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Alligator Army Feb 19, 2017
Florida men’s swimming and diving wins fifth consecutive SEC championship

Florida men’s swimming and diving wins fifth consecutive SEC championship

The Everything School grabs another SEC crown. Florida’s men’s swimming and diving team cleaned up on Saturday night at the SEC Championships, finishing a sweep of the relay events to win a fifth consecutive SEC title in the sport. Caeleb Dressel, Maxime Rooney, Mark Szaranek, and Jan Switkowski combined to win the 400 free relay on Saturday, giving the Gators gold in the 200- and 400-yard freestyle and medley relays and the 800-yard freestyle relay, the first sweep of the five events in program history. Dressel, a junior, was part of the 200- and 400-yard freestyle and medley relay...
Alligator Army Feb 18, 2017
Florida 57, Mississippi State 52: Gators stand tall down stretch in Starkville

Florida 57, Mississippi State 52: Gators stand tall down stretch in Starkville

Florida had every opportunity to lose on a brutally difficult day on the road. And it didn’t. This one, of all of them, was the close one. This game featured the Mississippi State Bulldogs erasing all of the Florida Gators men’s basketball team’s 12-point lead in the second half to tie things up in the waning minutes, and another injury to a key Florida contributor, and the best and worst of Kasey Hill, and a bizarre line from Devin Robinson, and intermittent cape-donning from KeVaughn Allen and Chris Chiozza and Kevarrius Hayes. It was also a 57-52 win for the Gators, their eighth...
Alligator Army Feb 18, 2017
Florida vs. Mississippi State, Game Thread: Gators travel to take on green Bulldogs

Florida vs. Mississippi State, Game Thread: Gators travel to take on green Bulldogs

No team in America is younger than Mississippi State. The Florida Gators men’s basketball team counts three seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores among its major contributors. Two freshmen see the floor, one more than the other, and so does a senior walk-on whose minutes are about to go up thanks to a season-ending injury to one of those juniors. That’s a relatively old team in college basketball. The Mississippi State Bulldogs that those Gators will see today (2:00 p.m., ESPN or WatchESPN) are the youngest pups in all of the country. Ben Howland’s team plays one senior,...
Alligator Army Feb 17, 2017
Weekend Open Thread: Gobs of Gators and games

Weekend Open Thread: Gobs of Gators and games

Florida baseball and softball have home-openers this weekend. Spring sports are off and running and there is quite a healthy dose of Gator athletics available for consumption this weekend. Florida baseball and softball both open home play, with baseball taking the field for the first time this season altogether. The Gators’ swimming and diving men and women continue to compete at the SEC Championships as well. Below you’ll find what is happening in Gator sports this weekend, as well as how to follow along. Friday, February 17 Swimming and divingSEC Championships, All Day (SEC...
Alligator Army Feb 17, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida football introduces new assistant coaches

Chomping at Bits: Florida football introduces new assistant coaches

Meet the newest members of the Gators’ coaching staff. 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 introduces new members of staff: Florida introduced new hires Ja'Juan Seider, Corey Bell, and Brad Davis at a press conference yesterday. McElwain called the additions “home runs” and “natural fits.” Links to each coach’s...
Alligator Army Feb 16, 2017
Florida’s Kevarrius Hayes has shined in John Egbunu’s absence before

Florida’s Kevarrius Hayes has shined in John Egbunu’s absence before

The Gators’ backup big man has starred in unexpected spotlight. The Florida Gators lost arguably their most talented player on Tuesday night, when John Egbunu suffered a torn ACL that will keep him out for the rest of the season, and off the floor for much of the next year, in all likelihood. Egbunu looks like one of the finest basketball players in the world stepping off the bus, with muscle comprising much of the 255 pounds packed onto his imposing 6’11” frame. And, occasionally, he’s capable of looking unstoppable on the court, as his leaping ability and power underneath the hoop...
Alligator Army Feb 16, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida softball defeats Jacksonville

