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The Florida Gators are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the University of Florida, located in Gainesville. The University of Florida, its athletic program, its alumni and its sports fans are often collectively referred to as the “Gator Nation.” The Gators compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and are consistently ranked among the top college sports programs in the United States. The University of Florida currently fields teams in nine men’s sports and twelve women’s sports.
All Florida Gators sports teams compete in NCAA Division I, and 20 of the 21 Gators teams compete in the SEC.The sole University of Florida sports team that does not play in the SEC is the women’s lacrosse team, which joined the American Athletic Conference after the 2018 lacrosse season. The University of Florida was one of the thirteen charter members who joined together to form the new Southeastern Conference in 1932.Previously, the university was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association from 1912 to 1921and the Southeastern Conference from 1922 until the SEC began play in the fall of 1933.
All Florida Gators sports teams have on-campus facilities, and most are located on or near Stadium Road on the north side of campus, including Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for football, the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center for basketball, gymnastics, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, and volleyball, Florida Ballpark for baseball and James G. Pressly Stadium for soccerand outdoor track and field. The Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium and the Florida Lacrosse Facility are located on Hull Road on the southwestern side of the campus. The Mark Bostick Golf Course and Scott Linder Stadium for tennis are located on S.W. Second Avenue on the northwestern side of the campus.
The Florida Gators athletic program is administered by the University Athletic Association, Inc. (UAA), a private non-profit corporation that reports to the president of the university and its board of trustees. For the 2014–15 school year, the UAA had an operating budget of $103,310,001, projected revenues of $104,064,487, and made a $3.5 million contribution to the university’s general fund. Scott Stricklin has been Florida’s athletic director since 2016.
Florida Gators football
The Florida Gators football program represents the University of Florida in American college football. Florida competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They play their home games in Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (nicknamed “The Swamp”) on the university’s Gainesville campus. The team’s current head coach is Dan Mullen. The Gators have won three national championships and eight SEC titles in the 112-season history of Florida football.