Gulf South Conference

Florida Tech announces it is eliminating football

Florida Tech announces it is eliminating football

Football is no more at Florida Tech. The school made the announcement late Monday morning, citing financial challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason behind the decision. Tech is one of two NCAA Division II schools with football in Florida. The program was founded in 2011. Two years later, the Panthers kicked off […]

GSC cancels spring sports season

GSC cancels spring sports season

The Gulf South Conference cancelled the spring sports season Monday afternoon. Also, all other countable athletic-related activities have been suspended through at least the end of May. That includes spring football. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the NCAA’s requirement for waivers for affected student-athletes were significant factors in this decision […]

Lights go out in Georgia: Argos stun No. 1 Valdosta

Lights go out in Georgia: Argos stun No. 1 Valdosta

Anthony Johnson Junior’s third touchdown of the day was his biggest. The Pace grad scored from a yard out with six seconds to play, lifting the University of West Florida football team to a heart-stopping 38-35 win over top-ranked Valdosta State Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The score capped […]

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff hopes on the line? No problem. The University of West Florida football team responded the way it hoped it would in a back-and-forth Gulf South Conference showdown against West Alabama Saturday. The result was a 48-37 victory on a mild, sun-splashed November afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium. With the win, the Argos cap their […]

Argos face Tigers with playoff hopes on the line

Argos face Tigers with playoff hopes on the line

Quentin Randolph started out as a walk-on at the University of West Florida and arrived on campus unsure of what to expect. The Argonauts were just getting off the ground with their football program at the time. Four years later, Randolph, a former Navarre standout who has become a go-to receiver, and his teammates will […]

Gutsy effort not enough for Argos in loss to Blazers

Gutsy effort not enough for Argos in loss to Blazers

Turns out, Valdosta State is as good as advertised. But that didn’t stop the University of West Florida from nearly pulling off an upset of the nation’s No. 1 team Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Georgia. A gutsy second-half effort was almost enough to help the 20th-ranked Argonauts overcome a 20-point halftime deficit. But […]

Conference title on the line for the Argos

Conference title on the line for the Argos

It’s the biggest game in NCAA Division II football this week. The University of West Florida squares off with top-ranked Valdosta State Saturday at 7 p.m. EST at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Georgia. A share of the Gulf South Conference title is on the line. The game is set to be televised live on ESPN3. Ranked […]

UWF sets stage for showdown with Blazers

UWF sets stage for showdown with Blazers

Austin Reed sat in a postgame news conference Saturday night after the University of West Florida held on for a 17-14 Gulf South Conference win over North Greenville. The redshirt freshman quarterback talked about a performance that propels the 20th-ranked Argonauts to their seventh consecutive win, the longest streak in program history. But he also […]

Exhibition win serves as learning experience for Argos

Exhibition win serves as learning experience for Argos

Jon Brown knocked down a 3-pointer near the midway point of the first half Sunday afternoon in the University of West Florida men’s basketball team’s exhibition game against Fort Stewart. It would turn out to be the only shot he’d hit from beyond the arc. And yet, he still managed to score 15 points and […]

Argos return home to face Crusaders

Argos return home to face Crusaders

After three weeks on the road, the University of West Florida football team is back at home. The 20th-ranked Argonauts welcome North Greenville to town Saturday for a 4 p.m. Gulf South Conference showdown at Blue Wahoos Stadium. UWF is riding the high of a six-game winning streak, allowing just 54 points during the streak. […]

Argos prevail in Coastal Classic rivalry

Argos prevail in Coastal Classic rivalry

Dangerous in the red zone and opportunistic on defense, the University of West Florida football team produced a Coastal Classic victory Saturday. The Argonauts defeated Florida Tech 38-14 in Melbourne, winning for the third time in the four-year history of a rivalry between the state’s only NCAA Division II schools with football. UWF (6-1, 5-0) ran […]

Argos gear up for Coastal Classic showdown

Argos gear up for Coastal Classic showdown

In a position to control its own destiny, the University of West Florida travels to Florida Tech Saturday to take on the Panthers. The No. 20 Argonauts will battle their rival in the Coastal Classic at Panther Stadium. Kickoff is 1 p.m. EST. “FIT is very good and very explosive on offense. We know we […]

Defense dominates in latest win for Argos

Defense dominates in latest win for Argos

The University of West Florida’s defense played on another level Saturday afternoon. Forcing a school-record six turnovers, the No. 24 Argonauts dominated the University of West Georgia in a 30-2 Gulf South Conference win at University Stadium in Carrollton. The Argos held UWG, a regular contender in the GSC and a team that went 10-2 […]

