Gator Tales Podcast

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This is Gator Tales, presented by UF Health, the official podcast of the Florida Gators. If you're ready to take a deep dive into all things orange and blue, this is THE podcast for you. Hear exclusive interviews with players and coaches you won't get anywhere else along with the stories that have shaped the Gator Nation. New episodes are available every Thursday during the fall! #GoGators

Episodes

  • GATOR GREATS – Soccer Coach Becky Burleigh

    17/06/2021 Duration: 58min

    When it comes to coaches, especially at the collegiate and professional levels, they tend to be easy to typecast as hard-driving and laser-focused individuals with one goal – winning. But then there are those like Becky Burleigh, a true original who recently retired as the only head coach in the history of the Florida soccer program. On the special edition of "Gator Greats," host Adam Schick takes Becky Burleigh down memory lane in a wide-ranging and revealing discussion about her improbable beginnings as a young head coach, the challenges of launching a new program, her toughest opponents, how she knew it was time to step aside, what she plans to do with her second act and much more. Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #271: Gator Roundtable (BB, FB, MBK) and Season Recap

    10/06/2021 Duration: 39min

    Following baseball’s early exit from the NCAA Tournament, the athletic calendar has nearly reached its conclusion, although track and field is hoping to have something more to say before the book is officially closed. On today’s show, host Adam Schick convenes the final Gator Roundtable of the season with FloridaGators.com senior writers Scott Carter and Chris Harry, covering baseball’s last stand, a critical milestone in the construction of the massive new football training facility, men’s basketball assembling its new parts for the first time, the most memorable storylines from this COVID-altered athletic year and great Olympians in the PAT. Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #270: SB’s Katie Chronister and Gator Roundtable (SB, BB, MBK, MTN)

    03/06/2021 Duration: 52min

    Gator Tales #270: SB’s Katie Chronister and Gator Roundtable (SB, BB, MBK, MTN) by Florida Gators

  • Gator Tales #269: MTN’s Ben Shelton and Gator Roundtable (MTN, SB, Soccer, MBK)

    27/05/2021 Duration: 45min

    Thanks to a prolonged track record of success, the Florida athletic program has a check next to most items on the proverbial bucket list. But this past weekend, one of the few remaining boxes was filled in, with men’s tennis claiming its first national title in front of a rowdy bunch of Gators in Orlando. On today’s show, host Adam Schick connects with the man of the hour – championship-clinching freshman Ben Shelton – about their path to the title and what it meant to bring it home for his teammates, his school and his coach, who also happens to be his dad (1:45). Then, FloridaGators.com senior writers Scott Carter and Chris Harry stop by to talk about tennis’s crowning achievement, softball’s shutout regional, a new head coach for the soccer program, Mike White’s latest assistant and more (20:16). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #268: SB’s Hannah Adams and Gator Roundtable (SB, BB, Lax, Tennis)

    20/05/2021 Duration: 42min

    In a year where good news has been hard to come by, the last week has been a spectacular ray of sunshine, as the CDC’s new guidelines for vaccinated Americans have led to the first real movement toward normalcy since this nightmare began. For sports, that means fans are coming back, and in Gainesville, the potential for 100% capacity as soon as this weekend at softball. On today’s show, host Adam Schick welcomes FloridaGators.com senior writers Chris Harry and Scott Carter to discuss softball’s regional draw, baseball’s continued solid run in SEC play, lacrosse’s postseason revenge tour, men’s tennis heading to the Elite Eight and most wanted memorabilia in the PAT (1:45). Then, softball’s web gem wiz Hannah Adams joins us to talk about the Gators’ walk-off winning ways, her astronomical growth at the plate and much more (26:35). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #267: MTN’s Josh Goodger and Gator Roundtable (SB, BB, LAX, Tebow)

    13/05/2021 Duration: 52min

    Approaching or entering the postseason, momentum is a buzz word you often hear, and it can be critical in determining whether a team looks back on a good year as opposed to a great year – maybe even a special year. This past weekend saw a number of Gator teams throwing their weight around, some doing it dramatically like softball, others emphatically like lacrosse. On today’s show, host Adam Schick and FloridaGators.com senior writer Scott Carter dive into a walk-off championship for softball, four straight series wins for baseball, lacrosse’s AAC domination, the impending reunion of Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer and more (1:50). Then, men’s tennis senior Josh Goodage stops by to discuss how he hopped the pond from London to Gainesville and what it will take for the top-seeded men’s tennis team to claim its first national championship (26:15). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #266: UF’s COVID Response Coordinators and Gator Roundtable

    06/05/2021 Duration: 49min

    It was quite a weekend for the Gators in Cleveland, which is not a phrase you hear very often. But that was the site of an NFL Draft that saw eight former Gators taken over the course of the three days, part of an astounding showing by the SEC. On today’s show, host Adam Schick and FloridaGators.com senior writer Chris Harry recap all the new NFL destinations, critical series wins for both baseball and softball and the beginning of what could be a historic NCAA Tournament for men’s tennis (1:35). Then, Adam traces the arc of this twisting and turning athletic year through the eyes of Duke Werner and Stacey Higgins, the leaders of the sports health department who became Florida’s COVID-response coordinators and were most responsible for getting the program back up and running (19:17). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #265: “Gator Great” Tyrie Cleveland and NFL Draft Preview

