Rowdy Reptiles help push Florida’s athletic teams to success
The University of Florida’s Rowdy Reptiles have made the O’Connell Center one of the hardest places to play in college basketball.
Before Florida’s road loss to Arizona on Dec. 15, Zac Blobner profiled the group and its support inside the O-Dome.
Video: Rowdy Reptiles lead fan support at a Gator basketball game this season.
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