Ben Hill Griffin Stadium wall to be repaired by UF-South Carolina game, official says
A piece of concrete fell from a Ben Hill Griffin Stadium wall late Monday night.
According to a statement from UAA, the concrete piece was found near Gate 15 on Monday night. Officials closed the area, and a structural engineer inspected the stadium’s east upper facade.
Steve McClain, senior associate athletic director for UAA, said in a statement that a concrete restoration company will repair the wall near Gate 15 before Friday, the day before the much-anticipated University of South Carolina versus University of Florida.
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UF will not receive any penalties because of steps the institution took once the claim was brought to its attention.
It was another close game at home for the Gators, who managed to squeeze past Vanderbilt 50-47 on Wednesday night. This win stops the team’s four game losing streak.
The Florida Gators lost to the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, 68-61.The Gators led by two points going into halftime, but Kentucky answered back with a strong second half, outscoring the Gators 40-31.
Saturday’s matchup between the Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks came down to the wire. The Gators were able to secure the 56-55 victory with the help of Michael Frazier II’s clutch performance at the free throw line.
The LSU Tigers defeated the Gators 79-61, making this the team’s second straight loss. The Tigers had three players who scored in double-digits. Florida is now 3-2 in SEC play, and 10-8 overall.