ESPN The Mag: Florida Gators are Undisputed Two-Sport Champs
ESPN the Magazine finally recognized how great it is to be a Florida Gator. The Mag crowned the University of Florida as the “Undisputed Two-Sport Champs”:
Since 1998, Florida is the only program to win championships in both sports – and the Gators did it twice in each (football in ’06 and ’08; hoops: ’06 and ’07). They’ve hauled in the most ESPN 150 football recruits (77) and rank behind only Ohio State and USC for player success. On the hardwood, UF ranks outside the top 25 in just one category (revenue, No. 27), and if Urban Meyer were still around to form a one-two coaching punch with Billy Donovan (No. 6), our rankings wouldn’t have been as close. (Will Muschamp ranks 51st.)
Thank goodness they didn’t have a “Success of QB in NFL” category. Go Gators.
Read: Gators considered two-sport champ according to ESPN The Magazine — Scott Carter – GatorZone.com.