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Chomping at Bits: Florida basketball may adjust opener due to scheduling issues

The Gators are having difficulty securing an opponent for one of their November dates.

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Florida basketball possibly adjusting games on November schedule: UF might have to adjust some of their early season games. The Gators are having difficulty finding a team to play on a contracted date in Tampa on November 21st and may switch their game against Belmont, scheduled as the November 11th season opener in Jacksonville, to that date, and potentially find another team to open the season against. During the O'Connell Center renovation Florida will play three times in Jacksonville, once in Lakeland, once in Sunrise, and three times in Orlando. (Garry Smits, Florida Times UnionFox Sports)

Gators to play North Florida on December 1st: Florida last played the Ospreys on March 15th in the NIT. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Sports Illustrated names Florida as "wild card team" for 2016 season: The article notes that the Gators should have a strong defense, and asserts that Florida could possibly be a playoff contender if they can figure the offense out. (Gabriel Baumgaertner, Sports Illustrated)

Will Florida be the first defending SEC East champion to start the season unranked in the AP poll?: Maybe? The poll comes out later this month. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Q&A with Austin Appleby: Also a preview of Florida's quarterbacks. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Gators in the Olympics: Florida is relaunching with updates on the 30 Gator Olympians in Rio. (Kelly Sobers, Florida Gators)

Taryn VanThof joins lacrosse coaching staff: VanThof spent last season as an assistant coach at Rutgers. (Kelly Sobers, Florida Gators)

Fall camp starts tomorrow!

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