GATORS PODCAST: NIT, March Madness and Billy Napier finalizes staff (Ep. 157)

The NCAA Tournament begins this week, but Florida is on the outside looking in and bound for the NIT. What do Todd Golden’s and Kelly Rae Finley’s teams stand to gain from hosting games lacking fan appeal and long-term impact? Meanwhile, the Big Dance is sure to deliver drama, upsets and memories. Mark and Edgar share some favorites from decades of watching and reporting on arguably the best event in sports. Listeners will get their fill during a basketball-centric Swamp Things, but not without a little football chatter as the Gators’ staff comes together and spring football takes a week off.

  • Holes in one (:00)

  • Breaking news: New WR coach (7:04)

  • College basketball purgatory (9:15)

  • Florida has a lot to lose (16:12)

  • Portal duds (22:18)

  • Women’s basketball (28:52)

  • AD Scott Stricklin all about student experience (34:10)

  • NCAA Tournament delivers (38:30)

  • No clear-cut favorite (47:18)

  • Spring football (1:00:30)

  • Jeremy Foley’s Corner: Gymnastics (1:08:30)