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Friday February 1, 2013 Wilbekin's D, Henderson the Rebel, Evans' haircut, plus more Gators tidbits

Rowdy Reptiles

The Gators host Ole Miss on Saturday in the big sports event on campus this weekend.

The O’Dome will be rocking with the game officially sold out.

Let’s take a look at some fresh links from around the Internet touching on the game and other topics of interest to Gator fans:

--The Gators remain atop of ESPN.com’s SEC power rankings, drawing a comparison to boxer Mike Tyson in blogger Myron Medcalf’s latest post.

--Gators junior guard Scottie Wilbekin’s defense is starting to gain notice, including in this blog from Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com.

--I anticipate the Rowdy Reptiles to be fired up for Ole Miss gunner Marshall Henderson when the Rebels come to town Saturday. Here is a takeout on Henderson this week from USA Today for those who might not be familiar with one of college basketball’s most intriguing players/characters this season.

--The fourth-ranked Gators host Ole Miss on Saturday at the O’Connell Center – a Rebels team that will be without key reserve Aaron Jones for rest of season writes the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

--The UF women’s basketball team lost at Missouri on Thursday night; click here for the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune’s coverage.

--The Miami Herald takes a look at Gators early enrollee DeMarcus Robinson, a receiver from Peach County (Ga.) High.

--Florida’s track teams split up this weekend, some athletes off to Nebraska and others to New York City writes Alligator Army.

--ESPN.com’s Michael DiRocco examines how the Gators will try to replace kicker Caleb Sturgis.

--Former Gators safety Josh Evans is doing a weekly draft diary for OnlyGators.com, and here he addresses that haircut he recently got and other topics entering the draft.

--Senior UF senior Sarra Lajnef’s living her dream with Gators swim team writes Robert Judin of the Independent Florida Alligator.

--The UF lacrosse team is ranked No. 1 by Lacrosse Magazine in its preseason poll; check out the magazine’s take on the Gators.

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