FOUR BITS: baseball, Wambach, NFL, Rimmer

By Adam Silverstein
February 17, 2015

1 » Tuesday’s baseball game between the No. 5 Florida Gators and Florida A&M has been postponed due to weather with no make-up date yet scheduled. Florida (3-0), which moved up 19 spots from No. 24 in the latest USA Today Coaches’ Poll, will next take the field for its first road game of the season when it faces USF on Wednesday in Tampa. UF will then return home to host No. 14 Miami in a three-game series over the weekend. will provide a Gators baseball update after Wednesday’s game and following the conclusion of the series with the Hurricanes on Sunday.

2 » Former Florida striker Abby Wambach was announced Sunday as the honorary starter for this year’s Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Wambach, whose international goal scoring world record is up to 177, will lead the United States Women’s National Team as it prepares to compete in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup beginning June 6.

3 » The 2015 NFL Combine opens today and nine former Gators will be participating in the event over the next six days. will begin our coverage of the event on Wednesday as guard Trenton Brown, punter Kyle Christy, center Max Garcia, tackle Chaz Green and OT D.J. Humphries all get measured, undergo medical examinations, meet with the media and begin team interviews.

4 » Florida basketball added a former commitment, center Schuyler Rimmer, as a midseason transfer. Though the 6-foot-10, 255-pound big man will not be eligible to play for the Gators until the 2015-16 season, head coach Billy Donovan on Monday spoke about Rimmer’s presence as a walk on with the program. “I do like Schuyler; I like him a lot. He’s a big, physical guy,” Donovan said. “He had a long period off from playing basketball over the Christmas holidays and then coming back to school here. What we’ve been trying to do is help him to get in a little bit better shape. That’s not to say he wasn’t in shape when he was playing at Stanford, he just had so much time off from playing that he probably got himself out of shape. He works hard, and he’s a great kid. I’m happy he’s here. Hopefully, he’s another guy that can provide some help for our team [in the future].”


  1. JayV says:

    Will Rimmer be eligible to start of next season? or after the Fall semester like Alex Murphy?

      • Ken (CA) says:

        What class is he in? I don’t recall? he’ll be a redshirt sophomore? or redshirt Junior?

        Also, what happens to scholarships if Chris Walker sees the light and realizes he really needs 1 more year before NBA? That’ll put us 2 over, any rumors on what that would mean for how they would handle that kind of situation?

  2. Ken (CA) says:

    Wow baseball moved up 19 spots from 24? That was a huge disparity in the polls. The ones I saw had them ranked 2nd and 5th pre-season

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