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Florida to begin alcohol sales at football and basketball games: But only in premium seating. Beer and wine would be available for purchase in the O'Connell Center's premium lounge areas and the premium areas of Holloway Touchdown Terrace and Evans Champion Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Drinks must be consumed in the lounges and cannot be taken into the general seating areas. For football games, this means sales would only be available to about 5,000 fans, or 7.5 percent of those in attendance. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)
Gators blank UCF 4-0: The Gators swept their home-and-home series with the Knights. Freshmen Jackson Kowar, Brady Singer, and junior Shaun Anderson combined for 13 strikeouts, zero walks, and a five-hit shutout. (John Hines, Florida Gators)
Florida still has a chance to dance: Their slight hopes rest on them defeating Missouri on Saturday and at least going deep into the SEC Tournament. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)
Heading into spring practice, the football coaching staff is relatively consistent for a change: Jim McElwain only replaced one assistant coach this offseason, replacing defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan with Torrian Gray. Florida had turned over at least three assistants every year since 2009, when they lost two. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
However, Florida did experience turnover in its football support staff: It is reported that as many as eight support staff members have left. McElwain already filled two of those openings by hiring New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Bret Ingalls as an offensive quality control assistant and Southern Illinois special teams and tight ends coach Keith Murphy as a special teams quality control assistant. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Former Gators quarterback Will Grier reportedly visited West Virginia: Grier reportedly visited the Mountaineers on Wednesday. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)
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