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No. 1 Gators top No. 23 USF, 3-0: Florida defeated South Florida for the second time this season. In addition to being unbeaten in non-conference games this season, Florida has now won 121 of 123 non-league games dating to the start of 2013. The game was scoreless until the fifth when the Gators scored the game's only three runs on four hits. Florida is now 42-3 and holds the highest win percentage in the country. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Gators host Georgia in SEC series, starting tonight: No. 2 Florida baseball is 11-4 in conference play and tied for the lead in the SEC with No. 8 South Carolina. The Gators lead the nation in strikeouts (415), strikeouts per nine innings (10.6), and strikeout-to-walk-ratio (4.35). (John Hines, Florida Gators)
Florida bullpen gaining confidence: The No. 2 Gators' baseball team has one of the best rotations in the SEC. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
Florida lacrosse routes Cincinnati: The No. 2 Gators defeated the Bearcats 17-5, which marked Florida's second-best offensive output of the season. The Gators improved to 15-1 and 6-0 in the Big East. Florida's final regular season game is Sunday against UConn, in a game that will determine the Big East's regular season champion. (Kelly Sobers, Florida Gators)
Steve Spurrier calls Georgia and LSU the best SEC jobs: The Head Ball Coach celebrated his 71st birthday yesterday by appearing on the Paul Finebaum Show. He explains that LSU and Georgia are the best SEC jobs because they have the recruiting advantage of not having much in-state competition. Spurrier also discussed Joe Paterno, Alabama - including that he was approached for the Alabama job in 2006, his trademark visor, resigning at South Carolina, and golfing, among other things. (Sam Kahn, Jr., ESPN; Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports)
Jim McElwain hopes Eddy Pineiro can change play-calling: After Florida put up the nation's world field goal percentage and worst PAT percentage last year, McElwain hopes that Pineiro can help the Gators get points when drives stall out. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Holding spring game on Friday night helped enthusiam, attendance, and exposure: Florida had the second highest attendance spike for an SEC spring game so far this year, behind Georgia (Arkansas has yet to play their spring game). The game was broadcast live on SEC Network during a time when no other spring games were shown. The change to Friday also gave Florida coaches the opportunity to spend the full day Saturday with recruits. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
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