NCAA Division II football

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Argonauts face national runner-up in final home game of year

Argonauts face national runner-up in final home game of year

A stern test awaits the University of West Florida football team Saturday when it takes on 2016 national runner-up North Alabama. Kickoff is 4 p.m. at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola. In their second year of existence, the Argonauts come into the game with a chance to set a program record for wins in a […]

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 […]

Argos welcome nationally ranked DSU to town

Argos welcome nationally ranked DSU to town

Delta State is coming to town Saturday and it will be the toughest challenge the University of West Florida has faced up to this point in the season. The Statesmen are ranked No. 21 in the nation in NCAA Division II – they were ranked ninth until a loss to Gulf South Conference leader West […]

Argos extend win streak with victory over Choctaws

Argos extend win streak with victory over Choctaws

A game against a winless team proved to be much tougher than expected. But after a rugged first half, the University of West Florida football team came to life to knock off Mississippi College 28-14 in Gulf South Conference action Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Argonauts (4-1, 2-1 GSC) rallied 14-7 at halftime […]

It will be a Friday night under the lights for the Argos

It will be a Friday night under the lights for the Argos

Due to the threat of Tropical Storm Nate becoming a hurricane this weekend, the University of West Florida football team has moved its game against Mississippi College to tonight. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola. The Argonauts come into their latest Gulf South Conference showdown on a high after […]