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Gator Country 3 hours ago

Saddiq Bey reacts to Florida Gators offer

Class of 2018 wing from DC Premier Saddiq Bey has been turning heads this spring. His versatility and toughness is what is making him a hot commodity so far through 2 UAA sessions. Coaches from all over the country are falling in love Bey’s game as well as his dedication in the classroom. Bey caught up with GatorCountry.com to discuss his recruiting process and his recent offer from Florida. Bey is one of the more versatile players in the 2018 class who can score the ball in a variety of ways. Bey has a strong work ethic and is always looking to take his game to new heights. “I...
Gator Country 3 hours ago

2017 SEC baseball Tournament complete schedule

The Florida Gators earned the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament, which starts Tuesday, May 23. Earning the No. 1 seed comes along with a first round bye. Here is a complete schedule for the 2017 SEC Tournament. The Gators' first game will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET vs. the winner of Game 3 (Ole Miss vs. Auburn) TUESDAY (single elimination) Game 1 | 10:30 a.m. | No. 11 South Carolina vs. No. 6 Vanderbilt | SEC Network | Game 2 | 2:00 p.m. | No. 10 Missouri vs. No. 7 Texas A&M | SEC Network | Game 3 | 5:30 p.m. | No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 8 Auburn | SEC Network | Game 4 | 9:00 p.m. |... Read the...
Gator Country 21 hours ago

Florida Gators place six on All-SEC baseball team

The No. 4 Co-SEC Champion Florida Gators baseball team had six players earn All-SEC Honors on Monday afternoon but was shutout of the First Team recognition entirely. Pitchers Alex Faedo and JJ Schwarz, catcher JJ Schwarz and outfielder Nelson Maldonado all earned Second Team All-SEC honors. Infielders Deacon Liput and Dalton Guthrie were named to the All-SEC Defensive team. Michael Byrne made his first appearance on an All-SEC team. After earning the closer role for the Gators in the beginning of the season Byrne went on to tie the school record for saves in a season (13). Byrne led...
Gator Country May 22, 2017

Florida Gators basketball latest offer for Llewellyn

Team Loaded(VA) has been one of the hottest teams in the Adidas circuit, and a lot of that has to do with the strong play from point guard Jaelin Llewellyn. The Canadian point guard has been very efficient and has made a statement through 8 games in the Adidas Gauntlet. Llewellyn caught up with GatorCountry.com to talk about his spring and his reaction to his recent Florida offer. Llewellyn prides himself on being a playmaker. Not only can he set up his teammates to score, but he has the ability to score at a high rate himself. “I’m a point guard that loves to get teammates...
Alligator Army May 22, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida teams have winning weekends

Chomping at Bits: Florida teams have winning weekends

Baseball won a share of the SEC, softball advanced to Super Regional play, and women’s tennis made the Final Four. 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 overcomes obstacles on path to SEC title: The Gators closed out the regular season on Saturday by clinching a share of the SEC regular season championship, and earned the...
Gator Country May 22, 2017

“All love for the Florida Gators” for Copeland

Spring football is coming to end, which means the spring evaluation period for the Florida Gators coaching staff is close to being finished. On Friday, the Gators had coaches watching several spring games including two of them who were watching receiver Jacob Copeland’s (6-0, 192, Pensacola, FL. Escambia) spring game. Florida was joined in Pensacola by coaches from Alabama and Ole Miss and that was something Copeland noticed. “It means a lot because all of the coaches stay on me and let me know they want me,” Copeland said of all the college coaches at his game. “All of those... Read...
Gator Country May 21, 2017

Florida Gators sweep SEC All-Sports Media titles

Special report on the Florida Gators GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Five team titles led the University of Florida athletics program to a sweep of the 2016-17 GateHouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports titles. [cid:image003.jpg@01D2D270.97879160]It is the 16th time the Gator program has taken each of the three titles - overall, men and women. UF is the only school to collect the three titles in a single season. Tabulation for the SEC All-Sports standings finished after the conclusion of baseball play Saturday, the final sport to determine a league champion in the 2016-17 season. Florida... Read...
Gator Country May 21, 2017

