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Thursday November 29, 2012 Gators go boom, Sweet 16 rematch, Parsons lifts off, NCAA volleyball, plus more

Will Yeguette

Photo: Florida's Will Yeguette and his teammates return to the court tonight against Marquette.

The Gators men’s basketball team hosts Marquette tonight in a Sweet 16 rematch from last season in Phoenix.

The Florida volleyball team hosts Tulsa on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

And the football team finds out Sunday where it’s going for a bowl game, which is most likely the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

There’s plenty going on in Gator Nation, so here are some fresh links from around the Internet to help you get caught up:

--Gators going boom under the anti-Spurrier is the headline on this story by Eric Adelson of Yahoo!Sports.

--The Gainesville Sun’s Kevin Brockway writes about the Gators-Marquette rematch having a new look.

--In case you missed this, Georgetown nixes plan to finish cancelled game against Gators writes Chris Harry on

--Here is a story previewing the Marquette-Gators game from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

--The Gainesville Sun’s Talal Elmasry writes about former Gator Chandler Parsons hitting the mark in his second season with the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

--The NCAA Volleyball Tournament opens today and here’s the scoop from on how the tournament might play out.

--Former Gators soccer star Abby Wambach is trying to help another women’s professional soccer league get off the ground writes’s Michael DiRocco examines Florida’s quarterback situation going into next season in this story on the GatorNation website.

--When you win it’s always good for business and that appears to be the case for the Gators in this story from the Gainesville Sun.

--Florida Today Gators beat writer David Jones chimes in on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Heisman favorite who made his college debut earlier this season against the Gators.

--Tickets to the BCS Championship Game in Miami are a hot item according to this story from the Palm Beach Post.

--The UF women’s basketball team is struggling from behind the 3-point line writes Phillip Heilman of the Independent Florida Alligator.

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