Busy Gator Sports Weekend on Tap – ESPN 98.1 FM

Although the Gators football team is goodbye, it’s a busy weekend for Gator Sports.

Numerous Florida teams are deployed across the country.

men’s tennis

Six Florida men’s tennis players are in Tallahassee this weekend for the ITA Southeast Regional.

Each of the players featured in the tweet above is competing in both singles and doubles this weekend. The doubles pairs are Nate Bonetto/Will Grant, Jonah Braswell/Lukas Greif, and Tanapatt Nirundorn/Togan Tokac.

You can find a stream for the weekend here.

swimming and diving

On Saturday, the men’s and women’s swimmers and divers meet the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville.

The No. 3 men’s side is looking to go 2-0 against No. 9 Virginia in the season. Florida started the year with a tremendous 252-42 win over Nova Southeastern in September.

It is a particularly important clash for the women’s team as the Virginia women’s team is ranked No. 1 in the country and has won two consecutive national titles.


Both men’s and women’s golf are in action this weekend. The two teams compete against each other at different locations.

The Gator women are in California Friday through Sunday for the Stanford Intercollegiate tournament. The tournament consists of 18 teams.

The No. 16 Alligator Women are looking for a strong finish to the fall portion of their schedule, and the invitational tournament, hosted by the senior cardinal, is a big opportunity. A full preview of their weekend can be found here.

The Gator men will compete in the Ilseworth Collegiate tournament in Orlando. It runs Sunday through Tuesday and features 15 of the nation’s top men’s teams.

soft ball

The Gator softball team opens its fall season this weekend with home games on Friday and Sunday.

On Friday night, the Gators take on Jacksonville at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, the team takes on rival Florida State at 2:00 p.m

The Gators made the Women’s College World Series last season and welcome freshmen Olivia Gigante and California’s Kaila Pollard to their collegiate debuts.


It hasn’t been the best season for Gator football. At 2-12-1 for the season, Florida’s last win came on September 1 against USF.

Sunday’s game in Alabama offers an opportunity for a big upset and a shot to add some momentum to next week’s SEC tournament.

The Crimson Tide are third in the nation and have won 11 straight tournaments. The Tide won the SEC West Division Thursday with a win over Mississippi State.

Kick-off is at 7 p.m. on Sunday.


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