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re: Why is support for Florida baseball so poor? - bgator85
I'm not sure there is any one answer. I think the facility does play a part, it's the worst at UF and it can get unbearably hot. Other baseball options probably play a role as well. Two MLB teams, 14 minor league teams plus 15 teams here for Spring Training in the early part of the year. That sa...
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re: Total attendance, all sports...who you got? - bgator85
[quote]Congrats on the new building, and let's agree that is outside the norm for UF. [/quote] I'll say that most of what gets built is expansion within a college. Not a whole lot of need to build something overly large, that said I don't think the chemistry building is that far off the norm of...
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re: Total attendance, all sports...who you got? - bgator85
[quote]No space to build/expand. The swamp is almost smack dab in the middle of campus, the golf course in on campus, and UF tends to build small when it comes to class rooms. [/quote] There is space to build/expand. UF has a far larger student population which necessitates more buildings and in ...
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re: SEC Facilities projects update - bgator85
At UF, design work is wrapping up for the $60 million football complex with construction anticipated sometime in the fall/early winter. Ribbon boards are currently being installed in part of The Swamp. We are in the hiring process for architects for both softball and baseball stadium renovations...
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re: Top 50 College Football Players of the Past 50 Years - bgator85
[quote]Interceptions: Deshaun - 32 Tebow - 32 [/quote] Tebow never threw 32 interceptions, in the three years you pulled out he threw 15 and only 16 overall. ...
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re: PLEASE Fill Me In.... WHY do LSU / FLA Hate Each Other So? - bgator85
[quote]Nobody said it had to be played in Gainesville, except your AD, and as I already pointed out, LSU was fine with Monday. Every other game, as already mentioned, got played. The issue is, Florida's AD wanted Gainesville Saturday or nothing. That was the ONLY plan he had for that week. [/quot...
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re: Gator expert just said emphatically that the UF baseball field is worst in SEC - bgator85
[quote]A new stadium is what needs to happen. Renovating the existing stadium is useless...it's facing south. Whatever is done to the existing stadium will not alleviate the sun.[/quote] That's one of the primary reasons, there's reluctance to dump $30-40 million into a stadium that is inherently...
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re: Gator expert just said emphatically that the UF baseball field is worst in SEC - bgator85
[quote]I thought it was this summer?[/quote] Baseball and softball are scheduled for after next season. They are in the process of hiring the architect now for softball, process hasn't begun for baseball. The fact that they haven't started looking for an architect at the same time as softball len...
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re: Gator expert just said emphatically that the UF baseball field is worst in SEC - bgator85
[quote] UF is about to correct that though from what we're hearing.[/quote] Major renovations have been in the plans and were set to begin in 2018, but there are some rumors now that they may be scrapped for an entirely new baseball stadium. Should know direction in the next month or so. Thi...
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re: UF fans: How strict will the UF Police be during your Super Bowl on October 7? - bgator85
Heard stories, but have never seen anything personally. Will say believe it's different now that President Machen is gone, seemed much more relax last year. ...
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re: Odds to make CWS - bgator85
[quote]They did have injuries. Not sure if they are still lingering. Didn't watch much of their games this weekend, but from what I saw it looked like their regulars are playing. [/quote] A big piece that was missing was Ryan Larson, who I believe is expected back for Supers. An important part of...
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re: Thad Matta retiring - bgator85
[quote]Billy Donovan[/quote] Good luck with that...
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re: WCWS Final OU vs Florida Prediction Thread - bgator85
[quote]OU is the hottest team in the NCAA so it will be tough to beat them at home. [/quote] Based on what's happened in WCWS, UF appears to be the hottest team heading into the championship series. Have outscored opponents 20-2, and it should have been 20-0. ...
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re: NCAA Softball WCWS : SEC 40-31 : June 6 : #10 Oklahoma 5 vs #1 Florida 4 : FINAL - bgator85
[quote]Oregon got fricked over with that bunt called fair.[/quote] That was horrible. They've been the beneficiary of a few terrible calls this WCWS that have led to runs. ...
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re: Spring #1 Director Cup Standings (as of 5-25-17) - bgator85
UF should shoot up the rankings in the next update. ...
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re: Could we see the end of the Olympic games in our lifetime? - bgator85
[quote] no cities currently showing interest for 2028 games [/quote] I thought that was because they're waiting to see if the IOC will award both 2024 and 2028 this year? Many seem to think LA is going to be given 2028 should they not get 2024. ...
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re: Div 1 LAX in SEC discussion - bgator85
I'd like to see it, thought once we got the women's program up and running more SEC schools would join but that hasn't happened. Hopefully we see a men's program added in the not too distant future, it is easier to watch than the women's game with the rule variations. We built a lacrosse-specifi...
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re: PAC 12 Softball - bgator85
[quote]Bluebloods still dominate Football and Basketball for the most part so I don't know why you'd say that. [/quote] Say what, that it's not a foregone conclusion UCLA and Arizona will always be the dominant teams? They haven't been the last several years. The landscape is drastically differen...
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re: NCAA Regionals | 1. OSU 2. UNC 3. FL 4. LSU 5. TTU 6. TCU 7. UofL 8. Stanford - bgator85
[quote]I think your super pairings make a lot of sense though. UF-FSU, Louisville-Kentucky are pretty much sure things. [/quote] Think they could change up UF-FSU given that it's been the pairing each of the past 2 years....
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re: PAC 12 Softball - bgator85
[quote]UCLA and Arizona dominate the sport This will never change no matter how much Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida improve [/quote] Never? Times change, no one can match their history given their head start, but they certainly don't dominate the sport at the present moment. ...
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