University of West Florida Football

Argos ready for Elite Eight showdown with Bears

Argos ready for Elite Eight showdown with Bears

December football. Nothing beats it. Never mind that there is a chill in the air on a Wednesday evening at Pen Air Field in Pensacola. It’s no big deal for the University of West Florida as it prepares for its next NCAA Division II playoff game. “It’s awesome,” wide receiver Quentin Randolph said. “When the […]

Argos advance in playoffs with win over Bulldogs

Argos advance in playoffs with win over Bulldogs

On a rain-soaked Saturday in North Carolina, the University of West Florida football team buried Wingate 38-17 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Shaking off a slow start, the No. 20 Argonauts dominated most of the way. As a result, their second playoff appearance in the four-year history of the program […]

Randolph enjoys walk-on to wow moment

Randolph enjoys walk-on to wow moment

Quentin Randolph is two or three steps ahead of the West Alabama defender trailing him. He’s sprinting down the middle of the field in a tied game in the fourth quarter and the ball is sailing in his direction Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Randolph preaches often that big-time players make big-time plays in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camp popularity connected to success of UWF football program

Camp popularity connected to success of UWF football program

Navarre running back Chris Williams said it best in providing a reason why the University of West Florida football camp was the place to be on a muggy summer night in July. “This isn’t just a regular team. They went to the (national) championship last year,” Williams said. “It’s a blessing to be a part […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Argos open Gulf South Conference play against Blazers

Argos open Gulf South Conference play against Blazers

Gulf South Conference play begins Saturday night for the University of West Florida football team. The Argonauts will welcome Valdosta State to town. The perennial power Blazers find themselves in an unusual spot with an 0-2 record. The Argos are 2-0. Valdosta hasn’t lost three consecutive games since 2013 when it lost to North Alabama, […]

Argos will finally play home opener

Argos will finally play home opener

The University of West Florida’s football team will play its first home game of the season Saturday night when it takes on Chowan in a 6 p.m. showdown at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Argos had their home opener against nationally ranked Midwestern State wiped out last week because of the threat of Hurricane Irma and […]

Spring game a success for Argonauts

Spring game a success for Argonauts

Fans lined the grass around University Park Field Saturday morning. Tailgating was in full swing prior to kickoff. Even the cheerleaders were present. It felt like a regular season game in a lot of ways. But this was just the spring game for the University of West Florida, the first such event in the history […]