Florida Gators head baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan was named the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year on Wednesday.
O’Sullivan was previously named the National Coach of the Year by D1baseball.com and Collegiate Baseball. This marks the second time O’Sullivan, who just completed his 10th season at Florida, has been named National Coach of the Year. He was first awarded the honor in 2011 by Baseball America.
People in Hawaii are keeping a close eye on North Korea Thursday morning. The Pentagon reportedly detected signs that the country could launch another missile test.
North Korea’s last Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (IBM) test caused global alarm and experts say Alaska and Hawaii could be in range. Hawaii is the first state to announce a public campaign urging those living there to prepare for a nuclear attack.
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
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.
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