Gator News And World Report (2/18/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, February 18, 2005. Time for the heavy lifting; Gators grabbing up records; Rival Miami returns; Crowd control is a concern; New class gets Hall pass tonight; Gators seek to end Canes' dominance; Lochte sets another U.S. record; 'Wall' not a problem for Gator freshmen; Rival Miami arrives; Baseball gets pumped for Fla. series; Women's basketball needs wins and more....

Florida Gator Football

Time for the heavy lifting
Some of the workout routines are the stuff of daytime programming on ESPN2.

Florida Gator Swimming & Diving

Gators grabbing up records
The pool at the O'Connell Center Natatorium is often regarded as one of the fastest in the United States. And the fast tank is giving the host Gators a big boost.

Lochte sets another U.S. record
Ryan Lochte is beginning to make the spectacular look commonplace.

Florida Gator Baseball

Rival Miami returns
Florida's Brian Jeroloman and Miami's Eddy Rodriguez were over 4,000 miles away from the heat and humidity of Florida last summer when they began talking about the Gators-Hurricanes baseball rivalry.

Gators seek to end Canes' dominance
Florida, which has been eliminated from the postseason by UM the past three years, hopes to exact revenge starting tonight -- and an expected rowdy crowd will be on hand to lend support.

Rival Miami arrives
This weekend's matchup against Miami will surely bring out the best and the worst in the Gators.

Baseball gets pumped for Fla. series
A state rivalry will be reborn when the undefeated University of Miami Hurricanes take on the Florida Gators in a three-game series in Gainesville beginning Friday.

Florida Gator Basketball

Crowd control is a concern
It didn't take long for a school to test the Southeastern Conference's new crowd-control policy.

'Wall' not a problem for Gator freshmen
As Corey Brewer's ESPN highlights mounted, as Al Horford grabbed rebounds with the authority of a fifth-year senior, as the Gators became more reliant on the contributions of a freshman foursome, a serious question emerged.

Florida Gator Hall of Fame Induction

New class gets Hall pass tonight
Larry Libertore wouldn't mind having a shot at Urban Meyer's offense.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Women's basketball needs wins
It's now or never for the women's basketball team. Florida is 14-10, 5-6 in the SEC, and 33rd in the RPI (a formula used by the NCAA Tournament selection committee) primarily because of playing the 10th-toughest schedule in the nation. But the final three games are brutal: home against No.22 Vanderbilt on Sunday and No.16 Georgia on Feb.24 and at No. 1 LSU on Feb.27.

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