Chomping at Bits: Florida softball defeats Jacksonville

The Gators cruised to their sixth win. 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 shuts down Jacksonville, 6-0: The No. 1 ranked Gators moved to 6-0 on the season. Florida is now 19-0 all time against the Dolphins. The Gators will play their first home game of the 2017 season on Friday. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators) #SCtop10...
Alligator Army Feb 15, 2017
Florida’s John Egbunu out for season with torn ACL

Florida’s John Egbunu out for season with torn ACL

The Gators’ big man is projected to miss up to a year. Florida Gators center John Egbunu suffered a torn ACL in his left knee at Auburn on Tuesday night and will miss the rest of the season, Florida announced Wednesday. Egbunu suffered the injury midway through the first half while attempting to rebound, and had to be helped to the sideline. He was initially listed as questionable to return, then ruled out before the beginning of the second half. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the extent of the damage, which leaves Egbunu with a projected recovery of 10 to 12 months. "We're all disappointed...
Alligator Army Feb 15, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Kickoff time announced for Florida’s Orange & Blue Debut

Chomping at Bits: Kickoff time announced for Florida’s Orange & Blue Debut

The game will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7. 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. Kick-off time announced for Orange & Blue Debut spring game: The Gators will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. in The Swamp. The game will be televised by the SEC Network. The date of Florida’s annual spring game scrimmage had been announced previously as...
Alligator Army Feb 14, 2017
Florida 114, Auburn 95: Gators poach Tigers with sharp shooting

Florida 114, Auburn 95: Gators poach Tigers with sharp shooting

The Gators scald their way to yet another win and yet another school record. At halftime on Valentine’s Day, after a first half played at the sort of pace that racehorses would never dare reach, the Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers each had 50 points, and the Gators were down one John Egbunu. After the break, Florida somehow found yet another gear — and at game’s end, the Gators had a 114-95 win that could get any heart racing. Florida was led by a Gators-high 30 points from Canyon Barry. His efficiency ebbed in the second stanza, as he got his first 15 points on just six shots and...
Alligator Army Feb 14, 2017
Florida vs. Auburn, Game Thread: Gators seek hearty meal on the Plains

Florida vs. Auburn, Game Thread: Gators seek hearty meal on the Plains

Florida devoured Bruce Pearl’s Tigers last season. Will this year’s meeting be any different? The Florida Gators had an up-and-down year in 2015-16, Mike White’s first season in Gainesville. They finished 21-15, and just 9-9 in SEC play. But they utterly destroyed the Auburn Tigers, 95-63, in the middle of that season. And though both Florida and Auburn are almost inarguably better now, heading into a Valentine’s Day meeting with the Tigers on the Plains (7 p.m., SEC Network or WatchESPN), there’s not a lot of reason to think that the Gators can’t do some heart-breaking on...
Alligator Army Feb 14, 2017
The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XL

The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XL

The Gators are embracing their “One Team” motto. Florida men’s basketball is currently in the midst of a six-game win streak. The Gators went on this tear after back-to-back offensively challenged losses to South Carolina and Vanderbilt in January. After Florida let one slip away at home against the Commodores, the Gators held a players’ only team meeting to attempt to regroup - and regroup they did. During their six-game win streak, the Gators have had six different players lead the team in scoring - and scoring leader KeVaughn Allen has not even been one of them. (Canyon Barry is...
Alligator Army Feb 14, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Gators enter key final stretch of schedule

Chomping at Bits: Gators enter key final stretch of schedule

Florida takes the show on the road for four of their remaining six regular season games. 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 begin key portion of road schedule: Florida men’s basketball heads into the tough final stretch of their SEC schedule, playing four of their final six regular season games on the road. But the Gators have...
Alligator Army Feb 13, 2017
Florida rises to No. 15 in AP Poll

