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Gator Country 2 hours ago

Florida Gators shake up lineup before elimination game

OMAHA, Neb — In an attempt to wake up the bats Florida Gators manager Kevin O’Sullivan decided to shake up the starting lineup for Florida’s elimination game against TCU on Saturday night. Ryan Larson will bat ninth tonight vs. TCU. He’s been the Gators’ leadoff hitter for the entire NCAA Tournament. Deacon Liput will now fill that leadoff role for Florida. He had been batting sixth in the lineup previously. Austin Langworthy and O’Sullivan alluded to a change in the lineup after Florida’s 9-2 loss to TCU on Friday night. “Probably need to look at the... Read the rest here:...
Gator Country 7 hours ago

Biggest question marks for Florida Gators football in 2017: RB/OL

As summer drags on, college football season slowly inches closer and closer. In mid-late June, there are a lot more questions than answers about how any team’s season will shake out. In this series, Gator Country will highlight the biggest questions for every Florida Gators position group and the affects the answers will have on this season. Last time, it was all about the quarterbacks. In the second segment of this series, we will walk through the questions that need to be answered at running back and offensive line. These two position groups have to work together to be successful,...
Gator Country 16 hours ago

Backs against the wall, Gators wouldn’t want anyone else on the mound

OMAHA, Neb. — One by one the Florida Gators walked up a long tunnel from the third base dugout past the batting cages and made a right towards their clubhouse. Other than metal spike clanging on concrete it was silent. Nothing was said but heads weren’t hanging. This Florida team isn’t for the faint of heart. They’ve already played in an elimination game in a Regional and then again in the Super Regional. After a 9-2 loss on Friday night they’ll need to make it 3-0 in elimination games — after losing to the same team in the previous game — this NCAA Tournament... Read the rest...
Gator Country 20 hours ago

TCU hands Florida Gators 9-2 loss, forces elimination game Saturday

OMAHA, Neb — The 2017 Florida Gators haven’t made anything easy this season and that didn’t change in Omaha. Facing elimination the TCU Horned Frogs pounded out nine runs on nine hits and four Frog pitchers combined on a five-hitter to force the “if necessary” game in bracket two. For a while it looked like the game was being brought to you by the strikeout. Sophomore Jackson Kowar drew the start, his first College World Series appearance, and stuck out the first five batters he faced. Kowar was spotting his fastball on both sides of the plate and commanding... Read the rest here:...
Gator Country Jun 23, 2017

2017 CWS photo gallery: Florida Gators vs TCU Horned Frogs

OMAHA, Neb — Gator Country’s photo gallery for the Florida Gators second matchup with TCU in the 2017 College World Series.   ... Read the rest here: 2017 CWS photo gallery: Florida Gators vs TCU Horned Frogs
Gator Country Jun 23, 2017

Florida Gators basketball offers Charles Smith IV

It has been a busy past week for members of the 2019 recruiting class as college coaches could start contacting them on June 15th. 6’5 guard Charles Smith IV from LaLumiere(IN) has been very busy as college coaches from all over the country are contacting him. Smith caught up with GatorCountry.com to talk about his recruiting process and his recent offer from the Florida Gators. Smith prides himself in being an effective scorer on the offensive end and being a solid on ball defender on the defensive end. “I feel like I’m a very good scorer and on ball defender,” Smith said.... Read...
Gator Country Jun 23, 2017

Florida Gators improve chances with Briggs after visit

Wednesday was a busy day for the Florida Gators football staff as they hosted two big targets for the 2018 class on visits. One of those was defensive lineman Dennis Briggs (6-4, 252, Kissimmee, FL. Gateway) who got to see a lot of things that he wanted to see. “The visit was great, I liked the visit,” Briggs said of his visit to Florida on Wednesday. “It was great being back at Florida and great hearing from the coaches. It was great seeing everything. We took a tour to see everything and got to see the basketball arena.” A few of the Gators coaches were on vacation on... Read the...
Gator Country Jun 23, 2017

