Welcome back from an action-packed weekend of Olympic Trials in the United States as members of the Gator Nation – current and former – vie for international sporting immortality this summer in Tokyo. While the track team has yet to secure a qualification, the men’s team has three members crossing the Pacific while a former swimmer on the women’s team has won her first Olympic bid. Here’s a look at the weekend roundup.


The US Olympic Trials have reduced the number of athletes competing this weekend, which also means the end of the track and field season for the Florida Gators who did not qualify for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. Junior Redshirt Taylor Manson is the closest, becoming the third fastest 400-meter runner in school history to finish seventh; Unfortunately, only the first three make up the team.

The action continues today with Gator Greats Cory McGee and Will Claye competing for a chance to make the US Olympic team.

Around the swamp

  • Here’s a look at the 2022 football rookies visiting Gainesville this weekend: The team still plans to bring in four 2022 rookies for an official visit starting June 18.
  • Boston Celtics bring former Gator back in trade: The news was first reported by ESPN basketball insider Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.
  • Former Florida baseball player heading to North Florida: The fifth-year player will remain relatively close as he transfers to the UNF to play his final college season of eligibility.
  • The former 4-star security has a head start in the Florida football defensive hall: Upon graduating from high school, 247 Sports ranked the Marietta, Ga. Native as a 4-star prospect.
  • Florida Soccer is adding one final official transfer portal visitor for this weekend: The Gators appear to be the team to beat for Blades right now due to the program’s connection to them.
  • Here’s where Tre Mann is going in CBS’s latest NBA simulation project: It looks like his rapid improvement has caught the attention of more than just the Florida fan base.
  • This Florida football transfer faces a “prove it” year in 2021: he’s one of the former five-star rookies facing a “prove it” season, according to Chris Hummer of 247Sports.
  • Find out where Emory Jones ranks in this quarterback tier list: Gators fans and the college football world got a glimpse of what Jones can do.
  • The former decorated Florida swimmer failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics: he will always be remembered for his 12 Olympic medals, six for gold, but also for the embarrassing international incident at the Olympic Games. Rio Olympics.
  • Are the Gators coming back to the New Years Six in these bowl projections ?: While last year’s team lost the last three games of the season to finish 8-4, that rating is a bit misleading.
  • Gator’s decision on this NBA draft could have an impact on college hoops season: Castleton has not been invited to either the NBA or the G-League, which would apparently indicate that he will be removing his name from the draft.
  • Here’s a first look at Florida’s inbound basketball transfers in summer practice: Under head coach Mike White, the Gators weren’t afraid to loot the transfer portal to bolster the game. team.
  • Florida soccer steals talented Alabama linebacker and Nick Saban: James is ranked as the 118th best-in-class player of 2022 and 12th best in office, according to 247Sports.
  • The Gators take the lead in recruiting this 4-star running back in 2022: the Gators plan is to secure the commitments of two running backs.
  • This Florida commit took a tour with Nick Saban during his visit to Alabama: he told 247Sports that the tour with Saban was the highlight of his trip to see the Crimson Tide.
  • This 2022 4-star offensive lineman considers himself a Gators’ program: versatility is exactly what makes Qae’shon Sapp attractive to Florida coaching staff.