The Gator News And World Report (3/30/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Gators stay course; UF softball gains split with Bama; Wuerffel headlines inductees; Gators, Seminoles meet in first of 3 midweek games; Seminoles provide latest hurdle on difficult schedule; Gators looking for next big back and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

Gators stay course
Florida and Florida State have long been accustomed to facing each other's best starting pitchers. But when the annual series between these teams was broken up into a series of midweek contests prior to last season, it changed how each team approached its pitching philosophy.

Gators, Seminoles meet in first of 3 midweek games
Coaches don't mind unusual format, in which teams will meet three times in next five weeks.

Florida Gator Danny Wuerffel

Wuerffel headlines inductees
Danny Wuerffel wasn't born with the speed of Deion Sanders or the overhand serve of Pete Sampras.

Florida Gator Football

Charles off Gator team
The brief but turbulent Florida football career of linebacker Taurean Charles came to an expected official end Tuesday.

LB Charles kicked off Gators squad for good
Taurean Charles, a linebacker whose football career has been derailed by legal troubles, has been kicked off the University of Florida football team for good.

Charles gone from Gators
Florida linebacker Taurean Charles, better known for his problems off the field than on, was removed officially from the Gators' football team Tuesday, ending a short but tumultuous career in Gainesville.

Gators Dismiss LB Charles
Linebacker Taurean Charles was dismissed from the University of Florida football team Tuesday, ending a 10-month saga that began when the redshirt sophomore was accused in June of hitting another student with a partially full beer keg.

Gators cut linebacker Charles
Florida linebacker Taurean Charles was told in a meeting with Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley on Tuesday that he will not be allowed to play football for the Gators again.

Gators looking for next big back
A year ago, Ciatrick Fason left little more than crumbs for the rest of the Florida running backs to live on. But Fason's decision to leave for the NFL after his junior year, in which he rushed for 1,267 yards on 222 carries, has left a feast of opportunities for those left behind




Florida Gator Softball

UF softball gains split with Bama
The No. 13 Florida softball team split a doubleheader with No. 10 Alabama at the Florida Softball Stadium on Tuesday. Florida dropped the first game 5-3, but rallied to capture the second game 6-4 in eight innings.

Two-game Alabama split ends UF's winning streak
The No. 13 UF softball team (28-7, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) seems to have a flair for the dramatic.

Seminoles provide latest hurdle on difficult schedule
They are "The Animals." They're Florida State baseball's version of the Rowdy Reptiles, and No. 7 UF must face the No. 6 Seminoles and their notoriously raucous fans tonight at 6 P.M

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