25 most important Gators for a successful 2019 (#24) – 247Sports

25 most important Gators for a successful 2019 (#24)  247Sports

The 2019 season could be a very good one for the Florida Gators. Expectations are as high for Gator Nation as they have been in maybe a decade. Having said ...

New 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction in favor of UF – 247Sports

New 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction in favor of UF  247Sports

The Florida Gators are predicted to land top-flight football recruit.

Tennessee basketball: Vols unlucky with LSU losing to Florida – FanSided

Tennessee basketball: Vols unlucky with LSU losing to Florida  FanSided

The Tennessee basketball team travels to Baton Rouge on Saturday to take on another top-15 team in LSU. This will mark the second Saturday in a row.

Spring Preview: What can UF expect out of Jonathan Greenard? – 247Sports

Spring Preview: What can UF expect out of Jonathan Greenard?  247Sports

Swamp247 continues its spring preview series with a look at what graduate transfer Jonathan Greenard could potentially do for the Gators.

4-star QB sets return visit to Florida – 247Sports

4-star QB sets return visit to Florida  247Sports

The Florida Gators have already hosted several top prospects on campus this offseason, and are set to host another big time name next... ">247Sports.

Tennessee basketball: How Kentucky, Duke and LSU developments affected Vols season Wednesday – FanSided

Tennessee basketball: How Kentucky, Duke and LSU developments affected Vols season Wednesday  FanSided

Tennessee basketball's season was affected by three key developments Wednesday. Here's how the Blue Devils, Tigers and Wildcats all affected the ...

College Football Bowl Projections for the 2019 Season – Stadium

College Football Bowl Projections for the 2019 Season  Stadium

Ten months from today, on Dec. 21, the 2019 bowl season will begin. Go ahead, set a reminder in your phone, I'll wait. Since we're “only” 10 months away, ...

Florida’s offense must improve explosiveness in 2019

Florida's offense improved greatly in 2018, but one place it still has room to grow is generating big plays.

Florida’s offense must improve explosiveness in 2019 – GatorCountry.com

Florida’s offense must improve explosiveness in 2019  GatorCountry.com

If you've read much of my work around here, you know I'm an adherent to Bill Connelly's Five Factors of winning for football. Like Dean Oliver's older and more ...

Tennessee Vols morning report: UGA date changing, Jalen Hurd exposes Butch Jones – FanSided

Tennessee Vols morning report: UGA date changing, Jalen Hurd exposes Butch Jones  FanSided

The Tennessee Vols changing their series date with the Georgia Bulldogs and praise for Jeremy Pruitt leads our Volunteers news for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

Chomping at Bits: Florida softball triumphs, Gator baseball falls in midweek home contests – Alligator Army

Chomping at Bits: Florida softball triumphs, Gator baseball falls in midweek home contests  Alligator Army

Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and maybe some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out?

CAB: Softball wins, baseball falls in midweek home contests

One group of Gators fared better than the other.

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UF softball blanks Jacksonville: The Gators remained undefeated on a rainy day at home, besting the Dolphins 5-0. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Gator baseball drops second midweek contest: UNF used a trio of home runs to take down Florida, 7-1, in Gainesville on Wednesday night. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

2020 DE Josh Griffis decommits from Gators: The three-star lineman from IMG Academy originally committed to Jim McElwain - and has seen his recruiting heat up as of late. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Luke Stampini, 247Sports)

More on Florida’s overtime win over LSU: The Gators nabbed a signature win. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Looking at ten of Florida’s redshirt freshmen: Speculating what role these Gators may have in 2019. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

UF swimming and diving finishes day two of SEC Championships: The women’s team ended the second day of competition in third place, while Vanessa Pearl set the fastest time in Florida history in the 200 IM. (Chad Smith, Florida Gators)

Gators open as favorite in season opener with Miami: 8.5-point favorites, to be exact. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Thoughts on Dan Mullen and “The Gator Standard” from someone who has covered him at both of his head coaching stops: The podcast tweeted below features The Athletic’s Will Sammon, who covers Mullen and the Gators - and who used to cover Mullen with the Bulldogs:

Post-Signing Day Position Review: Receivers – 247Sports

Post-Signing Day Position Review: Receivers  247Sports

The transfer market has transformed Penn State's receivers group.

Top Landing Spots for Bryan Bresee, CFB’s No. 1 Overall Recruit for 2020 – Bleacher Report

Top Landing Spots for Bryan Bresee, CFB's No. 1 Overall Recruit for 2020  Bleacher Report

Back in November, Bryan Bresee , the nation's top defensive prospect, released his top six schools. They may not be his final six, but his visit pattern since then ...

