The Gators’ entire slate of opponents for 2023

Baseball season is still several months away from even being a thought in the minds of most Gators fans, but Florida released its 2023 schedule recently and there’s plenty to look forward to.

Florida will play 20 of its first 22 ball games at home in 2023. That includes the first SEC series of the year against Auburn, but then it’s off to Tallahassee to see FSU and Knoxville to take on Tennessee from March 24-26.

The non-conference schedule leading up to SEC play contains mostly favorable matchups for the Gators. Charleston Southern, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Jacksonville, North Florida, Siena and USF should provide a relatively easy start to the year for UF. The toughest series through the first month of the year will be Miami. The Hurricanes took one of three from Florida last season and are returning some decent talent.

As far as the SEC goes, following the UT series, Florida will face Alabama, South Carolina, Missouri, Ole Miss, Georgia, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M, in that order. The Rebels won the College World Series last year, Texas A&M made its own deep postseason run and Vanderbilt should be back up after a down year.

This LSU or Arkansas matchup is fortunate, but the Gators have their work cut out for them in the back half of the season. The SEC Tournament will begin in Hoover, Alabama on May 23-28.

Here’s a look at the full schedule for Florida baseball in 2023.

February 17-19: Charleston Southern Buccaneers

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All-time series record: 11-2, UF

February 21: at USF Bulls

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All-time series record, in Tampa: 19-15, UF

Last year: 1-0, UF; 18-3 (May 3)

February 22: USF Bulls

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All-time series record, in Gainesville: 46-11, UF

Last year: 1-0, UF; 18-3 (May 3)

February 24-26: Cincinnati Bearcats

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All-time series record: 3-0, UF

February 28: at Jacksonville Dolphins

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All-time series record, in Jacksonville: 11-2, UF

Last year: 1-0, UF; 1-0 (March 8)

March 1: Jacksonville Dolphins

AP Photo/Gary McCulloughAll-time series record, in Gainesville: 43-15, UF

Last year: 1-0, UF; 1-0 (March 8)

March 3-5: Miami Hurricanes

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All-time series record: 125-129-1, Miami

Last year: 2-1, UF; 2-5, 8-1, 11-3 (March 4-6)

March 7-8: Florida Atlantic Owls

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All-time series record: 21-10, UF

March 10-12: Siena Saints

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All-time series record: 11-0, UF

March 14: North Florida Ospreys

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All-time series record: 17-7, UF

Last year: 2-0, UF; 3-1 (February 23), 11-2 (March 1)

March 17-19: Auburn Tigers

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All-time series record: 119-134, Auburn

March 21: at Florida State

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All-time series record, in Tallahassee: 43-69-1, FSU

Last year: 2-1, UF; FSU won the game in Tallahassee, 0-5, on April 12.

March 24-26: at Tennessee Volunteers

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All-time series record: 154-94, UF

Last year: 0-4, Tennessee; 2-8, 0-3, 4-6 (April 22-24); 5-8 (May 29/SEC Tournament)

March 28: Florida State Seminoles (Jacksonville game)

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All-time series record, at a neutral site: 15-11, UF

Last year: 2-1, UF; Florida won the Jacksonville game, 6-3, on March 29

March 31-April 2: Alabama Crimson Tide

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All-time series record, at a neutral site: 67-58, UF

Last year: 3-1, UF; 6-4, 13-6, 7-8 (March 18-20), 11-6 (May 28/SEC Tournament)

April 4: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

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All-time series record: 35-1, UF

Last year: 2-0, UF; 3-2 (March 22), 7-0 (May 10)

April 6-8: at South Carolina Gamecocks

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All-time series record: 51-51, tie

Last year: 3-1, UF; 14-5, 8-0, 1-4 (May 19-21), 2-1 (May 24/SEC Tournament)

April 11: Florida State Seminoles

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All-time series record, in Gainesville: 66-51, UF

Last year: 2-1, UF; Florida beat FSU, 7-5, at home on March 29.

April 14-16: Missouri Tigers

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All-time series record: 28-5, UF

Last year: 2-1, UF; 13-1, 3-5, 4-3 (May 13-15)

April 18: Florida A&M Rattlers

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All-time series record: 28-1, UF

Last year: 2-0, UF; 17-0 (March 2), 13-3 (April 5)

April 21-23: at Ole Miss Rebels

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All-time series record: 54-53, UF

April 25: North Florida Ospreys

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All-time series record: 17-7, UF

Last year: 2-0, UF; 3-1 (February 23), 11-2 (March 1)

April 28-30: Georgia Bulldogs

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All-time series record: 191-114-2, UF

Last year: 0-3, Georgia; 6-7, 1-6, 8-14 (March 31-April 2)

May 5-7: at Kentucky Wildcats

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All-time series record: 147-71-1, UF

Last year: 2-1, UF; 9-2, 9-1, 1-8 (April 29-May 1)

May 12-14: Vanderbilt Commodores

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All-time series record: 143-78-1, UF

Last year: 1-2, UF; 4-5, 6-8, 4-3 (April 15-17)

May 18-20: Texas A&M Aggies

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All-time series record: 11-13, TAMU

Last year: 1-1, split series; 0-10 (May 26/SEC Tournament) and 9-0 (May 28/SEC Tournament)

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