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UNF logo establishes new brand, creates buzz among Osprey coaches

Raleigh Harbin July 22, 2014
UNF coaches get excited about the new UNF logo released last week. “I was thankful they took the time to put this together,” men's soccer coach Derek Marinatos said. “The [new] logo is a sharp upgrade.”

UNF spoke with Jax Armada FC about playing at Hodges Stadium

Raleigh Harbin July 14, 2014
The Jacksonville Armada FC announced their temporary stadium as Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. UNF's Hodges Stadium may have potentially been in the running as a temporary site for the local professional soccer team.

Opinion: Soccer is on the rise globally and UNF students should take notice on a local scale

Raleigh Harbin June 30, 2014
With the 2014 FIFA Men's World Cup going on this summer, soccer has been on the spotlight for globally. Besides supporting our national team, the North Florida Ospreys have a promising future with new promising recruits and the leadership of Coach Derek Marinatos. Fans do not have to wait four years for a big championship as both UNF women and men teams compete during their season and aspire to qualify for A-Sun.

UNF men’s basketball team fills fourth scholarship spot

Raleigh Harbin June 20, 2014
Karlos Odum, a 6-foot-7 forward is the newest member of the Ospreys men's basketball team.

UNF soccer and basketball bring in promising new talent

Raleigh Harbin June 20, 2014
With UNF's top sports competing in A-Sun, Ospreys recruit promising athletes from all across the globe.

Men’s basketball dominates Florida A&M

Raleigh Harbin November 30, 2012
“It’s a confidence builder,” junior guard Travis Wallace said, who notched 4 rebounds in addition to his 12 points. “It allows us to understand what we have to do. It doesn’t matter what team you’re playing, you’ve got to finish.”

UNF senior guard Granberry takes leave of absence, return questionable

Raleigh Harbin November 29, 2012
UNF men’s basketball senior guard/forward Jerron Granberry has taken a leave of absence from the basketball team and the university, according to head basketball coach Matthew Driscoll.

K-State hands UNF men’s basketball its third straight loss

Raleigh Harbin November 19, 2012
Offensive consistency beyond Beech and Wallace proved sparse for UNF, as the Ospreys shot 36 percent (20 -55) from the field, 25 percent (6 -24) from three point range, and 60 percent (9-15) from the charity stripe.

UNF’s longest tenured head coach begins another season

Raleigh Harbin November 16, 2012
“I hate losing more than I like winning,” Tappmeyer said. “When a game’s over, I’m thinking about all the things that we have to do better -- the things that we did wrong that I really need to fix.”

UNF point guards run the show

Raleigh Harbin November 16, 2012
Setting up the defense in a position to get steals, however, is a major component of playing the position. If every man isn’t on the same page, then the onus is on the point guard.

Second half slump dooms men’s basketball against Savannah State

Raleigh Harbin November 15, 2012
Smith said the team felt good going into the second half, as UNF boasted a 31 to 22 lead. The non-conference meeting became a tale of two halves, however, as Savannah State outscored North Florida 32-16 in the final 20 minutes.

Men’s basketball gets handled by Memphis in road opener

Raleigh Harbin November 13, 2012

Seventeen points from senior Jerron Granberry wasn't enough, as the #17 Memphis Tigers surged past the Ospreys, 81-66. UNF (1-1) led Memphis (1-0) 3-0 to start off the Ospreys first road game of...

UNF’s women’s basketball looks to eliminate turnovers, turnover a new leaf

Raleigh Harbin November 9, 2012
UNF ended last season with a 13-17 overall record and an 11-9 conference record. In comparison, the team proved abysmal on the road, posting a 3-12 record that the team looks to improve upon this season.

ESPN broadcaster and UNF alumna Sara Walsh returns to UNF

Raleigh Harbin November 8, 2012
Walsh still holds two notable records at UNF, now 16 years later, including the most points in a game from a combination of assists and goals, with a total of nine, and the record for goals in a game, at four.

UNF women’s soccer season ends in defeat at the paws of Mercer Bears

Raleigh Harbin November 3, 2012
“It's always a difficult loss when you end the season,” head coach Linda Hamilton said. “We didn't have our best effort today and that's something that's tough to do against a quality team like Mercer.”

