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Injury updates: Tyrie Cleveland and Kadarius Toney are still expected to miss this weekend’s game, but another offensive skill player’s name was added to the questionable list - Mark Thompson, who injured his heel in practice earlier this week. On defense, Jabari Zuniga was added to the injury report - he injured his ankle in practice but Jim McElwain hopes he will be ready to go. Brett Heggie continues to be in concussion protocol, Nick Washington remains out, and Duke Dawson has been sick. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)
UF lacrosse to join American Athletic Conference in 2019: The Gators will leave the Big East and join the six-team league which also includes Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Temple, and Vanderbilt. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)
Jeremy Foley named to NCAA basketball commission: Florida’s athletic director emeritus is one of the 14 members of the commission formed to explore possible reforms to the sport after an FBI probe. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
Recruits react to Gators’ alternate uniforms: Yesterday I linked a player reaction piece in CAB, so here’s a recruit reaction one - they love ‘em too. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Florida can’t win games comfortably: Because of the young defense and their inconsistent offense. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)
Former Gator RBs Mon Williams and D.J. Johnson pass away: Williams, a member of Florida’s 2006 and 2008 national championship teams, died in Texas last Thursday at the age of 31. Johnson, who played for the Gators in the 1970s, died on Sunday. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Young safeties need to step up: With Nick Washington out, and Chauncey Gardner potentially still hobbled with an ankle injury, more onus will be put on freshmen Shawn Davis, Brad Stewart, Donovan Stiner, and Quincy Lenton. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
When you rise up and beat the sun to the punch, you accomplish something greater than a number on a scoreboard.— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 12, 2017
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Gator soccer hosts Florida State: The rivalry match between these two top-20 teams was rescheduled from earlier this season due to Hurricane Irma, and will be played at 6:00 p.m. today. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)
Florida softball releases 2018 schedule: The Gators will play 28 games at home next season. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
Jacob Copeland still solid to Florida: The UF wide receiver commit has been taking visits to Alabama but was in Gainesville for homecoming. He isn’t worried about that loss, noting that there were many freshmen on the field for Florida and that the Gators were missing their two best receivers. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
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