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Alligator Army May 24, 2016

The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XVII

Is it better to be overhyped or underrated? This week's open thread takes a peg from — of course — the national coverage of Washington State. This is where I get all of my ideas, in case you were curious. On Monday, Coug Center's Mark Sandritter noticed that Wazzu — a team that hasn't won 10 games in the last 10 years, and that won nine games last year partly by dint of winning five games by a touchdown or less — made a list of overhyped teams. And while Sandritter takes some exception to his Cougars being on an arbitrary list of overhyped teams, he also has this takeaway: A few...
Alligator Army May 24, 2016

Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball's Logan Shore named SEC Pitcher of the Year

Shore was one of eight Gators to earn SEC recognition. 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. Logan Shore named SEC Pitcher of the Year; Several Gators earn SEC honors: Shore was named SEC pitcher of the year yesterday. He is the second Gator in UF history to be honored with that distinction. Shore finished the regular season with a 10-0...
Alligator Army May 23, 2016

Florida to play at Oklahoma in 2017 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Florida will see a top-tier foe from the Big 12 — and an old friend. Florida will travel to Oklahoma to play the Sooners as part of next season's Big 12/SEC Challenge, according to a report by CBS Sports basketball writer Jon Rothstein. Oklahoma will host Florida in next year's Big 12/SEC Challenge, sources told @CBSSports. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 23, 2016 While this is obviously just a report, rather than an announcement, Rothstein also spent Monday evening tweeting out every other matchup from the Big 12/SEC Challenge, so we can probably take it as a very reliable...
Alligator Army May 23, 2016

Billy Donovan's Thunder hand Warriors a historic NBA playoffs loss

Billy the Kid and his mercurial team are threatening to dethrone the NBA champs. A big blowout on Sunday helped. Just two teams in NBA history have won 70 games in a regular season: The legendary 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who went 72-10 to set the NBA record for wins and winning percentage in a regular season, and the electrifying 2015-16 Golden State Warriors, whose 73-9 mark reset those bars. On Sunday night, in their first home playoff game against those mighty Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder handed out a beatdown that made all sorts of NBA history. OKC's 133-105 victory was just the...
Alligator Army May 23, 2016

Florida softball breezes through Gainesville Regional, to face Georgia in Super Regional

Did you expect anything else? Two weeks ago, for the third straight season, Florida's softball team failed to win the SEC Tournament after a fine regular season in one of the nation's toughest conferences. This past weekend, the Gators proved that that failure likely had very little bearing on their postseason trajectory by ripping through the Gainesville Regional, winning three games by shutout and extending a streak of dominance that dates back to 2013. That's still the last time Florida, the 2016 NCAA Tournament's top overall seed, allowed a run in NCAA Regional play, after an 11-0 win...
Alligator Army May 23, 2016

Chomping at Bits: UF sweeps 2015-16 Gatehouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports titles

Florida won the overall, men's, and women's SEC All-Sports titles for the 15th time. UF is the only school to ever win all three in a single 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. UF sweeps 2015-16 Gatehouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports titles: For the 15th time, the Gators have taken each of the three titles -...
Alligator Army May 20, 2016

Florida's over/under of eight wins is one of the fairest bets in Las Vegas

In other words: Don't bet it. The Golden Nugget Casino's sportsbook is ritually one of the earliest to announce lines for a given year's college football games, often offering over/unders and a passel of lines on games it dubs "Games of the Year" in late June. (Here are the 2014 and 2015 Game of the Year lines featuring Florida.) Earlier this week, the Golden Nugget dropped over/unders for a variety of teams. Here are those in table form, stolen shamelessly from the Read Option. Team Vegas regular season win total over/under Price S&P+ regular season win projections S&P+ - Vegas...
Alligator Army May 19, 2016

Florida's schedule is unfair and hard, and always will be

No, the SEC's schedule isn't fair. Deal with it. On Wednesday, friend of the blog and Roll 'Bama Roll majordomo Erik Evans took up for the SEC's teams — or most of them, anyway — in writing about the league's unfair scheduling practices. The most relevant passage for Florida fans: This year, there are two teams who again feel the brunt of the unequal scheduling (stop me if you've heard these names): Florida and Alabama, arguably the SEC's flagship brands and standard bearers of their respective divisions. Florida faces three SEC opponents coming off of byes. Alabama faces just two, but...
Alligator Army May 19, 2016

Chomping at Bits: No. 1 Florida baseball to end regular season with series at No. 8 LSU

The Gators begin their three-game regular season finale with the Tigers 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. No. 1 Florida baseball finishes regular season with series at LSU: The Gators play a three-game series with No. 8 LSU in Baton Rouge beginning tonight. This will be the sixth top-10 match-up of the season for Florida....
Alligator Army May 18, 2016

Florida Gators Around the World: Scholarship shuffle, Devin Robinson's return, recruiting

