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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s KeAndre Bates wins second long jump national title; Grant Holloway comes in second

The Gators are competing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships this week.

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Track and field Gators finish first day at NCAA Outdoor Championships: Junior KeAndre Bates won his second long jump national title of the year, and freshman Grant Holloway finished right behind him, tallying 18 points for Florida in their opening day. Five of the Gators’ seven running entries also qualified for Friday’s finals. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

On Malik Zaire and his path to Florida: The former Notre Dame quarterback is anticipated to be finalizing his transfer to UF this week. Zaire’s high school coach discusses his former star quarterback’s recruitment, injury, and decision to transfer. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Film Room - Malik Zaire: What the quarterback could potentially bring to Florida. (Oliver Connolly, SEC Country)

Steve Spurrier surprised but not shocked at Bob Stoops’ decision to retire: The long-time Oklahoma head coach, and former Florida defensive coordinator under Spurrier, announced his retirement yesterday. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Andrew Astleford, SEC Country)

UF pitcher Michael Byrne named finalist for National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year: Byrne is one of five finalists for the award. He set a new Florida record for saves with his 14th of the year in a 5-4 win against Auburn in the SEC Tournament. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Mike White reflects on Gators’ memorable run: White spoke about his second season at Florida during a gator club event in Panama City. (Dustin Kent, Gainesville Sun)

A further requiem for the 2017 Florida softball squad: Those Gators had fight in them. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

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