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Chomping at Bits: Gators gear up for Sweet Sixteen appearance

Florida faces Wisconsin in Madison Square Garden tonight.

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Previews of Florida vs. Wisconsin: Looking at the Gators’ Sweet Sixteen match-up with the Badgers. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country; Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

On Florida’s NCAA tournament run: A year after appearing in the NIT, the Gators are pleased with their present position. Kasey Hill thinks this team can be better than the 2014 team that made it to the Final Four. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald)

Quiet KeVaughn Allen: Those who know Allen best, including his mother, discuss Florida’s low-key guard. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Devin Robinson’s exceptional tournament play helps Gators reach Sweet Sixteen: Robinson matched a career-high points total in Florida’s first round game with ETSU, and recorded a double-double in the second round against Virginia. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gator men win swimming national titles: Florida’s men swimming and diving is competing at this week’s NCAA Championships, which run through Saturday. UF junior Mark Szaranek won a share of the 200 IM title, finishing in a tie with Texas senior Will Licon. Caeleb Dressel earned his third career title in his trademark event, the 50 free.

Florida baseball returns home for weekend series with LSU: The Gators host the No. 4 Tigers, beginning tonight at 7:00 p.m, for Florida’s home SEC opener. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Alex McMurty named SEC Gymnast and Scholar Athlete of the Year: The 2017 SEC all-around champion is the second gymnast in league history to take both honors in a single season, and the first Gator to achieve that distinction. Florida also placed five Gators on the All-SEC team and two freshmen on the All-SEC freshman team. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

Gators rebuilding defensive line: This season Florida will be replacing three defensive linemen who combined for combined for 76 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks in 2016. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

More on the friendly quarterback competition between Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask: The two redshirt freshmen are buddies who play basketball, golf, and ping-pong together off the field. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times; Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald)

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