UF spring football game returns to Saturday schedule

Florida players including Marcell Harris (26) come out of the tunnel to start the Orange and Blue Debut, the annual spring football game, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville Friday April 7, 2017. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Special to The Sun

Over the course of three days (April 13-15), Florida’s campus will feature seven different Gator sports competing, highlighted by the first Orange & Blue Game under new head football coach Dan Mullen at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

“What an exciting weekend this will be for Gator Nation,” Mullen said. “I can’t wait for our staff and players to be back home in The Swamp. Gators, we need to you to come out and support our top-ranked baseball, softball, tennis and track and field teams that weekend while also packing Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on that Saturday.”

UF’s annual spring game returns to Saturday afternoon for the first time since 2015 with the intent of allowing fans to experience a real Gators game day.

More details on the events surround the game will be released at a later date after plans are finalized.

  • Friday, April 13

o    Tom Jones Memorial (UF Track & Field)

o    Men’s Tennis vs. Alabama, 5 p.m.

o    Softball vs. South Carolina, 6 p.m.

o    Baseball vs. Missouri, 6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 14

o    Lacrosse vs. Marquette, 12 p.m.

o    Women’s Tennis vs. Vanderbilt, 1 p.m.

o    Softball vs. South Carolina, 1 p.m.

o    Orange & Blue Game, 3 p.m.

o    Baseball vs. Missouri, 5 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 15

o    Softball vs. South Carolina, 1 p.m.

o    Baseball vs. Missouri, 1 p.m.


  1. I prefer the Saturday afternoon schedule. We can drive up & be home before it gets too late. Looking forward to the O&B. Go Gators!

  2. Great news! Of course, Saturday scheduling makes sense, as it always has. Only from the mind of Butters did we receive the Friday plan… 🙄


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