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Florida Gators Weekend Open Thread: Men's swimming hits pool in search of title

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It's not likely that Florida will win a national championship this weekend. But the Gators of the pool are sure going to try.

Apologies, but this picture of Anthony Nesty is literally the only result I have for "Florida Gators swimming" that isn't of a female swimmer.
Apologies, but this picture of Anthony Nesty is literally the only result I have for "Florida Gators swimming" that isn't of a female swimmer.
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Florida's men's swimming team will be competing for a national championship this weekend. It's the highest-profile of the events involving the Gators on a relatively quiet weekend for the school's teams.

Those NCAA Championships are taking place in Iowa City, at the University of Iowa, and Florida is hunting for its first national title since 1984 in the sport. It's unlikely that the Gators will be able to unseat Texas, California, or Michigan, teams that have combined to win 14 national titles since then, including the last five, but they sit third after Thursday's first day of competition, thanks in large part to freshman Caeleb Dressel sprinting to the program's first-ever victory in the 50-meter freestyle, in a time just a hundreth of a second off the American record.

Elsewhere, Florida's baseball team is hosting scuffling Alabama, Florida softball is spending the weekend in Starkville for a series with Mississippi State, and Florida lacrosse is in Philly for a date with Big East foe Temple.

Here's your weekend how-to-follow guide.

Friday

Time Team Opponent TV Radio Streaming Stats Twitter
3:40 p.m. (ongoing) Baseball Alabama None Gator Sports Network SEC Network+ GatorZone @GatorZoneBB
6:30 p.m. Softball at Mississippi State None WGGG-AM or WMOP-AM SEC Network+ GatorZone @GatorZoneSBall
7:00 p.m. Baseball Alabama None Gator Sports Network SEC Network+ GatorZone @GatorZoneBB
Ongoing Men's Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships None None ESPN3 Hawkeye Sports @GatorZoneSwimDv

Saturday

Sunday

Time Team Opponent TV Radio Streaming Stats Twitter
1:00 p.m. (ongoing) Baseball Alabama None Gator Sports Network SEC Network+ TO COME @GatorZoneBB
1:00 p.m. Lacrosse at Temple None None OwlSports.com Sidearm Stats @GatorZoneLAX
2:00 p.m. Softball at Mississippi State None WGGG-AM or WMOP-AM SEC Network+ TO COME @GatorZoneSBall
Ongoing Men's Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships None None ESPN3 Hawkeye Sports @GatorZoneSwimDv
Time Team Opponent TV Radio Streaming Stats Twitter
12:00 p.m. Softball at Mississippi State SEC Network WGGG-AM or WMOP-AM WatchESPN GatorZone @GatorZoneSBall