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Thursday Sports News and Notes…

Gator softball gets a win, Gator women’s basketball falls in the WNIT, Florida Relays begin and potential trouble for the Auburn football program and more in our Thursday Sports News And Notes…

** Gator softball gets a win in a rain shortened 2-1 win over UCF on Wednesday. Next up is a series at home with Mississippi State this weekend.

** The Florida women’s basketball team sees its season end at Drexel 67-57 in a semi-final game of the WNIT. UF ends its year 22-15.

** The prestigious Florida Relays begin today and run through the weekend at Percy Beard Track on the UF campus.

** Current Gator men’s golfer T.J. Vogel will get to play in the 2013 Master’s golf tournament after he got in by winning the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship last summer. He is one of six amateurs competing.

** The Cincinnati Reds have called up former UF commitment and PK Yonge High School star Derrick Robinson to its big league club after outfielder Ryan Ludwick went down with an injury. Robinson was drafted by Kansas City and has never played in the big leagues.

** There are major allegations coming out today against the Auburn University football program. Former Sports Illustrated and New York Times reporter Selena Roberts wrote on her website, Roopstigo.com that Auburn staff gave money to players and altered grades. One former player alleges that current Gator coach Will Muschamp gave him money while he was coaching at Auburn and that allegation has been denied through a UF spokesperson.

** Former Gator Rex Grossman will stay with the Washington Redskins as he signed a new one-year deal.

** Rutger’s men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired after videos were released showing him pushing and shoving his players. He was also shown throwing basketballs at them during practices. The school knew of the tapes in November of last year, but they didn’t fire Rice. He was instead suspended for three games.

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