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Florida baseball defeats Bethune-Cookman: The No. 1 Gators improved to 38-7, and 13-0 in mid-week games, this season. Florida is also 16-1 against in-state competition this year. In addition to their win against the Wildcats last night, the Gators have double digit wins over FGCU, UCF, North Florida, Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Jacksonville, and Miami. The Gators' lone loss to an in-state team was at No. 3 Miami in February. Florida travels to Tennessee on Friday for a three-game series against the Volunteers. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
SEC Network visiting UF for Florida's series with Vanderbilt: SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show will broadcast from Florida next Friday. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)
No. 1 Florida softball plays No. 5 Florida State tonight: It's the Gators' final regular season road game. After the conclusion of the regularly scheduled seven-inning game, the Gators and Seminoles will resume their halted game from April 13th, which was suspended due to rain. The game was stopped with a 0-0 tie in the bottom of the ninth with Florida having one out and runners on second and third. The Gators have yet to lose a non-conference game this season. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)
Jim McElwain open to holding satellite camps: The NCAA had outlawed the camps, but that decision was rescinded last week. The quote about the camps being an evaluation opportunity ends with the very McElwain-esque "I don't really care. We'll join in. How's that?" (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
ESPN's Football Power Index ratings predict Gators to finish 3rd in the SEC East: And predict Tennessee and Georgia to finish ahead of them (sounds familiar). The FPI predicts Florida to win 7.4 games and lose 4.7 games, lists their schedule as the 49th toughest in the country, and gives the Gators a 2.1% chance of winning the SEC. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)
Which college football rivalries should be back on the schedule? How about Auburn and Florida? (Adam Rittenberg, ESPN)
Maria Torres named 2016 SEC Women's Golfer of the Year: Torres is just the seventh Gator in program history to claim the SEC Individual title. It is the first time a Florida women's golfer has won the award since 1990. (Brianne Wigley, Florida Gators)
Mountain West scoring leader Funda Nakkasoglu transfers to Florida: UF women's basketball coach Amanda Butler announced the transfer of Nakkasoglu, who is from Australia, and was a two year standout at Utah State. Per NCAA transfer rules, she will have to sit out next season and will have two years of eligibility beginning in the 2017-18 season. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)
ESPN felt this was important enough to send me a notification about it and wake me up when I just fell asleep last night, so here is a tweeted video of new Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro making a 64-yard field goal:
What's offseason? What's summer? It never stops ✊ #64 yarder pic.twitter.com/Z2SzDKiFat— Eddy Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) May 3, 2016
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