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Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball moves up to No. 12 in AP poll

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The Gators inch up one spot.

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

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Florida men’s basketball up to No. 12 in latest AP poll: Despite Saturday’s loss to Kentucky, the Gators moved up one spot from No. 13 to No. 12 in the AP poll. The Wildcats moved up two spots to No. 9 after defeating the Gators. All three major Florida schools - Florida, Florida State, and Miami - appear in this week’s top-25. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Alex Faedo named SEC Pitcher of the Week: In Friday night’s game against Miami, Faedo shut out the Hurricanes in a career-long 8.2 innings. Faedo racked up eight strikeouts with just one walk, and did not allow a hit for the first 4.1 innings. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Florida baseball begins two-game series with UCF: The Gators host the Knights tonight at 6:30 p.m., before heading to Orlando tomorrow for the second meeting between the two teams. Wednesday’s contest will also be at 6:30 p.m. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Gator football begins spring practice today: Storylines to watch include the quarterbacks, the offensive line under Brad Davis, new faces in the secondary, Randy Shannon leading the defense, and Florida’s plethora of potential play-makers at wide receiver. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Spring QB options: A look at Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask, the two redshirt freshmen expected to battle for the Gators’ starting quarterback position. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Feleipe Franks’ high school coach on his former player: Fun fact - Franks kicked field goals and punted in high school also. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Former Gators participating in NFL Scouting Combine: Eight former UF players received invites to the event in Indianapolis, which begins today and runs through March 6. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

Florida lacrosse defeats Jacksonville, 21-14: The No. 3 Gators were on the road for the first time this season. All 30 players who dressed for the game saw playing time and eight different Gators scored. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

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