UF roundup: Top-ranked Florida hosts Tennessee in volleyball match



Florida, undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time since 2010, continues SEC volleyball play at the O’Connell Center this weekend, facing Tennessee today and LSU at 3 p.m. Sunday. The 3D court projection video, which created quite a buzz on social media following its debut last week, will be shown before today’s 7 p.m. match.

Florida (9-0) survived its second five-set match of the year last Sunday, staving off an 11-win Arkansas team to remain unbeaten amid an upset-heavy weekend. The Gators also picked up their fourth win over a ranked opponent— which is tied for the national lead — in its dominant sweep of No. 19 Florida State on Sept. 19.

In its series with Tennessee (8-3), Florida boasts six consecutive wins, as well as five sweeps in those six meetings.

Today’s match will be streamed online, while SEC Network will televise Sunday’s action.


Hart’s PGA experience to benefit Gators

The Florida men’s golf program announced the addition of Dudley Hart to the staff as a Volunteer Assistant Coach.

“It’s a great honor to add University of Florida alumni Dudley Hart to our coaching staff,” UF coach JC Deacon said. “To have a 25-year PGA Tour veteran watching over and elevating our program is invaluable.”

Hart, a 2003 UF Hall of Fame inductee, was member of the of the Gator golf team from 1987 to 1990. Over his four years, Hart earned as the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 1987, a three-time first-team All-SEC selection and a four-time All-American.