Much has happened for Florida basketball in the last month. Florida snagged two key transfers last week, with Canyon Barry announcing his graduate transfer from the College of Charleston on May 9 and Jalen Hudson announcing a transfer from Virginia Tech on May 11. Both are expected to be fine contributors for Florida, with Barry immediately eligible for a single season, and Hudson eligible for two more beginning with the 2017-18 campaign. Adding both, adding Gorjok Gak, and getting Devin Robinson back after an NBA flirtation, though, brings Florida to its scholarship limit, even with the...
Alligator Army May 17, 2016

The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XVI

Come and discuss things! Greetings! Welcome to another edition of the Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread. As usual, this thread is a place to discuss whatever you would like (cars, music, movies, fishing, herpetology?) within reason. There is no need to stay on topic (there is no topic!). As we enter summertime, what are you excited about, regarding the Gators or otherwise? Baseball? Softball? Billy D and the Thunder in the NBA Conference Finals? Or are you waiting on pins and needles for football season? It is that time of year where there is no new football news and dozens of preseason...
Alligator Army May 17, 2016

Chomping at Bits: No. 1 seed Florida softball hoping for third NCAA championship

The Gators have a chance to make history. 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. No. 1 seed Gators preparing for run at third consecutive NCAA Championship: The NCAA Softball Tournament begins on Friday with Florida hosting the Gainesville Regional. The top-seeded Gators begin tournament play on Friday against Alabama State. Two-time...
Alligator Army May 16, 2016

Chomping at Bits: No. 1 Florida baseball captures series over No. 7 Vanderbilt

The Gators woke up their bats on Sunday for a series clinching 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. No. 1 Gators take series over No. 7 Vanderbilt: After a 5-0 loss to the Commodores on Saturday, Florida clinched the series with a 10-6 win over Vanderbilt yesterday. The Gators begin a three-game series at LSU on Thursday....
Alligator Army May 15, 2016

Buddy Reed scores go-ahead run after getting caught in a run down

The always-entertaining Buddy Reed pulled off another incredible feat.
Alligator Army May 13, 2016

Chomping at Bits: Florida softball defeats Ole Miss, moves on in SEC tournament

After a three hour rain delay, the No. 1 Gators edged the Rebels 1-0. 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. No. 1 Florida defeats Ole Miss, 1-0: The top-seeded Gators scored the game's only run in the bottom of the fifth to take the 1-0 win over the ninth-seeded Rebels. The game was interrupted by a three hour and 15 minute weather...
Alligator Army May 12, 2016

True believer: Billy Donovan's honesty and belief have the Thunder verging on an upset

Billy Donovan believes. So do his Thunder. And that has them a win away from vanquishing the mighty Spurs. Late in the fourth quarter of Game 4 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, Thunder head coach Billy Donovan wasn't pacing up and down the sideline with his suit jacket off. He wasn't frantically using hand signals that would confuse even third base coaches. As the game was nearing its climax, Donovan was standing in one spot near the end of the scorer's table, observing the game as it went by, one arm across his chest, his other hand touching his chin. The person...
Alligator Army May 12, 2016

Florida lands Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson

Florida keeps stocking up on shooting guards. Just two days after reeling in College of Charleston graduate transfer Canyon Barry on Monday, Florida struck again on Wednesday, landing Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson, as first reported by Scout's Evan Daniels. Excited to announce that I will be finishing my college career at The University of Florida! #Gators — Jalen Hudson (@JalenHudson5) May 11, 2016 Hudson averaged 8.4 points per game off the bench for the Hokies in 2015-16, but is known as a scorer, and poured in 28 points in an NIT victory over Princeton late last...
Alligator Army May 12, 2016

Chomping at Bits: Virginia Tech guard Jalen Hudson transferring to Florida

The Gators picked up their second transfer this week. 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. Guard Jalen Hudson transferring to UF from Virginia Tech: The 6-foot-5 guard reportedly chose Florida over Texas. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2016-17 season. Hudson appeared in 67 games over two seasons...
Alligator Army May 11, 2016

The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XV

What do you want to see? This week's Weekly Open Thread delayed by logistics for flying to see my sister's graduation. I love my siblings deeply, but am okay with them going a few years without important life events that necessitate me giving up entire days to travel, y'know? We're about to enter the summer doldrums, a time in which most sites focused on college sports spend their time stimulating paid subscribers with breathless reporting about what the tertiary recruiting staff members who serve as their sources and / or aggregating even the least important things said to other people or...
Alligator Army May 10, 2016

Chomping at Bits: Florida listed as guest school for satellite camp in Georgia

The Gators were touted as special guests for a camp at Mercer. 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 listed as guest school for satellite camp: Mercer University, located in Macon, Georgia, is holding a camp June 3-4, 2016, and announced 10 partners for the camp, including Florida. The other guest schools mentioned were Auburn,...

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    Florida Gators Around the World: Scholarship shuffle, Devin Robinson's return, recruiting