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Chomping at Bits: Gators travel to Tampa for Outback Bowl

Florida begins a week of game prep and bowl festivities.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Gators head to Tampa for Outback Bowl: Florida will travel today to Tampa to begin Outback Bowl preparations. The Gators reopen practice at Jesuit High School for the first of six remaining practices before the bowl game. Florida will also participate in some bowl week festivities, including a bowling competition with Iowa today, a trip to Busch Gardens, a Tampa Bay Lightning game, a beach day, and a New Year’s Eve parade. (Thomas Goldkamp, CBS Sports)

John Egbunu, Gators get back to work: When Florida returned to practice yesterday, Egbunu took part in his first on-court drills since suffering a hamstring injury nearly two weeks ago. He is still not at “full go” and his status for the Gators’ next game is yet to be determined. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Florida targets at the Under Armour All-American Game: The Gators have one current commit playing in the game - 4-star wide receiver Daquon Green. But Florida is pursuing several other prospects competing on Sunday, including 4-star wide receiver James Robinson and 4-star cornerback C.J. Henderson. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

A look at Florida’s second bowl match-up with Iowa: The Gators lost to the Hawkeyes in the 2004 Outback Bowl. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Austin Appleby on his lone season with the Gators: And on the match-up with Iowa in the Outback Bowl. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gators in the NFL - Week 16: Washington RB Mack Brown had a 61-yard rushing touchdown on Saturday. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

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