Florida Gators athletics encompasses the sports teams representing the University of....
Florida Gators athletics encompasses the sports teams representing the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators compete in NCAA Division I and are a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They have a storied history in numerous sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and gymnastics. The university has won over 40 national championships in various sports and has produced numerous Olympic athletes. Notable alumni include Tim Tebow, Emmitt Smith, and Ryan Lochte. The Gators are known for their passionate fan base and their commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.
The Florida Gators have two mascots: Albert and Alberta, who are blue and orange alligators, respectively. Albert has been the official mascot since 1970, while Alberta was added in 1986 to promote gender equity. They can be seen at various university events, and their popularity has led to the phrase "Chomp, Chomp," which is a reference to the alligator's biting motion