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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball drops first game of College World Series

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It's win or go home for the Gators, who now head to the loser's bracket.

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Florida drops College World Series opener to Coastal Carolina: After dropping last night's game to the Chanticleers, the Gators' backs are against the wall. Florida heads to the loser's bracket, where it will face Texas Tech on Tuesday afternoon (5:00 p.m., ESPN2) in an elimination game. Three national seeds (out of eight) made the College World Series and they all now reside in the loser's bracket. Texas Tech, Florida's next opponent is one of those three, as is Miami. (Scott Carter, Florida GatorsGeorge Richards, Miami HeraldKevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

John Herron hired as director of on-campus recruiting: Jim McElwain hired Herron, a Florida alumnus, to assist in coordinating on-campus recruiting visits. Herron has coached basketball in Miami-Dade County for the last 14 years and has ties to the South Florida area. He also previously coached at Eastside High School in Gainesville. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Former UF defensive lineman Derrick Chambers named associate director of major gifts for Gator Boosters: Chambers played for Florida from 1996-2000. After graduating from UF, Chambers spent two seasons in the NFL, attended Oxford in England, received a master's degree from Princeton, and worked for the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Rick Wells glad to be Jim McElwain's first commitment: Wells was heavily pursued by Jim McElwain and Tim Skipper, and was the first player to commit to the new staff. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

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