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Potential on campus support rally for Ken Parker

Potential on campus support rally for Ken Parker

Ronnie Rodgers November 16, 2017

The university is preparing for a potential white nationalist rally on campus next week. The rally, which is being held in support of suspended student Ken Parker, is reportedly planned to happen on...


President Delaney urges the campus to stay calm in wake of gun rumors

Ronnie Rodgers November 14, 2017

After “It’s okay to be white” signs were posted and a flurry of rumors about someone having a gun on campus , UNF President John Delaney released a statement via Osprey Update Tuesday afternoon....

Ogier Gardens vandalized

Ogier Gardens vandalized

Ronnie Rodgers November 9, 2017

  The Ogier Gardens was found vandalized on the Tuesday morning after the Florida v. Georgia tailgate last weekend. Someone kicked the gate in before they drew male genitalia, bongs and the...

The incident took place in Osprey Landing X.
 Photo by Lili Weinstein

UNFPD investigating a robbery and false imprisonment at the Landing

Ronnie Rodgers November 8, 2017

According to an Osprey Campus Update, a student was hit in the head with a gun, tied up, and robbed in his dorm in Building X of The Landing by two suspects. The victim said at around 7:45 p.m. he heard...

The Pi Kappa Phi house in Tallahassee. Creative Commons

FSU bans Greek Life indefinitely; A look into UNF’s Pi Kappa Phi hazing history

Ronnie Rodgers and Tiffany Salameh November 6, 2017

Following the death of a Pi Kappa Phi pledge and a Phi Delta Theta member allegedly trafficking cocaine, Florida State University’s President John Thrasher suspended all fraternities and sororities...

Men’s basketball struck early with injuries

Men’s basketball struck early with injuries

Ronnie Rodgers November 6, 2017

Days away from the 2017-2018 season tip-off, the men’s basketball team has already been bitten by the injury bug. Garrett Sams, the 2016-2017 ASUN all-freshman team member, suffered a head injury...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Teen with offer to play basketball at UNF arrested in connection to murder

Ronnie Rodgers November 2, 2017

A high school basketball student with an offer to play at UNF was arrested in connection to a murder that occurred on Oct. 14, according to the Duluth Police Department.   Police said Alexander...

Guests attending summer commencements on July 31 will park in the second, third and fourth floors of the Arena Garage. 
Photo by Robert Curtis

Arena Parking Garage reserved for multiple days

Ronnie Rodgers October 23, 2017

You may want to get to campus early this week if you want to park in the garage. Multiple spots in the Arena Garage will be reserved on Tues. and Wed. On Oct 24. 12 spaces will be reserved for those...

Photo by UNF spinnaker

New parking garage not in UNF’s future, parking services director says

Ronnie Rodgers October 23, 2017

Parking is always hectic, and many students think the solution to this problem would be to build another garage on campus. But UNF does not think this solution is the answer to the problem. George...

Photo by Alexis Molinaro

Student points gun and pulls trigger, according to UNFPD

Ronnie Rodgers October 20, 2017

A UNF student was arrested after he pointed a gun at his roommate and pulled the trigger, according to UNFPD. An Osprey Update that was sent to students stated that a student did pull the trigger...

Zack Morse explains racist Snapchat video

Zack Morse explains “racist” Snapchat video

Ronnie Rodgers October 19, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFg4lMe71cQ Zack Morse sat down exclusively with Spinnaker News to give his side of the story. Morse has been at the center of the controversial Snapchat video, that...

UNF President John Delaney. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Week in rewind: Racist video, no SG president and more

Ronnie Rodgers October 19, 2017

Mims Steps down as President Student Body President Samantha Mims resigned via email last week after being given an ultimatum by the Attorney General Jaclyn Glosson to step down or face impeachment....

Governor Rick Scott  made his announcement on the second floor of the UNF Bookstore.Photo by Camille Shaw

State of emergency declared in the wake of Spencer speaking at UF

Ronnie Rodgers October 16, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Alachua County just days before white-nationalist Richard Spencer is set to speak at the University of Florida. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Chief Mackesy: Officers “more visible” following racist video

Ronnie Rodgers October 13, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhxQIDtgoM8 Video by Ronnie Rodgers  UNFPD Chief Frank Mackesy detailed his department's plans after a video surfaced earlier this week with alleged UNF students...


