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There was a bit of a lull there during the week but Gators sports return on Friday in full force as eight athletic teams gear up for competition this weekend. Women’s tennis, both cross country teams, softball, women’s basketball, and volleyball all compete today — the latter two also spill into the rest of the weekend — while the football team hits the gridiron on Saturday and the men’s basketball team takes to the parquet on Sunday.
There is plenty to preview, so strap in and get ready for a weekend chock-full-o the Orange and Blue.
𝒢𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝑀𝑜𝓇𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔…Let's play some tennis! 😎
— Gators Women's Tennis (@GatorsWTN) November 12, 2021
The women’s tennis team sends four of its student-athletes to the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville this weekend. Alicia Dudeney, Sara Dahlstrom, Emma Shelton and Bente Spee will all make the short trip to compete for the Orange and Blue starting today.
✨𝐌𝐄𝐄𝐓 𝐃𝐀𝐘 ✨
— Gators Track and Field & Cross Country (@GatorsTF) November 12, 2021
The men’s and women’s cross country teams are at it again on Friday, competing in the NCAA South Regional Championships in Huntsville, Alabama. The women get going first with a 6k race starting at 9:30 a.m. EST while the men embark on their first 10k race of the season at 10:30 a.m EST.
Wake up…its' 𝔾𝔸𝕄𝔼𝔻𝔸𝕐!! 🙌🐊
🆚 Towson 🐅
📍: Raleigh, N.C.
🕟: 4:30 p.m. ET
🏟️: James T. Valvano Arena
📺: https://t.co/Pu3b3ZTUS8 (YouTube)
📻: https://t.co/6oNMBtedTw (98.1FM/850AM WRUF)
📊: https://t.co/8VB4n1LJcE#GoGators pic.twitter.com/8naWHlmO7J
— Gators Women’s Basketball (@GatorsWBK) November 12, 2021
The women’s basketball team is back in action this weekend for the Preseason WNIT held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Gators’ tangle with the Towson Tigers tips off at 4:30 p.m. EST in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Then on Sunday, Florida faces a top-10 team in the North Carolina State Wolfpack at 2 p.m. EST; Monday has UF finishing up against the Wofford Bulldogs. You can stream the action using the following links: Youtube (Fri) | ACCN+ (Sun) | Youtube (Mon)
Who Ya Got⁉️ #GoGators
Orange 🆚 Blue
GM 1 | Nov. 9 – 3:15 PM
GM 2 | Nov. 12 – 6 PM
GM 3 | TBD
🎟 | Free Admission pic.twitter.com/V5D3p6Vh0P
— Gators Softball (@GatorsSB) November 5, 2021
The softball team plays the second of its three intrasquad exhibitions on Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. EST at Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium in Gainesville.
Sights set on 𝗙𝗮𝘆𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲 📍
— Gators Volleyball (@GatorsVB) November 11, 2021
The No. 22 volleyball team returns to the court tonight to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road in a key two-match SEC series. Friday’s game starts at 8 p.m. EST while Saturday’s first serve comes at 6 p.m. EST; both matches can be watched on the SEC Network+ and heard on ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM.
The football team looks to snap a three-game losing streak on Saturday against the Samford Bulldogs in the Swamp. Here is a look at our coverage of the game so far.
🗣A little message to you @MBKRowdies
The men’s basketball team returns to the court on Sunday against the top-20 ranked Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee. Florida’s first road test of the season will be a tough one but Mike White’s revamped roster has looked solid so far. The game can be watched on ESPN, livestreamed on the ESPN app or heard on the Gators Sports Network starting at 1 p.m. EST.
Around the Swamp
CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee evaluates Dan Mullen, matchup vs. Samford: While there’s no betting line for the game, Sallee did indeed pick the Gators to win straight up.
Florida basketball signs 3 players to complete 2022 recruiting class: This is White’s highest-ranked class since 2019.
Florida football’s top commit in 2023 class flips to Georgia: With his decommitment, the Gators only have three remaining players in their 2023 class.
It's great to be a Florida Gator!
— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) November 11, 2021