University of Florida

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Good News for Basketball Player Who Collapsed on Court

Keyontae Johnson breathing on his own, talking

(Newser) - The latest update on the University of Florida basketball player who collapsed on court during Saturday's game is undoubtedly positive: Keyontae Johnson is now breathing on his own and talking, his parents said in a statement Tuesday. He even FaceTimed with his fellow Gators, CNN reports. He was upgraded...

Here's the Latest on Player Who Collapsed on Court

Keyontae Johnson 'following simple commands'

(Newser) - The University of Florida men's basketball player who collapsed face-first on the court during Saturday's game is still in critical but stable condition after being placed in a medically induced coma after the incident, but on Monday afternoon the school said he was "following simple commands" and...

In a Breakthrough, Researchers Isolate Infectious Virus in Air

Expert calls the discovery 'a smoking gun' on how the disease is spread

(Newser) - Scientific support for the widely debated theory that the coronavirus spreads through the air has emerged. University of Florida researchers said they've shown that there's live virus in floating respiratory droplets, the New York Times reports. "This is what people have been clamoring for," said Linsey...

Working From Home During Virus? Beware of 'Zoombombs'
Working From Home During
Virus? Beware of 'Zoombombs'
THE RUNDOWN

Working From Home During Virus? Beware of 'Zoombombs'

FBI warns that hackers are 'hijacking' videoconferencing app

(Newser) - As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, people stuck at home have taken to using videoconferencing apps to hold work meetings and chat with family and friends. One such app that's become ubiquitous: Zoom, founded by Cisco engineer Eric Yuan. But be careful before you log in for that virtual...

Aaron Hernandez's Sexuality Was a Huge Struggle: Ex-Teammate

College teammate talks about NFL star ahead of 2 upcoming documentaries

(Newser) - A teammate of Aaron Hernandez's at the University of Florida tells People the football star, who went from the Florida Gators to the NFL before ultimately killing himself in prison in 2017 at age 27, was dealing with a lot. "Everything about Aaron was a struggle," the...

University Apologizes to Black Grads for 'Aggressive' Usher

University of Florida students were manhandled off stage

(Newser) - The University of Florida has apologized to black students who were manhandled off the stage by an aggressive usher at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Students say they were grabbed and shoved down the stage when they performed quick celebratory dances, with the usher apparently singling out African-American students, CNN reports....

Florida Declares State of Emergency Before Alt-Right Speech

Richard Spencer to speak in Gainesville Thursday

(Newser) - White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday, and authorities are treating him like an approaching hurricane: Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, which includes the Gainesville campus where Spencer will speak, the New York Daily News...

White Nationalist to Speak at UF. His Cost: $10K. UF's Cost: $500K

Richard Spencer event scheduled for Oct. 19

(Newser) - As one university faces a lawsuit over its refusal to host white nationalist Richard Spencer, another is reluctantly conceding to the idea. The University of Florida says it will allow Spencer to speak on its campus on Oct. 19 in what will be the alt-right leader's first college event...

University of Florida to ZBT Frat: Buh-Bye

UF chapter closed after members accused of spitting on veterans

(Newser) - Future pledges interested in joining Zeta Beta Tau will have to go somewhere other than the University of Florida. The Gainesville Sun reports that the school's chapter of the fraternity is now closed in the wake of an April 17 incident in Panama City Beach in which ZBT members...

Florida Frat Suspended Over Harassment of Vets

Zeta Beta Tau members allegedly spit on them at resort

(Newser) - Another nasty frat story is making headlines, this time from the University of Florida. The school has suspended Zeta Beta Tau over allegations that drunken members were abusive to military veterans, even spitting on them, reports the Gainesville Sun . It took place last weekend at a resort in Panama City...

Frat Members Accused of Spitting on Veterans

Two chapters of Zeta Beta Tau currently under suspension

(Newser) - The latest fraternity making headlines for bad behavior : The Zeta Beta Tau chapters at the University of Florida and, possibly, Emory University. The chapters held their spring formals at Panama City Beach's Laketown Wharf Resort last Friday, where the Warrior Beach Retreat for wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war vets...

2 Ruinous Termite Species Have Mated in Florida

"They're two bad ones, too," says not-encouraging-sounding bug expert

(Newser) - Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world—and, as with so many other Florida hookups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite species in the world, responsible for much of the estimated $40 billion...

Halliburton Relative Dead in Bathtub Murder

Florida police investigating death of Jill Halliburton Su

(Newser) - Police in Florida's Broward County have a high-profile murder on their hands: Jill Halliburton Su, a 59-year-old relative of the founder of the oil services conglomerate, was found dead in a bathtub in her waterfront mansion in Davie this week, reports ABC News . Police have ruled it a homicide...

Cops Name Suspect in Student's '89 Disappearance

Florida police think suspected serial killer Paul Rowles murdered Tiffany Sessions

(Newser) - Florida police think they're close to closing a 25-year-old case involving a missing University of Florida student. The sheriff of Alachua County said today that it's "highly, highly probable" that suspected serial killer Paul Rowles murdered Tiffany Sessions in 1989, reports CNN . Rowles died in prison last...

UF Coach May Have Helped Cover Drive-By for Hernandez

Urban Meyer also eyed in failed drug tests

(Newser) - A new investigative report in Rolling Stone reveals that while Urban Meyer was head coach at the University of Florida, Meyer may have helped to cover up a drive-by shooting, an assault, and failed drug tests for Aaron Hernandez . Meyer has long denied that he enabled Hernandez's misbehavior, Fox...

Behold US' Most Ridiculous Anti-Immigration Policy

Florida's tuition rule is immoral, unconstitutional: Linda Greenhouse

(Newser) - Move over Arizona and Alabama, because Florida, the home of nearly a million Cuban refugees and their descendants, “has come up with perhaps the most bizarre and pointless anti-immigration policy of all,” writes Linda Greenhouse in the New York Times . The state’s Board of Education has quietly...

Biggest Party Animals Attend Georgia
 Biggest 
 Party Animals 
 Attend Georgia 
princeton review rankings

Biggest Party Animals Attend Georgia

In student survey, Ohio U. finishes second

(Newser) - Good news for parents paying for their kids to study at the University of Georgia: The school is finally No. 1. The bad news: The Princeton Review list ranks the nation's top party schools. "UGA has been on the party school list for a while, but it’s one...

'Tattletale Pill' Reports When Patients Eat It

Tiny microchip helps keep tabs on medication

(Newser) - Researchers have invented a pill that goes far beyond the usual call of duty—it helps patients and loved ones keep track of when it's taken. The pill has a tiny microchip and antenna (both nontoxic and digestible) that sends a signal when consumed to a receiver worn by the...

Urban Meyer: Never Mind!

 Urban Meyer: 
 Never Mind!  
running a reverse

Urban Meyer: Never Mind!

Florida football coach will take leave of absence, not resign

(Newser) - Urban Meyer, who stunned the sports world when he announced yesterday he would step down as Florida football coach, instead will take an indefinite leave of absence. Meyer, 45, cited health concerns in announcing his resignation. He could return to the Gators' helm as soon as next fall, the Gainesville ...

Florida Coach Urban Meyer Will Step Down, Citing Health
 Florida Coach Urban Meyer 
 Will Step Down, Citing Health 
college football shocker

Florida Coach Urban Meyer Will Step Down, Citing Health

Gators leader will stay on through Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl

(Newser) - Urban Meyer, who coached the University of Florida to two national championships in 5 years at the helm, will step down after the Gators take on Cincinnati in the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl. Meyer, 45, cited health concerns in announcing his resignation; he was hospitalized after suffering chest pains following...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.