FOUR BITS: Tebow, gym, swimming, baseball

1 » Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow does whatever he can to make his fans happy. Unfortunately, he had to prioritize his health on Friday and miss the Meet the Players event at the 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl, even after fans waited hours to meet him. Tebow, who practiced all week while under the weather, was still “very sick” on Friday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Speaking of Tebow, the Montreal Gazette reports that the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL hold the first option to his rights should he decide, for any reason, to head North and not play in the NFL. Tebow and wide receiver Riley Cooper will participate in the Senior Bowl on Saturday at 4 p.m. The game will air live on NFL Network and OGGOA will have live coverage on Twitter.

2 » No. 4 Florida gymnastics (3-1, 3-0 SEC) took down the No. 13 LSU Tigers (3-3, 1-2 SEC) in a 196.725-195.05 victory Friday during the Fourth Annual Gators Link to Pink meet. While raising awareness about breast cancer, Florida put up its season-best total and set or matched 11 collegiate-best marks. The Gators hop on the road for their next meet, taking on N.C. State Wolfpack and George Washington Colonials in a triangular meet on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Coliseum.

3 » Florida basketball will face them on Sunday, but the Gators’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each took down the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday to conclude their 2009-10 dual meet schedules. On the road at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville, TN, the No. 6 men (9-0, 4-0 SEC) took a 164-133 decision over the No. 11 Volunteers on the heels of eight individual event victories. The No. 7 women (10-2, 4-1 SEC) won nine of 16 individual events to claim victory over the No. 12 Lady Vols 170-130. Florida handed Tennessee’s men’s team its first loss in the two-year history of the building.

4 » The Gators baseball team held its first practice of the 2010 season Friday, and No. 7/9-ranked Florida is ready to defend its 2009 SEC East division title. Players and coaches hope to improve on last season’s 42-22 record, which brought them ever so close to a berth in the College World Series. For quotes from the team and some more information on baseball’s first practice, read Jim Harvin’s story in The Gainesville Sun.

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8 Responses to “FOUR BITS: Tebow, gym, swimming, baseball”

  1. O-town Gator says:

    Many Gator fans may not have known this, but Chris Leak’s currently the backup QB at Montreal – i nthe limitred time he saw action on the field he completed a TD pass. Montreal also won Canada’s Grey Cup this year, which is the CFL championship.

  2. brlgator says:

    Last time tebow starts at qb?

  3. O-town Gator says:

    According to Twitter, he may see more playing time in the 2nd half of the game.

  4. Yes, I’ve tweeted that twice.

  5. Mr2Bits says:

    Whats going on with Tebow? Did he play? If so, anything worth a damn?

  6. Check my timeline at http://twitter.com/onlygators – or wait for the wrap-up which will be posted after the game is over.

  7. Mr2Bits says:

    Ill have to wait for the wrap-up, me and twitter done like each other

  8. It will be up shortly. Tebow will likely be taken out soon.

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