Florida Gators women’s tennis advances to the Final Four

Special report on the Florida Gators women's tennis team: ATHENS, Ga. – Top-seeded Florida won the doubles point for the 25th time this season and earned a spot in the NCAA Championships Final Four for the 25th time in program history. The Gators carried that momentum of winning the initial team point and knocked off ninth-seeded Oklahoma State, 4-1, in the NCAA Quarterfinals played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon. Sunday's match was the second time this season the two programs squared off, with Florida (27-3) capturing the 4-2 decision in Gainesville back on... Read the...
Gator Country May 21, 2017

Florida Gators softball advances to the Super Regionals

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team: GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team advanced to the NCAA Super Regional round for the 10th time in program history after the team downed Oklahoma State 5-0 in game seven of the NCAA Gainesville Regional. The Gators (53-7) were upended 1-0 in the first game of the day by the Cowgirls (38-25) but rebounded with resounding force in a winner take all contest. Senior Delanie Gourley (20-4) received the nod to start in the circle for the final game and set the tone as she struck out the side on just 12... Read the rest...
Alligator Army May 21, 2017
Florida softball advances to NCAA Tournament Super Regional

Florida softball advances to NCAA Tournament Super Regional

The No. 1 Gators step up to the Supers. With their victory over Oklahoma State this afternoon to close out the Gainesville Regional, the Florida Gators softball team advances to Super Regional competition for the fifth straight year. The Gators began their weekend of hosting regional play by facing a familiar foe, Florida A&M, a team which Florida had previously bested twice this season, including in a regular season-ending rout. Delanie Gourley and the Gators dispatched the Rattlers again, 9-0, with Gourley throwing her second no-hitter in the NCAA Tournament. Florida next met Oklahoma...
Gator Country May 20, 2017

Florida Gators clinch share of SEC Championship

Trailing 2-0 on a brutally hot day in Gainesville, Nelson Maldonado’s three-run home run in the fourth inning propelled the No. 5 Florida Gators to a 6-4win over No. 6 Kentucky for a series win. The win ensures that Florida (40-15/21-9 SEC) will be, at worst, a co-regular season SEC champion with LSU. The Tigers need to beat Mississippi State to tie Florida. “I’ll watch (LSU-Mississippi State) but I’m going to kick back and relax,” Kevin O’Sullivan said with a chuckle. “It’s been a long year, a long year and today was hot. I’m gonna kick back, relax and enjoy the...
Alligator Army May 20, 2017
Florida clinches share of SEC championship, No. 1 seed in SEC Tournament

Florida clinches share of SEC championship, No. 1 seed in SEC Tournament

The Gators rallied for a rare series win over Kentucky. Just like the Florida Gators baseball team’s trek through its 2017 SEC schedule, the high-stakes game with Kentucky on Saturday began on a down note. And much like the Gators have done in the last two months, they responded to adversity, and secured the loftiest perch in the conference. The Gators rallied from a 2-0 deficit and a scary-looking moment for Dalton Guthrie to fell the Wildcats in the rubber game of their final SEC series on Saturday, taking a 6-4 victory that ensures them no less than a share of an SEC...
Alligator Army May 20, 2017
John Egbunu to return to Florida for senior season

John Egbunu to return to Florida for senior season

The physical big man was considering going pro. Florida Gators center John Egbunu will return to the program for his senior season, Florida announced late Friday. "I'm a Florida Gator in my heart, so I wanted another chance to come back and be a Gator," Egbunu said. "I've graduated from here, and I love playing here, being a part of the culture and being with my teammates – it's a fun team to be around. It's also a chance for me to continue to improve and grow as a player and help the team however I can. And I can't forget to mention how great it is to play in front of the Rowdies and all...
Alligator Army May 20, 2017
Florida’s Delanie Gourley throws second NCAA Tournament no-hitter

