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Coach Driscoll is Osprey Nation

May 20, 2014

IS DRISCOLL THE RIGHT MAN TO LEAD UNF TO CHAMPIONSHIPS? The UNF men’s basketball team is now five years into the Matthew Driscoll era. Where do Driscoll and, more importantly, the Ospreys stand? After...

Women’s tennis in running for Atlantic Sun title

April 14, 2014

All photos by Josh Brangenberg. [nicevideo link= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrUcsIh_6us"] The women’s tennis team clinched the top seed in the upcoming Atlantic Sun tournament with a 7-0 sweep...

UNF basketball loses young talent

April 11, 2014

Updated on April 16, 2014 Sean Brennan, one of UNF basketball’s rising stars this past season, will leave the Ospreys and transfer to another college next fall, citing personal reasons. He’s not...

Golfer MJ Maguire is named A-Sun Player of the Week

April 11, 2014

Updated on April 16, 2014 North Florida men’s golfer MJ Maguire was named A-Sun Player of the Week on Wednesday after carding a career-low round of 64 (-7) and winning the individual title at the Irish...

JU hires Tony Jasick, begins new era

April 10, 2014

North Florida's crosstown rival Jacksonville University has reached an agreement to hire Tony Jasick as the next head coach of the Dolphins’ men’s basketball team. He will be officially announced...

Mary Tappmeyer is still head coach after eight losing seasons in a row

April 3, 2014

A Facebook page asking the UNF women’s basketball coach to resign was launched last month. The group -- UNF Fans for the Resignation of Mary Tappmeyer -- alludes to the fact that the Ospreys have not...

Drew Weeks’ record-breaking hit streak ends at 31

March 28, 2014

Drew Weeks’ record-breaking 31-game hit streak came to an end Tuesday in an 8-7 win over Georgia Southern. Weeks just broke the previous record of 29 consecutive games with a hit, set by UNF’s Kyle...

The “Houstonian” doesn’t really understand what a basketball team is

March 28, 2014

The Sam Houston State University student-run newspaper, the “Houstonian,” questioned the UNF basketball team’s existence earlier this week, calling them an “alleged basketball team” in...

First FGCU, now Mercer. Is UNF next?

March 27, 2014

  The men’s NCAA basketball tournament was full of upsets this past weekend, but none were more shocking than UNF’s Atlantic Sun Conference foe: the 14th-seeded Mercer University beat the...

Kinetics: The movements in sliding

March 5, 2014

Garrick Ferguson, UNF baseball player, demonstrates the science behind the slides. Frame 1 -- While still moving at top speed, Ferguson must decide at this moment which type of slide will best fit...

Ospreys lose in first round of Atlantic Sun championship

March 5, 2014

UNF’s basketball season ended on Tuesday night after a 80-74 loss to USC Upstate in the first round of the Atlantic Sun conference championship. The Ospreys (16-16, 0-1 A-Sun) were plagued by 11 first-half...

Ospreys looking to unleash the March Madness

March 3, 2014

The seeds are set. The teams know who they are playing. It’s time for March Madness. The University of North Florida men’s basketball team secured the sixth spot in the Atlantic Sun Conference...

UNF wins final regular season game, ties school record

March 1, 2014

North Florida finished the regular season with an 87-77 win over Kennesaw State University Saturday afternoon. The 16th win of the season for UNF (16-15, 10-8 A-Sun) ties the school record for total...

UNF upsets No.1 Mercer, spoils home court advantage

February 28, 2014

  The Ospreys played their best game of the season Thursday night, shocking first place Mercer by winning a 79-76 overtime thriller. The Ospreys (15-15, 9-8 A-Sun) were led by Travis Wallace...

UNF loses last home game, fails to get home court for tournament

February 23, 2014

  The Ospreys had a chance to tie the game on three free-throws with less than one second remaining but missed all three. As a result, UNF fell to Eastern Tennessee State 88-85 Saturday night...

Osprey golf team struggles to take flight

February 21, 2014

For the last two years, UNF men's golf has won the A-Sun Championship, but the UNF golf team is struggling to find its wings this season despite some individual standouts. Sophomore Austin Padova played...