Hit a dinger, douse a coach: Florida Gators making baseball fun again

OMAHA, Neb. — Bethune-Cookman beat the Florida Gators 6-2 to force a game seven in the Gainesville Regional. It was the first time the Wildcats had beat Florida in 32 games. Behind the scenes student manager Zach Cronin got an idea. With the Florida Gators facing elimination how could the training staff and graduate assistants take some pressure off the team. How could they make the season, heading into its 62nd game, fun again? Before the final game against Bethune Cookman a new tradition was born. Hit a dinger, douse an assistant. The idea was Cronin’s but it... Read the rest here: Hit...
Gator Country Jun 22, 2017

Details of Justin Fields’ visit to the Florida Gators

The Justin Fields’ show pulled into Gainesville on Tuesday afternoon and stayed in Gainesville for a little more than 24 hours before the quarterback headed home with his mother. Fields is one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the country and he visited Georgia, Auburn and Florida State last week prior to his trip to Gainesville. GatorCountry is going to bring you some of things that Fields was able to do on his trip that included meeting a Gator legend. Florida rolled out the red carpet for Fields and his mom during his time in Gainesville and it started from the moment he... Read...
Gator Country Jun 22, 2017

Florida Gators CWS run hinging on Jackson Kowar

OMAHA, Neb. — Kevin O’Sullivan is the last of the Florida Gators still in TD Ameritrade. The players and the rest of his staff have retreated to the team bus that will take the Gators back to their hotel. He's not in a rush. The bus isn't going to leave him at the stadium like he were Lane Kiffin. For just the third time in 11 trips Florida is 2-0 in Omaha. O’Sullivan has gotten 14 innings from his starting pitchers including 20 strikeouts to just one earned run. He’s only had to use three pitchers out of the bullpen. It’s a dream scenario but O’Sullivan,... Read the rest here:...
Gator Country Jun 22, 2017

An excited Tillman always wanted to join the Florida Gators

Last week the Florida Gators picked up another 2019 commitment after one of Jim McElwain’s football camps. 2019 athlete Marcus Tillman (6-0, 195, Orlando, FL. Jones) decided to commit to Florida after a meeting with the head man himself. “Coach McElwain was telling me what I wanted to hear and Florida is my dream school,” Tillman said on why he committed. “I’ve always wanted to go there so I just decide to commit.” Tillman was in McElwain’s office when he told the Gators about his decision to commit and the news was well received. “He was real happy and he give me a... Read...
Gator Country Jun 21, 2017

Jordan Mitchell talks about the Florida Gators

Class of 2019 Jordan Mitchell (6’7 200lb Montverde Academy) has been a name that has been heating up this spring. Mitchell plays for the All-Ohio Red squad in the EYBL circuit who has put themselves in a great position heading into the Peach Jam. Mitchell caught up with GatorCountry.com to talk about the Peach Jam and his recruiting process. Getting out in the open court and making plays in transition is a strength that stands out when watching Mitchell play. “My style of play is I like to get out and run in transition,” Mitchell said. “My strengths are I can do whatever you...
Gator Country Jun 21, 2017

Three Florida Gators named Athlon Sports preseason All-Americans

With the college football season just over two months away Athlon Sports released its annual list of preseason All-Americans. Three Florida Gators were named to the second and third teams. Duke Dawson was named a second team All-American at cornerback and Eddy Pineiro was named the second team kicker. Punter Johnny Townsend was selected on the third team. Dawson returns in 2017 for his senior season. He has played in 37 games during his career at Florida with 48 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss,... Read the rest here: Three Florida Gators named Athlon Sports preseason All-Americans
Alligator Army Jun 21, 2017
Chomping at Bits: 2017 Florida football recruits arrive on campus

