Wading into the thick of February we discover ourselves immersed in Gators sports activities — at the least when the coronavirus pandemic shouldn’t be spoiling our enjoyable. Immediately, now we have a loaded plate crammed up with a recap from final evening and previews for at present’s competitors, in addition to some dangerous information. However first, the great things.
Yesterday, the No. 9 volleyball group returned from a coronavirus layoff with a 3-0 straight-set sweep of the LSU Tigers within the O’Connell Middle. Florida introduced a balanced assault to enhance to 9-2 of their SEC-only schedule, whereas LSU drops to 3-6 on the 12 months. The 2 will tangle once more on the O’Dome court docket tonight for the second match of the back-to-back, with first serve slated for six p.m. EST on SEC Community+ and might be heard on FloridaGators.com.
Two different groups can even be in motion at present, beginning with the No. 22 girls’s tennis group touring to Tampa to take on the USF Bulls for his or her fifty fifth assembly all-time. First serve is ready for two p.m. EST on the USF Varsity Tennis Courtroom as Florida appears to be like to snap its three-match dropping streak.
Tonight, the ladies’s basketball group very like the volleyball squad will face LSU, besides these Girl Gators will journey to Baton Rouge for his or her first sport in 11 days — their longest layoff of the season. Additionally very like their parquet compadres, the layoff was a results of COVID-19 precautions. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST and will probably be streamed stay on SEC Community+.
Lastly, the dangerous information: the boys’s basketball group has postponed its upcoming sport towards the Texas A&M Aggies this coming Saturday has been postponed due to COVID-19. That is the third-straight sport obstructed by the virus for the boys’s group, and with no make-up date but decided, it’s getting tougher and tougher to examine this squad taking part in out its full schedule.
Across the Swamp
Florida holds position in latest Lunardi bracket despite COVID postponements: UF continues to be a No. 7 seed in Lunardi’s bracket, slated to tackle No. 10 North Carolina within the first spherical.
Here’s where Sports Illustrated’s latest basketball bracket has the Gators: Not a lot has modified within the eyes of 1 main media outlet in its most up-to-date evaluation of the NCAA match panorama.
These two former Gators projected by ESPN to go in top 20 of NFL draft: Here’s a have a look at Kiper’s up to date opinion on the dynamic pair of former Florida Gators.
Kadarius Toney slips a little in latest CBS Sports mock draft: Two former Florida gamers proceed to search out themselves projected to go within the first spherical of April’s NFL Draft.
Where does ESPN’s college football preseason SP+ projections have the Gators?: UF lands at No. 11 on the checklist, tied with the Washington Huskies with a 21.2 score.
In or out? This is what ESPN thinks about Florida’s NCAA tournament hopes: ESPN insider John Gasaway printed his up to date NCAA Event Bubble Watch on Wednesday, with the Gators listed as a “Ought to Be In” group.
Take a look at where ESPN’s Jay Bilas ranked Gators basketball: Florida is available in at No. 28 on this version of the highest 68 rankings, simply behind the Drake Bulldogs and forward of the Maryland Terrapins.