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First game of series with LSU suspended due to rain: The first game of this weekend's series between the No. 1 Gators and the Tigers was suspended due to rainy weather. The game is scheduled to resume at noon (eastern time) on Saturday. Game two of the series is scheduled for tonight at 7:00 p.m. Game three will be played at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)
Florida is the only team in the SEC that controls its destiny for the regular-season title: But several other teams still have an opportunity. The Gators will be SEC champs if they sweep the Tigers. LSU also has the opportunity to take the crown but, in addition to sweeping Florida, would need South Carolina to lose once and Texas A&M and Mississippi State to each lose twice. Texas A&M defeated Ole Miss last night. The Aggies can win the SEC if they sweep the Rebels and the Gators lose one game. Mississippi State also has a shot. The Bulldogs need to sweep Arkansas and have both Florida and Texas A&M lose a game in order to win the SEC. For South Carolina to win the SEC, they need to sweep Alabama, have both Florida and Texas A&M lose twice, and have Mississippi State lose once. (Gainesville Sun)
Freshman Amanda Lorenz making impact: The freshman left fielder has a team high .400 batting average going into the postseason. The Gators begin NCAA regional competition this afternoon against Alabama State. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
Florida women's golf team tees off at NCAA Championship tournament today: The Gators last won the national championship in 1986 but last competed there in 2014. (Daniel Ciraco, Florida Gators)
Second half of Florida's 2016 class arrives this summer: 12 freshmen and one junior college transfer will join the Gators in July. Those freshmen include Florida's two highest-rated class members, five-star defensive end Antonneous Clayton and four-star wide receive Tyrie Cleveland. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Friends Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells excited to reunite as Gators: The two played Pop Warner and middle school football together and hoped to get the opportunity to play together in college after being separated by 900 miles during high school. Wells says the duo wanted to go to Florida and that he was instrumental in helping push Cleveland to become a Gator with him. ( Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
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