UNF men’s basketball modifies offense, returns five starters

Raleigh Harbin October 31, 2012
“We’re going to win the conference championship,” said Granberry, the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 10.9 points per game. “This is the most talented team we’ve had.”

Injuries Hobble UNF Soccer Athletes

Raleigh Harbin October 24, 2012
The injured soccer athletes at UNF have more in common than these recent grievances: they share a desire to get back on the pitch.

Men’s Soccer Drops Ninth in a Row

Raleigh Harbin October 19, 2012
The UNF men’s soccer team has now lost nine games in a row, the ninth coming at the feet of the top ranked Mercer Bears, 3-0. The loss on Oct.18 exceeds the number of years in a two-term presidency, and continues the deterioration of a season that started out promising, with the Ospreys winning three of its first five matches.

UNF Men’s Soccer Needs Lady Luck to Cast Her Spell

Raleigh Harbin October 13, 2012
Instead, this year’s Coaches vs. Cancer match at Hodges Stadium presented a microcosm of the 2012 UNF men’s soccer season: not enough shots in the back of the basket to win.

UNF Football Student Opinion Sends Mixed Signals

Raleigh Harbin October 10, 2012

Why doesn’t UNF have a football team?  An article in the Oct. 3 Spinnaker shed light on some reasons for and against UNF adopting a football program. The potential cost could be $8 million per...

UNF Women’s Soccer Match Sets Attendance Record, Match Ends in 1-1 tie

Raleigh Harbin September 29, 2012
A women’s soccer record 1290 fans showed up at Hodges Stadium to watch the first ever tie between the UNF Ospreys and JU Dolphins.

Goalkeeper Controversy?

Raleigh Harbin September 28, 2012

The UNF men’s soccer team has two goalies sharing the spotlight this season.  Senior starter Brad Sienkiewicz went down in the Florida Atlantic game with a pulled quadricep Sept 2. But the Ospreys...

Controversial Lineup Changes for UNF Men’s Soccer

Raleigh Harbin September 28, 2012

UNF men’s soccer head coach Derek Marinatos changed the lineup after the Osprey's Aug. 26 home game against Georgia State. Lack of effort from players who Marinatos says have the talent, but not...

UNF Volleyball team goes 1-2 over Labor Day weekend

Raleigh Harbin September 3, 2012
UNF Volleyball team fights hard in 3 matches at the Courtyard Charleston North Classic. Positively fuels this team, and despite its record for the tournament, the UNF volleyball team looks at every match as a new opportunity to improve.

Women’s Soccer Struggles, Lose first two games on road

Raleigh Harbin August 20, 2012

Greenville, South Carolina 8/17 - With much promise for the 2012 season, the North Florida Women’s Soccer team fell into a hole, dropping their first two games of the season, 2-0 each. In the first...

While the NCAA Ups its Ante on Academics, UNF Sticks to the Status Quo

Raleigh Harbin August 9, 2012
The requirements’ impact on the national landscape of the NCAA is already causing uproar amongst intercollegiate coaches from all sports, mainly because of heightened test scores and GPA requirements. The changes will have a profound effect on recruiting and current eligibility. But what about the impact on sports in our own back yard?

Women’s soccer team looks to prove Final Four run wasn’t a fluke

Raleigh Harbin August 8, 2012
Despite finishing below .500 in the regular season, the Ospreys set the mark with their best post season run since their arrival in the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2005. The team reached the A-Sun semifinals, and won their first ever A-Sun tournament game.

With A Rebuilding Season Behind Them, UNF Men’s Soccer Team Can Only Improve

Raleigh Harbin August 6, 2012
During a rebuilding 2011 season for the UNF soccer team, the Ospreys compiled a 1-15-0 overall record while going 0-8-0 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. With head soccer coach Derek Marinatos in his first season at UNF, the Osprey’s struggled scoring goals, defending, and most importantly, winning games. With a fresh start on the horizon, players and coaches alike know that the only way to go is up.

At nearly 16 feet off the ground, David Shepherd sets goals higher

Raleigh Harbin May 28, 2012
Lining up, pole in hand, sprinting toward the bar set 15 feet, 11 and ¾ inches in the air, David Shepherd plants the long cylinder into the ground and prepares for flight.
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