Monthly Archives: July 2017

Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

This schedule reflects our non-conference schedule. The SEC schedule has not yet been released. 

 

Date         Day                        Opponent                                           Location
Nov. 5     Sunday                 Tampa (Exhibition)                           Exactech Arena, Gainesville, Fla.
Nov. 13   Monday                Gardner-Webb                                     Exactech Arena
Nov. 16   Thursday            North Florida                                       Exactech Arena
Nov. 19   Sunday                New Hampshire*                               Exactech Arena
Nov. 23   Thursday            Stanford*                                               Portland, Ore.
Nov. 24   Friday                  Ohio State or Gonzaga*                   Portland, Ore.
Nov. 26   Sunday               Butler/Duke/Portland St./Texas Portland, Ore.
Dec. 4     Monday                 Florida State                                      Exactech Arena
Dec. 6     Wednesday         Loyola Chicago                                 Exactech Arena
Dec. 9     Saturday              Cincinnati**                                       Newark, N.J.
Dec. 16   Saturday           Clemson***                                          Sunrise, Fla.
Dec. 20.  Wednesday      James Madison                                  Exactech Arena
Dec. 22.  Friday                  Incarnate Word                                 Exactech Arena
Jan. 27   Saturday            Baylor (Big 12/SEC Challenge)    Exactech Arena

*Phil Knight Invitational

**Never Forget Tribute Classic

***Orange Bowl Classic

Football Prediction from Athlon Sports

Athlon has released their preseason prediction. For the Florida Gators:

From Athlon Sports’ College Football Preview mag:

“Florida’s hopes of a third consecutive SEC East title likely will revolve around the development of Feleipe Franks at quarterback (written before the addition of Malik Zaire). The Gators have been able to lean on a standout defense over the last two seasons, and while there is promising talent stepping into bigger roles, the 2017 Gators D returns only three starters and has a new coordinator.

“After finishing near the bottom of the SEC in scoring over the last two years, Florida will need more from its offense — which is very possible if the quarterback play improves. This is still a team with issues, but the Gators will remain in the mix to win the still-relatively weak SEC East for a third straight season.”

Athlon Sports is projecting the Gators to finish 8-4, second in the SEC East, and be invited to the Belk Bowl in Charlotte vs. Louisville.