The Gator News And World Report (4/11/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, April 11, 2005. Leak shows he can run this offense; No. 7 Gators sweep Ole Miss; Gators smash Bulldogs; Meyer already on top of the Gainesville frenzy; Ex-Gator comes close to conquering a Tiger; Orange takes blue; Gators' summer will be different and more...

Florida Gator Football

Leak shows he can run this offense
There had been whispers and shouts, furrowed brows and nervous ticks. Once the champagne corks landed after Urban Meyer was named the head coach at Florida, there were questions about the Gators starting quarterback.

Gators enter key offseason, Meyer says
This had the look and feel of early fall in The Swamp. Almost like opening day.

Receivers put on show for Meyer
Florida wide receiver Dallas Baker felt the pressure. He felt those four eyes watching him, hidden somewhere within 58,498 other fans at Saturday's Orange and Blue spring scrimmage.

Is UF excited about Meyer? 58,000 say yes
There was a massive pep rally Friday night. A radio station in Jacksonville did a two-hour pregame show Saturday morning.

Meyer already on top of the Gainesville frenzy
Friday night was the pep rally — for a spring football game, mind you. Saturday was the celebrity watch, with former Florida football greats like Danny Wuerffel and Jack Youngblood and Neal Anderson and John Reaves wandering The Swamp's sidelines as if, well, they just couldn't stay away.

Leak tries out Meyer's scheme
Working out of the shotgun, Chris Leak took the snap and went deep down the middle.

Meyer pumps up pep rally
Meyer mania headed into full swing Friday night as more than 2,500 people gathered to hear first-year UF football coach Urban Meyer speak at "The Rally."

Gators' summer will be different
Some of the questions were answered in Saturday's Orange and Blue Game that annually ends spring practices at the University of Florida.

Florida Lady Gator Tennis

No. 7 Gators sweep Ole Miss
Roland Thornqvist has been tinkering with the lineup of his seventh-ranked Florida women's tennis team all season. With injuries and youth producing some inconsistent play in spots, Thornqvist's Gators have been riding a roller coaster up and down the lineup card.

Florida Gator Roundup

Gators smash Bulldogs
Florida unleashed a 17-hit attack and Stephen Locke pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to give the Gators a 10-1 victory over Georgia Sunday in the rubber game of their three-game series

Florida Gator Baseball

Florida 12, Georgia 1
Alan Home pitched seven strong innings and Justin Tordi had three RBIs to help Florida to a 12-1 victory over Georgia Saturday night.

Solid swings stifle Georgia
A pair of freshmen on the UF baseball team will not be intimidated by the increased level of competition in the Southeastern Conference

Florida Gator Chris DiMarco

Ex-Gator comes close to conquering a Tiger
Sorry, I don't yet buy the theory that Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all-time. But he has the best chance of anyone to become the greatest, with nine majors to Jack Nicklaus' seven at the same age, 29.

DiMarco is still waiting for green jacket
For 44 consecutive holes, Chris DiMarco navigated Augusta National Golf Club without surrendering a single stroke to par

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