Delaney responds to racially disturbing video allegedly featuring students

Ronnie Rodgers October 12, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYEM09GF73Y UNF President John Delaney responded to a Snapchat video of alleged students jumping around making monkey noises with a caption “What actually went on at...

Many students took a knee on the Green during the BLM protest. Photo by Andy Castro

Black Lives Matter Rally: Take a Knee UNF

Ronnie Rodgers October 11, 2017

https://youtu.be/IWl3HG0EwBI Video by Jas Chung-Campbell and Andy Castro  Students of all types flocked to the Green on Oct. 11 for Take a Knee UNF, a rally hosted by the Students for a Democratic Society...

Graphic by Ben Cross

Two empty chairs: Succession in Student Government

Ronnie Rodgers October 10, 2017

In the past few weeks, both President Samantha Mims and Vice President Cole Poppell have resigned. The question now is: who will fill their positions as student body president and vice president? “If...

Some players from the Washington Redskins kneel during the national anthem. Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Republicans less likely to support NFL after kneeling controversy, UNF poll shows  

Ronnie Rodgers October 10, 2017

Following the recent controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, UNF’s Public Opinion Research Laboratory conducted a poll to see how local people felt about the issue....

Student Body President resigns

Student Body President resigns

Ronnie Rodgers October 9, 2017

Student Body President Samantha Mims sent an email to all UNF students on Oct. 9 announcing her resignation because she wants to focus on her “health and well-being.” “When I took the Oath...

A new higher bar has been added to the Starbucks lounge. Photo by Jesse Martinez

VIDEO: UNF Starbucks lounge gets a makeover

Ronnie Rodgers October 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoGh4vNYZz8&feature=youtu.be Video by Ronnie Rodgers The new Starbucks lounge renovations are finally done, so you can enjoy your venti lattes a little more comfortably. The...

So long kiosks; Students can now purchase daily parking passes online

So long kiosks; Students can now purchase daily parking passes online

Ronnie Rodgers October 9, 2017

Daily parking permits can now be purchased online using the mobile app Woosh, or by accessing it through a web browser. Drivers just have to follow four steps, and they can buy their virtual passes...

Buster is a Northeastern Guide Dog in training.

Buster the dog: Pursuing his dreams at UNF

Ronnie Rodgers October 4, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seTyR95v638 Like many UNF students, Buster came to college to pursue what he wants to be when he grows up. The five month old yellow Labrador retriever is a Southeastern...

Photo by Ronnie Rogers

UNFPD searching for man who exposed himself at The Flats

Ronnie Rodgers October 3, 2017

A man exposed himself to a woman at The Flats Apartments Oct. 3 according to a Campus Safety Alert that was sent out to students. A woman was walking in The Flats parking lot at around 8 p.m., and...

Hurricane Maria is referred by Governor Rosello as the “worst hurricane Puerto Rico has faced in modern history.” Photo courtesy Yangel Rosario.

UNF waives out-of-state tuition fees for students from Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Ronnie Rodgers October 3, 2017

UNF is joining other public Florida universities in waiving out-of-state tuition fees for students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following a very active hurricane season. Governor...

UNF student receives probation for cyber stalking

Ronnie Rodgers September 26, 2017

A UNF student who was arrested for cyberstalking pled no contest earlier this month and was sentenced to 12 months probation. Dylan Strickland was sentenced to a year of probation on Sept. 12....

Photo by Spinnaker Media

Freebie Alert: PINK on UNF campus today

Ronnie Rodgers September 26, 2017

It's that time again, the UNF PINK team will be on campus today near the Coxwell Ampitheatre handing out freebies. There will be a Logo Mania Scavenger Hunt on campus. Participants have the chance...

Dallas Moore receives award.

Dallas Moore named most valuable player

Ronnie Rodgers September 20, 2017

https://twitter.com/CoachSJPerk/status/910266630172811264 Former UNF basketball star Dallas Moore was named the most valuable player after scoring 21 points during a win at the 13th Alphonso Ford Memorial...

The Big Red Bus will be on campus June 16 from noon to 5 p.m. Photo courtesy One Blood

Irma relief efforts: UNF to hold a blood drive

Ronnie Rodgers September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma left many areas damaged, flooded and without power. With statewide efforts to rebuild already underway, UNF  is doing its part to help. A OneBlood blood drive will take place on campus...

