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Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball picks up exhibition win; Chris Chiozza suffers injury

The Gators had a successful showing in their first dress rehearsal.

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Florida picks up exhibition win over Jacksonville; Chris Chiozza suffers injury: The Gators defeated the Dolphins, 88-47, but the story of the night was largely Chiozza’s absence after injuring his shoulder early. He is reported to have sprained his AC joint. Virginia Tech transfer forward Jalen Hudson led the Gators with 21 points, while KeVaughn Allen and Rice graduate transfer forward Egor Koulechov each tallied 17. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Interim head coach Randy Shannon discusses decision to start Malik Zaire: Shannon explained that each quarterback took snaps in packages related to their strengths in practice this week, and that Zaire did a great job executing his plan. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Mark Thompson embraces challenge: Randy Shannon challenged the senior running back to step up this week with leading rusher Malik Davis out for the season. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Gators readying for first Randy Shannon game: Florida heads to Columbia after a week of turmoil to face a Missouri offense which has averaged 45.5 points per game in their last four outings. (News Tribune)

Programs that could threaten Florida’s recruiting class: Alabama, LSU, Miami, and Michigan will look to make headway with Gator commits in the wake of Florida’s coaching changes. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gator soccer ends SEC tournament run: Florida fell in overtime to Texas A&M in yesterday’s semifinal round. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

A look at potential Florida coaching candidate Matt Campbell: Campbell is in his second year at Iowa State, after serving as Toledo’s head coach from 2012 to 2015. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

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