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Gators preparing for SEC Tournament: Florida takes its .500 conference record into the SEC Tournament on Thursday. The No. 8 seed Gators will play the No. 9 seed Arkansas Razorbacks. The Gators would have to make it far into the tournament against the SEC's top teams in order to have a shot at making the NCAA Tournament. Florida has a 1-7 record against the top five seeds in the SEC this season. (Ian Cohen, Independent Florida Alligator; Alex Maminakis, Independent Florida Alligator; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
Florida coaches set spring speaking tour dates: Florida football head coach Jim McElwain will make nine appearances on this year's speaking tour. Florida basketball head coach Mike White will make four appearances. Four football assistant coaches will also make stops. McElwain and White's appearances are set, while the assistant coaches' dates will be announced later. McElwain will make his first appearance on April 5th, speaking to the Gainesville Quarterback Club three days prior to the Orange and Blue Debut spring game. (Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Gators' baseball travels to North Florida tonight: No. 1 Florida, on a six-game win streak, will play North Florida tonight at 6:00 p.m. before returning to McKethan Stadium tomorrow to complete the mid-week series. (John Hines, Florida Gators)
Five influential freshmen to watch for spring: Quarterback Feleipe Franks, wide receiver Josh Hammond, defensive back Chauncey Gardner, linebacker David Reese, and cornerback McArthur Burnett. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Forecasting former Gators in the Draft: After the NFL Scouting Combine, Vernon Hargreaves III continues to be forecasted as a first-round selection. Defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard also remains a first-round possibility and some mock drafts even have safety Keanu Neal possibly sneaking into the first round after a strong combine performance. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)
Pair of Florida commits earn MVP honors at the Miami regional for The Opening: Florida quarterback commit Jake Allen won QB MVP and received an invite to the Elite 11 quarterback camp. Gators' offensive lineman commit Kadeem Telfort was named OL MVP. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
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