Found April 25, 2012 on The Bull Gator:
We’re getting dangerously close to that term we throw around when things get desperate – “must-win.” We’re not at desperate just yet – it’s hard to classify a team in any sport with a record of 31-10 that way – but we’re getting there. The No. 2/5 Florida Gators baseball team enters Wednesday night’s matchup with the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats having gone 7-7 over their last 14. What does that mean? Well, it means at one point the Gators were 24-3. The Facts Opponent: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats When: Wednesday, April 25 – 7:00pm Where: Gainesville, FL Records: Florida: 31-10, Bethune-Cookman: 24-17 Rankings: Florida: 2 (USA Today/ESPN); 5 (Baseball America), Bethune-Cookman: NR Current Streak: Florida: L1, Bethune-Cookman: L2 The Preview The Gators ran through the early part of the 2012 season with little resistance. Wins came in bunches and scoring came in more. That hasn’t been the case as of late. Florida is still playing well at times – wins over No. 1 Florida State indicate th

Chris Leak Signs With AFL’s Orlando Predators

Former Florida Gators quarterback Chris Leak is back in the AFL after signing with the Orlando Predators. Leak began the season with the Jacksonville Sharks, but was released earlier in April. He could find himself as the starting quarterback for the Predators as early as Saturday. Leak started a game earlier this season with Jacksonville and performed admirably. He was replaced...

Rename The Orange And Blue Debut For A Chance To Win A Florida Gators Flag

We aren’t the biggest fans of rhyming around here. It has its place in the world, but athletics may not be it. There are better taglines than “The Foundation for the Gator Nation” and we keep our fingers crossed that someone will come to their senses and stop calling it the “Orange and Blue Debut.” They may work for some, but not for us and that’s where you come in. ...

Baseball Recap: USF 5 – Florida 3; Gators Drop Midweek Game To Bulls

The USF Bulls were too much for the No. 2/5 Florida Gators baseball team on Tuesday night. The Gators struggled to find runs in the 5-3 loss. With the defeat, Florida fell to 31-10 while USF improved its record to 28-14. The Gators 10 hits would top the Bulls nine, but Florida only managed to put runs on the board in the bottom of the sixth. Being shut out for eight of nine innings...

Baseball Preview: Florida Gators Vs. USF Bulls – April 24, 2012

The No. 2/5 Florida Gators baseball team hosts instate rival (of sorts) USF on Tuesday night at 7:00pm. The Gators will look to find an offensive surge and rekindle that fire that propelled them to so many wins earlier during the 2012 season. The Facts Opponent: USF Bulls When: Tuesday, April 24 – 7:00pm Where: Gainesville, FL Records: Florida: 31-9, USF: 27-14 Rankings: Florida...

Florida Gators Drop To No. 2 In Coaches Poll, Remain No. 5 In Baseball America Rankings

The Florida Gators baseball team has dropped from the top spot in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. To make matters worse, the team that took over the No. 1 ranking is not only one of the Gators biggest rivals, but also a team Florida is 3-0 against this season – the Florida State Seminoles. FSU took over the top spot and also maintained the No. 1 ranking in the Baseball America...

Injury Report: Ronald Powell Expected To Make Full Recovery After Surgery

There was a collective sigh among Florida Gators fans when they found out Ronald Powell had torn his ACL in the Orange and Blue Debut. Potential seeps out of Powell and 2012 was to be the season where it all came together for the buck defensive end/linebacker. He had been mentioned as a practice star and someone that was more than determined to turn around his career and become a...

2013 Football Recruiting: Tyrone Crowder Could Bring More North Carolina Talent To Florida

The state of a North Carolina has been good to the Florida Gators football program in recent years. Very good in fact. North Carolina has given the Gators Brandon Spikes, Xavier Nixon and newcomers Jonathan Bullard, D.J. Humphries, Rhaheim Ledbetter and Alex McCalister, who have opened the pipeline down to the Sunshine State. Tyrone Crowder – a star offensive guard in the 2013...

Baseball Recap: Florida 10 – Bethune-Cookman 1; Gators Offense Wakes Up

The No. 2/5 Florida Gators baseball team found its offensive grove on Wednesday night in a 10-1 win over the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Searching for run production, the Gators reaching double digits in scoring for the first time since a 10-2 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores on March 16. In addition to the offensive surge, Florida’s pitching was on its game. Five pitchers...

Gators Can't Adjust, Drop Game to USF

The time it took No. 2 Florida to adjust at the plate ended up being its downfall on Tuesday. South Florida started Matt Reed didn’t break 80 mph with a pitch he threw on the night while allowing three runs in 5.2 innings to hold the Gators at bay. The three runs didn’t come until the sixth inning. The Gators waited too long for the offense to start and suffered a 5-3 loss to South Florida.

Gators Preparing for New SEC Foes

The Gators will be on the schedule for both new SEC teams this fall. Luckily for Florida, head coach Will Muschamp already has some familiarity with Missouri and Texas A&M. The spread offense head coach Gary Pinkel and his staff run at Missouri causes matchup problems, and the Gators will be the first SEC team to take on the new Texas A&M offense under first-year head coach Kevin Sumlin.

Spring Practice Improves Line of Scrimmage

Following games last season, Will Muschamp was frustrated. Even if Florida recorded a win during the 7-6 campaign, it wasn’t hard to notice Muschamp's frustration because of what was struggling to happen. He wants his offense to run the football and his defense to stop the run. The Gators struggled to do either last season, but the head coach is optimistic that spring practice improved both.
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