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Coach Amanda Butler shared her assessment of the Gators preseason workouts.

Monday October 21, 2013VIDEO: Coach Butler Provides a Practice Update

Gainesville, Fla.

Coach Amanda Butler shared her assessment of the Gators preseason workouts.

Head coach Amanda Butler talked with the media as part of UFís All Sports Press Conference on Monday.


With just 18 days remaining until the start of the 2013-14 season, Coach provided her assessment of the Gatorís preseason workouts and fielded a number of questions such as:


         What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the team?

         What will the impact of the two transfers Ė Antoinette Bannister (Jacksonville, Fla.) & Cassie Peoples (San Antonio, Texas) be?

         What are her expectations of the upcoming closed scrimmage?

         Does she expect youthful growing pains?

         What are some of the different offensive looks the team is preparing?

         The progress of freshman Ronni Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla.)?



WATCH Coach Butlerís at Mondayís Press Conference (FREE):







Season-Opener a Homecoming Affair:

The Gators play host to Bethune-Cookman on Fri., Nov. 8 at 5:15 p.m. in the OíConnell Center. Itís the second game of a Gator Basketball double-header, with the menís team facing North Florida at 3 p.m.


Those events help kick-off the schoolís annual football homecoming activities, with the Homecoming Parade starting at noon along University Avenue.


The OíConnell Center parking lot will open at 2 p.m. following the parade to fans attending the basketball games. Details on a shuttle will be available in the near future.


Gator Growl, the largest student-run pep rally in the nation, begins at 7 p.m. inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, with featured performances by The Fray, Sister Hazel and New Directions Veterans Choir.


On Saturday, the Gator football team plays host to Vanderbilt at a time to be announced.


The womenís hoops team will encourage Gator fans to keep their Orange & Blue spirit high and attend its game on Sunday against North Florida at 2 p.m. to cap an event-filled weekend.





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