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Chomping at Bits: Gators taking relaxed approach in this year’s NCAA Tournament run

Florida is treating this year’s postseason a little differently.

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Gators having fun in tournament run: Florida has won their first two games in Omaha for just the third time in 11 trips. The Gators are approaching this year’s CWS a little differently than they have in years past by taking a more relaxed approach. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Eric Olson, Gainesville Sun)

Florida baseball’s College World Series pitching success: Alex Faedo threw seven innings, with 11 strikeouts, in the Gators’ opening win over TCU. Against Louisville, Brady Singer had a one-run, nine strikeout performance on the mound. (Jon Nyatawa, Omaha World-Herald; Nick Suss, SEC Country)

Deacon Liput hitting his stride: The sophomore is on a team-best seven-game hitting streak. Liput is batting .385 with two home runs, eight RBI, and three runs, while moving up to No. 6 in the batting order during that time. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Devin Robinson’s path to the draft: The 2017 NBA Draft takes place tonight. Robinson is projected by several to be a second round pick. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Profile of new Florida linebacker Nick Smith: On Smith’s background, his professional sports playing family, and interest in basketball. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Track and field Gators vie for World Championship berths: A total of 20 Gators will compete at this week's United States Track and Field Outdoor Championships. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

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