Gulf South Conference

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 […]

Argos aim to sustain success

Argos aim to sustain success

The University of West Florida is no longer college basketball’s best-kept secret.  Its historic run of success a year ago changed that in a hurry. Spending most of the year ranked in the top 25, soaring as high as No. 9 in NCAA Division II, the Argonauts won a program-record 28 games and lost just […]

Turnovers doom Argos in Coastal Classic

Turnovers doom Argos in Coastal Classic

With a minute left, a glimmer of hope existed for the University of West Florida football team.  Down two, the Argonauts recovered an onside kick at their own 45-yard line. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Armani Peoples sacked Sam Vaughn, forcing a fumble. That was the dagger on a tough night for […]

Argos miss opportunities in loss to Wolves

Argos miss opportunities in loss to Wolves

Quentin Randolph jumped to make one those clutch catches he’s become known for during his breakout season at the University of West Florida. The former Navarre standout came down with the ball. He fell backwards and landed at the 16-yard line with under seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. The 36-yard catch brought the […]

Argos cash in on dominant performance

Argos cash in on dominant performance

Dominant on both sides of the ball, West Florida steamrolled Shorter 51-7 on a ridiculously hot and humid Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Argonauts rolled up 568 yards in their Gulf South Conference opener. Eleven players caught at least one pass and three running backs scored touchdowns. And then there was the defense, […]

Vaughn example of depth, talent Argos have on their roster

Vaughn example of depth, talent Argos have on their roster

Sam Vaughn didn’t play a down of football in four seasons at Georgia. At least not in a game that mattered. His entire time was spent on the scout team. “I haven’t played since 2014. I’ve been in scrimmages here and there, but no one was coming after my head,” Vaughn said. One would be […]

Randolph steps up in Argos’ season-opening win

Randolph steps up in Argos’ season-opening win

Quentin Randolph leaped into the air and snagged the ball with authority. He landed inside the 10-yard line with a 29-yard clutch catch in the third quarter that gave the University of West Florida new life in a tightly contested season-opener against No. 22 Carson-Newman Thursday night. Randolph’s catch, one of a career-high four, set […]

Argos kick off season in battle of nationally ranked teams

Argos kick off season in battle of nationally ranked teams

It can get downright intense at University of West Florida football practice. The players go back and forth. The smack talk is all in fun for the Argonauts as they push each other to be better than they were the day before. All-American defensive back Marvin Conley said he’s always talking with wide receiver Quentin […]

Bethell ready to lead Argos to season to remember

Bethell ready to lead Argos to season to remember

Beads of sweat are forming on the face of Kameron Bethell as he shouts words of encouragement to his teammates during a drill at soccer practice on a steamy Wednesday morning in August. He takes a water break every so often over the course of a two-hour practice, but the University of West Florida soccer […]

Argos moving in right direction as season draws closer

Argos moving in right direction as season draws closer

Under the lights on a Thursday night, the University of West Florida football team held its first scrimmage of the preseason. This first dress rehearsal for the season had almost the feel of a regular season game. Energized, intense and focused on execution, the Argonauts put their best foot forward on a muggy evening at […]

Taylor thriving in second season with the Argos

Taylor thriving in second season with the Argos

Just another inch or two and the ball is fair and probably good for an extra-base hit. Instead it goes foul, and University of West Florida (UWF) softball player Callan Taylor steps back up to the plate to take another swing at a pitch during a game against Valdosta State two weeks ago. Taylor eventually […]

Taylor earns player of the week honor

Taylor earns player of the week honor

Callan Taylor has been named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week for the first time in her University of West Florida softball career. The sophomore standout from Navarre earned the honor after dominating at the plate over the weekend in a series against Alabama Huntsville. Taylor finished the three-game series with six hits, […]

UWF softball ranked in the top five nationally

UWF softball ranked in the top five nationally

Coming off one of its best seasons in program history, the University of West Florida softball team will start the season ranked third in the nation in NCAA Division II. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association preseason poll was released Wednesday and UWF is behind only Minnesota State and Angelo State. Minnesota State received 14 first-place […]

Remarkable season comes to a close for Argos

Remarkable season comes to a close for Argos

No one expected the University of West Florida football team to be playing in the final game of the 2017 season. But here the Argonauts were Saturday night, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, playing on the biggest stage in NCAA Division II football, a national championship hanging in the balance in a showdown with […]

