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Chomping at Bits: Gators gear up for Orange & Blue Debut

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Tonight is Florida’s annual spring game showcase.

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Orange & Blue Debut previews: The Orange & Blue Debut, Florida’s annual spring game, will serve as the end of the Gators’ 2017 spring practice. The event, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight, will be televised on the SEC Network. The primary storyline is, of course, yet again, the quarterbacks. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

The Great Wall of Waany: Profile of sophomore right tackle Jawaan Taylor, who is nicknamed “Waany” (and who was called the previously mentioned moniker by Luke Del Rio). (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Q&As with WR Tyrie Cleveland: Florida’s profile of the promising sophomore wide receiver includes a look back at the coaches’ room, and particularly Kerry Dixon, jubilantly celebrating Cleveland’s signing (see below). (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Brett Heggie pushing for starting job: The redshirt freshman hopes to earn an interior spot on the offensive line. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Orange & Blue Debut event information: For those of you planning on attending tonight. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators) And for those of you watching at home, here’s the broadacast information, including dates and times that the SEC Network will re-air the game in the coming weeks.

Florida baseball hosts Tennessee: The Gators begin a three-game weekend series with the Vols tonight at 5:00 p.m. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Swimming and diving Gators honored with SEC postseason honors: Thirteen Gators received annual SEC recognition to end the year, including Caeleb Dressel, who was again named SEC Swimmer of the Year, and head coach Gregg Troy, who was voted SEC Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

Former Gator Jordan Cronkrite reportedly expected to land at USF: Reports have Cronkrite transferring to South Florida to play for Charlie Strong. Cronkrite would be eligible for the Bulls in 2018 per NCAA transfer rules. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times; Nick Cole, SEC Country)

Tim Tebow hits home run in first official minor league at-bat: The former Gator is playing for the Columbia (South Carolina) Fireflies, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Jeffrey Collins, Gainesville Sun)

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