1 » Florida Gators sophomore left-handed pitchers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead were arrested Sunday night and charged with third-degree felony criminal trespass for “climbing a crane inside a marked construction site without legal authority,” according to Alachua County Jail records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel‘s Edgar Thompson. Both players remain in jail as they are still waiting to see a judge at some point Monday. Puk and Snead have both seen action with the Gators this season, the former starting seven games and currently holding a 6-3 record with 5.87 ERA for Florida. Head coach Kevin O’Sullivan announced Monday that Puk and Snead have been suspended indefinitely, according to The Gainesville Sun.
2 » The Gators signed four-star athlete D’Anfernee McGriff on National Signing Day, as a change in coaching staff and questions about his ability to qualify at Auburn came into play. As such, it was known by the Gators coaching staff that he may also struggled to qualify at Florida or at least may have to wait a bit to get on campus. According to Luke Stampini of 247 Sports ($), McGriff expects to know his status by Monday. If he is unable to qualify at UF this summer or fall, he could choose to go to prep school and enroll in January or enroll at Eastern Arizona junior college, where he has already signed as a precaution, per his high school’s recruiting coordinator.
3 » Florida basketball hosted a transfer candidate over the weekend as Fordham forward Eric Paschall was on campus looking at the program, according to CBS Sports‘s Jon Rothstein. Paschall averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 boards during his freshman campaign and has the Gators as just one of a number of programs he’s considering. Florida is currently one scholarship over the limit for the 2015-16 campaign, so whether UF will even have a spot for Paschall remains to be seen.
4 » Rothstein also confirmed Thursday that Florida basketball will indeed participate in the 2015 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic, a scheduling agreement that was originally reported back in Nov. 2013 by ESPN‘s Andy Katz. The annual event, which includes eight preliminary-round games at on-campus arenas, concludes with a four-team semifinal and final at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Florida will participate in the Naismith Division of the event alongside Purdue, Saint Joseph’s and Vermont. UF will play two of the teams in the Springfield Division (Buffalo, Niagra, North Carolina A&T, Old Dominion) in preliminary-round action in Gainesville, before travelling to Uncasville to compete against the teams within its own division for the event title.
Extra BIT » Something called “SCS Productions” produced a funny spoof of an interview with former Gators coach Will Muschamp, dubbing over a Spanish talkshow as “Muschamp” discusses his failures with Florida, receiving a $6.3 million buyout and signing on to be Auburn’s defensive coordinator.