2016 SEC spring practice and spring game dates to know

Spring football is already here for some SEC football teams.

 Jacob Coker #14 of the White team calls a play against the Crimson team during the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Jacob Coker #14 of the White team calls a play against the Crimson team during the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

A total of four SEC schools (Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt) have already started spring practice. Most of the others begin over the next few days.

Here are the SEC spring football dates to know:

School First spring practice Spring game
Alabama March 11 April 16
Arkansas March 29 April 23
Auburn March 1 April 9
Florida March 9 April 8
Georgia March 15 April 16
Kentucky March 8 April 16
LSU March 7 April 16
Ole Miss March 2 *No spring game
Mississippi St. March 9 April 16
Missouri March 8 April 16
South Carolina March 15 April 9
Tennessee March 7 April 16
Texas A&M February 29 April 9
Vanderbilt February 22 March 25

* Ole Miss will not host a spring game this year while natural grass is being put in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Tight ends

With the start of spring practice inching closer — March 9 — we’ll take a look at the state of each position. We focus on the tight ends today, and shift to a different position each day leading up to the start of spring practice. Continue reading “Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Tight ends”

Basketball: What will it take for Gators to make the NCAA Tournament?

The Gators’ worst stretch of the season has come at a very bad time.

Kentucky Wildcats guard Charles Matthews (4) and Kentucky Wildcats forward Marcus Lee (0) battles Florida Gators forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) for a rebound during the first half on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)
Kentucky Wildcats guard Charles Matthews (4) and Kentucky Wildcats forward Marcus Lee (0) battles Florida Gators forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) for a rebound during the first half on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)

Florida dropped its fourth consecutive game in a 88-79 loss to No. 22 Kentucky on Tuesday. The Gators now own a 17-13 overall record and a 8-9 SEC record.

(Gators’ free-throw woes lead to fourth-straight loss)

With just one regular-season game remaining on Florida’s schedule — a road game against Missouri (10-20, 3-14) — the Gators are desperate for wins. It’s the only way Florida can earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading “Basketball: What will it take for Gators to make the NCAA Tournament?”

University of Florida to sell alcohol in the Swamp, O’Connell Center

Alcohol is coming to the Swamp and the O’Connell Center.

A general view of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during a game between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
A general view of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during a game between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Florida announced Wednesday that it will begin selling beer and wine in the premium seating areas at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the O’Connell Center. Continue reading “University of Florida to sell alcohol in the Swamp, O’Connell Center”

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Wide receivers

With the start of spring practice inching closer — March 9 — we’ll take a look at the state of each position. We focus on the wide receivers today, and shift to a different position each day leading up to the start of spring practice. Continue reading “Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Wide receivers”

2016 NFL Draft: How did the Florida Gators do at the NFL combine?

The NFL combine is over.

Defensive back Vernon Hargreaves of Florida listens to a coach during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Defensive back Vernon Hargreaves of Florida listens to a coach during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

How did the Gators do? Eight Florida products were invited to the combine held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here’s how they did … Continue reading “2016 NFL Draft: How did the Florida Gators do at the NFL combine?”

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Running backs

With the start of spring practice inching closer — March 9 — we’ll take a look at the state of each position. We focus on the running backs today, and shift to a different position each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice.
Continue reading “Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Running backs”

Recruiting: Q&A with 2016 Florida Gators LB signee Vosean Joseph

We know the recruits who signed up to be part of Florida’s 2016 class by now. But we don’t know a lot about each individual yet.

Vosean Joseph (Photo by Scout.com
Vosean Joseph (Photo by Scout.com

We got the chance to sit down with one of them. Miami-Norland linebacker Vosean Joseph talked about his decision to sign with the Gators and just how close Alabama came to flipping him, among other stuff. Continue reading “Recruiting: Q&A with 2016 Florida Gators LB signee Vosean Joseph”

Basketball: Florida Gators on NCAA Tournament bubble after 3-game losing streak

Florida’s worst stretch of the season came at a bad time.

Chris Chiozza #11 of the Florida Gators is defended by Tim Quarterman #55 of the LSU Tigers during the second half of the game at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on January 9, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Chris Chiozza #11 of the Florida Gators is defended by Tim Quarterman #55 of the LSU Tigers during the second half of the game at Stephen C. O’Connell Center on January 9, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

With just two games remaining in the regular season, the Gators are trying to snap a three-game losing skid. Can Florida turn it around this week before the start of the SEC Tournament? Continue reading “Basketball: Florida Gators on NCAA Tournament bubble after 3-game losing streak”

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Quarterbacks

With the start of spring practice inching closer — March 9 — we’ll take a look at the state of each position. We’ll start with quarterbacks today, and shift to a different position each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice. Continue reading “Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Quarterbacks”