Florida Gators to hold 2016 Orange & Blue Debut spring football game on a Friday night

Updated on Friday at 10:30 a.m.: Florida has announced that the 2016 Orange & Blue Debut will be held on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. No additional details were released by the Gators. 

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Spring football on a Friday night in Gainesville, Florida? That’s what the Florida Gators are reportedly considering as multiple outlets on Wednesday reported that the program is looking to hold the 2016 Orange & Blue Debut on Friday night, April 8.

According to the Associated Press and The Gainesville Sun, plans are not finalized at this time. The Sun notes that Florida will need approval from the Southeastern Conference in order to make the move.

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Quick hits: Florida Gators offense embarrasses as Florida State nearly shuts out UF 27-2

The No. 12 Florida Gators (10-2) put together another stellar defensive effort, but their embarrassing offense fell well short of effective as the No. 13 Florida State Seminoles (10-2) nearly shut out the hosts 27-2 on Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

In front of a record crowd, the Gators offense was unable to muster a single point with Florida only scoring on a fourth-quarter safety created off a forced fumble by freshman defensive end CeCe Jefferson. Though UF avoided its first shutout since 1988, that was about the only positive to take away from the affair.

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Gameday – No. 12 Florida Gators vs. No. 13 Florida State: What to know, how to watch on TV, online

No. 12 Florida Gators football concludes the regular season Saturday against its biggest in-state rival, the No. 13 Florida State Seminoles.

Here’s a look ahead at the game: what to know and how to watch Florida-Florida State.

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Event: Sunshine Showdown / Senior Night
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 88,548]
Weather: 65°F, cloudy (5% chance of rain), winds NE at 8 mph

Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
TV: ESPN (Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch)

Streaming Video: ESPN | Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 81 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Florida Gators release updated 12-man injury report ahead of Florida State game

With no additional media availabilities scheduled before the No. 12 Florida Gators host the No. 13 Florida State Seminoles on Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the Gators provided a late-Wednesday injury update for the 12 players who could potentially miss the rivalry game.

Florida listed senior starting defensive linemen Jonathan Bullard (knee) and Alex McCalister (foot) as “doubtful” for the game, giving them a 25 percent chance of stepping foot on the field Saturday. Joining them with that designation was redshirt freshman DL Taven Bryan (foot), who plays a large number of snaps as a reserve.

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Gameday – No. 8 Florida Gators vs. FAU: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

No. 8 Florida Gators football returns home for the first of two games that will close out its regular season when it hosts the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch Florida-FAU.

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Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 88,548]
Weather: 76°F, cloudy (15% chance of rain), winds E at 5 mph

Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
TV: SEC Network (Tom Hart, Andre Ware)

Streaming Video: SEC Network | Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 134/190 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Friday Final: McElwain’s personality keeps Gators motivated; defense soaring; J.C. Jackson

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the No. 8 Florida Gators as they prepare a tune-up against the Florida Atlantic Owls at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

The Gators (9-1) and Owls (2-8) will do battle as Florida looks to retain its standing in the College Football Playoff Rankings going into its regular season-ending showdown with Florida State next week.

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Gators may be without four linemen – three on defense – for Florida-FAU game

While the No. 8 Florida Gators may have bigger fish to fry going forward, head coach Jim McElwain made it clear this week that the team is not looking ahead this week but rather focused on its upcoming opponent, the Florida Atlantic Owls.

But when the Gators and Owls line up on Saturday at noon in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Florida will be shorthanded with as many as four linemen on the shelf for the game.

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Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles set for night game in The Swamp to close season

The in-state rivalry game between the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles will be held at night in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the first time since 2011.

It was announced Monday that Florida-Florida State has been given a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and will air live nationally on ESPN. CBS, which had first choice on Nov. 28, chose to air the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn instead.

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