Sure, we’re a football town. Year-round. No question about it.
We have our pocket groups of fans who physically support the other sports in Gainesville. There are about 4,000 hardcore hoops fans (and by hardcore, you’ll go to an afternoon game against Stetson during Christmas week). Baseball has a couple of thousand. Softball has about 1,000.
But most of the Gator Nation does care about all the sports at UF, even if it’s from the comfort of a recliner.
It has been a special year for baseball and softball, which for the third straight year shared the honor of being in Super Regionals. Softball, for the fourth straight year, translated that into a Women’s College World Series. Baseball hopes to do that for the second straight year.
Only five schools made it to Super Regionals in both sports this year.
Florida, Texas A&M, Cal, Stanford, Arizona State.
And over the last three years, only Florida and Arizona State have made the Super Regionals in both sports each year. The difference is Florida did it without having to appeal to the NCAA. Arizona State is in the baseball post-season only because the NCAA has not been able to hear its appeal of a post-season ban. They’re kinda busy in Indianapolis with Tennessee hoops and Ohio State football.