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Coach Driscoll is Osprey Nation

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath April 14, 2014
The women’s tennis team clinched the top seed in the upcoming Atlantic Sun tournament with a 7-0 sweep of Northern Kentucky today at the UNF Tennis Complex.

UNF basketball loses young talent

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath April 10, 2014
JU's got a new coach - does this make them the next A-Sun team to surprise come March Madness?

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

Scott Kunath April 3, 2014
Now there's a Facebook page dedicated to the call for her resignation. Lee Moon, UNF's Athletic Director, refuses to comment. John Delaney, UNF's President, says that he likes her and that she'll be here at least another year.

Drew Weeks’ record-breaking hit streak ends at 31

Scott Kunath March 28, 2014
With a current batting average of .441 and 45 hits through just 25 of the team's 52-game schedule, Drew Weeks is on track

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

Scott Kunath March 28, 2014
A bit of advice from the Spinnaker to any college media organization: before you make lame jokes at North Florida's expense, do your homework. Our basketball team is anything but "alleged."

First FGCU, now Mercer. Is UNF next?

Scott Kunath March 27, 2014
FGCU, Mercer - both teams in the A-Sun have gone into the NCAA Tournament and done well, why not UNF? Do the Ospreys have any hope in the future of playing in late March?

Kinetics: The movements in sliding

Scott Kunath March 5, 2014
Garrick Ferguson, UNF baseball player, demonstrates the specific kinetics and split-second decisions that go into a perfect slide.

Ospreys lose in first round of Atlantic Sun championship

Scott Kunath 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 Tournament.

Ospreys looking to unleash the March Madness

Scott Kunath March 3, 2014
UNF's men's basketball team travels to their first round matchup in the Atlantic Sun Conference against Upstate this Tuesday. “There’s only three things that matter right now,” Driscoll said, “Are you hot? Are you healthy? And are you hungry?”

UNF wins final regular season game, ties school record

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath February 14, 2014
UNF men's basketball team has clinched an Atlantic Sun championship berth. Read about their victory over the Dolphins...

Opening day for UNF baseball is here

Scott Kunath February 14, 2014
Read on to see how the team is feeling and preparing for the upcoming season...

Kinetics: The movements in dunking

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath January 31, 2014
Jalen Nesbitt made the game winning shot with only 1.5 seconds left to give UNF a 67-66 win over Northern Kentucky Thursday night

Osprey comes out flying in his freshman season

Scott Kunath January 28, 2014
The UNF men’s basketball team is off to its best start in conference play ever, earning a 5-2 record. The success is due in large part to the young talent that head coach Matthew Driscoll has brought to the program over the last few years. This season, seven of the 11 players on UNF’s roster are freshmen or sophomores. One of these standout players is freshman Chris Davenport.

UNF loses second straight game on the road

Scott Kunath 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.

UNF drops road game to ETSU, Beech has career night

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath January 18, 2014
A crowd of over 5,000 looks on as our UNF Ospreys defeat the JU Dolphins 86 - 82 and take the third spot in the A-Sun conference. Travis Wallace was the key player of the night with 27 points and 19 rebounds.

North Florida dominates Stetson

Scott Kunath 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

Scott Kunath January 13, 2014
While attendance at UNF's first home game of the season breaks records, UNF's basketball team loses to FGCU 79-75.

Northern Kentucky ends UNF’s streak

Scott Kunath January 7, 2014
Northern Kentucky ended the UNF Ospreys' winning streak Monday with a score of 70-64.
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