The Gator football team moves up in the polls, a local high school football player verbally commits and more in our Monday Sports News and Notes…
** The Gator football team moves up to 19th in the latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll as it prepares to host Arkansas Saturday; game time is 7pm.
** Several media reports confirm that Gainesville High School running back Tony James has verbally committed to Oregon. He chose the Ducks over schools like Florida and Auburn.
** Jimmie Johnson gets a NASCAR win in Delaware on Sunday, beating out Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the Chase for the Cup races continue.
** The Gator volleyball team sweeps Ole Miss on Sunday while Gator soccer loses 1-0 at Missouri. Both teams return home this weekend.
** Henderson Alvarez throws a no-hitter for the Miami Marlins on the final day of baseball’s regular season; he beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0.
** In more baseball news, Tampa Bay plays at Texas today in a play-in game to see who will go to Cleveland to face the Indians in an AL wild card game. The NL wild card game is Tuesday when Pittsburgh hosts Cincinnati.
** Monday Night Football tonight as the New Orleans Saints host the Miami Dolphins.