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Chomping at Bits: Florida softball team has high expectations, hopes for three-peat

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The Gators' softball team opens their season Friday and hope to finish it as national champions for the third consecutive year.

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Gators' softball team embraces high expectations, hopes for three-peat: Florida's five seniors (Kelsey Stewart, Aubree Munro, Taylor Schwarz, Taylore Fuller, and Kirsti Merritt) want to be known as one of the greatest classes in program history, and hope to be a part of a three time national championship winning team. Only one NCAA softball program has ever captured three consecutive national championships - UCLA in 1988, 1989 and 1990. (Brian Lee, Independent Florida AlligatorChris Harry, Florida Gators)

Florida women's basketball begins tough road stretch tonight: Four of the Gators' next five games are on the road. Tonight, Florida travels to No. 2 (and first in the SEC) South Carolina. The Gators currently sit a half-game behind Mississippi State for second place in the SEC standings. Florida will be playing its final game tonight of a three-game stretch against three teams each ranked in the top-12. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Devin Robinson growing into his role with Gators: The sophomore forward has struggled with consistency in his career thus far at Florida but put together a complete performance to help the Gators defeat the Rebels on Tuesday night. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville SunChris Harry, Florida Gators)

Two Gators named SEC Golfers of the Week: Freshman Sam Horsfield, fresh off his first collegiate title at the Sea Best Invitational, was selected as the SEC Men's Golfer of Week. (Emily Padgett, Florida Gators) Sophmore Taylor Tomlinson was named the SEC Women's Golfer of the Week. Tomlinson helped lead the Gators to the team title and won a share of the individual title at the 36-hole Florida Challenge. (Brianne Wigley, Florida Gators)

SEC Commissioner declines to reduce spring break practice issue to "childhood use of Twitter": I mentioned in yesterday's CAB that the SEC was asking the NCAA to prevent football teams from holding spring practice during spring break, as an obvious response to Michigan's plans to do so in Florida at IMG Academy in Bradenton. Since then, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh tweeted about the attractiveness of "whining", which prompted that response from SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. (Sam Spiegelman, SEC Country)

Steve Spurrier to serve as South Carolina ambassador: Spurrier was named a special assistant to University of South Carolina President Harry Pastides and athletic director Ray Tanner. (Gainesville Sun)

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