Florida rises to No. 15 in AP Poll

The Gators are creeping closer to the top 10. The Florida Gators men’s basketball team is up to No. 15 in this week’s AP Top 25, released Monday — their highest ranking of the season and, thus, of the Mike White era. The Gators moved up two spots from No. 17 after a third straight unbeaten week. Florida downed Georgia on the road on Tuesday, then topped Texas A&M at home on Saturday in the last of three noon home games this regular season. Florida is still ranked behind No. 13 Kentucky, which it defeated two Saturdays ago. The only other currently ranked teams Florida has faced this...
Alligator Army Feb 13, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida softball rolls on opening weekend

Chomping at Bits: Florida softball rolls on opening weekend

The Gators went 5-0 in their Tampa tournament. 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 goes 5-0 in opening weekend: The Gators opened their season by participating in the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament in Tampa. Florida defeated Illinois State, 9-0, in their first game on Friday, with Delanie Gourley tossing her eighth...
Alligator Army Feb 9, 2017
Why Florida vs. Michigan being set for Saturday matters

Why Florida vs. Michigan being set for Saturday matters

Florida’s streak of Saturday games will remain in place for its 25th year. As mentioned in Thursday’s Chomping at Bits, the Florida Gators will officially face the Michigan Wolverines in the 2017 AdvoCare Classic on Saturday, September 2, quelling quiet rumors that the game would be moved to Sunday, September 3 instead of remaining part of college football’s jam-packed opening Saturday. That seems like a rather minor thing, on its face: A college football game being played on a Saturday rather than a Sunday? Big deal. Except: For Florida, playing on Sunday would have been a big deal...
Alligator Army Feb 9, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Chris Chiozza’s strong play is helping Florida during five-game win streak

Chomping at Bits: Chris Chiozza’s strong play is helping Florida during five-game win streak

Mike White says he has noticed a difference in Cheese. 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. Chris Chiozza turns over a new leaf: Chiozza led the Gators with 15 points and four steals against Georgia. During Florida’s current five-game win streak, he is averaging 9.6 points, seven assists and 6.4 rebounds, with an assist-to-turnover ratio...
Alligator Army Feb 8, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball wins fifth in a row, moves into three-way tie atop SEC standings

Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball wins fifth in a row, moves into three-way tie atop SEC standings

The Gators’ defense dominated in the second half against the Bulldogs. 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 men’s basketball extends win streak to five: They say defense travels, and the Gators played marvelous defense in the second half against Georgia yesterday. Florida is also now in a three-way tie atop the SEC standings...
Alligator Army Feb 7, 2017
Florida 72, Georgia 60: Gators win fifth straight with stellar second half

Florida 72, Georgia 60: Gators win fifth straight with stellar second half

Florida keeps rolling. The Florida Gators men’s basketball team blew a 16-point lead to the Georgia Bulldogs in the first half of their trip to Athens. They got all of it back in the second half, and won by a 72-60 count anyway. Chris Chiozza paced the Gators with 15 points off the bench, and Kasey Hill had 12 points and five assists, continuing a strong run of play from Florida’s backcourt over a five-game streak of double-digit wins. They, especially, helped the Gators outscore the Dawgs 37-27 in the second half, pulling away late to make what seemed like a possible restaging of the...
Alligator Army Feb 7, 2017
Florida vs. Georgia, Game Thread: Can Gators build off big win against Bulldogs?

Florida vs. Georgia, Game Thread: Can Gators build off big win against Bulldogs?

Florida’s beaten Georgia once this year. The Dawgs present a slightly different challenge one month later. The Florida Gators men’s basketball team has rarely flown higher in the course of a regular season that the altitude at which it is currently cruising. Fresh off a record-setting win over the Kentucky Wildcats that closed a four-game stretch of spectacular play, the Gators head to Athens to play the Georgia Bulldogs (7 p.m., ESPN2 or WatchESPN) in the second game of a season series that Florida leads 1-0 by virtue of an 80-76 overtime win in Gainesville less than a month ago. On...

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