Argos ready for national championship game

Argos ready for national championship game

One final chapter is set to be written in this storybook season for the University of West Florida football team. The Argonauts play for the NCAA Division II national championship Saturday at 5 p.m. against 13th-ranked Texas A&M Commerce at Sporting Park in Kansas City. Both teams are making their first Division II title game […]

On to the championship! Argos punch ticket to title game with win over IUP

On to the championship! Argos punch ticket to title game with win over IUP

Don’t bother pinching yourself. Because what the University of West Florida football team accomplished Saturday afternoon in chilly Pennsylvania is no dream. Unless you want to call it a dream come true. The Argonauts are headed to the NCAA Division II national championship game in only their second year of existence after defeating top-ranked Indiana […]

Argos one win away from playing for national championship

Argos one win away from playing for national championship

One win is all the University of Florida is away from playing for a national championship. To get there, the Argonauts will have to knock off Indiana (Pa.) in the NCAA Division II semifinal round Saturday afternoon at George P. Miller Stadium in Pennsylvania. Kickoff is 11 a.m. local time. It won’t be easy. With […]

Unbelievable journey continues for the Argonauts

Unbelievable journey continues for the Argonauts

It used to be insane  to think a second-year football program like the University of West Florida could find itself on the doorstep of playing in the NCAA Division II national title game so soon. Now, the unbelievable is believable after the Argonauts rallied for a 28-21 win over Gulf South Conference champion West Alabama […]

Argonauts write another great chapter to their storybook season

Argonauts write another great chapter to their storybook season

The main characters in the story of the year in NCAA Division II football are the University of West Florida Argonauts. Another chapter was written Saturday afternoon in West Georgia. The Argos rallied for a thrilling 17-14 victory over the Wolves, advancing to the national quarterfinals. Marvin Conley sealed the deal, picking off a pass […]

Quick rise to prominence not a surprise to Argonauts

Quick rise to prominence not a surprise to Argonauts

Navarre’s own Quentin Randolph showed some of his new University of West Florida teammates film from 2015 when the team only practiced and held scrimmages. That was the season before the Argonauts’ inaugural campaign. The program has come a long way. Two years into playing games that count, the Argos spent the night before Thanksgiving at […]

Argonauts make a statement in NCAA Division II playoff debut

Argonauts make a statement in NCAA Division II playoff debut

It’s safe to say the University of West Florida football team made a statement Saturday afternoon. In the NCAA Division II postseason for the first time in program history, the Argonauts dominated 16th-ranked Wingate 31-0 at Belk Stadium in North Carolina. Jalen Spencer opened the game with a bang, returning an interception 23 yards for […]

Argonauts ready to roll into postseason

Argonauts ready to roll into postseason

On Sunday, the University of West Florida received a bid to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time. This Saturday, the sixth-seeded Argonauts will attempt to win their first postseason game when they take on third-seeded Wingate at noon at Belk Stadium in North Carolina. UWF, has won three of its last four […]

Historic season leads to playoff berth for the Argos

Historic season leads to playoff berth for the Argos

Historic and impressive. It’s the best way to describe Sunday evening for the University of West Florida football team, which learned it received an invitation to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in program history. In just their second year of existence, the Argos won seven games, including Saturday’s 34-29 come-from-behind win […]

UWF closes out regular season Saturday against Wolves

UWF closes out regular season Saturday against Wolves

The University of West Florida football team wraps up the regular season with a road game against West Georgia Saturday afternoon. Already assured of the first winning season in program history, the Argonauts (6-3) go into the 2 p.m. EST Gulf South Conference showdown with an outside shot of making the NCAA Division II playoffs. […]

Argonauts make a statement and program history

Argonauts make a statement and program history

When Pete Shinnick was hired in 2014 to start up the University of West Florida football program, he didn’t have much. No wins to write home about. No tradition or history to lean on to sell to potential recruits. “Four years ago, we had a phone and a desk. We’ve come a long way,” Shinnick […]

Argos aiming to move up in Gulf South Conference

Argos aiming to move up in Gulf South Conference

When the University of West Florida football team takes the field Saturday against West Alabama, it will be in a position to move into at least a tie for second place in the Gulf South Conference. Beating the Tigers on their own field won’t be easy. West Alabama is No. 25 in the nation, ranked […]

Valiant effort not enough for Argos to pull off upset

Valiant effort not enough for Argos to pull off upset

Here was the University of West Florida football team, on the 39-yard line of Delta State with 23 seconds to play, and staring at an opportunity to upset the nationally ranked Statesmen. At the very least, the Argonauts were counting on overtime. But the ball was snapped and hit the turf. Delta State recovered and […]

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