There may not be as many events listed on this weekend’s schedule as there has been lately, as certain teams are off or have their seasons winding down, but there are still plenty of Gators in action. Florida’s baseball and softball teams both host SEC rivals for weekend series, women’s tennis and lacrosse teams play at home, and there is some football thing happening tonight that you may be marginally aware of, I guess.
Below you’ll find what is happening in Gator sports this weekend, as well as how to follow along.
Friday, April 7
Florida vs. Tennessee, 5:00 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators host the Vols in a three-game SEC series. Coming into the weekend, Florida is 7-1 since being swept by Auburn to start conference play (and with one game “controversially” called for weather in that span, as well). Six of those seven wins were over top-25 opponents (two over No. 4 LSU, one over No. 10 FSU, and three over No. 23 Missouri).
Florida vs. Georgia, 6:00 p.m. (Watch, Stats): The last time that the Gators were in action they were upset by Kentucky. Florida is back on the road, facing the 2016 SEC Champion Bulldogs, who are currently unbeaten in conference play. The men’s tennis team is the only Gator team competing away from home this weekend.
Florida vs. Ole Miss, 5:00 p.m. (Watch, Stats): The top-ranked Gators host their penultimate home match of the season when the Rebels come to down. Florida has won their last ten meetings with Ole Miss. The last time the Rebels defeated the Gators was in 2009 in Oxford.
Orange & Blue Debut, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators’ annual spring game kicks off tonight. Savor your last moments of Florida football before fall camp is here. Once again, all eyes will be on the quarterbacks, looking for signs of a skillful signal caller who can move the offense efficiently.
Saturday, April 8
Florida vs. Cincinnati, 12:00 p.m. (Watch, Listen, Stats): After routing Marquette earlier this week, the No. 3 Gators return home for a midday tilt with the Bearcats, looking to extend their perfect streak in Big East play. The Gators ranked first in offense in the conference, but are followed in those rankings by Cincinnati.
Florida vs. Tennessee, 6:00 p.m. (SEC Network/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators continue their weekend series against SEC foe Tennessee on Singer Saturday. Coming into the weekend, Florida had an 81-37 all-time record against the Vols in Gainesville.
Florida vs. Georgia, 6:00 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators remain at home this weekend and will begin a three-game series with Georgia on Saturday, running through Monday. Earlier this week, Florida defeated North Florida.
Sunday, April 9
Florida vs. Tennessee, 1:00 p.m. (Stats): The Gators continue their road play this weekend with the Volunteers in Knoxville. The two met last in the Gators’ regular season finale a year ago, which Florida won 6-1.
Florida vs. Mississippi State, 1:00 p.m. (Watch, Stats): The Gators take the court for their final home match of the season. Florida hosts the other SEC team from the Magnolia State to conclude home play. The Gators will also recognize their three seniors in a pre-match ceremony.
Florida vs. Georgia, 7:00 p.m. (SEC Network/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators continue their SEC weekend series against the Bulldogs. Coming into the weekend, Florida had only allowed one run or less in 29 of the 36 games they had played this season. The final game of the series will be played on Monday night at 7:00 p.m.
And here are your schedule tables for this weekend’s events:
Schedule for Friday, April 7, 2017
|5:00 p.m.||Baseball||Tennessee||SEC Network+||WatchESPN||Florida Gators||@GatorsBB||Sidearm Stats|
|5:00 p.m.||Women's tennis||Ole Miss||none||Florida Gators||none||@GatorsWTN||Sidearm Stats|
|6:00 p.m.||Men's tennis||Georgia||none||Georgia Dogs||none||@GatorsMTN||Georgia Dogs|
|7:30 p.m.||Football||Orange & Blue Debut||SEC Network||WatchESPN||Florida Gators||@GatorsFB||Sidearm Stats|
Schedule for Saturday, April 8, 2017
|12:00 p.m.||Lacrosse||Cincinnati||none||YouTube||Florida Gators||@GatorsLAX||Sidearm Stats|
|6:00 p.m.||Baseball||Tennessee||SEC Network||WatchESPN||Florida Gators||@GatorsBB||Sidearm Stats|
|6:00 p.m.||Softball||Georgia||SEC Network+||WatchESPN||Fox Sports||@GatorsSB||Sidearm Stats|
Schedule for Sunday, April 9, 2017
|1:00 p.m.||Baseball||Tennessee||SEC Network||WatchESPN||Florida Gators||@GatorsBB||Sidearm Stats|
|1:00 p.m.||Men's tennis||Tennessee||none||none||none||@GatorsMTN||UT Sports|
|1:00 p.m.||Women's tennis||Mississippi State||none||Florida Gators||none||@GatorsWTN||Sidearm Stats|
|7:00 p.m.||Softball||Georgia||SEC Network||WatchESPN||Fox Sports||@GatorsSB||Sidearm Stats|