Gator News And World Report (2/7/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, February 7, 2005. Fast times at the O-Dome; Softball team wins tourney; men's tennis triumphs at FSU; No. 5 guy's play pumps up Florida; Another Gator setback; Gators enjoy stellar outing; Tide stay tough at home, beat Florida by 11 points; UF baseball swings for charity and more...

Florida Gator Track & Field

Fast times at the O-Dome
Sophomore Tiandra Ponteen broke the O'Connell Center record in the 400-meter to lead No. 4 Florida, while sophomore Kerron Clement clocked the second-fastest time in the world in 2005 in the 400m to lead the sixth-ranked men's squad Sunday at the Gator Invitational.

Florida Gator Notebook

Softball team wins tourney; men's tennis triumphs at FSU
The Florida softball team became the first team in the nine-year history of the program to begin the season 7-0 with a 4-1 win over UCF to win the Clearwater Invitational at the Ed C. Moore Complex on Sunday.

Gators' tennis beats Seminoles
The third-ranked Florida Gators men's tennis team beat Florida State 4-3 Sunday in Tallahassee. The Gators extended their current winning streak to eight matches over the Seminoles as they improved to 4-0 on the year. Florida State dropped to 3-3 on the season.

Florida Gator Golf

No. 5 guy's play pumps up Florida
Behind a most unlikely twosome, the Florida Gators rallied to win their own golf tournament Sunday at the University Course.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Another Gator setback
Monique Bivins had 27 points and Krystle Johnson added 12 to lead Alabama over Florida 77-66 on Sunday.

Tide stay tough at home, beat Florida by 11 points
Lateefah Joye brought the snacks, Krystle Johnson brought the drinks and Monique Bivins brought about everything else to the party.

Florida Gator Basketball

UF across the board
For an afternoon, all the parts came together. Matt Walsh was scoring. David Lee and Al Horford were rebounding.

Horford boards up the Tide
Maybe Al Horford can get his father to give him a game now. Horford's father Tito, a former standout at Miami whose professional career included three years in the NBA, told The Times-Union last month he will not play his son one-on-one because he is too powerful for his son, whom he said was "still a baby."

Freshman Helps UF Rebound In Emphatic Fashion
University of Florida guard Matt Walsh peered over the media horde surrounding him Saturday and pointed.

Gators enjoy stellar outing
The crowd already began chanting his name. Florida freshman Al Horford didn't need to do anything more to solidify his role in this 85-54 pounding against No. 11 Alabama.

Florida Gator Baseball

UF baseball swings for charity
In 2004, the UF baseball team hit 70 home runs in 2,270 at-bats. On Saturday, the 2005 team blasted 63 home runs in its fourth annual home run derby to raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network at Shands Hospital.

Florida Gator Tennis

Third-Ranked Florida Wins Last Match For 4-3 Win Over #40 FSU Men's Tennis
Last seasons, the Florida State University men's tennis team threw everything including the kitchen sink at rival Florida, but the Gators managed to hang on for the victory. The 2005 edition of the rivalry was no different as the #3 Gators beat the No. 40 Seminoles 4-3 on Sunday (February 6).

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