Gator News And World Report (3/1/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, March 1, 2005. Florida's Lowe knows what it means to go on a road trip; Gators make a rally call; At 5-foot-7, Eckstein lacks size but not ability; Lady Gators open with Tide in SEC Tournament; Get Well Greetings For Code Online; Cardinals' Eckstein doesn't want pity; McMahon sets tone for Florida baseball; UCLA Gymnasts Host Florida In Final Home Meet of 2005; Gators prepare for Georgia and more...

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Florida's Lowe knows what it means to go on a road trip
The Florida Gators remember the pick-up games going deep into the summer. Sarah Lowe remembers watching the deep blue Pacific Ocean from the shores of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Gators open with Tide in SEC Tournament
Bad news for Florida: Its women's basketball team begins the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday against Alabama, which beat the Gators 77-66 during the regular season.

Florida Gator Basketball

Gators make a rally call
The mantra was set last September, when the balls started bouncing again after a 2003-04 season that ended too soon by Florida standards.

Florida Gator David Eckstein

At 5-foot-7, Eckstein lacks size but not ability
Not much has changed for David Eckstein since he left the backdrop of Hollywood for a baseball hotbed in America's heartland. It's a new city and a different league, but the same old doubters persist.

Cardinals' Eckstein doesn't want pity
David Eckstein still was meeting his new teammates when Larry Walker, 6-feet-3 and 235 pounds, approached him in the St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse.

NCAA

NCAA Is Cracking Down On Academic Standards
Half of the Division I universities would have at least one men's or women's team in violation of the NCAA's new minimum academic requirements for athlete eligibility, classroom progress and graduation expectations, according to data the organization released Monday.

NCAA hands out grades for academic progress
The NCAA's academic progress grading system was released Monday, and many athletic administrators aren't happy with the criteria.

Pressure on to keep athletes in college
In a world of often criticized, often confusing acronyms, the NCAA has come up with a new one that your favorite college team had better grasp. And fast.

Florida Gator Mallory Code

Get Well Greetings For Code Online
The Tampa Tribune has received numerous requests asking for a way to send messages to University of Florida golfer Mallory Code and her family.

Florida Gator Baseball

McMahon sets tone for Florida baseball
The demands Pat McMahon places on his baseball players at the University of Florida are very strong.

UF Baseball-Villanova game time switched to noon on March 6
The start time for the finale of the University of Florida's baseball team's weekend series with Villanova on Sunday, March 6 has been moved from 2 p.m. to noon it was announced on Monday. The eighth-ranked Gators (8-2) will tangle with the Wildcats (4-1-1) beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at McKethan Stadium. The second matchup between the squads will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Gators prepare for Georgia
After a stunning comeback against South Carolina, UF looks to the final week of regulation play. Coach Billy Donovan discusses Wednesday's upcomming game.

Florida Gator Gymnastics

Gymnasts Host Florida In Final Home Meet of 2005
UCLA Hosts Florida In Home Finale - The fourth-ranked UCLA Bruins (10-3) will host sixth-ranked Florida (10-2) in the final home meet of the season on Sunday, Mar. 6 at 2 pm.

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