Florida Gators baseball earns No. 1 overall seed for NCAA tournament

Logan Shore pitches during Florida's 4-3 win over Missouri on March 18 / Photo by Luis Torres
Logan Shore pitches during Florida’s 4-3 win over Missouri on March 18 / Photo by Luis Torres

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s road to its first national title will begin in Gainesville once again.

Following a loss to Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference tournament finale, the Gators baseball team has been tabbed as the No. 1 overall national seed in the NCAA Baseball tournament. Continue reading “Florida Gators baseball earns No. 1 overall seed for NCAA tournament”

Notebook: Florida Gators set to hold first spring scrimmage Thursday

GAINESVILLE — Florida is scheduled to hold its first full spring scrimmage Thursday.

Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Coach Jim McElwain said the team will have between 117-128 reps inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, with an emphasis on situational drills.

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“We’ll work some situational things, some third down, some red area, some goal-line,” McElwain said. “Just so we’re kind of doing some two-minute before the half, two-minute at the end of the game, some of those kind of things just from a situation standpoint and see how the guys handle that.” Continue reading “Notebook: Florida Gators set to hold first spring scrimmage Thursday”

Notebook: Jim McElwain pleased with Gators’ practice over weekend

GAINESVILLE — Jim McElwain was disappointed with his team’s effort in practice last Wednesday.

Jim McElwain the head coach of the Florida Gators gives instructions to his team against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Jim McElwain the head coach of the Florida Gators gives instructions to his team against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

While he said there were some players who worked hard, he wasn’t thrilled with the attitude the team had. It was a different story over the weekend, according to McElwain.

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“We had what I felt was our best practice Saturday,” McElwain said on Monday. “Thought the guys really came from start to finish with the attitude and the energy to get a lot accomplished.” Continue reading “Notebook: Jim McElwain pleased with Gators’ practice over weekend”

Notebook: Gators OT Fred Johnson looking to show growth in spring

GAINESVILLE — Fred Johnson towers over most of his offensive line teammates.

Florida offensive lineman Fred Johnson (74) stands on the field during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Florida offensive lineman Fred Johnson (74) stands on the field during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Royal Palm Beach alum is listed at 6-foot-6 weighing in at 315 pounds. But if you take a look at him during Florida’s spring practices, Johnson seems to be a lot bigger than what he’s listed at. Continue reading “Notebook: Gators OT Fred Johnson looking to show growth in spring”