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Gators News: It's game week again and UF sports are hopping

Gators Wire logo Gators Wire 10/26/2020 Adam Dubbin
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Ohio State rises to 3 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll

It is finally the beginning of another game week for the Florida Gators after a two-week layoff due to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus on the team. With the positive tests hopefully in the rearview mirror, Gators fans can start looking ahead to Halloween, when they face the Missouri Tigers.

While the football team sat, plenty of other Florida athletic clubs saw action this past weekend, starting with the men’s tennis team who participated in the Gamecock Fall SEC Shootout in Columbia, S.C. — the second of three tournaments UF plays in this fall. The competition was cut short by foul weather on Sunday, but the Gators ultimately went 20-7 overall.

On Sunday, the soccer team was also in South Carolina to play the Lady Gamecocks and were unfortunately on the losing end of the match, falling 4-2. The loss — the first final score to be determined by more than one goal all season — drops the Lady Gators’ record this fall to 1-3-1 overall and winless in the SEC.

The men’s golf team kicked off its first round at the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate on Sunday and finished the day sitting in eighth place behind a 7-under par performance. The all-SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn., continues today and concludes on Tuesday.

Finally, the women’s golf team play the first of three rounds in the East Lake Cup held in Atlanta, Ga. — their third and final tournament of the season. Florida will face Ole Miss, South Carolina and Texas in the event.

Around the Swamp

Florida Gators sit, slip a spot in Week 8 of Amway Coaches Poll: The latest Amway Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports for Week 8 was published on Sunday with the Gators remaining in the top 10, but moving one spot down in the rankings. Florida football holds steady in AP Top 25 for Week 8: After another week of inaction due to the COVID-19 outbreak on the team that began following its loss to Texas A&M on Oct. 10, Florida’s position in the AP Top 25 held firm. WATCH: Former Gator Lamical Perine scores first NFL touchdown: Former Gators running back Lamical Perine, who was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, scored the first touchdown of his NFL career on Sunday in the Jets’ game against Buffalo. Stadium’s Brett Murphy has Gators outside of top 10 in latest rankings: Now that the dust has settled, the Sunday morning pundits have begun releasing their latest rankings into the social media maelstrom. SEC Roundup Week 5: Auburn slips by Ole Miss, LSU bounces back big: With only four games on the schedule, Week 5 was a light slate in the Southeastern Conference. Gators’ Keyontae Johnson named CBS preseason SEC Player of the Year: Johnson, who passed on a shot at a spot in the NBA Draft this past offseason to return to Florida for his junior year, is already racking up some preseason accolades from publications. Gators’ brand new Florida Ballpark baseball stadium unveiled: UF’s brand new Florida Ballpark finally saw some action this week, as the Gators baseball team competed in two intra-squad scrimmages on Thursday and Friday. Gators make top five for 2022 four-star offensive tackle: Miller is a four-star recruit and, according to the 247Sports Composite, the No. 34 offensive tackle prospect in the class and a top-10 player in the state.

It’s great to be a Florida Gator!


WATCH: Former Gator Lamical Perine scores first NFL touchdown

Florida football holds steady in AP Top 25 for Week 8

Florida Gators sit, slip a spot in Week 8 of Amway Coaches Poll

Stadium's Brett Murphy has Gators outside of top 10 in latest rankings

College football winners and losers from Week 8 include Rutgers, Alabama and Indiana


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