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College Baseball in the State of Florida. After Florida beat Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday, they moved to 8-4 against in-state foes. The Gators have played against UCF, North Florida, Miami, FGCU, Florida State, and Florida Atlantic. UF still has three more rivals from Florida with matchups against Jacksonville, Florida A&M, and USF in the next month.
Sammi Burgess Named Rookie of the Week. Florida lacrosse finished their home slate with a win over conference foe Vanderbilt Sunday and Sammi Burgess was a big reason why. Burgess was named the American Lacrosse Conference Rookie of the Week after her performance this past week. She scored a career-high four goals and added an assist against the Commodores. This is the third time Burgess has received this honor.
Timing Key for Passing Game. Sure is. But the quarterbacks of the past haven’t really recognized that. Neither have the wide receivers. But things are starting to look up for the Gators offense. (Thomas Goldkamp, GatorBait.net)
Florida’s Recruiting Class About to Get a Lot Stronger. The Gators have five recruits on board for the 2015 recruiting season. Some five-star prospects have Florida at the top of their leaderboard and it sounds like their ready to go. See who’s on the top of the list. (Brian McLaughlin, Saturday Down South)
Basketball Perpetually Reloads. That’s according to GatorCountry‘s Franz Beard. With a strong recruiting class and all their underclassmen set to return, Florida could most definitely compete in the SEC once again. They’ll be loaded. (Franz Beard, GatorCountry)
Men’s Tennis Prepping for SEC Tournament. The SEC Tournament starts this weekend and Florida is looking to get past the semifinals where they lost a year ago in Brian Shelton’s first year as head coach. They’re hoping to win the tournament for the first time since 2011. (Britneé McCoy, The Independent Florida Alligator)