Things are heating up around the Gator Nation as the summer season quickly draws to a close and the fall schedule creeps up upon us. Tonight marks the official return of Florida sports when the soccer team travels to Tampa to take on USF. Meanwhile, the volleyball team gets its initial conference ranking and one woman golfer participates in her first major championship. Here is a look at the latest news from around the Swamp.
https://twitter.com/GatorsSoccer/status/1428343239426248710 The soccer team opens a new era with nascent head coach Tony Amato at the helm for the squad against the No. 20 South Florida Bulls tonight in Tampa. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and can be heard on ESPN 98.1 FM / 850 AM.
https://twitter.com/GatorsVB/status/1428009037853913091 The volleyball team got its initial Southeastern Conference ranking on Wednesday morning, earning the No. 2 spot in the league's Preseason Coaches Poll. The Gators finished second in the SEC last season after amassing a 21-4 record, six first-place votes and a total of 138 points — just one point behind the reigning national champion Kentucky Wildcats for first place.
https://twitter.com/GatorsGolf/status/1428331300667105284 Florida women's golf junior Annabell teed off in her first major championship this morning, competing at the 45th Women's British Open. The tournament is one of women's professional golf's five major championships and is equivalent to The Open on the men's side.
Around the Swamp
Florida basketball a winner in the transfer portal this offseason: According to ESPN, UF is one of the winners of the transfer season after retooling its roster.
These two true freshmen have 'bright futures' with the Florida offense: Tight end Nick Elksnis and receiver Marcus Burke are two names to watch after impressing teammates and coaches in fall camp.
Former Gator infielder leads NL Rookie of the Year conversation: India is having the rookie year most players only ever dream of.
Offensive line target decommits from Pitt, turns eyes to Florida: Measuring at 6-feet-7-inches and 275 pounds, Nonar is the No. 124 offensive tackle in the 247Sports rankings.
It's great to be a Florida Gator!