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Gators' baseball beats Jacksonville: Florida picked up their fifth straight win, and 28th consecutive home win, in their first of two meetings with Jacksonville this season. The Gators will play No. 10 Mississippi State in a weekend series beginning on Friday. (John Hines, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
Jalen Tabor is centerpiece of Florida's secondary: Though he had the better statistical season, Tabor often took a backseat in headlines and accolades to Vernon Hargreaves III last year. This year, Tabor intends to prove that he is one of the top cornerbacks in the nation. At a recent spring practice Tabor intercepted four balls. He intercepted two at yesterday's practice, including picking off the first pass of the day by Luke Del Rio. (Jesse Simonton, Miami Herald; Palm Beach Post)
Five things to know about the Gators after spring practice: Those things are that the quarterbacks have the skill sets to run McElwain's offense, that the Gators aren't very deep at the corner position, that Antonio Callaway is missed, that new leaders have emerged, and that Florida is deeper and stronger on the offensive line. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Florida gymnastics team moving on to national seminfinals: After their first place finish at the Minneapolis, Minnesota NCAA regional competition, the Gators will head to the national semifinals on April 15-16 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ryan Summers, Gainesville Sun)
Tim Walton discusses losses: The Gators softball team dropped two of their three games against No. 6 Alabama last weekend. Walton argued a call in the seventh which led to his ejection - his first since March, 16, 2012 (a run of 277 games) - and later joked that he didn't want to watch anymore. No. 2 Florida plays UCF tonight in Orlando, it's the first time in nearly a year that the Gators are not ranked No. 1. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)
Gators to play Duke in 2016 Jimmy V Classic: Florida's men's basketball team will play the Blue Devils as part of the 2016 Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden. Duke's athletic director, Kevin White, is Florida head coach Mike White's father. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Luis Torres, Palm Beach Post)
Jim McElwain and Mike White will speak, participate in Q&A at UF: The coaches will speak at the University Auditorium on April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in an event hosted by ACCENT Speakers Bureau in partnership with the University Athletic Association. Students can pick up a maximum of two tickets at noon on the 12th and then the general public will have access to any remaining tickets beginning at 6:00 p.m.. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)
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