Top Landing Spots for Bryan Bresee, CFB’s No. 1 Overall Recruit for 2020 – Bleacher Report

Top Landing Spots for Bryan Bresee, CFB's No. 1 Overall Recruit for 2020  Bleacher Report

Back in November, Bryan Bresee , the nation's top defensive prospect, released his top six schools. They may not be his final six, but his visit pattern since then ...

Allen propels Florida Gators to overtime victory at LSU

A strong finish from KeVaughn Allen led the Florida Gators to a much-needed overtime win in Baton Rouge.

Allen propels Florida Gators to overtime victory at LSU – GatorCountry.com

Allen propels Florida Gators to overtime victory at LSU  GatorCountry.com

KeVaughn Allen didn't give the Gators anything in the first 20 minutes, but he finished Wednesday night's game in heroic fashion. Florida desperately needed a ...

Gators drop back-to-back midweek games

The Florida Gators dropped its second consecutive game with a 7-1 loss to UNF.

Gators drop back-to-back midweek games – GatorCountry.com

Gators drop back-to-back midweek games  GatorCountry.com

Kevin O'Sullivan knew that there would be growing pains this season. Only 15 players of the 32 man roster he's fielding were on the 2018 team. The Gators also ...

Florida Gators softball defeats Jacksonville

The Florida Gators softball defeated Jacksonville 5-0 on the road to stay undefeated.

Florida Gators softball defeats Jacksonville – GatorCountry.com

Florida Gators softball defeats Jacksonville  GatorCountry.com

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team: GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 3 Florida defeated Jacksonville, 5-0, on a rainy Wednesday evening at the Debbie ...

Gators Win Overtime Thriller In Baton Rouge

It took 26 games to get there but the Gators finally have it, a signature win on their resume that boosts them in the metrics and puts them into the NCAA Tournament picture. After a grueling, physical contest that took an extra frame to decide the Gators rode the hot shooting of KeVaughn Allen to […]

Florida grits out 82-77 overtime win at LSU – Alligator Army

Florida grits out 82-77 overtime win at LSU  Alligator Army

Nearly from the opening tip, the Florida Gators appeared to have and hold the upper hand against the LSU Tigers on Wednesday night. Florida would lead for ...

Florida 82, LSU 77: Gators work overtime for gritty win

Florida is short-handed, banged-up, undersized, and offensively limited. And the Gators have won three straight.

Nearly from the opening tip, the Florida Gators appeared to have and hold the upper hand against the LSU Tigers on Wednesday night. Florida would lead for nearly 30 minutes of game clock; LSU would lead for just over six.

But the Gators had to fight so hard to get that advantage, grinding out possessions against a talented, long, and deep squad playing before its home crowd and seemingly doing so without fouling at all, that it would have been understandable, even forgivable, had the Gators broken by the end, or fallen short of their finest win of the season.

Except they didn’t.

Florida fought to overtime and then got a brilliant showing from KeVaughn Allen in the extra session, ultimately scoring an 82-77 win over No. 13 LSU that could be the win that gets the Gators into the NCAA Tournament field.

Allen finished with 21 points to lead all scorers, a feat and a half considering his failure to score in the first half. But he warmed up late after limiting his shots to three misses — including Florida’s first and next-to-last ones — in the first half, making five of the seven threes he took after halftime, and scored 12 points in overtime.

That helped atone for an indecisive final possession of regulation, on which he split the LSU defense but passed too late to a poorly-positioned Kevarrius Hayes, leading to a shot-clock violation.

But LSU’s Tremont Waters — who, like Allen, came to life late after a dismal showing for much of the night — could not hit his pull-up 30-footer at the horn, and so the Gators and Tigers went to the extra period tied at 64-64.

Overtime began evenly, too, and was tied at 70-70. But then Allen made consecutive threes — sandwiched around a brilliant play to rip the ball away from hulking Tigers big Naz Reid and a clutch offensive rebound by Noah Locke — and gave the Gators enough room to hold on down the stretch despite a three-point play from Skyler Mays and a Waters three in the final minute.

When yet another Waters three — on a steal that resulted from doubling Allen — clanged off front iron and finally turned into an offensive board for Keyontae Johnson, Florida had secured a truly substantial win, one that is now pinned to the top of its NCAA Tournament sheet.

It took a Herculean effort from nearly every Gator suited up.

Allen’s late flurry was big, yes — but so were Johnson’s seven points, six boards, and two assists, and Andrew Nembhard’s eight points, eight dimes, and three steals, and Locke’s 15 points and five boards on a night when his nagging hip injury was clearly bothering him, and Jalen Hudson’s 15 points off the bench, and Hayes finishing with 10 points, seven boards, and two big blocks.

