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Congrats Coach O’Sullivan 🐊

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.

So very sad……

Suspended players face charges stemming from mis-use of credit cards.

The nine suspended Florida football players are facing multiple third-degree felony charges after sworn complaints were filed against them Monday by University Police, stemming from its investigation into credit card fraud.

Defensive end Jordan Smith is facing five third-degree felony charges, while wide receiver Antonio Callaway, running back Jordan Scarlett, defensive end Keivonnis Davis, linebacker James Houston, wide receiver Rick Wells and linebacker Ventrell Miller, offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort and defensive tackle Richerd Desir-Jones are all facing two third-degree felony charges.

All nine players are facing charges of fraud under $20,000 and possession of another person’s ID.

Breaking news !

Gators Rated as Top Program in the Country

Daniel Apple

Sep. 25, 2017 Baseball

Over the past two weeks, the staff at D1baseball.com has released its rankings of the Top 100 Programs in the country in an attempt to assess the overall health of all 300 schools in Division I baseball.
Fresh off the first national title in program history, D1baseball.com selected the Florida Gators as the top program in the country.

Check out what D1Baseball.com’s Kendall Rogers had to say about the Gators:

It’s hard to argue with the facts, and here they are:
Florida has made six trips to the College World Series in the past eight seasons, more than any school in the country.
UF and North Carolina are the only schools EVER to make six CWS trips in an eight-year span.
The Gators have 156 wins over the past three seasons, more than any school in the country.
Under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan, UF has eight national seeds in 10 seasons and earned a top four seed seven times in the past eight seasons.
Since 2010, the Gators have won four Southeastern Conference titles — the most of any team in arguably the toughest conference in college baseball.
In 10 years under O’Sullivan, Florida has won 192 SEC games, the most in the conference.

Vanderbilt Game

A noon kickoff on September 30th.
Las Vegas released the betting lines for Florida’s game against Vanderbilt on Saturday. The Gators opened as 10.5-point favorites according to VegasInsiders.com, but the line quickly shifted to UF being seven-point favorites.

Florida is 2-1 on the season with a 2-0 record in SEC play. However, SEC East foe Vanderbilt is currently 3-1 on the year while being 0-1 in conference play.

The game will kickoff at noon ET from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. ESPN will televise the contest to a national audience.

2018 UF Football Schedule

2018 Florida football schedule

DATE OPPONENT
Sept. 1           CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Sept. 8            KENTUCKY
Sept. 15          COLORADO STATE
Sept. 22          at Tennessee
Sept. 29          at Mississippi State
Oct. 6               LSU
Oct. 13            at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20            Open Date
Oct. 27            Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3              MISSOURI
Nov. 10            SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 17            IDAHO
Nov. 24            at Florida State

Florida Roundball is coming!

Our men’s basketball schedule has been released!

The SEC announced the Gators’ tip times and television assignments for most conference games on Wednesday. Florida will play a league-high four games on CBS national broadcasts (out of six total for the SEC), along with eight games on ESPN or ESPN2 and six dates on SEC Network.

