Gator News And World Report (2/12/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, February 12, 2005. Branch doesn't stick in minds of UF coaches; UF throws away its season opener; Energizing the fans; No overlooking Tennessee now; Parker's drug trafficking trial pushed back to April; Gators get pair of wins; Gators overcome injury to beat Auburn; Gators absorb loss in opener; Gators' Opener A Milestone For McArthur and more...

Florida Gator Football

Branch doesn't stick in minds of UF coaches
The night after he secured the Super Bowl MVP trophy, New England receiver Deion Branch talked about how he wouldn't get a big head because of what happened to him in high school.

Energizing the fans
Members of the Gators football team and their coach might be the closest thing to movie stars at the University of Florida - their names and faces splashed across television screens each fall as ESPN anchors talk about rushing yards, interceptions, tackles and the like.

Florida Gator Baseball

UF throws away its season opener
he only good news from opening night at McKethan Stadium is that Florida has plenty of time left in this season to improve.

Charleston Southern 5, Florida 4, 11 innings
Drew Grosse reached on the first of Florida's three 11th-inning errors, and scored on the last of the Gators' miscues to help Charleston Southern post a 5-4 win on Friday night.

Gators absorb loss in opener
The University of Florida committed six errors, had three runners thrown out at the plate three times and were picked off twice in a 5-4, 11-inning loss to Charleston Southern in UF's season opener.

Gators' Opener A Milestone For McArthur
A baseball whizzed by Brandon McArthur's head Friday during pregame warm-ups.

Florida Gator Basketball

No overlooking Tennessee now
In a surprising win at Florida earlier this season, Tennessee relied on an unlikely inside-out combination.

Inside job leads to UF wins
David Lee won't listen to the criticism anymore, because he believes it no longer applies.

Florida at Tennessee
TIP-OFF: 5 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.

UT hoping slippage stops with Florida
Maybe Buzz Peterson should start collecting wine. Then the University of Tennessee head basketball coach would have something to do as his team slips further in the Southeastern Conference cellar.

Vols fumbled boost from win at Florida
It was supposed to be a springboard, the kind of win that can turn a disappointing season into one to remember.

Vols have chance to claim hardcourt sweep of hated Gators
It hasn't been a season to remember for Tennessee. Unless something unexpected happens in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, all the Volunteers can hope for is a winning season and a third-straight NIT bid.

Florida Gator Major Parker

Parker's drug trafficking trial pushed back to April
he trial date for Florida staff basketball assistant Major Parker, who faces federal drug trafficking charges, has been pushed back to April 12.

Florida Gator Softball

Gators get pair of wins
After a bit of a sophomore slump, Lindsey Cameron spent the offseason working on her swing. Now, her bat appears to be back.

Florida Gator Gymnastics

Gators overcome injury to beat Auburn
Despite an injury to a key team member, the Florida gymnastics team managed to hang on and top a Southeastern Conference rival Friday night.

Florida Gator Roundup

Florida Gator Roundup
The Gators placed three divers in the top 10 on Friday to open the 2005 Southeastern Conference Diving Championships.

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