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Chomping at Bits: Florida softball opens 2017 season today

The Gators play this afternoon in Tampa.

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Gator softball opens season today: Florida starts their year with the USF Wilson – DeMarini Tournament in Tampa. The Gators are scheduled to play five games over three days against several opponents. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

A look at Florida softball’s pitching staff: After leading the nation in team ERA last season, the 2017 Gators' pitching staff looks even deeper. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators have “all-star” South Florida recruiting team: Florida signed the most South Florida prospects (10) in school history this last cycle, and have three staff members in Randy Shannon, Ja’Juan Seider, and Corey Bell, with ties to the area. Famous Miami fan and high school football coach Luther Campbell is concerned about Miami’s ability to compete with the Gators now for South Florida recruits. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Florida women’s basketball gets first SEC home victory: The Gators defeated Arkansas 57-53. Ronni Williams posted the 20th double-double of her career. (Florida Gators)

Profile of Gator gymnast Rachel Slocum: Slocum transferred to Florida from Eastern Michigan, after becoming just the second NCAA gymnastics qualifier in that school’s history as a sophomore. She regularly competes on the vault and in floor exercise for the Gators. (Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)

Florida baseball picked to win SEC: A league-high five Gators were also voted to the Preseason All-SEC First Team. Florida and LSU were selected by coaches as the favorites to win the conference. The Gators will open their season with a three-game series against William and Mary beginning on Friday, Feb. 17. (Dan Apple, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

Teez Tabor sent Former Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins a thank you note:

We’ll miss you, Teez.

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