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Chomping at Bits: Gators earn SEC honors; Florida faces LSU in SEC Tournament

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It's tournament time for the top-seeded Gators.

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Gator baseball tops SEC awards: Jonathan India was named Player of the Year, Brady Singer took Pitcher of the Year honors, and Kevin O'Sullivan received the Coach of the Year title. Florida is just the second school in SEC history to have the Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, and Coach of the Year in the same season. Four Gators also landed on the All-SEC First Team and two earned spots on the Second Team. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Jonathan India and Brady Singer named semifinalists for Golden Spikes Award: The SEC Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year are in the running for the honor, which is presented annually to the most outstanding collegiate baseball player. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

SEC Tournament preview: JJ Schwarz and Brady Singer are battling injuries and Florida is looking for consistency from a third starting pitcher. Tommy Mace will get the first start for the Gators on the mound. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

LSU advances to meet Gators: Florida opens SEC Tournament play today against the Tigers. The two programs meet for the first time since last season's College World Series finals. The game wil air at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the SEC Network. (Gainesville Sun)

Florida pitching new eligibility proposal to SEC: The conference will vote on a proposal, co-sponsored by UF and Texas A&M, which would allow athletes to transfer to another SEC program unhindered if coming from a league school which has received a postseason ban. The proposal also imposes a significant financial penalty on schools that have been banned from the postseason. (Dan Wolken, USA Today)

New UF men's basketball coach Al Pinkins gets to work: The Gators were back at work Monday for the first practice of the Summer “A” session, which also coincided with Pinkins’ first day on the court. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Punt, pass, and pork: On rule changes meant to slow down Nick Saban, transfers, and 1,500 words on Florida's chain barbeque restaurants. (Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated)

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