Basketball is one of those sports where both boys and girls can excel. In some parts of the country, girls basketball exceeds boys basketball in terms of popularity. This usually boils down to how much success each program has.
If a girls’ basketball program is winning championships and producing top-notch players, it is much more likely to gain more popularity against a boys’ team that is struggling.
Because the athletes in girls’ basketball are usually shorter than those in boys’ basketball, the girls have to rely on Read the rest of this entry »
There have been many twists and turns in the history of basketball in Florida, but some of the most interesting surprises have come when underdog basketball players become state champions. Some historical basketball champions were on their way to stardom for the entirety of their career, while others shocked spectators when they became the team star, and these surprising stars are the people we will be focusing on in this article.
The Florida State Seminoles team represents Read the rest of this entry »
Kids have been playing basketball in high school for many years now. Not only do the kids get to learn great skills from doing so, but they can also bring forth school spirit from other students, which can help contribute to the overall integrity of the school. Talented students who play high school basketball can often get scholarships and college acceptances based on their skills, and the games are a lot of fun for kids and adults alike to watch. Therefore, the idea of high school basketball diminishing in Florida Read the rest of this entry »
The Florida Gators have enjoyed tremendous success in basketball, amassing two national titles in 2006 and 2007, along with two other trips to the Final Four. The Gators have been to the NCAA Tournament a total of 17 times since 1987. Since that year, they have also won the SEC Tournament three times and the SEC regular-season title five times. One of Florida’s rivals, the Florida State Seminoles, won an ACC Tournament title in 2012, announcing itself as a perennial contender in that difficult league.
A third major college basketball program in the state of Florida, the University of Miami Hurricanes, has Read the rest of this entry »
Can Florida win the recruiting battle against Kentucky? The truth is until John Calipari came to the Kentucky Wildcats Billy Donovan and The Gators were winning the battle. In recent years, Kentucky has made inroads and now the battle is getting hotter than ever. What does Florida need to do to win this battle on a yearly basis?
One of the biggest keys to winning the hearts of recruits is consistently beating Kentucky home and away. You want to show future recruits that Read the rest of this entry »
NCAA Basketball recruiting is as competitive as ever at the college level. In fact, some would even say that it is more competitive than it used to be. The fact of the matter is that more and more athletes want to go to college and so they are striving for scholarships. Similarly, there are more schools that want the top athletes and some are willing to do anything to get their man. That is why Read the rest of this entry »
After winning back-to-back NCAA titles in 2006 and 2007, the Florida Gators struggled in 2008 and 2009, and did not even make the NCAA Tournament. In 2010 they lost in the first round to BYU. In 2011 the Florida Gators, a number two seed, advanced to the Elite Eight to face the eighth seeded Butler Bulldogs. The Bulldogs pulled off an upset in overtime, and crushed the Gators dreams of returning to the Final Four. The loss was particularly devastating because following the season, the Gators Read the rest of this entry »
It’s fall which means your direct television is consumed with football game after football game. Sure, you love the pigskin but if you’re really missing the Miami Heat you’ve only got a couple more months to go. So what’s been going on with your favorite team in the meantime? We’ve got the scoop
Internal Combustion? After last year’s devastating finals loss there have been rumors circulating that the three big names on the Miami roster haven’t been getting along quite so well. It’s probably all Read the rest of this entry »
America knows. LeBron James took his talents to South Beach. He met up with a guy with the last name of Wade. Chris Bosh signed up, too.
This was all very exciting, but at the end of the day, basketball in Florida belongs to the collegiate ranks.
Billy Donovan has built a program that might be the envy of many colleges across the country. There is something to say about the purity of college basketball that strikes Read the rest of this entry »
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Florida is hot! I think that this is the number one reason why basketball is not played more often in Florida. Heat is dangerous because it can cause dehydration and heat stroke. Playing basketball outside in extreme temperatures would be brutal. With temperatures reaching up to an excruciating 100 degrees, the conditions are not safe for a hardworking athlete. Because of the uncomfortable heat, athletes focus their energy on other sports. This concludes that basketball is not the most popular Read the rest of this entry »