Chomping at Bits: 2017 Florida football recruits arrive on campus

The newest Gators have reported for Summer B. Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at @AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy. 2017 football recruits arrive: The only signee yet to arrive on campus for Summer B is wide receiver James Robinson, who is waiting to be cleared by UF admissions. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country) Excited to officially welcome #Swamp17 home today!! Welcome...
Gator Country Jun 21, 2017

Mukuamu high on the Florida Gators after his visit

It has already been a busy summer for the Florida Gators coaching staff as they’ve hosted a lot of prospects on campus for camps and unofficial visits. Last Thursday the Gators hosted safety Israel Mukuamu (6-4, 187, Boosier City, LA. Parkway) and he received an offer while on campus after he spoke with the coaching staff. “Coach [Randy] Shannon the defensive coordinator did while I was visiting,” Mukuamu said. “He told me that he loves the way I play and that he loves my size, ability and the kind of person I am.” Mukuamu has double digit offers already but he admits that... Read...
Gator Country Jun 21, 2017

Florida Gators revelling their underdog role in College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — There is no greater stage in College baseball than TD Ameritrade Park and the College World Series. The pressure of just stepping between the white lines can make a game you’ve played your entire life feel foreign and make your knees weak. Then, when you’re stacked like the Florida Gators were in 2016, after you’ve beat up on every opponent you’ve faced all season people start talking. The guys out in the Las Vegas desert make you a favorite. Reporters’ questions come in bigger than softballs, praise is heaped on you and you start to listen to it.... Read the rest...
Gator Country Jun 20, 2017

Brady Singer dominates for Gators in win over Louisville

OMAHA, Neb — Austin Langworthy knew he hit it well but he’d never hit a home run to the opposite field in a park like TD Ameritrade so he put his head down and hustled to first. The ball kept carrying before it found the left field foul pole for a home run. The Gators came into the College World Series with 50 home runs on the season but they added two more to power past Louisville 5-1 and advance to the bracket two championship game. “That was a little different than running around the bases in Gainesville or anywhere else,” Langworthy said. “It’s a big... Read the rest here:...
Alligator Army Jun 20, 2017
Florida 5, Louisville 1: Brady Singer, Deacon Liput power Gators past Cardinals

Florida 5, Louisville 1: Brady Singer, Deacon Liput power Gators past Cardinals

More power pitching and timely power hitting carried Florida to the catbird seat in Omaha. On Tuesday night, the Florida Gators used the same formula — brilliant pitching and just enough hitting — that proved to be a recipe for victory in their first game in the College World Series. It worked again. And after two games — and two wins — in Omaha, a Florida outfit that has faced elimination twice in this NCAA Tournament has found the most enviable position a program can get to before the championship. Florida sophomore Brady Singer allowed just one run in seven strong innings, Deacon...
Gator Country Jun 20, 2017

Photo Gallery: Florida Gators vs Louisville Cardinals CWS game 2

OMAHA, Neb. — The Florida Gators arrive at TD Ameritrade park and prepare for their second game of the 2017 College World Series against the Louisville Cardinals. The Gators and Cardinals are both 1-0 in the 2017 CWS and the winner of this game advances to the bracket championship. To view a photo, click a thumbnail. Once it opens up, you can click right or left of the photo to go to the next one. Enjoy!   ... Read the rest here: Photo Gallery: Florida Gators vs Louisville Cardinals CWS game 2
Alligator Army Jun 20, 2017
College World Series open thread: Gators face Cardinals in winner’s bracket

College World Series open thread: Gators face Cardinals in winner’s bracket

Florida and Louisville meet for the first time since 2009. In their first 2017 College World Series appearance, the Florida Gators followed a familiar script, and rode powerful pitching performances to victory. Starter Alex Faedo and closer Michael Byrne shut down TCU in a 3-0 win which propelled the Gators to the winner’s bracket, where they will now face Louisville. The Gators are 4-1 all-time against the Cardinals, but the two programs have not met since 2009. No. 3 seed Florida takes on No. 7 seed Louisville tonight at 7:00 p.m., on ESPN and streaming through WatchESPN. Faedo was...

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