FOUR BITS: CBS, SEC awards, Caldwell, Wilbekin

By Adam Silverstein
May 27, 2014

1 » CBS on Tuesday announced its 14-week schedule of 16 Southeastern Conference football games for the 2014 season. The annual showdown between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville, Florida, will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and air on the network for the 12th straight season, taking place this year on Nov. 1. It was one of four games announced; the other 12 will be slated as they approach, usually six-to-12 days prior to broadcast. The SEC on CBS will once again feature two doubleheaders, on Oct. 11 (noon and 3:30 p.m.) and Nov. 8 (3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.).

Florida’s potential CBS games – featuring quality opponents and open dates on the schedule – include at Alabama (Sept. 20), at Tennessee (Oct. 4), vs. LSU (Oct. 11), vs. Missouri (Oct. 18) and South Carolina (Nov. 15).

2 » The SEC made news of its own on Tuesday by announcing year-end winners for its 2014 baseball awards. Gators head coach Kevin O’Sullivan was named SEC Coach of the Year for the second time (2010), and right-handed pitcher Logan Shore earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors. Shore is 7-2 with a team-low 1.47 ERA and 52 strikeouts in a team-high 79.2 innings pitched. Also receiving accolades were junior catcher Taylor Gushue, who joined Shore on the All-SEC First Team, sophomore outfielder Harrison Bader on the All-SEC Second Team, and first baseman Peter Alonso on the All-Freshman team with Shore.

3 » took a brief look at the recent arrest of former Florida wide receiver Reche Caldwell, but The Independent Florida Alligator’s Richard Johnson dug deeper into the case on Tuesday, revealing details about Caldwell’s significant charges. Citing the arrest report, Johnson notes that a 4.8-pound package of MDMA originating in China was confiscated by the United States Border and Customs Patrol when it entered the country. The department then sent an agent undercover to deliver the package to and subsequently arrest Caldwell after he signed for it.

4 » Center Patric Young will check in with the latest edition of his Path to the Draft series later this week but there are other former Gators to keep an eye on ahead of the 2014 NBA Draft. Point guard Scottie Wilbekin last week worked out for the Utah Jazz and participated in a mini combine out in Los Angeles, California. According to’s Jeff Goodman, Wilbekin has additional workouts scheduled with the Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns. Forward Casey Prather, who participated in the same workout as Wilbekin last week in Los Angeles, got evaluated by the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, according to Jake Fischer SLAM Magazine.

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