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Carlie Needles talked about getting the 'green light' to shoot more 3's.

Friday November 1, 2013VIDEO: Practice Update with Coach Butler, Carlie Needles and Cassie Peoples

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Carlie Needles talked about getting the 'green light' to shoot more 3's.

GatorVision Online caught up with a few Gators before practice to find out how preseason preparations are going for the 2013-14 season that gets underway next Fri., Nov. 8 at 5:15 p.m. against Bethune-Cookman.



Head Coach Amanda Butler talked with the media:





Sophomores Carlie Needles (Woodlands Ranch, Col.) and Cassie Peoples (San Antonio, Texas)







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Season-Opener a Homecoming Affair:

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


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


The O’Connell 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 women’s 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.




Missed Any Recent Videos?


Nov. 1: Practice Update with head coach Amanda Butler


Nov. 1: Practice update with Carlie Needles and Cassie Peoples


Oct. 31: Season Preview

Oct. 28: Practice Update with Assistant Coach David Lowery


Oct. 23: Practice Update with Antoinette Bannister, Kayla Lewis and Ronni Williams


Oct. 21: Coach Butler assesses preseason practice, sharing her thoughts about strengths, weaknesses and more!


Oct. 17: VIDEO Coach Butler interviewed men’s senior Patric Young and women’s senior Jaterra Bonds about their SEC Media Day experience (yes, you read that right):


Oct. 14: 2 minutes with Carlie Needles & Ronni Williams – and Carlie likes to do WHAT in her spare time?


Oct. 9: Coach Amanda Butler previews the Gators at their annual Media Day


Oct. 8: Language lessons and geographic differences with January Miller and Viktorija Dimaite


Oct. 3: Cookin’ with Christin Mercer and Kayla Lewis


Oct. 1: Coach Butler and January Miller – Opening Practice Recap


Sept. 30: 2 Minutes with sophomore transfers Antoinette Bannister and Cassie Peoples


Sept. 27: Seniors Jaterra Bonds and Lily Svete reminisce about a few of their most memorable preseason conditioning sessions





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