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Monday April 8, 2013 Nelson joins Browns, Boynton and Rosario update, Quinn's Seattle defense, more tidbits

Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario

Gators Kenny Boynton (shooting) and Mike Rosario playing in Portsmouth Invitational this week.

Hey folks, getting ready to watch some of the Louisville-Michigan national title game.

Those are the last two schools to defeat the Gators in the NCAA Tournament.

On a more positive note, did you see that Gators junior center Patric Young announced today that he was coming back for his senior season?

Young's final team at UF could be his best yet with transfers Damontre Harris and Dorian Finney-Smith eligible to play after sitting out a year due to NCAA rules and newcomers Kasey Hill and Chris Walker joining Billy D's team.

Maybe next year the Gators will be playing on the final Monday night of the college basketball season.

For now, let's take a look at some fresh links covering sports news of interest to Gator fans:

--For more on Young returning, here is a story by Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun.

--A pair of Young's teammates this season, Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario, are playing in the Portsmouth Invitational to prepare for the NBA draft. Click here for all 64 players competing.

--Former Gators Sharrif Floyd and Matt Elam are considered first-round picks in a lot of mock drafts. On Wednesday the NFL is released its list of players attending the draft in New York writes

--Former Gators receiver David Nelson reaches a one-year deal with Cleveland writes

--Former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to report to the Jets' voluntary workouts next week writes

--Gators safety Josh Evans is keeping a busy schedule in his latest draft diary for's Michael DiRocco writes about running back Matt Jones in wake of a quiet day for Jones in the Orange & Blue Debut.

--Sounds like former Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's defense in Seattle will be similar to what he ran at Florida writes

--You know his father a lot better than Bryan Cox Jr., but the Gainesville Sun's Zach Abolverdi writes about the younger Cox's outlook.

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