UNF is in the predesign phase of building the new dorm.

New residence hall in pre-design phase

Ronnie Rodgers September 12, 2017

The university is planning to build new student dorms in the near future. East Ridge Residence Hall is in the pre-design phase and could break ground as soon as 2018. The university wants to build...

Fences were knocked down during Irma. Photo by Pierce Turner

Hurricane Irma: UNF’s aftermath

Ronnie Rodgers September 11, 2017

Now that Hurricane Irma has passed, Spinnaker was able to get a better look at what the storm did to campus. Although there seems to be no significant structural damage to any buildings, some walkways...

UNF cancels Friday and Monday classes

UNF cancels Friday and Monday classes

Ronnie Rodgers September 6, 2017

Classes and most events are cancelled starting Friday Sept. 8 through Monday Spet. 11 due to Hurricane Irma, including online courses. “The University is strongly encouraging residential students...

UNF during Hurricane Matthew. Photo by Tiffany Salameh

UNF addresses potential class cancellations

Ronnie Rodgers September 6, 2017

The university still has not made a decision on closures to campus due to Hurricane Irma, which is headed for the East coast of Florida. “We’re continuing to monitor the storm the crisis management...

Dr. Catherine Christie earns Distinguished Professor award. Photo courtesy of UNF

Dr. Catherine Christie earns Distinguished Professor award

Ronnie Rodgers August 30, 2017

Dr. Catherine Christie was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Professor award, the highest award a UNF faculty member can be given, at the 46th Annual Fall Convocation ceremony. “I am deeply honored...

Ellen Glasses Photo from ellenglasser4mayor.com

UNF Instructor Ellen Glasser is the new mayor of Atlantic Beach

Ronnie Rodgers August 29, 2017

Ellen Glasser, a UNF instructor of criminology, was elected mayor of Atlantic Beach Tuesday defeating previous mayor Mitchell Reeves, according to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan. Glasser...

An Unexpected Encounter from under the sea

An Unexpected Encounter from under the sea

Ronnie Rodgers August 29, 2017

  https://youtu.be/HKOFMiT6pmc Video by Ronnie Rodgers As you walk through the doors on the second floor of the Student Union, you can’t help but notice the large, colorful coral reef...

UPDATE: I-295 entrance reopened after crash

Ronnie Rodgers August 28, 2017

Update: The I-295 entrance into campus has been reopened after a car accident earlier in the day shut down the entrance indefinitely. Florida Highway Patrol arrived on the scene of the crash at...

Photo by Lili Weinstein.

Gabby O’Connell named to ASUN Preseason team

Ronnie Rodgers August 27, 2017

Coaches around the ASUN voted the sophomore to this team after her superb play last season. The outside hitter was named the Freshman of the Week five times last season. “It’s an honor to be...

Sage the Gemini concert relocated due to weather

Sage the Gemini concert relocated due to weather

Ronnie Rodgers August 25, 2017

The UNF Week of Welcome Concert starring Sage the Gemini has been relocated due to potential inclement weather. The concert will now take place in the UNF Arena. The show was originally going to...

Rain and clouds didn’t stop UNF’s Great American Eclipse party

Rain and clouds didn’t stop UNF’s Great American Eclipse party

Ronnie Rodgers August 21, 2017

https://youtu.be/lutR7G_3S1w  The Great American Eclipse is officially in the history books, and UNF didn’t miss out on the fun. Clouds and rain didn’t stop hundreds of people from flocking to...

Photo courtesy of Campus Life

What to watch out for during the Week of Welcome

Ronnie Rodgers August 19, 2017

With Fall 2017 right around the corner, UNF’s Week of Welcome isn't too far behind. Spinnaker put together a compilation of the most exciting events during the week long celebration. If you want...

UNF student pleads guilty to child porn charges

UNF student pleads guilty to child porn charges

Ronnie Rodgers August 14, 2017

A UNF student pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Monday, Aug. 14. According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Neal Buckles plead guilty to possessing and distributing child...

Starbucks. Photo by Ronnie Rodgers.

What to expect in the new Starbucks lounge

Ronnie Rodgers August 8, 2017
Starbucks will soon go under renovations for a more "homey coffee lounge" feel.
Where to Live Stream UNFs Summer Graduation

Where to Live Stream UNF’s Summer Graduation

Ronnie Rodgers August 3, 2017

If you want to see the commencement ceremony, but couldn’t get a ticket, don’t worry! The summer graduations will be live streamed in HD this year thanks to the Spinnaker Media, the Student Wellness...

