Florida Gators DE McCalister, DB Maye, WR Pittman suspended for 2015 opener

The Florida Gators announced Friday that redshirt junior defensive end Alex McCalister, redshirt junior defensive back Marcus Maye and senior wide receiver Latroy Pittman Jr. will “miss” the team’s season opener against New Mexico State on Saturday, Sept. 5.

All three players will be serving a suspension for violation of athletic department policy, per the school.

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Florida Gators basketball’s complete 2015-16 schedule released Wednesday

Florida Gators basketball’s complete 2015-16 schedule was officially announced Wednesday with the release of its Southeastern Conference slate joining its stacked nonconference schedule.

The Gators will open the 2015-16 campaign against Navy in the 2015 Veterans Classic on Friday, Nov. 13 in Annapolis, Maryland, and close it against a team other than Kentucky – travelling to Missouri on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Check out the entire schedule below.

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Florida Gators practice update: Offense using newfound tight end depth to its advantage

Gainesville, Florida, may once again become a bastion of tight end development and production – perhaps as soon as this season – if Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain is to be believed.

McElwain, who was in a suspiciously positive mood for large portions of his media availability Monday, sang the praises of Florida’s tight end corps, led by redshirt senior Jake McGee.

The overly complimentary nature of McElwain’s comments was rare not just for the coach but for anyone speaking about the Gators’ tight end situation over the last few seasons.

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Florida Gators quarterback battle: Still even, players must take ‘ownership’ to win job

Rare has it been for Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain to compliment one of his young starting quarterback contenders without throwing some love the way of the other. That trend continued Monday.

After noting that Sunday’s two-a-day practices were “as good a back-to-back practices as he’s ever seen,” McElwain explained that quarterback play “probably had something to do with” the success though he was not sure the defense had itself a great day.

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Could the Florida Gators be a transfer destination for four-star USC QB Ricky Town?

The Florida Gators have not been shy about their desire to add quarterbacks since head coach Jim McElwain took over the program. Looking to give competition to Florida’s potential starters and stock up the depth chart for the future, McElwain has been searching far and wide for help both from transfers and high school prospects.

That and a prior relationship with offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is what led to Sunday’s statement from Yahoo! Sports‘ Charles Robinson that five-star 2015 QB Ricky Town (Ventura, CA) could see Florida as an attractive transfer destination.

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Florida Gators G Michael Frazier II agrees to terms on rookie deal with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Florida Gators guard Michael Frazier II has agreed to terms of a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and will look to make the team as a rookie, Frazier’s agent Matt Ramker confirmed to OnlyGators.com on Sunday.

Frazier, an undrafted free agent who played well for the Golden State Warriors during 2015 NBA Summer League action, was not ultimately signed by the team.

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WATCH: Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow scores TD, has up-and-down day in Eagles preseason opener

Sunday started and finished well enough for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow, but it was not so great in between during the team’s first preseason game of 2015 and his first action in nearly two years.

Tebow kicked off Sunday by leading the Eagles right down the field, completing his first four passes (all first downs) for 43 yards before throwing the ball away for an incomplete pass in the end zone. On his second series, Tebow was backed up on the Philadelphia 8-yard line but threw an 18-yard completion for his fifth first down of the game, following his second incompletion. He began the contest 5-for-7 for 61 yards.

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WATCH: Florida Gators release cool animated video tour of nearly-built indoor practice facility

The Florida Gators‘ new $17 million Indoor Football Practice Facility is set to open in about a week. As such, the program decided to release a detailed animation tour of the new-and-improved Sanders Football Complex, even though most of it is already up in real life.

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