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Alex Tyus staying with Florida Gators

UPDATE: The University of Florida is working this morning to clarify this story. Also, Alex Tyus' basketball bio was never removed from the UF athletics website, according to a spokesman.

GAINESVILLE -- Remember that whole story about University of Florida basketball player Alex Tyus transferring because he was unhappy with his role on his team? Well, you can forget about it, apparently.

According to Tyus' Facebook page, the 6-8 forward is now returning to Gainesville for his junior season. Here's what Tyus' Facebook page said today: (Edited by me out of respect for the English language.)

"Alex Tyus all over St. Louis right now!!! But yeah, man, what' s all the negativity about? I'll be back in Gainesville at the end of June. Relax, I'm going nowhere!!!"

All UF coach Billy Donovan has to do now is convince point guard Nick Calathes to stick around for another year and the Gators' should be back in business.

IN OTHER NEWS...
--The university announced on Monday that back-up quarterback John Brantley recently underwent successful ankle surgery. It was minor surgery to correct chronic tendonitis. Brantley should be fully recovered in time for two-a-days, according to UF.

--NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. is still hating on Tim Tebow. During a conference call on Monday, Kiper said that Tebow will be a second- or third-round pick next year, similar to former West Virginia quarterback Pat White.

"I don't think he can be a full-time quarterback," Kiper said. "I don't think he can be the quarterback of the future for you but I do think in the third round, maybe the second round. It will be the same as Pat White. We'll be talking about Tim Tebow like we talked about Pat White."

-jo-

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