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UNF logo establishes new brand, creates buzz among Osprey coaches

July 22, 2014

Lee Moon found the logo he wanted. UNF athletics unveiled the new logo last week. Moon, UNF’s athletic director since 2009, was presented with many options for the image that would represent Osprey...

UNF spoke with Jax Armada FC about playing at Hodges Stadium

July 14, 2014

The Jacksonville Armada FC, a member of the North American Soccer League, will temporarily play home games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for three seasons starting in 2015. Mayor Alvin Brown...

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

June 30, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has seen global attention, so why can’t the UNF soccer team do the same at a local level? If you’ve been keeping up with the World Cup, it’s easy to see the entertainment...

UNF men’s basketball team fills fourth scholarship spot

June 20, 2014

It appears that three wasn’t enough for Matthew Driscoll and the North Florida men’s basketball team. The Ospreys have already added three new players to fill the empty slots of departed...

UNF soccer and basketball bring in promising new talent

June 20, 2014

#AR4347-001 / gettyimages.com International athletes desire the warm beach weather that comes with playing for a southeast team like UNF. University sports programs thrive on recruiting, and what...

Men’s basketball dominates Florida A&M

November 30, 2012

The UNF men’s basketball team defeated its second in-state rival in a row Thursday. The victory came against the FAMU Rattlers 72-47 before a crowd of 1,580 at UNF arena. The Ospreys are now 2-0...

UNF senior guard Granberry takes leave of absence, return questionable

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. According...

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

November 18, 2012

Manhattan, Kan. -- The UNF men’s basketball team lost its third game in a row Sunday afternoon, this time to the Kansas State Wildcats. The loss marks the Ospreys’ third consecutive road defeat and...

UNF’s longest tenured head coach begins another season

November 16, 2012

The UNF women’s basketball head coach Mary Tappmeyer is embarking on her 21st season -- she’s been with the UNF women’s basketball team since the beginning and has had both fond and disappointing...

UNF point guards run the show

November 16, 2012

Will Wilson, UNF senior and men’s basketball starting point guard, walks onto the floor, feeling the pressure of his team, the crowd, and the expectations of head coach Matthew Driscoll. Driscoll...

Second half slump dooms men’s basketball against Savannah State

November 15, 2012

Two nights after scoring 66 points against the #17 Memphis Tigers, the UNF Ospreys men’s basketball team managed only 47 points on 35 percent shooting against the Tigers of Savannah State, and dropped...

Men’s basketball gets handled by Memphis in road opener

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

November 9, 2012

The 2012-13 UNF women’s basketball team’s goals going into this season are to avoid costly mistakes, to hit their free throws, and to have a stalwart defense. Since the team’s 2011-12 season...

ESPN broadcaster and UNF alumna Sara Walsh returns to UNF

November 8, 2012

Emmy Award winning ESPN anchor and UNF alumna, Sara Walsh, visited the UNF Student Union ballroom Oct. 22. Walsh began her journey of becoming a high-profile sportscaster at UNF, where she majored...

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

November 3, 2012

The North Florida women’s soccer team’s hopes of winning an A-Sun championship were clawed by the Mercer Bears in a 3-0 loss on Fri, Nov. 2 in the Atlantic Sun tournament conference semifinals. The...

UNF men’s basketball modifies offense, returns five starters

October 31, 2012

As the clock wound down in the first-round game of the Atlantic-Sun Tournament March 1, Parker Smith attempted a 3-pointer for the win. The shot, however, came up short. UNF lost by two points to East...

Injuries Hobble UNF Soccer Athletes

October 24, 2012

Injuries come out of nowhere, like deer on I-4 in the middle of the night. Unexpected misfortune resulting in excruciating physical pain: every athlete runs the risk of injury, and UNF athletes...

Men’s Soccer Drops Ninth in a Row

October 19, 2012

What’s it take to get the ball in the net? 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...

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

October 13, 2012

Bend the ball a couple inches to the left, to the right, or hit perhaps one more cross into the box, and the UNF men’s soccer team(3-9-0, 0-3 A-Sun) would’ve celebrated its first conference win...

UNF Football Student Opinion Sends Mixed Signals

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

September 29, 2012

Jacksonville, Fla - 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. The match between the cross-town rivals ended...

Goalkeeper Controversy?

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

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

September 3, 2012

The UNF women’s volleyball team killed and dug its way into a win on Friday Aug. 31 in Charleston, then suffered two heart breaking losses Saturday Sept. 1. A tournament split on the road gave the...

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

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

August 9, 2012

The academic standards for NCAA entrance and postseason eligibility requirements are set to increase slightly over the next five years, beginning in 2015. The new requirements mandate that incoming...

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

August 8, 2012

Watch the video above to see an uncut interview with Ospreys Defender Sadie McLean.   The UNF women’s soccer team will be seeking to improve in 2012, as they finished 9-10-2 overall, including...

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

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...

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

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. Intensity on his face,...

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