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Installed as a two-touchdown favorite, many experts are even giving the Gators a good shot at beating Louisville by even more than 14 in the Sugar Bowl.
Florida A&M, FGCU and North Florida are among the local college basketball teams in action on New Year's Eve.
Jacksonville's showdown with No. 5 Indiana highlights the local college basketball action on Friday.
Out of the playoff picture, the Dolphins and Buccaneers could receive top-15 picks in the 2013 NFL draft.
The Florida NBA teams both hosted the Jazz over the weekend, with Utah coming out of the back-to-back 1-1.
The Miami Heat will play the Thunder in Christmas Day's marquee NBA matchup, while the Magic get Christmas off, hitting the court against New Orleans on Dec. 26.
With more than a quarter of the NBA season complete, the Miami Heat lead the Southeast division and trail only the Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings.
UCF is a seven-point favorite against Ball State in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, which might look like a Knights home game.
Impending departures because of free agency or money concerns could spell short-lived cohesion for the Dolphins highly ranked defense.