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Monday February 25, 2013 Troy jumps in pool, Floyd's football IQ, Caquatto sisters, plus more tidbits

Updated: 2:58pm, February 25


The Gators avenged an earlier loss to Arkansas with a 71-54 victory Saturday over the Hogs.

It was a busy weekend for University of Florida sports. Here are some fresh links from around the Internet to help you catch up in case you missed something:

--Coming off Saturday’s 71-54 win over Arkansas, the Gators are No. 4 in the latest power rankings.

--ICYMI, Gators long jumper Marquis Dendy did not fall short in quest to repeat as SECIndoor Champion. Click here for more from via AP story.

--The UF men’s swimming team won its first SEC title in 20 years and broke Auburn’s 16-year grip on the crown, which was worth a dip in the pool for Florida coach Gregg Troy.’s Michael DiRocco takes a look at Florida safeties Matt Elam and Josh Evans and kicker Caleb Sturgis at the NFL Combine.

--(VIDEO) Ex-Gators DT Sharrif Floyd talks to the NFL Network after his workout at the combine and shows off his football IQ.

--If you want to take a look at how Florida’s players at the NFL Combine performed on some of their physical tests, has posted many of the results.

--The Caquatto sisters had a big night on Friday when they competed for the first time together on the UF gymnastics team writes Katie Agostin of the Independent Florida Alligator.

--UF graduate Erin Andrews remains a prominent figure in sports broadcasting in her role at FOX Sports and showed off her quick segue skills in this awkward encounter with rapper 50 Cent on Sunday at the Daytona 500.

--Not the best weekend for the Gators baseball team, which was swept at home by Florida Gulf Coast University writes the Gainesville Sun.

--The UF women’s basketball team got back on the winning track at Alabama on Sunday writes Phillip Heilman of the Independent Florida Alligator.

--Former Gators receiver David Nelson is now a restricted free agent after the Buffalo Bills declined to extend a qualifying offer writes the Buffalo News.

--The Florida lacrosse team stayed perfect with a win over Albany on Sunday as Shannon Gilroy set a school record writes the Independent Florida Alligator.

--Former Gators soccer standout Abby Wambach says she is “excited about what’s ahead” after a memorable couple of years writes the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle.

--Bradley Beal is taking a more assertive role in his rookie season with the NBA’s Washington Wizards writes Michael Lee of The Washington Post.

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