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Florida Gators fire Carolyn Peck

The Lady Gators Basketball program is not as sucessful as the men’s. From the Gainesville Sun.

Carolyn Peck, who coached Florida’s women to a 69-74 record in five seasons, was relieved of her duties on Monday effective at the end of the year.

Peck will receive a buyout of approximately $300,000 because she had a year remaining on her contract.

“I love the University of Florida,” Peck said at a news conference. “The reason the University of Florida athletics ranks with the best in the nation is that Jeremy Foley has the guts to make the tough decisions.”

Florida is 6-20, 0-11 in the SEC.

If Ms. Peck was sincere in her statement at the press conference, she is a classy lady. I wish her well in whatever her future endeavors are. Hopefully it will include coaching basketball.

If you read the 82 word Gainesville Sun article written by Pat Dooley, you’ll find one word missing. It is the sport Ms. Peck coached, it is called basketball. Back to Sports Journalism 101 with you Mr. Dooley.

See I don’t only pick on golf writers.

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