A tough home loss for Gator men’s basketball, good news for Gator softball, NFL, NBA and more in our Wednesday Sports Update…
** The Florida men’s basketball team suffers its first home loss in a couple of years Tuesday night after losing to LSU 79-61. The Gators play at Ole Miss Saturday to try to right the ship.
** In other SEC men’s basketball last night, top ranked Kentucky squeezes by Vanderbilt 65-57; Tennessee is 4-1 in league play after beating South Carolina 66-62 and Georgia tops Ole Miss 69-64. More games on tap for tonight.
** Meanwhile the Florida softball team is ranked number one in the USA Today preseason poll. Florida returns 14 letter winners from a national championship team a year ago.
** In college football, Vernon Hargreaves is going to Arkansas…well, not the Gator player but his father, who was named the school’s linebacker coach.
** Good news for Florida tight end Jake McGee; he’s been granted a sixth year of eligibility after suffering a season ending injury in the first game of the year last year.
** In the NFL, Jacksonville hires former Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone as its new offensive line coach and assistant head coach. The Jags are also looking for a new offensive coordinator and former Denver play caller Adam Gase is a finalist for the job.
** Former Gator Chan Gailey has been hired by the New York Jets as their new offensive coordinator. Gailey has head coaching experience both at the pro and college level.
** In the NBA, Oklahoma City tops Miami 94-86 on Tuesday. Miami is at Charlotte tonight while Orlando is at Detroit.