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Alex Anzalone returns to practice: Jim McElwain plans to provide more injury updates on Friday. Anzalone should be able to play. Jarrad Davis, David Reese, Jeawon Taylor and Justus Reed participated in non-contract drills during practice. McElwain stated that it was too early to update the statuses of Bryan Cox, Nick Washington, Duke Dawson, Antonneous Clayton, and Martez Ivey; all of whom were previously listed as out or doubtful for the Outback Bowl. There had been a report that Eddy Pineiro was ill, and had been hospitalized, but McElwain stated that he was present with the team and practicing. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Evan Abramson, Orlando Sentinel; Ryan Young, SEC Country)
January 2nd can't come soon enough...— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) December 28, 2016
Check out a few highlights from Wednesday's practice in Tampa. #GoGators pic.twitter.com/rBQEZyrzKT
Florida football press conference links: The Gators are in Tampa preparing for the Outback Bowl.
WATCH: @CoachMcElwain addressed the media to discuss @GatorsFB's week ahead, the @outbackbowl and more. https://t.co/yrBJqSgbdL pic.twitter.com/Hq9XRNmHzu— GatorVision (@GatorVisionTV) December 28, 2016
WATCH: Austin Appleby, Teez Tabor, and Quincy Wilson addressed the media following their first practice in Tampa. https://t.co/Byv4sBMtki pic.twitter.com/Mw2n7Zc32h— GatorVision (@GatorVisionTV) December 28, 2016
85 degrees + practicing for the @outbackbowl = #FootballinParadise— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) December 28, 2016
Hear what @Famousscarlett had to say following today's practice. pic.twitter.com/oOa0ff4mJc
Game preview - Florida vs. Arkansas: The Gators open SEC conference play tonight on the road against the Razorbacks. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
There's ONE thing you'll find here...and nowhere else. #OneTeam pic.twitter.com/ItGNrkEiGe— Gators M-Basketball (@GatorsMBK) December 27, 2016
Florida women’s basketball wins big in home opener: Both Gator basketball teams put on a show in their first game in the new O’Dome. Last night, the Florida women’s basketball team put up 102 points in their defeat of Southern Louisiana. (Florida Gators; Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)
Ronni Williams hits career-high point mark: Williams was honored prior to the game for reaching 1,000 career points. Then against Southern La., Williams finished with a career-high 34 points - the most by a Florida player since Vanessa Hayden had 36 in a game 15 years ago - with 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals and no turnovers. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Congrats @Ronnipooh_01 !!!— Gator WBasketball (@GatorsWBK) December 29, 2016
1000-others club! #GoGators pic.twitter.com/XXpzV40CUx
Iowa’s approach to the Outback Bowl: The Hawkeyes have lost their last four bowl games, and hope to end that streak against the Gators. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)
Kirk Ferentz on Austin Appleby: Ferentz notes that Appleby played pretty well against the Hawkeyes last year and that he was not enthusiastic about seeing him again. Iowa won last year’s game against Purdue, 40-20. Appleby was 23-of-40 for 259 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions in that contest. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Gators having fun, but understand the importance of bowl game: I personally am in favor of letting the players have fun. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
We welcomed @GatorsFB and @HawkeyeFootball before they go head to head for the big game! #FootballinParadise https://t.co/5Wa0MrOmBh pic.twitter.com/3fzfmCE2sw— Busch Gardens Tampa (@BuschGardens) December 28, 2016
Wish you were here! Check out @GatorsFB on the Serengeti Safari at @BuschGardens! pic.twitter.com/jSIleeuhwi— Outback Bowl (@outbackbowl) December 28, 2016
Jon Gruden speaks to Gators: Gruden, who lives in Tampa, stopped by Jesuit High School yesterday to speak to the Gators at practice. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Coach Gruden stopped by to check out the #Gators today. "You're a global franchise...You own this state...Finish what you started." pic.twitter.com/CbjNSdgLeG— Chris Corr (@ChrisCorrUF) December 28, 2016
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