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Written by Franz Beard, February 15, 2014, 0 Comments,

As the season has progressed and the winning streak has stretched to 16 games, it is inevitable that the comparisons between this year’s 3rd-ranked Florida Gators (22-2, 11-0 SEC) and Florida’s 2007 team, which won a second straight NCAA championship. Although the Gators have made it to the Elite Eight game in the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years, this is probably the best team that Billy Donovan has put on the floor since that second championship team.

The records are similar – ...

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Franz Beard

About Franz Beard

Back in January of 1969, the late, great Jack Hairston, then the sports editor of the Jacksonville Journal, called me on the phone one night and asked me if I wanted to work for him. I said yes. The entire interview took 30 seconds. It's my experience that whenever the interview lasts 30 seconds or less, I get the job. In the 48 years that I've been writing and getting paid for it, I've covered Super Bowls, World Series, NCAA basketball championships, BCS championship games, heavyweight title fights and what seems like thousands of college football, baseball and basketball games. I'm a columnist and special assignments editor for Gator Country once again, writing about the only team that ever mattered to me, the Florida Gators.

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As the season has progressed and the winning streak has stretched to 16 games, it is inevitable that the comparisons between this year’s 3rd-ranked Florida Gators (22-2, 11-0 SEC) and Florida’s 2007 team, which won a second straight NCAA championship. Although the Gators have made it to the Elite Eight game in the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years, this is probably the best team that Billy Donovan has put on the floor since that second championship team.

The records are similar – ...

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