Gator News And World Report (2/11/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, February 11, 2005. Horne is armed to lead UF; Gators stop losing streak; Horford learning SEC's rules of the road; Ex-head coaches are valuable assistants; Gators' Leak Will Play Role In Student Body Elections; Payback time; UF happy to have Horne; Youth may determine baseball team's fate; Tennis looks for upset of Florida; Gators to face another familiar foe; Enter Gators baseball; Meyer jumps in and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

Horne is armed to lead UF
lan Horne is aware of the talk surrounding his arrival at Florida.

Payback time
The Gators, who open their season tonight, already are looking forward to a rematch with perennial thorn UM.

UF happy to have Horne
The road was supposed to be leading Alan Horne to Yankee Stadium or Wrigley Field by now.

Youth may determine baseball team's fate
The Florida baseball team is scheduled to open the season today with six position starters and eight pitchers returning from last year's super-region final team. But with a large number of underclassmen, advancing to a school-record sixth straight NCAA region appearance will be challenging.

Enter Gators baseball
Gainesville is 1,325 miles from Omaha, the site of the College World Series. It takes 21 hours to drive there by automobile.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Gators stop losing streak
Florida senior Tamia Williams led a balanced scoring attack that helped the Gators defeat Kentucky 70-59 at Memorial Coliseum.

UK's season runs into Gators' roadblock
Florida let UK back in the game just long enough to shut the door in its face, defeating the Cats 70-59 last night at Memorial Coliseum. UK has now lost two close conference games in a row and faces two games on the road next week.

Florida Gator Basketball

Horford learning SEC's rules of the road
Starting Florida center Al Horford is learning what most big men learn as freshmen in the Southeastern Conference.

Gators finding intensity
At least now, it can be classified as closer to a rivalry. Florida played with enough toughness and defensive intensity to entertain the notion of upsetting No. 5 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, but couldn't overcome some key second-half mistakes.

Ex-head coaches are valuable assistants
After five years as a head basketball coach, Larry Shyatt had no trouble adjusting to being an assistant coach again.

Florida Gator Football

Gators' Leak Will Play Role In Student Body Elections

Meyer jumps in
UF's head football coach Urban Meyer wants to meet you. Meyer, who replaced Ron Zook after his termination following a loss against poorly ranked Mississippi State University, sent letters introducing himself to the presidents of each major student organization and requesting a personal meeting with each of them.

Florida Gator Tennis

Tennis looks for upset of Florida
Underdogs usually are not confident heading into tough matches, but the Illinois men's tennis team is rarely the underdog in a contest.

Injuries help Gators M. Tenis squeak by 'Noles
For the second year in a row, the Florida State men's tennis team came within one team point of defeating its nemesis, the Florida Gators.

Florida Gator Gymnastics

Gators to face another familiar foe
From the outside looking in, everything looks rosy for the UF gymnastics team

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