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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s Orange & Blue Debut spring game to be held on April 7

The Gators will again play on a Friday night under the lights.

NCAA Football: Florida Spring Game Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

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Florida announces date for annual Orange & Blue Debut spring game: For the second year in a row the game will be played on a Friday night. This year the game will be on April 7. Admission is free. A kickoff time has yet to be announced. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Scott Stricklin discusses facility projects: Florida’s athletic director says that there needs to be a long-range plan for Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Florida recruiting updates: Florida OL target Kai-Leon Herbert commits to Miami, and the Hurricanes also may be in the lead for another Florida target, CB C.J. Henderson. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gators’ Tampa trio of recruits wanted to be a package deal: Friends Daquon Green (WR), Zachary Carter (DE), and Malik Davis (RB) all attended different Tampa area high schools but want to play together at the next level. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

Men’s basketball shows second-largest home attendance growth by percentage among SEC teams this season: The Gators, who recorded just one sellout last season, have played four so far this year with two more to come. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida women’s basketball hosts Tennessee tonight: The Gators and Vols will tip off in the O’Dome at 7:00 p.m. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Gator gymnastics hosting Auburn on Friday, January 27: The meet will be Florida’s second at home this season, and the first of three “pink” themed meets for breast cancer awareness. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

Florida baseball begins practices on Friday: The Gators will hold three practices over the weekend. All practices are held at McKethan Stadium and are open to the public. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Brent Musburger announces retirement: He will call Florida’s game against Oklahoma on Saturday. His last game will be Georgia at Kentucky on Tuesday. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

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