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Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball begins 2017-18 season

Year three of the Mike White era tips off tonight.

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Florida men’s basketball tips off 2017-18 season tonight: The No. 8 Gators officially start their new season with Gardner-Webb tonight at home, at 7:00 p.m. (on ESPNU). This will be the first meeting between the two programs. Florida has won 26 straight season openers. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (yes, really) opened their season on Friday with a loss at No. 13 Miami. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

(That tweet is the last in a long line of One Shining Moment lyric tweets from the official account.)

Men’s basketball adds member to signing class: The Gators welcomed the addition of four-star guard/forward Keyontae Johnson to the 2018 signing class. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

SEC coaches discuss one-and-done rule: Last month, NBA commissioner Adam Silver discussed the possibility of raising or lowering the age limit for the NBA. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Nine thoughts after the Gators’ ninth game: The Florida football team is searching for a new head coach, as well as their first win since September 30. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Florida’s latest loss highlights need for linebackers: The Gators currently have just one commit at the position for 2018. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gators hope for continued fan support: No one is more disappointed in how this season turned out than the players. (Nick de la Torre, Gator Country)

If Malik Zaire is out, Feleipe Franks has important audition for next coach: Franks may be the only healthy scholarship quarterback for the Gators at this point. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Updates on future Gators: How present Florida commits Matt Corral, Dameon Pierce, and Jacob Copeland fared this weekend. Includes video clips. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

UF volleyball wins on Senior Day: The No. 4 Gators defeated Missouri and posted their eighth consecutive win. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

How potential Gator coaching targets did this weekend: A look at the on the field results from this past Saturday. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida women’s basketball starts Cameron Newbauer era with a win: The Gators took a 82-66 season-opening victory over Georgia State on Saturday. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

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