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Gator Country 3 hours ago

Smith joins the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its third member of the class on Tuesday morning when it received a new commitment. Safety C.J. Smith (6-2, 193, West Palm Beach, FL. Oxbridge Academy) gave the news that he was committing to Florida this morning. “I want to announce that I’ll be spending the next four year at the University of Florida,” Smith said. Smith visited the Gators two weekends ago and that was him and his family fell in love with Florida. “This was my third time up here so I was letting my mom and granddad enjoy it,” he said. “They loved... Read the...
Gator Country 6 hours ago

Burney experiences a different visit to the Florida Gators

Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain talked about how big of a Saturday it was for the Gators to host so many prospects on campus at his Monday press conference. McElwain said the Gators even added in some stuff at practice for prospects to see and that included athlete Amari Burney (6-1, 215, Clearwater, FL. Calvary Christian) who got to see some of the new coaches for the first time. “It went great, it was a different experience from the last few times I’ve been there,” Burney said of Saturday’s visit. “Finally getting to a practice, I had never been to one before. Just... Read...
Gator Country 7 hours ago

A dream come true for DB Thomas: Florida Gators recruiting

Several prospects picked up offers for the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 on Saturday during the Gators junior day and that included one instate prospects. Defensive back Juanyeh Thomas (6-2, 182, Niceville, FL. High) was one of those guys and he liked watching the Gators practice. “It was great, I loved the facilities and I love the coaches,” Thomas said of the visit to Florida on Saturday. “The best part of it all was practice. I love the field tempo of their practices. We got to do a lot, though; we toured the facilities, went on the game field and then watched... Read the...
Gator Country 10 hours ago

Gators think Antonneous Clayton is ready to “turn some heads”

Every morning that Antonneous Clayton wakes up he’s thinking about what has to be done that day. There are weights, class, film and practice and, of course, he has to eat. Clayton arrived at Florida a heralded five-start prospect but at 215 pounds he wasn’t anywhere near where he needed to be to play defensive line in the Southeastern Conference. “I wasn’t that SEC body that I wanted to have,” he said Monday. “I was highly ranked but when I got here those stars didn’t mean nothing. I still had a huge learning curve.” Clayton was a star lineman for Dooley County High... Read...
Gator Country 20 hours ago

Newbauer hired as Florida Gators women’s basketball coach

Special report on the Florida Gators women's basketball team: GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Cameron Newbauer will be the 10th head coach of the University of Florida women's basketball program, Athletics Director Scott Stricklin announced Monday. Newbauer (38), spent the previous four seasons as head coach at Belmont University, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Under Newbauer, the Bruins reached the postseason three times, including NCAA Tournament berths the last two seasons. Belmont won 35 of its last 36 games against Ohio Valley Conference opponents - a run that included league tournament... Read...
Gator Country 23 hours ago

Florida Gators Pro Day preview

The NFL will descend on Gainesville Tuesday for the Florida Gators Pro Day. Florida, once again, is loaded with talent and representatives are expected to be in attendance from all 32 NFL organizations. The Gators had eight players invited to the NFL Combine last month, including five juniors that declared early for the draft. “I’m really excited for our guys to go get in front of those scouts again for some of them and first time for others, and have an opportunity to put on a good show for that,” McElwain said. “There are going to be tons of people here, everything from NFL... Read...
Alligator Army Mar 26, 2017
South Carolina 77, Florida 70: Run done

South Carolina 77, Florida 70: Run done

Florida had a lead, but Carolina choked down and suffocated the Gators late.
Alligator Army Mar 24, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Gators gear up for Sweet Sixteen appearance

Chomping at Bits: Gators gear up for Sweet Sixteen appearance

Florida faces Wisconsin in Madison Square Garden tonight. 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 Previews of Florida vs. Wisconsin: Looking at the Gators’ Sweet Sixteen match-up with the Badgers. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country; Garry Smits, Florida Times Union) On Florida’s NCAA tournament run: A year after...
Alligator Army Mar 23, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida softball sails past South Florida

Chomping at Bits: Florida softball sails past South Florida

The Gators picked up another win over the Bulls this season. 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 Florida softball defeats USF, 8-0: The No. 2 Gators bested the Bulls for the second time this season behind a two-hit shut-out thrown by Aleshia Ocasio. The junior extended her scoreless inning streak to 27 in the complete-game shutout....
Alligator Army Mar 22, 2017
Florida’s pursuit of Becky Hammon is a justified, exciting swing for the fences

Florida’s pursuit of Becky Hammon is a justified, exciting swing for the fences

Can the Gators make a huge splash? The news broke like a thunderbolt, and because I missed it initially — Tuesday was my birthday; mea culpa — I had to all but rub my eyes and pinch myself to make certain it was real when I saw it. But it is: San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon is set to interview to become the next Florida Gators women’s basketball coach, reported Mike Robinson of SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Robinson wrote that Florida was “zeroing in” on Hammon, and provided detail beyond that, too. Hammon is a finalist for the vacancy with the Gators, multiple...
Alligator Army Mar 22, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball picks up first road win of the season

Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball picks up first road win of the season

The Gators went extra innings to get their first win away from home in 2017. 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 Florida baseball edges Stetson, 9-8: The Gators went 11 innings against the Hatters to get their first road win of the 2017 season. Florida’s 13 hits tied their season high, but the Gators were also struck out a season high...
Alligator Army Mar 21, 2017
The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XLV