Ospreys fall to USC Upstate Spartans

February 21, 2014

[nicevideo link= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thZFBUw7wdI"] UNF had a golden opportunity in front of them this week, but they may have squandered it losing to USC Upstate 81-70 Thursday night at...

UNF beats JU, earns spot in Atlantic Sun Championship

February 14, 2014

The win moves the Ospreys (14-13, 8-6 A-Sun) into a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic-Sun Conference with a chance for home court advantage in the championship. In UNF’s previous four games,...

Opening day for UNF baseball is here

February 14, 2014

[nicevideo link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI01_P-YDAU] The UNF baseball team is coming off its best season since joining Division I. They will look to improve upon last year’s impressive 40-19...

Kinetics: The movements in dunking

February 10, 2014

It’s not just good genetics that enable 6-foot-8 Chris Davenport to dunk, there’s a science behind the slams. Frame 1 - A running start lets his momentum carry him forward toward the hoop and...

FGCU dominates UNF, Wallace leaves game injured

February 9, 2014

UNF was defeated by a resounding 27 points in Fort Myers Saturday night, but was possibly the second largest loss the Ospreys suffered this season when you take into account the loss of forward Travis...

Former UNF basketball star to play professionally in Colombia

February 7, 2014

Former UNF basketball player Parker Smith signed his first professional basketball contract Thursday with the Bucaros Basketball Club in Bucaramenga, Colombia. Head Coach Matthew Driscoll said in a text...

UNF comes flying back to win in the last ten minutes

February 7, 2014

UNF men’s basketball team was lucky to go into the half down by only three points Thursday night, shooting only 27.6 percent in that time. But with a 22-9 run in the final 10 minutes, the team came...

UNF loses in final seconds, struggle from the free-throw line

February 2, 2014

For the second straight game, the Ospreys had possession with a chance to win as time expired. But unlike Thursday’s last second heroics, UNF fell short as the buzzer sounded. The loss drops UNF...

UNF wins in last second thriller

January 31, 2014

[nicevideo link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-aZT9h4U2w"] UNF’s Jalen Nesbitt made a shot with 1.5 seconds remaining to give UNF a 67-66 win over Northern Kentucky Thursday night. Down by...

Osprey comes out flying in his freshman season

January 28, 2014

Chris Davenport takes flight for a two-handed jam. Photo Credit: John Shippee  The UNF men’s basketball team is off to its best start in conference play ever, earning a 5-2 record. The success...

UNF loses second straight game on the road

January 25, 2014

North Florida looked tired Saturday afternoon, losing 71-60 to USC Upstate on the back end of a two-game road trip. An uncontested 3-point air ball by Jalen Nesbitt with 7:47 left in the second half...

UNF drops road game to ETSU, Beech has career night

January 23, 2014

UNF lost a hard fought road game to Eastern Tennessee State 99 - 93 despite Beau Beech's career performance. ETSU (10-10, 3-4 A-Sun) shot 97% from the free throw line making 32 of 33 from the stripe. Hunter...

ESPN initiative has UNF in mind for 2015

January 23, 2014

The Atlantic Sun Conference and ESPN have been working hard on an emerging partnership that enables each school in the A-Sun to film and produce their own home games which are then broadcast by ESPN3. The...

A record crowd watches as UNF beats JU

January 18, 2014

A record 5,068 flooded into UNF Arena to watch the Ospreys defeat Jacksonville University in the River City Rumble 86-82. The win moves UNF (11-9, 5-2 A-Sun) into sole possession of third place, only...

North Florida dominates Stetson

January 14, 2014

[nicevideo link="www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpfPtoLBjos"] North Florida (10-9, 4-2 A-Sun) had 14 offensive rebounds and 21 total in the first half alone. Stetson (3-14, 1-4 A-Sun) head coach Corey Williams...

UNF’s first spring home game spoiled by A-Sun leaders FGCU

January 13, 2014

UNF’s basketball team stormed back from a nine point deficit late in the second half but fell short to Florida Gulf Coast University 79-75, Thursday. Trailing 71-62 with 3:59 left on the clock,...

Northern Kentucky ends UNF’s streak

January 7, 2014

  UNF lost to Northern Kentucky 70-64 Monday night, ending the team's hopes of continuing a record setting start to conference play. UNF (9-8, 3-1 A-Sun) only shot 37.5 percent from the field,...

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