These Florida teams are the intercollegiate athletic groups that represent the University of Florida, located in Gainesville. The athletic program of the university, its alumni, and its sports fans are often collectively associated with the "Gator Nation" giving full support to the team.
The team played in the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA and the Southeastern Conference or SEC and are continuously ranked among the top college sports programs in the United States. The University at the present fields teams in 9 men's sports and 12 women's sports.
All of these collegiate sports teams compete in the NCAA Division, and 20 of the 21 Gator teams play in the Southeastern Conference. The remaining University sports team that does not play in the Southeastern Conference is the women's lacrosse team, which combined the American Athletic Conference after the 2018 lacrosse series.
This renowned athletic program is regulated by the University Athletic Association, Inc. (UAA), a private non-benefit partnership that reports to the leader of the college and its leading group of trustees. Scott Stricklin has been Florida's athletic chief since 2016.
All these Florida sports groups have nearby offices, and most are situated on or close to Stadium Road on the north side of grounds, including Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for football, the Exactech Arena.
The Stephen C.O'Connell Center is home to basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, diving, and indoor track-and-field. Florida Ballpark for baseball and James G. Pressly Stadium for soccer and outside track-and-field.
In their 108-year history of intercollegiate rivalry, the University of Florida's varsity athletic groups have won 41 public group titles: two by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, two by the Bowl Championship Series, and one by the Bowl Alliance. And its individual competitors have won 279 individual NCAA public championships.
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