UNF’s LGBT Resource Center reacts to Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military

UNF’s LGBT Resource Center reacts to Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military

Ronnie Rodgers July 26, 2017

The President announced on July 26 that transgender people will no longer be able to “serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890193981585444864 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890196164313833472 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890197095151546369  ...

photo by Morgan Purvis

Bee might be heading to the Flats

Ronnie Rodgers July 24, 2017

Geese may not be that big of a problem on the core of the campus now, but they have become a growing problem at some UNF residence halls. Lately, there has been an influx of geese in the Flats and...

Photo by UNF spinnaker

Fine Arts Center Garage partially closed

Ronnie Rodgers July 24, 2017

The Fine Arts Center Garage will be partially blocked off for almost a month due to maintenance. Starting July 24, the third and fourth floor of the garage will be closed off. This will last until...

BSU teams with local businesses for back to school drive

BSU teams with local businesses for back to school drive

Ronnie Rodgers July 24, 2017

https://youtu.be/u8YmLohAORY Video by Ronnie Rodgers and Joslyn Simmons UNF’s Black Student Union has teamed up with local businesses for the Back 2 School Supply Drive.  BSU’s President Markale...

Photo courtesy of Florida Student Financial Aid.

Tuition now completely covered for Bright Futures Scholars

Ronnie Rodgers July 18, 2017

Students in the highest tier for Bright Futures will now have 100 percent of their tuition paid for and an extra $300 for textbooks starting in the fall. However, this will only last for one year unless...

These signs are posted as a friendly reminder around the Flats. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

UNF continues dog DNA testing program

Ronnie Rodgers July 18, 2017

  With the amount of dog poop reduced drastically since last year, the university has decided to continue the DNA testing of dogs that live in the Flats. “We’ve found the program to...

Photo by Joslyn Simmons

UPDATE: Lot 18 completely closed for two weeks

Ronnie Rodgers July 13, 2017

  All of Lot 18 will now be shut down for almost two weeks due to maintenance. The largest gray lot will be completely unavailable from July 16-28. Students are advised by parking services...

UNF political science professor Nancy Soderberg. Photo courtesy of UNF.

Two UNF professors running for Congress

Ronnie Rodgers July 13, 2017

Two UNF educators are hoping to head to Capitol Hill in 2018 as Democrats in heavily Republican-controlled districts. Political science professor Nancy Soderberg and adjunct English professor Monica...

Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Lot 18 partially closed for weeks

Ronnie Rodgers July 11, 2017

The west side of Gray Lot 18 will be closed for almost two weeks due to maintenance. The side closest to Hodges Stadium will be unavailable from July 16-28 for construction. Students can still...

Photo by Alex Wilson

Free Chick-fil-a on campus Tuesday

Ronnie Rodgers July 10, 2017

What’s better than Chick-fil-a? FREE Chick-fil-a. On Tuesday, July 11 you could enjoy a free Chick-fil-a sandwich or nuggets. But there is one catch, you’ll have to dress like a cow. People...

Students who want to back in will be ticketed unless they pay an additional $50 to do so. Photo by Ronnie Rodgers

Fall parking permits on sale Monday

Ronnie Rodgers July 7, 2017

https://vimeo.com/221782911 With sticker decals now a thing of the past, the first wave of virtual passes will go on sale starting July 10 at 9 a.m. At the time of purchasing you’ll need to know...

Amazon Job Fair at UNF

Amazon Job Fair at UNF

Ronnie Rodgers July 6, 2017

With a new distribution center in Jacksonville that’s 800,000 square feet, the online retailer Amazon has quite a few jobs to fill. Amazon will be hosting walk-in interviews, with the potential...

Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Track & Field events closes down North Entrance Road and Lot 18 shuttle stop

Ronnie Rodgers July 5, 2017

North Entrance Road, which is in between Hodges Stadium and Gray Lot 18, will be closed from July 5 until 6 a.m. on July 10. The USATF Regional Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, is...

UNF Coggin College of Business. Courtesy of Google

UNF Housing Director: Students will be held accountable for using fireworks

Ronnie Rodgers July 3, 2017

Neighborhood firework displays are a staple in almost everyone’s childhood memories. While you may be able to buy fireworks in almost every store’s parking lot, it is illegal to set them off in...

