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Chomping at Bits: Joakim Noah, Defensive Player of the Year?

Florida's never had a player win a major year-end NBA award. Joakim Noah could be that guy.

Jonathan Daniel

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Joakim Noah, 2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year? So it would seem. This would be the highest individual honor a Gator has earned in the NBA, eclipsing the Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year awards Mike Miller has won in his career.

Bridget Sloan wins national title in uneven bars: Sloan has two team championships, an all-around title, and titles on bars and beam. Two to go, and two years to get them. (GatorZone)

Baseball sweeps Georgia: Georgia's terrible, but still. (GatorZone)

Softball sweeps Texas A&M: A&M is not terrible. (GatorZone)

Loucheiz Purifoy is very, very dumb: Getting arrested for possession is bad. Snitching on your boys to get out of that arrest is smart, if not exactly what your boys probably want. Welching on a deal to snitch on your boys is profoundly dumb. (Cindy Swirko, The Gainesville Sun)

Gymnastics trainer runs Boston Marathon: Cool few days, huh? (Scott Carter, Carter's Corner | GatorZone)

Spring game attendance: Sure, FSU. You totally beat Florida by hundreds of fans. Sure. (Pete Volk, SB Nation)

FSU still dealing with questions over Koch's influence: An idea: Do not sell out your academic mission for money. (John Romano, Tampa Bay Times)

Prince owns his own masters now: This has nothing to do with sports, but is still very exciting. (Michaelangelo Matos, The Record | NPR)

Your Gators moments of zen:

That's Leon Orr.

And that's just a gorgeous picture from Savannah Jordan.

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