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Wednesday May 15, 2013 Muschamp ready to beat Bulldogs, Noah in elite company, Jenkins and Sturgis sign, more tidbits

Gators coach Will Muschamp was in Jacksonville on Tuesday night to speak to the Jacksonville Gator Club.

Gators coach Will Muschamp

As host city of the annual Florida-Georgia rivalry, any time Muschamp steps foot within city limits there are always questions about the Bulldogs.

The former Georgia safety was asked about the Gators’ two-game losing streak to Georgia, and quipped, “It’s not going to be a long winning streak, I can assure you.”

For more on Muschamp’s appearance in Jacksonville, click this link to read a story by Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

Meanwhile, for more links related to the Gators, here is a list of items for your perusal:

--Incoming point guard Kasey Hill is a player Florida fans are excited to see next season. Click here to read more on Hill from Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun.’s Jason King has the Gators ranked No. 7 in his Top 25 to open the 2013-14 college basketball season.

--Former Gators star Joakim Noah joined some pretty elite company Tuesday when he was named NBA All-Defensive first-team, the Bulls’ first members on the team since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen 15 years ago.

--Former Gators Jelani Jenkins (four years, $2.575 million) and Caleb Sturgis (four years, $2.24 million) signed their rookie contracts with the Dolphins on Tuesday writes Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald.

--Speaking of another former Gator with the Dolphins, center Mike Pouncey wants to see Miami QB Ryan Tannehill become more of a vocal leader.

--Gators goalkeeper Mikey Meagher is a major reason Florida is back in the Elite Eight and a candidate for the Tewaaraton Award, given to lacrosse’s top player. A look at the race for the women’s Tewaaraton from

--The Tampa Bay Times’ Antonya English profiles a popular subject these days, Gators tennis senior Lauren Embree, who hopes to lead Florida to a third consecutive national title.

--Baseball America offers up its latest NCAA Tournament projections with the Gators on the bubble but in heading into their three-game series at Georgia.

--Another former Gator basketball player was named to the NBA All-Rookie first-team on Tuesday writes the Washington Post. Hint: his initials are BB.

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