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Thanks Harbaugh….

There has been plenty of talk in recent weeks about Michigan not releasing an updated 2017 roster. Head coach Jim Harbaugh stated earlier this month the Wolverines would have tryouts for roster spots on August 28 with a final roster being published August 30 as he continued to needle the media wanting a look at current Michigan squad.

On Monday, Michigan released a roster with their game notes for the upcoming game against Florida. Unfortunately for folks wanting a look at the 2017 Wolverines, the roster included former Michigan players who are now in the NFL, not current players.

Gator SEC Basketball Schedule

The SEC announced the conference matchup’s for the upcoming season on Thursday. The Florida program is heading into the 2017-2018 season with momentum from the successful elite 8 campaign this past season.

Florida gets a chance at Vanderbilt early on as the Gators open up SEC play against the Commodores at home on December 30th. Vanderbilt had the Gators number last year by beating them twice in the regular season and in the SEC tournament. Knocking off the Commodores to start the SEC slate would provide positive momentum moving forward.

Florida has home-and-home series against 4 programs: Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The Gators will host Auburn, Arkansas, Mississippi State, and LSU at the newly renovated O’Connell Center. Florida will go on the road to play Texas A&M, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.

Florida will close SEC play at home on March 3rd against Kentucky for senior night. The Gators had one of the best performances of the season at home against Kentucky last season and will look to have a similar showing against the Wildcats this season.

Here is a look at the Gator’s full SEC schedule.

Dec. 30 Vanderbilt. (Home)

Jan. 2 Texas A&M

Jan. 6 Missouri

Jan. 10 Mississippi State (Home)

Jan. 13 Ole Miss

Jan. 17 Arkansas (Home)

Jan. 20 Kentucky

Jan. 23 South Carolina (Home)

Jan. 30 Georgia

Feb. 3 Alabama (Home)

Feb. 7 LSU (Home)

Feb. 10 South Carolina

Feb. 14 Georgia (Home)

Feb. 17 Vanderbilt

Feb. 21 Tennessee

Feb. 24 Auburn (Home)

Feb. 27 Alabama

Mar. 3 Kentucky (Home)

ESPN top 25

Ohio State
Alabama
FSU
Oklahoma
Auburn
Clemson
Washington
Penn State
Wisconsin
LSU
Stanford
USC
Georgia
Florida
Miami
Michigan
Louisville
TCU
Tennessee
Notre Dame
Oregon
N.C. State
UCLA
Washington State
Texas
Ohio State over Alabama at No. 1 is the obvious change here when you compare this poll to the official preseason ones. The Crimson Tide were on top of the Coaches’ Poll and should be on top of the AP Poll, too.

AP Preseason Top 25

Preseason AP Top 25 2017

1. Alabama (52) – 1,513
2. Ohio State (3) – 1,414
3. Florida State (4) – 1,396
4. USC (2) – 1,325
5. Clemson – 1,201
6. Penn State – 1,196
7. Oklahoma – 1,170
8. Washington – 1,150
9. Wisconsin – 926
10. Oklahoma State – 889
11. Michigan – 881
12. Auburn – 880
13. LSU – 784
14. Stanford – 695
15. Georgia – 690
16. Louisville – 629
17. Florida – 624
18. Miami – 492
19. South Florida – 327
20. Kansas State – 317
21. Virginia Tech – 240
22. West Virginia – 207
23. Texas – 173
24. Washington State – 133
25. Tennessee – 114

The HBC on XM/Sirius Radio

From SI.com

Starting Aug. 15, Spurrier will appear three times per week on SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 84 on satellite radios and the SiriusXM app) including every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm ET, and every Thursday from 8:00 to 9:00 am ET. Last week—pure coincidence, honestly—SI.com ran a comprehensive piece on Spurrier’s best shots at opposing schools while coaching, including the famous, “You can’t spell Citrus without the U-T.”

Soccer victory over Miss State!

Special report on the Florida Gators soccer team by the best source, Gatorcountry.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators opened up the 2017 season with a 3-2 exhibition win over SEC foe Mississippi State as Briana Solis scored the winner with 1:19 remaining.

Next Up:
Florida will open up the regular season on the road when it travels to Boca Raton to take on FAU on August 18. The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.