreyPAL

Joslyn Simmons and Pierce Turner June 1, 2017

https://youtu.be/opbbfn9Wq6I Video by Joslyn Simmons Have you ever wanted to see a robot up close? Or make a mouthguard from a 3-D printer? UNF has all of that and more for students interested in...

UNF Head Coach Smoke Laval is just the second baseball coach in North Florida’s history, replacing 23-year veteran Dusty Rhodes in 2010.Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Baseball Head Coach Smoke Laval fired after 7 seasons

Joslyn Simmons May 31, 2017

North Florida athletics fired Baseball Head Coach Smoke Laval Wednesday afternoon. Laval came to UNF in 2010 and leaves with a record of 237-160.  North Florida finished 33-24 in the 2017 season...

Parking to be affected by high school graduations next week

Joslyn Simmons, Sports Editor May 23, 2017

  Parking will be affected throughout the week due to the high school graduations taking place at the UNF Arena. Parking lots 18 and 34 will be reserved from 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. on May 24-25, May 30...

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