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Chomping at Bits: Florida volleyball atop SEC coaches’ preseason poll

The Gators were co-champions of the SEC last season.

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Florida volleyball takes top spot in SEC coaches’ preseason poll: Florida won a share of its 22nd SEC title last season, and the Gators return 17 of 18 members from last year’s squad. Seniors Rhamat Alhassan and Carli Snyder were also named to the preseason All-SEC team. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Baseball national championship celebrations continue: The Gators were welcomed back to Gainesville yesterday with a celebration at McKethan Stadium. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country; Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

You can watch the whole thing here:

Gators primed for continued success: Florida has committed $30 million for renovations at McKethan Stadium in their master plan. Kevin O’Sullivan also signed a 10-year, $11 million extension in 2016. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Nick Suss, SEC Country)

“We Love You”: That’s what Kevin O’Sullivan told the Gators to imagine that the numerous Tiger fans in Omaha were chanting, instead of “LSU.” I think this article goes overboard with its assertion that this was an actual “strategy” that “worked” in the Gators’ favor, but it is an amusing anecdote. (Nick Suss, SEC Country)

Florida swimmers vie for World Championship spots: Caeleb Dressel led the way for Florida, qualifying for the World Championships twice. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators)

UF places 68 on SEC first-year academic honor roll: Grades from the 2016-17 academic year are used to determine the 2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

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