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden

Clutch deals to light up your Fourth of July

Ronnie Rodgers July 2, 2017

With Independence Day approaching, there are many specials going on to celebrate the holiday. Here are some deals to check out this Fourth of July: The Jacksonville Zoo and Garden is offering...

 Photo by Mark Judson.

Where to see fireworks on the Fourth of July

Ronnie Rodgers June 27, 2017

With Jacksonville being one of the largest cities there are multiple places to see fireworks on the Fourth of July. Here is a list of places to see fireworks displays :   Jacksonville...

Summer B Kickoff Timeline

Summer B Kickoff Timeline

Ronnie Rodgers June 23, 2017

Starting next week, campus won’t feel like a ghost town anymore. There will be an influx of freshmen and fellow Ospreys coming to UNF for the Summer B semester.  Summer B kickoff is a week long...

UNF President John Delaney. Photo by Lili Weinstein

A Q&A with President John Delaney

Ronnie Rodgers June 16, 2017

As the term of John Delaney comes to an end, Spinnaker News sat down with UNF’s longest serving president to talk about his time at UNF.   Spinnaker: How was the campus when you first...

Photo courtesy of Florida Student Financial Aid.

Tuition may be completely covered for Bright Futures Academic Scholars

Ronnie Rodgers June 14, 2017

  Correction: A previous version of this article said that the bill had been passed, the bill is currently on the governor's desk. Spinnaker takes accuracy very seriously and regrets the error. Starting...

JSO helped to rescue this injured Osprey earlier this week.  Photo courtesy of JSO

JSO helps rescue an Osprey

Ronnie Rodgers June 13, 2017

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and a good Samaritan helped to rescue an injured osprey on Jacksonville’s Southside on June 12. According to JSO, a person saw the bird flying with a large...

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Misspelling on 2017 UNF diplomas leads to complete reprint

Ronnie Rodgers June 13, 2017

The University of North Florida had to reprint all of the diplomas given to  spring 2017 graduates due to a misprint. The bottom line of the diplomas read: “This Twenty-Eigth Day of April, A.D.,...

Taco Bell offering free tacos Tuesday

Taco Bell offering free tacos Tuesday

Ronnie Rodgers June 13, 2017

  What better way to celebrate taco Tuesday than free tacos? Taco Bell will be handing out free Doritos Locos tacos today from 2-6 p.m. There are 10 Taco Bells in Jacksonville, with the...

UNF President John Delaney. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Delaney: UNF’s new president could bring on staff changes

Ronnie Rodgers June 12, 2017

The new president might not be the only new face at UNF come 2018. There could be a huge shake up at the top after the new president starts. When a new president comes into a university, they have...

June 12 named Pulse Remembrance Day

June 12 named Pulse Remembrance Day

Ronnie Rodgers June 12, 2017

June 12 was proclaimed Pulse Remembrance Day by Governor Rick Scott. Flags will be flown at half-staff to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. “The horrific terror attack at...

UNF President John Delaney. Photo by Lili Weinstein

John Delaney and Corrine Brown: An unlikely friendship

Ronnie Rodgers June 6, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrkhw_IUayI Video by Joslyn Simmons and Tanya Jackson   Even though former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is an outspoken Democrat, and University President John...

University replacing water lines

University replacing water lines

Ronnie Rodgers June 1, 2017

  https://youtu.be/1GMjESCCPtc If you’ve walked past the Brooks College of Health, then you’ve seen the huge mounds of dirt and construction workers. The construction is due to the university...

Former student pleads not guilty to soliciting sex from minor

Former student pleads not guilty to soliciting sex from minor

Ronnie Rodgers May 26, 2017

  A former UNF student has plead not guilty to soliciting sex from a minor, according to the Duval County Clerk of Courts. Abdulrahem Mohamd Alkhaedei, 25, pleaded not guilty to all on...

Heavy rains are expected through the night. Photo courtesy National Weather Service

Duval County under tornado watch; Severe T-Storms expected

Ronnie Rodgers and Tiffany Salameh May 24, 2017

https://youtu.be/_1M4aGPVwj4 Jacksonville and Northeast Florida are under severe thunderstorm warnings all day Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Due to the severe weather,...

