Gator News And World Report (06/11/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, June 11, 2004. Gator Bowl left out as BCS format set; J-Slow getting laughs; Sunshine Will Air Classic UF, FSU Matchups; Gladding makes academic team; UF advances after full day; Stewart gets nod to lead FHSAA; One pitcher UM would rather forget; State of Florida well-represented in quest for CWS title; O'Day an unlikely contributor and more...

Florida Gator Football

Gator left out as BCS format set
Bowl Championship Series officials said Thursday that the decision on the new model for the BCS came down to what they felt was the best way to include five conferences and protect the four existing BCS bowls, rather than simply adding one bowl.

Sunshine Will Air Classic UF, FSU Matchups
Sunshine Network's summer season was delayed a few weeks because of the Lightning's run to the Stanley Cup, but the cable home of the Gators and Seminoles begins its ``Sunshine Gridiron Classics'' on Saturday with ``FSU Road Trip Weekend.''

Florida Gator Baseball

J-Slow getting laughs
But UF's slow-footed practical joker enjoying serious success on field.

One pitcher UM would rather forget
It's him again: Justin Hoyman, the University of Florida ace who handed Miami its first home-opening loss in 17 years, leads the Gators in this weekend's rematch.

Can't call him Gumby anymore
When Justin Hoyman arrived at the University of Florida nearly two years ago weighing 145 pounds, his new teammates greeted the lanky right-hander with a nickname

State of Florida well-represented in quest for CWS title
The College World Series is around the corner and several teams surface as favorites.

Twins pick Rick
The pressure is off Prady's former Sebastian River teammate, Bryan Augenstein, who also had been told he might be a high draft pick.

O'Day an unlikely contributor
Darren O'Day's approach to baseball at the University of Florida has been unorthodox ever since he stepped onto campus more interested in becoming the next Doctor Dolittle than Doc Gooden.

Florida Gator Softball

Gladding makes academic team
Florida senior Jenny Gladding was named to the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America softball second team Thursday.

Florida Gator Track & Field

UF advances after full day
After Wednesday's bad weather, the championships are off and running.

Florida Gators In The News

Stewart gets nod to lead FHSAA
A huge Gators fan and proud father of two University of Florida graduates, John Stewart wore a silver Gators buckle on his belt Thursday morning, a small good luck charm hidden under his sportcoat.

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