1 » Via a records request with the University of Florida, the Palm Beach Post on Friday unveiled a list of the Florida Gators already scheduled non-conference opponents from 2012-2013. Below is a list of the games but a bit more information including visiting team ticket allotment and specific notes are available by clicking here.
|Sept. 1 – Bowling Green – $1.25M||Aug. 31 – Toledo – $800K|
|Sept. 8 – Louisiana-Lafayette – $950K||Sept. 7 – at Miami – home-and-home|
|Nov. 17 – Jacksonville State – $500K||Nov. 23 – Georgia Southern – $550K|
|Nov. 24 – Florida State – home-and-home||Nov. 30 – Florida State – home-and-home|
|2014||2015 – 2016|
|Aug. 30 – Idaho – $975K+||9/5/15 – New Mexico State – $1M|
|Sept. 6 – Eastern Michigan – $850K||11/21/15 – Florida Atlantic – $1M|
|Nov. 22 – Eastern Kentucky – $550K+||9/3/16 – Massachusetts – $1.25M|
|Nov. 29 – Florida State – home-and-home||9/10/16 – North Texas – $1M|
2 » Former Gators offensive tackle Phil Trautwein has spent time with a few NFL teams in his short career but has been a free agent most of the 2011 season. According to The Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley, Trautwein will be joining the New Orleans Saints practice squad in the coming days in hopes of showcasing his talents and eventually making the roster either this or next year.
[EXPAND Click to expand and read the final two BITS of this post.]3 » With the losses piling up and options winding down, it appears as if Florida’s likely bowl game destination will be the 2012 Gator Bowl held in Jacksonville, FL at EverBank Field on Jan. 2. The Gators will either be 6-6 or 7-5, putting them in a position to be the sixth team chosen from the Southeastern Conference behind LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn. The Gator Bowl is held between the No. 6 SEC and No. 4/5 Big Ten team, which means Florida could face a wide range of opponents depending which teams are chosen for other bowls.
4 » Gators women’s basketball (2-1) pulled a rare upset Thursday night, defeating the No. 19/21 Florida State Seminoles 72-58 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, FL. In the first game of a double-header prior to the men’s team’s clash with North Florida, Florida was led by junior guard Jennifer George, who scored 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Senior center Azania Stewart was dominant in the paint, scoring 10 points and registering six rebounds as well as four big blocks. Guards sophomore Jaterra Bonds and redshirt senior Jordan Jones each scored 14 points, and the Gators were 12-of-14 from the charity stripe as a team. The Gators host Hampton on Tuesday before participating in the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic in Brooklyn, NY from Nov. 25-26.[/EXPAND]