Date Day Opponent Location Time TV
Nov. 5 Sunday TAMPA (EXH.) GAINESVILLE 2 p.m.
Nov. 13 Monday GARDNER-WEBB GAINESVILLE 7 p.m. ESPNU
Nov. 16 Thursday NORTH FLORIDA GAINESVILLE
Nov. 19 Sunday NEW HAMPSHIRE (PK80) GAINESVILLE
Nov. 23 Thursday Stanford (PK80) Portland, Ore. 10 p.m. ESPN2
Nov. 24 Friday Gonzaga/Ohio State (PK80) Portland, Ore. 9/11 p.m. ESPN2
Nov. 26 Sunday Butler/Duke/Port. St./Texas (PK80) Portland, Ore.
Dec. 4 Monday FLORIDA STATE GAINESVILLE 9 p.m. ESPN2
Dec. 6 Wednesday LOYOLA CHICAGO GAINESVILLE
Dec. 9 Saturday Cincinnati (Never Forget Tribute) Newark, N.J.
Dec. 16 Saturday Clemson (Orange Bowl Classic) Sunrise, Fla. 4:30 p.m. FS2/FSFL
Dec. 20 Wednesday JAMES MADISON GAINESVILLE
Dec. 22 Friday INCARNATE WORD GAINESVILLE
Dec. 30 Saturday VANDERBILT GAINESVILLE ESPN2
Jan. 2 Tuesday Texas A&M Coll. Station, Texas 9 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 6 Saturday Missouri Columbia, Mo. 1 p.m. CBS
Jan. 10 Wednesday MISSISSIPPI STATE GAINESVILLE 7 p.m. SEC Net.
Jan. 13 Saturday Ole Miss Oxford, Miss. 1 p.m. CBS
Jan. 17 Wednesday ARKANSAS GAINESVILLE 7 p.m. ESPN2
Jan. 20 Saturday Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 8:15 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 24 Wednesday SOUTH CAROLINA GAINESVILLE 7 p.m. SEC Net.
Jan. 27 Saturday BAYLOR (SEC/B12) GAINESVILLE 12 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 30 Tuesday Georgia Athens, Ga. 7 p.m. SEC Net.
Feb. 3 Saturday ALABAMA GAINESVILLE 4 p.m. ESPN/2
Feb. 7 Wednesday LSU GAINESVILLE 6:30 p.m. SEC Net.
Feb. 10 Saturday South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 12 p.m. CBS
Feb. 14 Wednesday GEORGIA GAINESVILLE 9 p.m. SEC Net.
Feb. 17 Saturday Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. 4 p.m. ESPN/2
Feb. 21 Wednesday Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. 9 p.m. ESPN2
Feb. 24 Saturday AUBURN GAINESVILLE 8:30 p.m. SEC Net.
Feb. 27 Tuesday Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7 p.m. ESPN/2
March 3 Saturday KENTUCKY GAINESVILLE 12 p.m. CBS
March 7-11 SEC Tournament St. Louis, Mo.

Northern Colorado game cancelled.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida-Northern Colorado football game scheduled for Saturday in Gainesville has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, it was announced Thursday.

“We have been in constant communication this week with University and government officials,” said Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin. “As the Hurricane’s track has approached the state of Florida, it’s become obvious that playing a football game is not the right thing to do. The focus of our state and region needs to be on evacuations and relief efforts. There is a tremendous amount of stress currently on the roads of this state, and the availability of gas, water and other supplies are at critical levels. Playing a college football game Saturday would only add to that stress.

“Gainesville is also close to some of Florida’s heaviest traffic points this week, specifically Interstate 75, which is a key statewide evacuation route.”

A typical Florida football game enlists the services of more than 3,300 working personnel, 17 government agencies and outside vendors who bus employees from Jacksonville and Orlando to Gainesville.

University Athletic Association officials had worked with Northern Colorado to have them charter a flight to Gainesville on Friday, instead of the Bears’ original plans of traveling commercially Thursday to Tampa.

Since the schools do not share a common open date, the game will not be rescheduled.

Ticket refund information will be communicated to those who have purchased tickets to the game.

For the latest updates from the Florida Division of Emergency Management visit their official site (http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp) or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Michigan Game

More questions than answers resulted from the Michigan game. Perhaps the most serious, at least to me, is the injury status on DB Chauncey Gardner. The last report I saw indicated a MRI was to be done on Monday. The initial thought was the injury was a cramp, however it appears to be potentially more serious. Last evening, he could not put much weight on the leg and he left the stadium in a boot.

Michigan showed us that the Offensive Line is not the strength of our team. Far from it, the play from them I saw was disappointing, failing to open any holes for running backs and letting the Michigan Defense dominate the line of scrimmage. While Michigan racked up 215 yards rushing, our improved Gator running backs contributed 11 net yards. No typo, a total of eleven yards. We rushed 27 times, with an average gain of 0.4 yards per rush. Total offensive yardage from the Gators was 192 yards while Michigan netted 433 yards.

After reviewing the stats and the game, I agree with Coach Mac that “They (Michigan) took it to us. Give them their due.” He also noted that the quarterbacks didn’t play great, but that it was hard to do so when you are not getting blocking from up front.

I have to wonder how a unit, supposedly a strength of the team for this season was so dominated at the line of scrimmage. We looked a lot like turnstiles on several plays. Should we be concerned about our strength and conditioning program, as we were badly manhandled for almost all the game on the line? Depth, coaching ? A lot of questions remain to be answered.

Admittedly, this was our first game, against a team that was ranked considerable higher than we were, in a dominating stadium. We will learn a lot about the strength and character of the team, and our coaches, in the next three games. Tennessee may be a serious challenge for the Gators.

Franks our starting QB

Florida has finally named a starting quarterback, and that will be redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks.

During a press conference on Wednesday, coach Jim McElwain made the announcement that Franks will start ahead of Malik Zaire and Luke Del Rio in the team’s Week 1 matchup against Michigan.