    29/04/2021 Duration: 50min

    Step one to a career in the NFL is making your mark in college, and if you can turn enough heads during your time in places like The Swamp, you just might get a ticket to your next destination after hearing your name called by the commissioner. For the Gators, anticipation is sky high to see where a host of stars are going, especially All-American TE Kyle Pitts. On today’s show, host Adam Schick finds out firsthand what it’s like to go through the draft process as we catch up with former Florida WR and current Denver Bronco Tyrie Cleveland (1:45). Then, FloridaGators.com senior writers Scott Carter and Chris Harry break down where the top Gator targets are likely to go, potential steals late in the draft and more (19:10). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #264: Tennis Coach Bryan Shelton and Gator Roundtable (MBK, Gym, VB, BB, SB)

    22/04/2021 Duration: 59min

    While it’s getting late in the spring calendar, this past week saw a flurry of action in Gator athletics, with some teams achieving new season highs at the same time others saw their postseason runs coming to crushing ends. And that doesn’t even account for some major announcements off the court that drastically changed basketball’s off-season. On today’s show, host Adam Schick welcomes FloridaGators.com senior writers Chris Harry and Scott Carter to discuss the bevy of basketball news, the end of the NCAA roads for gymnastics and volleyball, baseball’s streaking behavior, softball turning the tide in Tuscaloosa and Oscar-winning movies that left a mark in the PAT (1:42). Then, men’s tennis coach Bryan Shelton stops by to share his personal journey and how it ultimately led him to elevate the UF program to new heights (29:38). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #263: VB Coach Mary Wise and Gator Roundtable (BB, Gym, Swim)

    15/04/2021 Duration: 52min

    On our last show, we talked about 250 SEC titles for the athletic program, but now we are moving into NCAA Championship season, with both gymnastics and volleyball heading to the final destinations for their sport’s top prize. On today’s show, host Adam Schick convenes FloridaGators.com senior writers Scott Carter and Chris Harry for a roundtable discussing baseball’s mid-week walk-off against FSU, the opportunity for gymnastics to chase history in Fort Worth, a new yet familiar leader for the women’s swim and dive team and a PAT reflecting on the most talented athletes they’ve ever seen live (1:46). Then, volleyball coach Mary Wise joins Adam to discuss their unprecedented split season, the challenges of an all-SEC schedule and what it will take for the program to win its first national title in Omaha (25:36). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #262: Gator Roundtable and “Gator Great” Canyon Barry

    08/04/2021 Duration: 48min

    If life is ultimately a series of milestones, this past week was a significant one in the annals of Gator lore, as the program celebrated a remarkable 250th SEC team championship. Delivered the moment the men’s tennis team triumphed over Kentucky, Florida’s conference dominance is unparalleled and shows no signs of slowing down. On today’s show, host Adam Schick is joined by FloridaGators.com senior writers Scott Carter and Chris Harry to discuss that titanic achievement, the latest developments in the basketball offseason carousel, a stressful regional for gymnastics and big game busts in the PAT (1:37). Then, before leaving basketball season completely behind, we’ll catch up with former Gator and future nuclear engineer Canyon Barry (27:23). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #261: Gator Roundtable (FB, MBK, MTN) and Gym’s Alyssa Baumann

    01/04/2021 Duration: 55min

    Gator Tales #261: Gator Roundtable (FB, MBK, MTN) and Gym’s Alyssa Baumann by Florida Gators

  • Gator Tales #260: “Gator Great” Chris Chiozza and Gator Roundtable (MBK, FB, BB)

    25/03/2021 Duration: 49min

    2021’s version of March Madness has no doubt lived up to its billing, and while Florida has been the beneficiary of that chaos in the past, it was not meant to be this time around, as the glass slipper fit for Oral Roberts in Indianapolis. On today’s show, host Adam Schick jumps back in time to visit with the hero of Florida’s last Sweet Sixteen appearance and current member of the Brooklyn Nets, Chris Chiozza. Then, FloridaGators.com senior writers Chris Harry and Scott Carter stop by to review basketball’s brief tournament run, assess the state of the program entering the offseason, recap spring football, detail baseball’s bounce back in SEC play, and in honor of the #SnyderCut, share movies and TV shows that need to be rectified in the PAT (21:40). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #259: Mike White and NCAA Tournament Preview

    18/03/2021 Duration: 40min

    While many of us went mad at various points in 2020, we didn’t have March Madness to keep us in check. Thankfully, a full dose of crazy is coming our way, and the Gators are dancing for a 4th straight time, the longest active streak of any team in the SEC. On today’s show, host Adam Schick welcomes head coach Mike White to discuss the difficult road his team has charted this season and the path ahead in Indianapolis (1:38). Then, FloridaGators.com senior writer Chris Harry stops by to delve into Florida’s bracket and first round match-up against Virginia Tech, the women of the UAA, Becky Burleigh’s final home game and March Madness memories in the PAT (16:00). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #258: QB Emory Jones and Gator Roundtable (MBK, FB, BB)

