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Gators Online Staff

Keith Niebuhr (Publisher)

@On3Keith Keith Niebuhr is an award-winning sports writer and veteran of recruiting coverage in the South, and now is part of the On3 family covering the Florida Gators. Keith has been a sports writer for more than 25 years with nearly a decade of that coming at the Tampa Bay Times.

Zach Abolverdi (Senior Writer)
Zach Abolverdi has covered Florida Gators athletics and recruiting since 2010, joining On3 in December 2021 as the Senior Writer for Gators Online. Prior to his arrival, he spent a total of seven years at the Gainesville Sun (2010-15, 2021) along with stints at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Lake City Reporter and Rivals. Zach is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida, teaching the Sports Reporting class. He graduated from UF’s College of Journalism in 2014 and is a Hearst Award winner.

Corey Bender (Senior Writer)
@corey_bender After nearly a decade of writing experience across various publications, Corey Bender teamed up with On3’s Gators Online to provide full coverage of Florida recruiting and athletics. Prior to his arrival, Corey was a National Recruiting Analyst at Scout and 247 for five years before becoming the publisher at Gators Territory of Rivals. He held that role for roughly four years before joining On3 on Dec. 1, 2021.

Nick de la Torre (Senior Writer)
@delatorre Nick de la Torre has spent over 10 years in Gainesville covering the Florida Gators football and baseball teams, including baseball’s National Championship in 2017. Nick and Corey Bender started working together at Rivals before jumping at the opportunity to join On3 and build Gators Online from the ground up.