Argos make statement against Statesmen

Argos make statement against Statesmen

Demetri Burch jumped into the air and came down with the football, He lost his balance after the catch but managed to go forward and roll into the end zone. Not even two minutes into the game Saturday, the University of West Florida football team had just thrown the first punch against Delta State on […]

Argos gear up for key showdown with Statesmen Saturday

Argos gear up for key showdown with Statesmen Saturday

When the University of West Florida plays Delta State Saturday night, a lot will be on the line. The Argonauts and Statesmen are two of the three remaining teams unbeaten in Gulf South Conference play. Reigning NCAA Division II champion Valdosta State is the other. A year ago, UWF came away with a 30-21 win […]

Reed connects with Grant to cap OT victory

Reed connects with Grant to cap OT victory

Austin Reed threw the ball. Kevin Grant made the catch.  What followed was a celebration highlighted by the University of West Florida football players running down the field in the direction of a frenzied student section. The elated players savored every second of a winning feeling produced by a thrilling 27-21 overtime victory over Mississippi […]

Argos set to take on Choctaws in GSC play

Argos set to take on Choctaws in GSC play

Gulf South Conference play resumes for the University of West Florida football team Saturday night. Mississippi College comes to town for a 6 p.m. game at Blue Wahoos Stadium. UWF (2-1) is coming off one of its most dominant wins in program history. It blasted Virginia-Lynchburg 69-0. MC rallied from a 14-point deficit Saturday to […]

Argos rock Dragons in dominating performance

Argos rock Dragons in dominating performance

Evan Mitchell leaped up in the end zone and made a catch that left quite an impression on the crowd of 4,847 at Blue Wahoos Stadium Saturday night. The Virginia University-Lynchburg defender to his right had no chance to take the ball away from him. Mitchell came down with the ball with 5:55 left in […]

Home opener on horizon for Argonauts

Home opener on horizon for Argonauts

For the first time this season the University of West Florida football team is playing a home game. The Argonauts host the University of Virginia-Lynchburg Saturday at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. for the first ever meeting between the two schools. After crushing Shorter last Saturday, UWF faces a team that has […]

Argos torch Hawks in GSC opener

Argos torch Hawks in GSC opener

Austin Reed had a debut to remember. Navarre’s own Quentin Randolph came through with a performance he’ll never forget. The defense played well enough to keep Shorter off the scoreboard in the second half. It all added up to a 42-14 win for the University of West Florida Saturday afternoon in Georgia. This was UWF’s […]

Argos ready to kick off fourth season of football

Argos ready to kick off fourth season of football

A lot happened under the bright lights of Pen Air Field last Wednesday night. There were highlight-reel worthy moments of football players dunking balls into trash cans after a turnover, on-the-money throws made by two quarterbacks caught up in a highly contested battle for the starting job, hard hits by the defense and big plays […]

Randolph a walking success story

Randolph a walking success story

Quentin Randolph wrote in an Instagram post earlier this summer about the darkness he encountered in his football life, darkness that seemed to envelop him. He was staring at an uncertain future in the game he is so passionate about. He had talks with his family as well as with one of his closest friends […]

Will to win fuels Argos’ NCAA tourney run

Will to win fuels Argos’ NCAA tourney run

The University of West Florida softball team is in Denver this week to play in the NCAA Division II College World Series. The Argonauts are in the Rocky Mountain State largely because of their talent. They are also out west because of their undeniable will to win. This trait has played an instrumental role in […]

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Callan Taylor had just talked things over with her teammates and coach in a quick huddle. She now waited patiently for a pitch to hit in a pressure-packed situation. There were no outs and two on in the bottom of the seventh inning of an NCAA Division II South Regional game at the University of […]

Argos capitalize on spring football opportunities

Argos capitalize on spring football opportunities

It’s a little bit cooler than normal for spring in Florida, the wind blowing and the clouds blocking out the sun on and off throughout the morning at Pen Air Field on the campus of the University of West Florida. But the weather matters little to the Argonauts, who are putting a bow on their […]

Argos back to work in spring practice

Argos back to work in spring practice

No one will deny the 2018 season for the University of West Florida football team was one that didn’t go as expected. The Argonauts finished 6-5, a game above .500, a year after going to the NCAA Division II national championship game. Injuries played a big part in it. Yet, here at Pen Air Field […]

Randolph grew into leadership role during 2018 season

Randolph grew into leadership role during 2018 season

His numbers on the stat sheet have been impressive. But then, Quentin Randolph always knew he could be a go-to receiver for the University of West Florida Argonauts. Yet, as much as the stats stand out for the Navarre alum, it’s what doesn’t show up in the box score that highlights where Randolph has made […]