Gator News And World Report (3/25/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Good Friday, March 25, 2005. Meet record caps Thursday's results; UF went to great lengths to bond; Call O'Day UF's go-to reliever; Big void to fill in offseason awaits UF; Gators wait on decision; Donovan Looks Back, Then Gets Back To Work; Gators try to rebuild; Donovan not disappointed over season; Coach unbothered by team's critics; Donovan proud of UF's efforts and more...

Florida Gator Track & Field

Meet record caps Thursday's results
Kenia Sinclair is pretty open about it - she'd rather compete at 800 meters than 1,500. Nothing against the longer distance. It's just a personal preference.

Florida Gator Softball

UF went to great lengths to bond
Florida's softball team had to go far from home in order to bond this season. So far, the Gators have played 24 of their 30 games away from Gainesville. And all the time spent together in hotels, on buses and in airports has brought the Gators together, coach Karen Johns said.

Florida Gator Baseball

Call O'Day UF's go-to reliever
You don't need binoculars to know when Darren O'Day is getting loose in Florida's bullpen. Standing 6-foot-3 with a sweeping, drop-down delivery, O'Day has a distinct presence on the mound. Even from a distance.

Gators try to beat the best
Forget all the hype about Miami. The best team that will be visiting the UF baseball team this season is coming this weekend.

Florida Gator Basketball

Big void to fill in offseason awaits UF
In the days following his team's second-round loss to Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, Florida coach Billy Donovan was on the road recruiting, in search of some missing pieces that may make the difference in future postseasons.

Gators wait on decision
Point guard Roberson ponders entering NBA Draft; Donovan says be patient.

Donovan Looks Back, Then Gets Back To Work
University of Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan refuses to remember this season any way but fondly, despite his team's fifth consecutive first-weekend exit from the NCAA Tournament.

Gators staff faces hurdles
The conclusion might have been nearly the same. For Florida Coach Billy Donovan, that's where the comparisons end between last year and this year.

Gators try to rebuild
If you think a fifth consecutive year without a Sweet 16 appearance hinders the Florida basketball program, the worst could be ahead

Donovan not disappointed over season
The NCAA Tournament isn't the final word for University of Florida coach Billy Donovan.

Coach unbothered by team's critics
Four days after the Florida basketball season ended with an NCAA Tournament second-round loss to Villanova, coach Billy Donovan said his overall opinion hasn't changed.

Donovan proud of UF's efforts
It seemed this season would end so differently. Just when the national media began forgiving UF of its previous Big Dance disappointments, the Gators teased once again.

UF's Roberson to explore NBA option
Florida coach Billy Donovan said he expects junior guard Anthony Roberson, who led the SEC in scoring this year while averaging more than 18 points, to explore leaving for the NBA.

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