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Chomping at Bits: No. 1 Florida softball to honor seniors during regular season home finale

The Gators will say their home goodbyes to five decorated seniors. Florida needs just two wins to clinch the SEC regular-season title.

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No. 1 Gators' softball hosts Arkansas in regular season home finale: Florida will play tonight at 6:00 p.m. and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Gators need just two wins to claim the SEC regular-season title. They can clinch their sixth SEC title with a win and an Auburn loss to Texas A&M on Friday night, or with wins on both Friday and Saturday. Florida has the opportunity to clinch the title at home for the first time since 1998. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

Softball seniors to be honored Saturday: Taylore Fuller, Kirsti Merritt, Aubree Munro, Taylor Schwarz, and Kelsey Stewart will be honored prior to Saturday's contest against Arkansas. The five seniors already have two NCAA championship rings and are looking for a third. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Florida pitcher Jackson Kowar sidelined by medical condition: The freshman could potentially miss the remainder of the season with a medical condition that is unrelated to baseball. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

No. 1 Gators baseball heads to Knoxville for series with Tennessee: Florida defeated Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night and split a pair of games with South Carolina last weekend. Tennessee has lost its last four after being swept by Missouri last weekend and losing to Alabama State the previous Wednesday. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Jim McElwain on what he hopes to see from each quarterback: In his SEC teleconference comments, McElwain highlighted one area of improvement for Luke Del Rio, Austin Appleby, Feleipe Franks, and Kyle Trask. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelAnthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)

Florida punter Jack Spicer transferring to Miami: Spicer came in as a walk-on last year and did not see any playing time. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

Gators' lacrosse team advances to conference tournament championship game: No. 2 Florida will play in the Big East lacrosse tournament championship for the second straight year. The Gators defeated Georgetown 11-8 in the conference tournament semifinals yesterday. The Big East championship game is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (Kelly Sobers, Florida GatorsGainesville Sun)

Caeleb Dressel preparing for Olympic Trials: The Florida sophomore swimmer won national titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships. Now Dressel is working on competing in a long-course (50-meter length) pool for the Olympic Trials, after competing in short-course (25-yard length) pools during the college season. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Jordan Reed signs five-year contract extension with Washington: Reed's extension will start with the 2017 season and is worth up to $50 million, including $22 million in guaranteed money. (Gainesville Sun)

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