UNF alumna included in ESPN layoff

UNF alumna included in ESPN layoff

Ronnie Rodgers May 23, 2017

ESPN laid off UNF alumna Sara Walsh the day she was set to return from maternity leave, after giving birth to twins. On May 4 Walsh posted this picture to her Twitter. The UNF graduate majored...

Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

Mens’ Golf ends season with one Osprey competing for national championship

Ronnie Rodgers May 22, 2017
Sophomore Travis Trace is the first UNF golfer to qualify for the NCAA Championship Tournament.
Summer A: On campus happy hour deals

Summer A: On campus happy hour deals

Ronnie Rodgers May 22, 2017

UNF Dining Services revealed Summer A special discounts for Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Outtakes and Ozzie’s.   Chick-fil-A is offering 10 percent off select items from 2 p.m.- close, but the...

Former UNF student charged with soliciting sex from minor

Former UNF student charged with soliciting sex from minor

Ronnie Rodgers May 16, 2017

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested a former UNF student on charges of soliciting sex from a minor during an undercover sting operation, according to police. Abdulrahem Mohamd Alkhaedei,...

The women’s golf team ends their season at UGA. Picture courtesy of UNF Athletics

Women’s golf ends their season at NCAA Tournament

Ronnie Rodgers May 15, 2017

The women’s golf team fought hard during the NCAA Athens Regional, as they shot 302, their tournament best. But with a 16th finish out of 18 it was not enough to extend their season. Senior Nathalie...

This wildfire is 102 times the size of UNFs campus. Picture courtesy of Channel 4

West Mims fire continues to spread; Duval County under smoke advisory

Ronnie Rodgers May 8, 2017

  If you’ve been seeing a slew of brown clouds lately it is the cause of a wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The West Mims fire was caused by lightning strike April 6...

The Florida Statehouse. Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Block tuition: classes on sale?

Ronnie Rodgers May 5, 2017

The Florida Senate passed a bill which would make all Florida universities use block tuition as soon as the fall of 2018. The bill still has to go through the Florida House of Representatives, but...

Photo by Nicole Sutton

Sams returning to UNF basketball team, no longer transferring

Ronnie Rodgers April 26, 2017

Garrett Sams has decided to return to the UNF men’s basketball team, after announcing in early April that he’d be transferring to the University of Tennessee at Martin for his sophomore season due...

UNF Womens Tennis. Photos courtesy of UNF Athletics

Women’s tennis comes back for three-peat ASUN title

Ronnie Rodgers April 26, 2017

Senior Michelle Valdez was determined to leave Fort Myers with the ASUN title. The senior took home MVP honors and won the final match giving UNF the point and the three-peat.  The women’s tennis...

Finals week memes to slow tide of stress

Finals week memes to slow tide of stress

Ronnie Rodgers April 24, 2017

With finals week in full swing here’s a little something to take the edge off. These are some of the funniest memes that all us college students can relate to right now. — For more...

You won’t be seeing eight of these players next season. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Four more UNF basketball players transferring to other schools

Ronnie Rodgers April 20, 2017

The seniors and Garrett Sams aren’t the only basketball players not returning next season. A quartet of Ospreys are also leaving the nest. The seniors will be graduating while the other four players...

Coach Driscolls funniest moments

Coach Driscoll’s funniest moments

Ronnie Rodgers April 19, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjiKqtJSApk Matthew Driscoll, UNF’s men’s basketball head coach, is definitely one of a kind. Within seconds of talking to him you’ll pick up on his wit, quirky sense...

A glimpse at the Osprey’s potential starting five

A glimpse at the Osprey’s potential starting five

Ronnie Rodgers April 13, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbaNrJRbjTg   The post-Dallas Moore era may still be months away, but it's never too early to analyze the returning players. The Ospreys will be losing three pivotal...

A day in the life of Bee

A day in the life of Bee

Ronnie Rodgers April 5, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGfEHuchpRA If you think you’re swamped with things to do on campus, you aren’t nearly as busy as Bee. Bee is a border collie that was enlisted earlier this year to...

Moore is the first Ospreys to be named to the AP All-American Honorable Mention list. 

Photo by Tyler Voorthuijsen

Dallas Moore earns national accolades two years in a row

Ronnie Rodgers March 31, 2017

Even with his college career behind him, Dallas Moore is still earning accolades for his impressive play on the hardwood. The left-handed guard was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches...

