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Gators host top-ten series with Wildcats; have shot at SEC regular season title: Florida’s baseball team is in a position to win the SEC regular season title for the first time in three years. The Gators can take care of that title themselves by sweeping Kentucky this weekend. (Other scenarios are discussed in the linked pieces.) The first game between these two top-ten teams is tonight at 7:00 p.m., and will be broadcast on ESPN. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)
Have we told you how HUGE this weekend is?— Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) May 16, 2017
Check this week's ranking in all 6 polls:
5️⃣ 4️⃣ 5️⃣ 5️⃣ 5️⃣ 5️⃣
8️⃣ 8️⃣ 6️⃣ 6️⃣ 9️⃣ 7️⃣ pic.twitter.com/CkYXKKnySR
Ryan Larson’s season to remember: The junior outfielder leads the team with a .336 batting average. Larson’s eight doubles this season are more than the seven that he had in his first three seasons combined. He also has five home runs this year, after hitting only one previously during his Florida career.(Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)
Alex Faedo remains focused: Faedo, who will start tonight on the mound for the Gators, is projected to be a high draft pick in the MLB Draft. The right-handed pitcher has an SEC leading 101 strikeouts this season. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
.@NickWashingtonn was a pretty solid outfielder in HS at Trinity Christian.— Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) May 17, 2017
Anyone think he's still got it??
We'll find out tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/bFok3pOtlX
UF men’s golf ends season at West Lafayette Regional: The Gators finished in eighth place at the regional tournament. Florida needed a top-five showing to advance to the NCAA Championship tournament. (Turner F. Street, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)
Gator softball entering NCAA tournament as No. 1 seed again: It’s the fifth time that Florida has earned that position. No other program in the country has done it more than once. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)
Of our in-season teams:— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) May 17, 2017
* Three teams in the top 2
* Seven teams ranked in the top 8
* All are ranked 15th or better#IsThatGood #GoGators pic.twitter.com/sdFGSOptHH
Florida football roundup: Jim McElwain says that Luke Del Rio is on schedule to return but that Feleipe Franks is “the guy” right now. There are also notes on wide receiver speed, Teez Tabor, offensive line expectations, true freshman quarterback Jake Allen, and more. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Recruiting roundup: Jim McElwain says that Florida’s recruitment of dual-threat QBs is not a strategic move. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Jim McElwain names five UF coaches who were considered for head coaching gigs: McElwain says he was contacted about Geoff Collins - who left Florida to become Temple’s head coach - but also Randy Shannon, Doug Nussmeier, Tim Skipper, and Greg Nord. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Had a great time at Lawton Chiles Middle School playing kickball with the kids! Don't worry, we let them win. @GatorsFB @FloridaGators pic.twitter.com/2TzBX3Zq7b— Johnny Townsend (@johnnytownsend1) May 17, 2017
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