Getting to Know SEC Baseball: Florida



Jan. 25, 2013

As the Mizzou baseball team transitions to the nation's premier baseball conference - the SEC - this season, there will be a slew of new teams for Tiger fans to get accustomed too. The Tigers will be traveling to and hosting some of the best college baseball programs on a week-to-week basis and will be previewing each of the new rivals over the next two weeks. We have looked at five of the Tigers' SEC opponents already and today we look at the Gators of Florida, who are ranked in the top 15 in nearly every preseason poll this season.

CWS Appearances: Eight Postseason Appearances: 28 Stadium: Alfred A. McKethan Stadium (6,000) Notable Major Leaguers: Matt LaPorta, Brad Wilkerson, David Eckstein, Weird University Fact: Unknown to most, there are actually real-life wild gators that roam the Florida Campus. Lake Alice, located in the heart of the UF campus, is a wildlife area that is home to live alligators and one of the few spots in Gainesville where live gators roam. The wildlife area is also home to a large bat house and a meditation center.





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