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Ospreys open ASUN play over Spring break

Ronnie Rodgers March 29, 2017

  Over Spring Break, North Florida athletics earned first place finishes and opened ASUN play.   Track and Field Men’s Track and Field team snagged many of the top spots during the Sheraton...

Photo by Alexis Molinaro

Parking limited due to on-campus events

Ronnie Rodgers March 27, 2017

There are three different events this week where parking spots will be reserved for their attendees. On March 28, the second floor of the Arena Parking Garage will have 50 blue lot spots reserved from...

Photo by Ronnie Rodgers

Student rates available for Jacksonville Armada games on campus

Ronnie Rodgers March 27, 2017

With the popularity of soccer growing rapidly, the Jacksonville Armada calling Hodges Stadium their new home was huge. Not just for the team, but also for the UNF community. “We are very excited...

Not many college students in general are married, and UNF students are no exception. Graphic by Randall Johnson

Ospreys unlikely to tie the knot

Ronnie Rodgers March 24, 2017

Love must not be on the brain, because many Ospreys are not married. Being married in college or a university is very uncommon, and UNF is no exception. According to UNF Institutional Research, only...

Photo by Luiza Motta.

Season recap: A rough season for women’s basketball

Ronnie Rodgers March 22, 2017

Even though the women’s team had more losses than wins this season, the Ospreys are still steadily improving. The Ospreys improved their overall record by three games compared to last season. The...

Photo by Nicole Sutton

Season recap: Ospreys defied the odds after an unsteady start

Ronnie Rodgers March 21, 2017

At the beginning of the season, when Head Coach Matthew Driscoll said that this would be the hardest non-conference schedule by far, he was right. After losing key starters Beau Beech and Demarcus Daniels...

Photo by Connor Spielmaker

Men’s basketball scores four ASUN accolades

Ronnie Rodgers March 7, 2017

Four North Florida men’s basketball players earned ASUN accolades for their stellar performances on and off the court this season. Dallas Moore was named the ASUN Player of the Year for the second...

Joseph Jenkins. Photo courtesy of JSO

Man accused of masturbating on campus pleads not guilty

Ronnie Rodgers March 7, 2017

The man accused of masturbating in front of two female students has entered a not guilty plea on all charges on March 1. Joseph Jenkins plead not guilty on four counts of exposing sexual organs —...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Ospreys drops ASUN championship to FGCU, 77-61

Ronnie Rodgers March 5, 2017

https://youtu.be/8Geo7LVoRSE North Florida lost the ASUN Championship to FGCU, 77-61. UNF had hot shooting during the first half, but fizzled out during the second. With a guaranteed slot in the 2017...

Timeout with the team.

Women’s basketball falls in quarterfinals

Ronnie Rodgers March 5, 2017

Simone Brown’s double-double was not enough to extent the Osprey’s ASUN play. North Florida fell to FGCU 59-42 in the quarterfinals.   The ladies looked promising during the first half. UNF was...

The Ospreys faced No. 1 FGCU twice this season, and lost both times. Photo by Lili Weinstein

How to cheer on the Ospreys in the ASUN championship

Ronnie Rodgers March 3, 2017

North Florida is headed to Fort Myers, Florida to face No. 1 FGCU in the ASUN Championship this Sunday, Mar. 5. 50 people can travel about five hours on a bus to cheer on the team in Fort Myers, according...

Team effort sends North Florida to ASUN Championship

Team effort sends North Florida to ASUN Championship

Ronnie Rodgers March 3, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOBujZQxarE North Florida is headed to the ASUN Championship after they downed Lipscomb in a team effort, 91-85. Five Ospreys scored in double-digits during the win. Hot...

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Dallas Moore carries the Ospreys to ASUN semifinals

Ronnie Rodgers February 28, 2017

https://youtu.be/R2OEEno2rfo In a do or die situation, North Florida did what they had to do to beat Jacksonville University. Dallas Moore lead his team to a 77-74 victory over the Dolphins on Monday...

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Physical play leads Dolphins past the Ospreys

Ronnie Rodgers February 26, 2017

  Jacksonville University was able to get the 69-59 win over North Florida thanks to their physical play. JU jumped to an early 12-3 lead and did not look back, leading the entire game. Tesh...

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