The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XLV

Florida has been fantastic in this NCAA Tournament. Don’t let fantasies of its future obscure that recent past. Two weeks ago, before the Florida Gators began play in the SEC Tournament — before we even had an inkling of what the NCAA Tournament would bring — I wrote this: Yet Mike White is already being lamented for limited-roster losses that very good teams sometimes take at full strength, and I have a sneaking suspicion he is going to get roasted if Florida cannot live up to its lofty national rankings and make at least the Sweet Sixteen. But I also wrote this: So when his team...
Alligator Army Mar 21, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Watch Jim McElwain discuss Florida’s spring practice

Chomping at Bits: Watch Jim McElwain discuss Florida’s spring practice

McElwain spoke favorably about the Gators’ offense. 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 Jim McElwain provides another spring practice update: McElwain discusses quarterbacks Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask, Brandon Sandifer transferring, the offensive line, Dre Massey’s return, Taven Bryan’s consistency, CeCe Jefferson playing inside...
Alligator Army Mar 20, 2017
Florida offensive lineman Brandon Sandifer to transfer

Florida offensive lineman Brandon Sandifer to transfer

The Gators’ glut of offensive linemen gets a bit smaller. Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Brandon Sandifer will transfer from Florida, Jim McElwain announced in a Monday press conference. Sandifer was one of the offensive linemen pulled into McElwain’s 2015 recruiting class, and was considered a potential contributor at guard if he could shed some of the weight he carried as a high school senior. Sandifer did plenty of that shedding during a redshirt year in 2015, going from close to 400 pounds to a listed weight of 323 on Florida’s 2016 roster. But he played only sparingly as a...
Alligator Army Mar 20, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida set for 9:59 p.m. Friday tip off with Wisconsin

Chomping at Bits: Florida set for 9:59 p.m. Friday tip off with Wisconsin

The Gators and the Badgers battle in the Sweet Sixteen. 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 Gators vs. Badgers to tip off on Friday, March 24, at 9:59 p.m.: Florida faces Wisconsin in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament in Madison Square Garden. The game will be televised on TBS. The Gators arrive in New York after knocking...
Alligator Army Mar 19, 2017
Florida 65, Virginia 39: Gators pulverize Cavaliers, steam into Sweet Sixteen

Florida 65, Virginia 39: Gators pulverize Cavaliers, steam into Sweet Sixteen

Florida is firing on all cylinders. And that’s terrifying. At the 8:26 mark of the first half of their 2017 NCAA Tournament second round game on Saturday, the Florida Gators and Virginia Cavaliers were separated by just two points, after a Darius Thompson layup that halved what was a four-point Florida lead — tying the largest by either team in the game to that point — to 17-15 in favor of the Gators. From that moment onward, basically everything was in favor of the Gators. From there, Florida ripped off a 14-2 run to head into halftime, with a 12-0 segment into the break later...
Alligator Army Mar 18, 2017
Florida vs. Virginia, 2017 NCAA Tournament, Game Thread: Prepare for brutality

Florida vs. Virginia, 2017 NCAA Tournament, Game Thread: Prepare for brutality

Florida and Virginia have fantastic defenses. Their offenses? Well... If the Florida Gators are going to advance past the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, they will have to look in a mirror — and smash it. The similarity the Cavaliers present on paper is so profound at the outset of the teams’ second round clash (approximately 8:40 p.m., TNT or March Madness Live) that it merits not just mentioning but appreciation. Florida is seventh in KenPom’s adjusted efficiency rating, 28th in adjusted offensive efficiency, and fourth in adjusted defensive efficiency; Virginia is...
Alligator Army Mar 18, 2017
Devin Robinson’s star turn lifts Florida — and reminds of his NBA potential

Devin Robinson’s star turn lifts Florida — and reminds of his NBA potential

Florida’s talented forward has professional aspirations. More games like Thursday’s may hasten their arrival. With a handful of scorers struggling, the Florida Gators needed a boost in Thursday’s first round matchup against East Tennessee State in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Devin Robinson provided. Robinson’s 24-point, seven-rebound, two-block performance tied a career high for points and exhibited his tantalizing ability on the biggest stage of his career. “He runs like a deer,” said Florida’s head coach, Mike White. “When he's in space, he's got the ability to get his feet...
Alligator Army Mar 17, 2017
Weekend Open Thread: Great deal of Gator action

Weekend Open Thread: Great deal of Gator action

Plenty of Florida teams play this weekend. With regards to this weekend’s happenings, there is one particular Florida sporting event that is likely looming large in everyone’s minds - that’d be the Gators’ impeding NCAA Tournament second round showdown with the Virginia Cavaliers. But there are other Florida teams competing this weekend, including the gymnastics team seeking a second consecutive SEC Championship title, and baseball opening SEC play. Below you’ll find what is happening in Gator sports this weekend, as well as how to follow along. Friday, March 17 Women’s...
Alligator Army Mar 17, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida set for 8:40 p.m. Saturday tip off with Virginia

Chomping at Bits: Florida set for 8:40 p.m. Saturday tip off with Virginia

The Gators will be back on the court in Orlando tomorrow night. 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 Gators will play Virginia at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, in second round of NCAA Tournament: No. 4 seed Florida will face No. 5 seed Virginia, who advanced after defeating UNC Wilmington, 76-71. The Gators’ game will be televised on TNT, and will...

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