Florida’s Delanie Gourley throws second NCAA Tournament no-hitter

The Gators were just fine after losing in Knoxville, it turns out. It wasn’t enough for the Florida Gators to simply return to their winning ways after a surprising opening-game loss in the SEC Tournament last weekend. No, the Gators of the smaller diamond opened the NCAA Tournament in dominant fashion — as Delanie Gourley fashioned herself an ace once again. Gourley allowed no hits over five innings on just 58 pitches on Friday, and Florida’s 9-0 lead over Florida A&M led its Gainesville Regional opener to end early because of college softball’s run rule, allowing Gourley to finish...
Gator Country May 20, 2017

Florida Gators flip the script, beat Kentucky 14-3

Mark Kolozsvary didn’t know it off the bat but he gave the ball a long look as he took off to first. Kentucky right fielder Tristan Pompey gave chase and leapt at the wall, hanging in the air for seconds before the ball glanced off his mitt and over the wall for a two-run home run. It gave the Florida Gators (39-15/20-9 SEC) a 2-0 lead on the way to a commanding 14-3 win to even the series a game apiece. “I definitely didn’t thought that was a popup,” Kolozsvary said of the second inning home run. “I didn’t really think I got it all the way but then I looked up and the...
Alligator Army May 19, 2017
Weekend Open Thread: Gators on the national stage

Weekend Open Thread: Gators on the national stage

Softball, women’s tennis, and women’s golf compete in national tournaments. As I say each week now, the schedule is only getting shorter. Florida baseball continues hosting their final regular season series - and it’s an important one with possible SEC title implications. The softball team begins their run in the 2017 NCAA tournament with Gainesville Regional play, and women’s golf and tennis compete at NCAA tournaments. Below you’ll find what is happening in Gator sports this weekend, as well as how to follow along. Friday, May 12 Women’s golfNCAA National Championship, All...
Alligator Army May 19, 2017
Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball trounced by Kentucky; moves into three-way tie atop SEC

Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball trounced by Kentucky; moves into three-way tie atop SEC

The Gators dropped their first game with the hot-hitting Wildcats. 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 drops game one of Kentucky series: The Wildcats had 20 hits and 12 runs against the Gators last night in the 12-4 loss. It’s the second time that Florida has allowed that many hits this season - the first time was in ...
Gator Country May 18, 2017

Kentucky draws even SEC with a big win over Florida Gators

After a slow start the No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats poured in on the No. 5 Florida Gators, taking the opening game of final series of the season 12-4. Kentucky ( 38-16/19-9 SEC) clawed out 20 hits, tied for the most against a SEC opponent this season (South Carolina) and second most on the season. The win tied the Cats and Gators (38-15/19-9 SEC) atop the SEC, joined with LSU, who beat Mississippi State 3-1. Alex Faedo started off the game in complete control. He gave up two singles in the first but left unscathed. He gave up two more singles in the second but stranded both runners. Faedo... Read...
Gator Country May 18, 2017

Jim McElwain won’t discuss Antonio Callaway’s playing status

Speaking with reporters in St. Petersburg Jim McElwain addressed the recent misdemeanor possession of marijuana citation his star receiver Antonio Callaway received last weekend. “Obviously there was some news that came out today about Antonio, that, guys, I’m just really disappointed. I’m aware of it and everything, and we’ll handle it accordingly,” McElwain told reporters prior to meeting with a Gator Club. “I’m just really... Read the rest here: Jim McElwain won’t discuss Antonio Callaway’s playing status
Gator Country May 18, 2017

Florida Gators softball lands seven on NFCA All-Region Teams

The Florida Gators dominated the Southeast Region in this year’s NFCA D1 All-Region Teams, with seven players on the list between First Team and Second Team. In-state rival FSU was just behind Florida with six players receiving honors. Sophomore pitcher Kelly Barnhill was named one of two pitchers on First-Team. This one was a no-brainer as Barnhill has not only been the best pitcher in the region but the best in the country all year long. Barnhill is chasing records this season and even breaking some records already set by her. She has posted a 22-1 record with a nation-leading...

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