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March Basketball Part 5: Final Four, North Texas

March Basketball Part 5: Final Four, North Texas

Shooting the Final Four has been on the top of my sporting events to attend bucket list for years. I grew up a basketball fan and watched the tournament each year. I even took vacation days on Thursday and Friday one year just to watch the first rounds. The Final Four is on a whole […]

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March Basketball Part 4: Sweet 16 and Elite 8, Memphis

March Basketball Part 4: Sweet 16 and Elite 8, Memphis

Next up, the Gators flew to Memphis for their fourth straight trip to the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. They faced off against UCLA then Dayton to finally reach the Final Four. Dayton, by the way, won my award for best fans and band. They filled the FedEx Forum for both games and easily made […]

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March Basketball Part 3: NCAA rounds 2 & 3, Orlando

March Basketball Part 3: NCAA rounds 2 & 3, Orlando

After a few days off, Joel (online stud) and I drove down to Orlando for the second and third rounds. (Lets be honest, they’re the first and second rounds still) The routine of covering the NCAA Tournament is pretty set in stone. For example, a site that has games on Thursday and Saturday goes pretty […]

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March Basketball Part 2: SEC Tournament, Atlanta

March Basketball Part 2: SEC Tournament, Atlanta

The Gators were presented the SEC Regular season champion trophy before their first game against Mizzou. And I agree with Billy Donovan, it’s weird to present a team a championship trophy before a game, but whatever, it made for fun photos in the locker room after their first round win. Florida made fairly easy work […]

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March Basketball Part 1: Senior Night

March Basketball Part 1: Senior Night

I just photographed a guy who likes to rap on the corner of the street here in Gainesville. He kept saying “Let’s get this party started!” So that’s stuck in my head as the only phrase to start this series of posts about March basketball. Let’s Get this Party Started! The Florida Gators had quite […]

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Equal and opposite reaction

Equal and opposite reaction

The plan was simple, Florida beats Auburn to win a school-record 18th straight game, I get a good photo of the players celebrating, we put that photo on the front page. Pretty common plan for newspapers. On paper, Florida should smoke Auburn by 27 points. And blowouts usually don’t produce good celebration photos. Good thing […]

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Basketball Media Day

Basketball Media Day

Basketball is right around the corner. In my book, the season tips-off with the annual media day at UF. All the players gather in the practice gym for portraits and interviews. The players are always fun to work with and usually put up with crazy requests from the photographers. I wanted to do something a […]

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Dallas Elite

Dallas Elite

Friday might have been the most exciting and exhausting day of shooting basketball yet this season. What looked like a comfortable win for KU, turned into the first overtime game of the tournament and a thrilling win for Michigan. I decided to shoot that game (it was before the Florida game) to have some photos […]

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Setting a Screen

Setting a Screen

I’m back in Texas for the second weekend in a row. This time to shoot Florida’s Sweet 16 game against everyone’s favorite team left in the tournament, Florida Gulf Coast. When I walked into Cowboys Stadium, I saw the screen and thought “Uh, that’s not so big. I don’t see what all the hype’s about.” […]

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Some kind of Madness

Some kind of Madness

Here’s a few shots from the second (first) round of basketball from Austin. Florida won big to advance to the third (second) round and will play Minnesota. I was finally able to set up a remote floor camera. Didn’t get one usable shot… except for when Albert came and hammed it up right in front […]

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