Gator News And World Report (4/19/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, April 19, 2005. McMahon seeks response; C-4 in explosive RB class; Calathes gets offer from UF; Hill's long climb; High expectations for state teams; Huey Richardson: Steelers' most confounding flop; Gators have 'trust issues' and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

McMahon seeks response
Shortly after Florida's heartbreaking 9-6 loss to Alabama Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium, Gators coach Pat McMahon was asked about turning around and facing Florida State tonight.

Tallahassee native hungers for revenge at FSU
A first-place position in the Southeastern Conference and a promotion in the polls are enough to make any baseball player relaxed and happy.

Florida Gator Football

C-4 in explosive RB class
The party is shaping up to be a pretty good one. There's going to be food and loud music, lots of laughter and maybe a few tears. People will be running around, and there's a good chance Ciatrick Fason is going to get sprayed with some water at some point.

Hill's long climb
Reynaldo Hill has spent more time at 40,000 feet the past few weeks than at sea level.

High expectations for state teams
Florida State, UCF and USF finished their spring workouts over the weekend, meaning each of the state's "Big Five" Division I-A programs is done with spring football.

Gators have 'trust issues'
Florida coach Urban Meyer was in town Monday to speak to an overflow gathering of the Atlanta Gator Club at the Crowne Plaza off Ashford Dunwoody. Before addressing the group, Meyer took part in a Q & A with AJC staff writer D. Orlando Ledbetter.

Practicing to win
There were two players in the middle. One was from offense, the other from defense. Circling them was the rest of the team, one side wearing blue jerseys, the other wearing white. The two players in the middle were face to face, waiting for the signal to start.

Florida Gator Basketball

Calathes gets offer from UF
Billy Donovan isn't waiting for Nick Calathes to jump any higher up the basketball recruiting charts.

Florida Gator Huey Richardson

Huey Richardson: Steelers' most confounding flop
Unlucky in pro football, lucky in life. That's a second line that should be added to the nondescript one-line summation of Huey Richardson's NFL career:

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