Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times

Matt Baker

Tampa Bay Times

Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

It’s time to talk about Jeff Scott’s future at USF

Since Scott took over, USF has the third-worst winning percentage in the country. UConn passed the Bulls last week. → Read More

Florida Gators fall at Tennessee as Billy Napier blames himself

Napier becomes the first UF coach to lose to Kentucky and Tennessee in the same year since 1955. → Read More

Here’s how high I ranked the Florida Gators on my AP top 25 ballot

The Gators’ new ranking is justified after their Week 1 win over Utah. → Read More

USF Bulls recommend two companies for on-campus stadium

“This is a huge step. Look forward to working with the team of Barton Malow and Populous to make this a reality.” → Read More

Florida Gators’ title expectations meet reality vs. Utah. Reality is favored

Expectations should be measured for Billy Napier’s first year, starting Saturday against No. 7 Utah. → Read More

Florida Gators coming to Amalie Arena in December

The first year of the Todd Golden era will include a trip to Tampa for a non-conference game. → Read More

Former Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen joins ESPN as analyst

Former UF coach Urban Meyer will return for Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff traveling show. → Read More

Timmy McClain announces transfer from USF to UCF

His decision comes days after losing the Bulls’ starting job to Gerry Bohanon. → Read More

What’s the best Florida college football game this season?

Here are our annual rankings, from No. 81 (Bryant-FIU) to No. 1. → Read More

What Stetson Bennett tells us about Florida Gators’ future

The Georgia quarterback was once committed to Billy Napier. → Read More

Florida Gators’ Anthony Richardson is ‘ready for the challenge’

A more mature, more experienced Richardson is embracing his role as the face of the Gators. → Read More

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey: ‘No sense of urgency’ to expand

The SEC is monitoring conference realignment but isn’t going to respond immediately to the Big Ten adding USC and UCLA. → Read More

Quinton Flowers headlines USF Bulls’ hall of fame class

Former volleyball star Erica Berggren and athletic director Paul Griffin also are being inducted this fall. → Read More

ACC ending divisions, FSU football and Miami Hurricanes learn 3 annual foes

The Atlantic and Coastal divisions are going away for 2023. → Read More

Billy Napier’s Florida Gators honeymoon period looks over. It shouldn’t be

Message boards melted down over the weekend because of two recruiting misses. Check back in December, OK? → Read More

Rays sweep Pirates in Wander Franco’s return for Tampa Bay

Shane McClanahan strikes out 10 and allows one run in the victory. → Read More

What Arch Manning’s commitment to Texas means in Florida

The Gators and UCF might end up facing the superstar recruit. USF could have, too. → Read More

Why Billy Napier’s personality is vital to Florida Gators’ success

Florida coaches have a history of burnout. That’s why UF vetted Napier’s personality as much as his X’s and O’s. → Read More

A plea for SEC football schedules: Keep Florida-Tennessee rivalry alive

The Gators-Vols series isn’t what it used to be, but it still matters. It needs to remain permanent. → Read More

Mike White leaves Florida Gators basketball for Georgia

White was 142-88 in seven seasons at Florida. → Read More