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Antoinette "Bree" Bannister will be suiting up as a Gator for the first time on Friday!

Wednesday November 6, 2013Which of the 3 Gators in the video is most nervous/excited for Friday's season opener?

Gainesville, Fla.

Antoinette "Bree" Bannister will be suiting up as a Gator for the first time on Friday!

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

 

Sophomores Antoinette Bannister (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Carlie Needles (Woodlands Ranch, Col.) and freshman Ronni Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla.) talk about their excitement of getting the season started.

 

See who has the most butterflies in her stomach 48 hours BEFORE tipoff:

 

2Way2Watch:

GatorVision: http://www.gatorvision.tv/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=3093192&db_oem_id=6500
and
YouTube:
http://youtu.be/O8Y1fe9iyd4

 

 

 

 

Countdown to Tip-Off fun fact:

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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 1 p.m. following the parade to fans attending the basketball games. Full details about parking on Friday are available on www.Gatorzone.com (http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=26656).

 

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 12 Noon.

 

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. 4: It’s GAME WEEK! What is Coach Butler expecting from her Gators?

http://youtu.be/THrU8EvZ47E

 

Nov. 1: Practice Update with head coach Amanda Butler

http://youtu.be/LK03ccih5SU

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIzzioOeRvc&feature=share&list=UUj1cSMRhdRSrCn5N_G1Oh9Q

 

Oct. 31: Season Preview

http://www.gatorvision.tv/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=3088686&db_oem_id=6500

Oct. 28: Practice Update with Assistant Coach David Lowery

http://www.gatorvision.tv/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=3089046&db_oem_id=6500

 

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

http://youtu.be/K30Z0Bw3aBU

 

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

http://youtu.be/Jnb7cLhie8U

 

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): youtu.be/yr_eUseuIqk

 

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

http://youtu.be/78AHnY5Fopw

 

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

http://youtu.be/9XkrRljrDVM

 

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

http://youtu.be/D5-J_nWWdBY

 

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

http://youtu.be/CI0Mino83Xk

 

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

http://youtu.be/r_0THmechJc

 

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

http://youtu.be/0mwdmB-RiVo

 

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

http://youtu.be/2jEuR7CRWLs

 

 

 

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s basketball:

Official Website: www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FloridaWomensBasketball

Twitter: @GatorZoneWBK  and  @CoachButlerUF 

 

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