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Will Florida's spring game be held at night?: It's being reported that Florida is considering playing their spring game on a Friday night this year. Florida would need approval from the SEC in order to make that move. Traditionally the spring game has been played on a Saturday afternoon, usually in early April. What do you think about the game possibly moving to a Friday night? (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports) (Update: This is happening. Florida has confirmed it. The Orange and Blue Debut will be April 8th at 7:00 p.m.)
Some of Florida's three-star commits are better than their ratings: These eight Florida pledges are mentioned as being better than their three-star rankings: CB Aaron Robinson, LB Vosean Joseph, RB Lamical Perine, DB Jeawon Taylor, DE Jachai Polite, ATH McArthur Burnett, DB Quincy Lenton, and CB C.J. McWilliams. A few Gator commits that were three-stars prospects when they were offered have since been upgraded to four-stars.(Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Can the Gators add another wide receiver to the 2016 class?: Florida has been pursuing Nate Craig-Myers, Miami commit Sam Bruce, Auburn commit Eli Stove, Houston commit Tyrie Cleveland and Tre Nixon. Craig-Myers announced that he was down to Auburn, Ole Miss and North Carolina on Wednesday, eliminating Florida. Bruce is reportedly trending towards Ohio State and Stove will no longer visit Florida this weekend. Nixon also has narrowed his choices to Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss, eliminating Florida. The Gators are expected to receive a visit from Cleveland days before signing day. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)
This weekend's recruiting visitors list: Florida is scheduled to host six official visitors this weekend. (Andrew Spivey, Gator Country)
Florida women's basketball defeats Alabama, despite turnovers: Though they had a season high 36 turnovers, the Gators shot a season best 54.2 percent from the field to defeat Alabama 80-72 last night. It was only the second time in school history that Florida won a game in which they committed more than 33 turnovers. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators; Jordan McPherson, Independent Florida Alligator)
Men's basketball hopes to keep win streak alive: Florida has won their last two and face an Auburn team that has won two consecutive SEC games of their own. The Tigers notched home victories over Kentucky and Alabama. (Alex Maminakis, Independent Florida Alligator)
Several Gators playing in postseason all-star games: Brian Poole and Anthony Harrell are playing in the East West Shrine Game, both on the East team, which is coached by former Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. That game is Saturday at 4:00 p.m. on the NFL Network. Trip Thurman will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN2. Next week, Jake McGee and Antonio Morrison will play in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 30th. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Gymnastics set to face second top-10 opponent: Florida travels to Auburn tonight to face the No. 8 Tigers. New Gators head coach Jenny Rowland was an assistant coach for the Tigers from 2010 to 2015. (Alejandro Lopez, Independent Florida Alligator)
Florida softball picked to win SEC: Not surprisingly, the defending NCAA and SEC Champs were picked to win the SEC again this year. The Gators will also be hosting a Fan Day on January 30th. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)
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