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Chomping at Bits: Florida Gators set 2018 homecoming date

Florida will celebrate the first weekend in November.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Gators set 2018 homecoming date: Florida will host Missouri on November 3 for this year’s homecoming game. The Tigers were last the Gators’ homecoming opponent in 2016. Game time will be announced closer to game day, as usual. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida baseball picks up second loss of the season: The Gators fell to Central Florida 9-7 in Orlando. Florida uncharacteristically gave up ten walks — five of which scored — and 15 hits, both season highs. The two teams meet again today at 6:00 p.m. in Gainesville. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Times for Florida’s open practices announced: Mullen’s squad will hold open practices on March 16 at 4:15 p.m. and on March 17 at 11:40 a.m. (Gainesville Sun)

Chris Chiozza earns SEC season honors: Chiozza was named first team All-SEC and to the SEC’s All-Defensive Team. Cheese is the second player in program history to be selected to both teams. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Andrew Kovar, Florida Gators)

UF men’s basketball back in rankings; waiting for SEC tournament shot: The No. 23 Gators have a double-bye in the tournament and will wait until Friday night to take the court. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Jalen Hudson named SEC Co-Player of the Week: Hudson had a wonderful week to end Florida’s regular season. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Looking at Dan Mullen’s offense: How it uses spread and option to run. (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)

Grant Holloway voted United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association South Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year: Florida’s sophomore hurdler, jumper, and sprinter is the fourth Gator to claim the award. (Gainesville Sun)

Gators notebook: Former Florida linebacker Cristian Garcia is joining former Florida linebackers coach Tim Skipper at UNLV as a graduate assistant, and former Gator offensive lineman Phil Trautwein is hired by former Florida coach Steve Addazio as offensive line coach at Boston College. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Another one of Mike White’s brothers becomes AD at a sunshine state school: Brian White was named the new athletic director at Florida Atlantic. Another White brother, Danny White, is AD at UCF (and their father, Kevin White, is AD at Duke). (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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