The NBA playoffs resume, the SEC Baseball Tournament rolls on, NCAA Softball Regionals get underway and the Gators get a football verbal commitment; that and more in our Friday Sports News and Notes…
** The Gator football program gets a verbal commitment for its 2014 class in tight end Cyontai Lewis from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The 6’6″ 210 pounder fills a big need for UF at the position.
** The start time for the UF-Miami football game on September 7 has been set…get up early because it will start at noon and be on ESPN.
** The NBA playoffs resume tonight as Miami hosts Indiana for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final; Miami won in overtime in Game 1.
** Former Gator David Lee was named to the All-NBA third team. Joakim Noah is on the All-Defensive team and Bradley Beal is on the All-Rookie team.
** The SEC Baseball Tournament continues today. Ole Miss and South Carolina were sent home as the Rebels lost to Alabama 7-5 and Vanderbilt edged the Gamecocks 4-3. In two winner’s bracket games, Arkansas downs LSU 4-1 and defending champion Mississippi State helps Florida’s postseason cause with a 6-4 win over Texas A&M.
** The NCAA Softball Super Regionals have begun and Missouri lost to Washington 2-1 on Thursday. Alabama faces Tennessee today, and Texas A&M will take on Oklahoma. Kentucky is also in a Super Regional.
** Lots of baseball on this Memorial Day weekend; the Atlanta Braves start a series with the New York Mets while the Miami Marlins are at the Chicago White Sox. The Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees.