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Gators begin key portion of road schedule: Florida men’s basketball heads into the tough final stretch of their SEC schedule, playing four of their final six regular season games on the road. But the Gators have an experience advantage over the teams remaining on their schedule and are certainly comfortable on the road - having played their first 11 games away from home this season. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)
Florida vs. Auburn preview: The Gators’ first road stop is at Auburn. Florida faces the Tigers tonight at 7:00 p.m. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)
Eight former Gators invited to NFL Combine: Linebacker Alex Anzalone, defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, defensive end Bryan Cox Jr., linebacker Jarrad Davis, safety Marcus Maye, offensive tackle David Sharpe, cornerback Teez Tabor and cornerback Quincy Wilson were invited to the combine, which will be held in Indianapolis from February 28 to March 6. Florida will hold its own Pro Day for NFL coaches and scouts in their indoor practice facility on March 28. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Forgotten Florida redshirt freshmen: A look at the other half of Florida’s 2016 recruiting class that did not see the field. (And I’ll note that it’s McArthur Burnett not Bennett.) (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Profile of Gator freshman Kadarius Toney: Toney played quarterback, receiver, and running back in high school, accounting for more than 120 touchdowns. He was one of the Gators’ early enrollees in the 2017 recruiting class. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Florida football recruiting updates: Five-star safety Tyreke Johnson had “a ball” on his visit to UF for Junior Day. He spent time with Chauncey Gardner and new Florida DB coach Corey Bell. Gator CB commit Divaad Wilson, rated as a three-star by 247Sports, debuts as a four-star in Rivals’ rankings. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Florida women’s tennis wins ITA National Indoor title: The Indoor title is the seventh in program history and its first since 1999. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)
Eye on the Gators: Women’s Basketball Presented by Wells Fargo to debut on Sunday, February 12: The program, which focuses on Florida’s women’s basketball team, will air on FOX Sports Sun at 12:30 p.m., and re-air multiple times on that station. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)
Florida swimming and diving at SEC Championships this week: The Gators will be in Knoxville the next five days competing. The men’s team looks to defend their conference title for a fifth-straight season. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)
Steve Spurrier featured in speaking event at UF: A list of some of the highlights of Spurrier’s comments during Monday’s event. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Temple football hires “S.W.A.G. coordinator”: Former Florida defensive coordinator, and current Temple head coach Geoff Collins hired a “Specialist with Advanced Graphics” coordinator for the Owls’ multimedia department. (Morgan Moriarty, SB Nation; Matt Jennings, SEC Country)
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