    11/03/2021 Duration: 45min

    Spring football may not be quite the same in 2021 as it’s been in the past, but it beats the alternative of 2020, when it was canceled entirely. So while fans don’t get to be there live to see the reps or root for the orange team and the blue team in April in The Swamp, critical development is still happening, especially at the most important position on the field. On this week’s show, host Adam Schick gets to know quarterback Emory Jones and find out what has kept him going all this time waiting for his turn to shine (1:46). Then, Adam convenes FloridaGators.com senior writers Chris Harry and Scott Carter to discuss Mike White’s goals in Nashville, the first full scrimmage of spring football, Sully’s record-breaking week and sports/pop culture happenings that we just don’t “get” in the PAT (17:24). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #257: Gator Roundtable (MBK, FB, BB, Gym) and “Gator Great” Kevarrius Hayes

    04/03/2021 Duration: 48min

    Don’t look now, but the calendar just turned to March, which means for the first time in over 700 days, we are counting down to the return of the NCAA Tournament after COVID yanked it away at the last minute in 2020. And while it is almost certain to include the Gators, seeds are still up for grabs, which is why these last few games start to carry that additional pressure. On today’s show, host Adam Schick welcomes FloridaGators.com senior writers Chris Harry and Scott Carter to discuss the final stretch for Mike White’s team, the emergence of Tre Mann, the buzz at the halfway point of spring football, the fan friendliness of the new Florida Ballpark, a blistering run for gymnastics and wishful thinking rule changes in the PAT (1:54). Then, we’ll catch up with recent “Gator Great” Kevarrius Hayes to reflect on his memories of UF, the challenges of international travel and his hopeful path to the NBA (29:49). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit Flori

  • Gator Tales #256: MBK’s Colin Castleton and Gator Roundtable (MBK, FB, BB)

    25/02/2021 Duration: 50min

    The final week in the shortest month of the year featured the fullest slate of action yet in this COVID-altered athletic season, with everything from baseball to swimming to golf and much more. On this week’s show, host Adam Schick fires up the roundtable with FloridaGators.com senior writers Chris Harry and Scott Carter to discuss a solid rebound for men’s basketball, early takeaways from spring football, a tough opening weekend for baseball and dream reboots in the PAT (1:34). Then, basketball’s resident big man Colin Castleton stops by to talk about his journey from the Sunshine State to Michigan, what brought him back home, the challenges of being 6’11 and more (24:36). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #255: Baseball Coach Kevin O’Sullivan and Hoops Update

    18/02/2021 Duration: 43min

    Despite all that is abnormal about the world we currently live in, there is something comforting about the return of college baseball in mid-February – right on schedule. The Gators enter the year with all kinds of juicy storylines, from the opening of the spectacular Florida Ballpark to the unanimous praise as the preseason top team in the nation. On today’s show, baseball broadcaster Jeff Cardozo does a deep dive into the upcoming season and the weight of those lofty expectations with head coach Kevin O’Sullivan (1:38). Then, host Adam Schick chats with FloridaGators.com senior writer Chriss Harry about the return to the court for hoops and how they intend to get back on the right side of the ledger following another long layoff and frustrating finish (21:00). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #254: Softball Coach Tim Walton and “Gator Great” Egor Koulechov

    11/02/2021 Duration: 45min

    We learned early in this 2020-21 athletic season to expect the unexpected and be ready for anything, and this week provided more curveballs for men’s basketball, as both of their games were called off due to COVID-19 protocols. Having said that, this week will see the start of literal curveballs on the southwest side of campus, as softball opens their season this week and baseball is soon to follow. On today’s show, host Adam Schick goes deep with softball head coach Tim Walton about how he and his staff have prepared for the odd nuances of this season, how they worked with last year’s seniors to determine who wanted their extra year of eligibility and much more (1:44). Then, Adam checks in with recent “Gator Great” Egor Koulechov about his enduring memories from UF and where his basketball adventures have taken him since he left campus (30:00). Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

  • Gator Tales #253: Hoops Chat and MBK’s Osayi Osifo

    04/02/2021 Duration: 51min

    This past week marked a big step for the men’s basketball program, reentering the top 25 for the first time in 14 months following an upset of West Virginia in Morgantown. But success often makes the hunter the hunted, and Florida’s first outing following that national recognition was spoiled by underdog South Carolina.  On today’s show, host Adam Schick chats with FloridaGators.com senior writer Chris Harry about the eventful week in hoops (1:42), the retirement of legendary soccer coach Becky Burleigh (10:22) and memories from the 14 Super Bowls he covered in the PAT (17:07).  Then, transfer Osayi Osifo shares his remarkable journey from a prep rugby star in South Africa to a college basketball player in Gainesville (25:06).  Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear and for more information, visit FloridaGators.com/GatorTales.

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