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Wednesday June 26, 2013 Lochte looks to future, scouting Johnny Mags, Elam's hard-hitting ways, plus more Gators tidbits

Updated: 9:45am, June 26

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte won't be in Gainesville as much in coming months as he was during his reality TV show.

Here are a few links for your perusal on this Wednesday morning discussing items of interest to Gator fans:

--Former UF swimmer Ryan Lochte is back in the pool instead of on the small screen this week at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis. Lochte plans to make some changes leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics writes Kelly Whiteside of USA Today.

--Speaking of another former UF swimmer, if Dara Torres is a dog lover and is looking for a new pet, the Craven County (N.C.) Animal Shelter has a beagle-mix dog named after Torres up for adoption. Click here for a story from the New Bern (N.C.) Sun Journal.

--Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley discusses UF's drug policy in wake of the troubles of former Gator tight end Aaron Hernandez. Click here for Foley's comments in a column by Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News on whether the SEC needs a league-wide drug policy.

--UF right-hander Johnny Magliozzi signs with the New York Mets and Mets blog offers its scouting report on Mags, a 17th-round draft pick who will start his career with Brooklyn in the New York-Penn League.

--Former Gators guard Kenny Boynton a long shot to get drafted but hopes to play in NBA writes Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel (via the Kansas City Star's website).

--Gators coach Billy Donovan is leading the U.S. U-19 team in the FIBA World Championships this week. analyst Fran Fraschilla writes about the challenges the U.S. squad faces.

--Longtime NFL reporter Clifton Brown of writes that former Gators safety Matt Elam's hard-hitting style fits the Ravens' style.

--There has been -- and will be -- a lot of speculation that Tim Tebow could move to TE in wake of Hernandez's trouble and Rob Gronkowski's shaky health, but early signs point to the opposite according to this The Sporting News report.

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