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Gators open football practice Sunday

GAINESVILLE — With fall football camp set to open today, Florida announced times for the eight practices that will be open to the public.

The first is 7:40-9:40 p.m. on Thursday. The rest:

• Friday (7:40-9:40 p.m.)

• Saturday (10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. season ticket holders only)

• Aug. 11 (8:50-11 a.m.)

• Aug. 12 (8:50-11 a.m.)

• Aug. 13 (8:50-11 a.m.)

• Aug. 14 (8:50-11 a.m.)

• Aug. 16 (9-11 a.m.)

The first seven practices will take place at the Dizney Lacrosse Stadium on campus.

The final one will take place at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The Gators open the season Aug. 30 against Idaho.

Akron: Todd Stroud, a graduate of St. Petersburg's Lakewood High and a former Florida State nose guard, is taking an indefinite leave of absence as defensive line coach to get treatment for a blood disorder. Defensive coordinator Chuck Amato will assume Stroud's duties under coach Terry Bowden.

Michigan St.: Defensive lineman Damon Knox, a projected starter, is out indefinitely after surgery, coach Mark Dantonio said. Dantonio did not disclose details of the injury or surgery.

Syracuse: Ross Krautman, who made 48 of 61 field goals from 2010-12, left the program because of hip surgery that cut short his 2013 season after two games.

Men's basketball: Missouri filled its final remaining scholarship, signing Montaque Gill-Caesar, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Ontario who played for Tigers assistant Rob Fulford at Huntington Prep in West Virginia for the past two years. Gill-Caesar, who graduated from high school last spring, is a consensus four-star recruit who had been ranked No. 31 overall in the Class of 2015 by rivals.com but will play this season. He chose Missouri over, among others, Marquette, Memphis, Michigan State, West Virginia and Wichita State. He and Andrew Wiggins, who played last season at Kansas and was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by Cleveland, were teammates at Vaughn Secondary School in Ontario and Huntington Prep.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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