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UF softball earns national No. 1 seed for the third consecutive year: Florida will host an NCAA Regional for the 15th consecutive season. The Gators will be joined in the Gainesville Regional by Oklahoma State, FIU, and Florida A&M. The double-elimination event starts Friday and runs through Sunday. As the top overall seed, Florida will host a Super Regional if they emerge from the Gainesville Regional. The Gators would then face the winner of the Tuscaloosa Regional. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)
Florida baseball sweeps series with Alabama: In their penultimate SEC series of the season, and regular road season finale, the Gators swept the Tide in Tuscaloosa. Florida won their eighth consecutive conference game on Friday, edging Alabama 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel. On Saturday, the Gators clinched their fifth consecutive SEC series with a 13-6 victory. Florida’s offense recorded 13 runs on 16 hits, including seven extra base hits. The Gators also drew ten walks that night. In Sunday’s action, Florida’s offense showed up again, and the Gators took a 10-5 win to complete the sweep. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)
Gators take sole possession of first place in SEC standings: With their sweep of Alabama, and Mississippi State dropping a game to Georgia, Florida currently sits atop the SEC. The Gators host top-ten ranked Kentucky this weekend for a three-game series to finish out the season. Florida currently holds a one-game lead over the Wildcats in the SEC East. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)
Florida lacrosse falls to USC, ends season: The Gators’ season came to an end on Sunday with a 15-12 loss to Southern California in the NCAA Tournament's second round. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)
Jim McElwain’s road from “Big Sky to the Big Time”: On Florida’s head coach’s past with Eastern Washington. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)
Track and field Gators win titles at SEC Outdoor Championships: Kyra Jefferson captured the SEC outdoor 200 meters title, becoming the first Gator in history to win multiple outdoor 200 titles. KeAndre Bates took the triple jump title, making him the fifth Gator to sweep the indoor and outdoor crowns in a season. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)
UF women’s tennis defeats Miami; moves to Sweet 16: The Gators will be making their 34th appearance in the NCAA Round of 16. Florida will face Texas A&M. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators; Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)
Florida men’s tennis advances to round of 16: The Gators swept Georgia Tech to advance to the next round. No. 15 seed Florida will face No. 2 seed Virginia. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)
Daquon Green on becoming a Gator: The four-star wide receiver discusses rumors of him flipping to Tennessee and his recruiting experience. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
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