Florida had to hit 11 threes and 11 of its 13 free throws to compensate for LSU getting all five starters into double figures and shooting 12 more free throws on the night. (That LSU made it to overtime in a physical contest without Florida even being in the bonus is one of the bigger head-scratchers of a season full of iffy officiating.) Florida had to chase down 15 offensive rebounds of its own to mitigate LSU capturing 19, with Reid and Kavell Bigby-Williams combining for 10 of them.

But it all came together for the Gators, who came close to losing their grip on a game they clearly very dearly wanted to have. The fingers closed; the fist formed.

And Florida walked out of a bout with something to hold high.

Gators shock No. 13 LSU on the road 82-77 in OT – 247Sports

Gators shock No. 13 LSU on the road 82-77 in OT  247Sports

Not many gave them a chance, but the Florida Gators (15-11, 7-6 SEC) had an early lead on the road at No. 13 LSU Tigers (21-5, 11-2 SEC) and the Tigers ...

DB Pouncey details recent Florida offer – 247Sports

DB Pouncey details recent Florida offer  247Sports

The last several months have been productive for the recruitment of Winter Park (Fla.) three-star athlete Ethan Pouncey, with... ">247Sports · CBS Sports Digital ...

Miami football opens as 8.5 point underdog versus Florida – FanSided

Miami football opens as 8.5 point underdog versus Florida  FanSided

The Miami football team is an 8.5 point underdog against Florida in the season opener in Orlando according to the Athletic's Brett McMurphy.

25 most important Gators for a successful 2019 (#25) – 247Sports

25 most important Gators for a successful 2019 (#25)  247Sports

The 2019 season could be a very good one for the Florida Gators. Expectations are as high for Gator Nation as they have been in maybe a decade. Having said ...

Florida vs. LSU, Game Thread: Gators get great chance on the bayou

Florida may have only one better chance to put a bullet point on its NCAA Tournament résumé this season.

The Florida Gators had one of their most successful weeks all year last week, surviving Vanderbilt and throttling Alabama in Tuscaloosa for just their second winning streak — and first unbeaten week — in SEC play.

They now need to build on that success, as they are assured of only one chance to reshape their NCAA Tournament profile better than the one they get this Wednesday night at LSU (7 p.m., ESPN2 or WatchESPN).

The Gators play LSU twice in the next and final three weeks of SEC action, hosting the Tigers in early March after this trip to bayou country. But while playing the Tigers at home presents a better chance for the Gators to spring an upset — and playing Kentucky at Rupp Arena presents a bigger pelt — winning this game would go a long way toward qualifying Florida for NCAA Tournament play.

A win over LSU would, after all, be Florida’s best by far this season. The Tigers are currently No. 13 in the NCAA’s new NET metric, more than 20 spots better than No. 35 Ole Miss, the highest-ranked team that Florida has downed thus far. And Florida is currently 0-5 against top-20 teams in the NET, which has helped build a perception that the Gators are good enough to beat bad teams but not good enough to top good ones.

LSU being up that high in the NET also makes a win over the Tigers relatively safe to claim as a big one. Florida’s win over Alabama on Saturday was a win over a top-50 team in the NET at the time — but Alabama was literally No. 50 then, and has since fallen to No. 53. That wouldn’t be a big deal in a world in which the NCAA wasn’t using arbitrary endpoints to determine whether a win is a Quadrant I or Quadrant II win, but, well, that’s our world.

Scoring a road win over a team that appears to be safely in college basketball’s upper echelon, though? That looks good in any world.

Beating LSU will not be easy for Mike White’s Gators, though, whether on the road or at home. LSU has been one of the great surprises of the 2018-19 season, with Will Wade’s excellent 2018 recruiting class gelling quickly with waterbug point guard Tremont Waters. LSU scores very efficiently inside, with freshman Naz Reid and Oregon transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams teaming as twin towers that have been too much for many teams, and Waters leads an aggressive, press-happy defense that generates steals much like Florida does.

And the program succeeding despite the tragic shooting death of Wayde Sims just prior to the start of fall practice last September is a stirring, inspiring story that makes it impossible to root against the Tigers as a group of people, even if we’d obviously like to see our Gators win two games against them on the court.

But Florida knows the stakes of this game, and has responded to being backed against the bricks with strong performances in its last two games, thanks to a season-best showing by its bench players against Vanderbilt and a phenomenal game from freshman Andrew Nembhard in Tuscaloosa.

With a third straight such performance, Florida’s chances of dancing will be substantially better come sunrise on Thursday.

Gators class drops 2 spots in 247Sports rankings – 247Sports

Gators class drops 2 spots in 247Sports rankings  247Sports

The Florida Gators slide back two spots to No. 6 overall in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting rankings on Wednesday after Bradenton (Fla.) ...

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