Gator News And World Report (4/23/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, April 23, 2005. They can't all be Emmitt ...; Crowder, Fason only UF prospects; Gators beat Auburn to snap 2-game skid; Gator women advance to semis; Crowder Should Be First Gator Chosen; A mixed bag for Gator duo; Commissioners to mull changes to the BCS; A mixed bag for Gator duo; Super sophomores spark Gators; Gators have scores to settle at SECs and more...

Florida Gator Football

They can't all be Emmitt ...
Through the years, it has been a point of pride for the University of Florida and its football fans. The sports information department can rattle off numbers to impress, like the 26 first-round selections in the past 22 years (second only to Miami).

Crowder and Fason Only UF Prospects
For a school with such a long and rich tradition in the NFL Draft, this weekend figures to be strangely silent for the University of Florida.

Crowder Should Be First Gator Chosen
As the University of Florida's spring game wound down earlier this month, former Gators linebacker Channing Crowder bounced along the sideline, handing out smiles and handshakes.

A mixed bag for Gator duo
Florida linebacker Channing Crowder is a guaranteed first-round pick in today's NFL draft. Make that a possible first-round pick.

Commissioners to mull changes to the BCS
The ever-changing BCS system could have a new formula in place soon. Commissioners from the 11 major Division I conferences will meet Monday in Phoenix to work out a new way to determine which two teams will meet for the national championship.

A mixed bag for Gator duo
Florida linebacker Channing Crowder is a guaranteed first-round pick in today's NFL draft. Make that a possible first-round pick.

UF's Crowder, Fason expect to be gone by second round
Combine and campus workouts were long finished when Channing Crowder started getting the calls that probably mattered most in late March.

Florida Gator Baseball

Gators beat Auburn to snap 2-game skid
Sophomore slugger Matt LaPorta spent time during Florida's bus ride to Auburn reading The Mental Book of Baseball, by H.A. Dorfman. He appeared to have the right mental approach Friday night at Auburn.

Super Sophs Lead Gators
Sophomores Adam Davis and Matt LaPorta each hit home runs in the sixth inning to raise Florida to a 4-2 victory over Auburn on Friday night.

Florida Gator Tennis

Gator women advance to semis
The third-seeded UF women's tennis team powered through extremely windy conditions during a 4-0 sweep over sixth-seeded and 24th-ranked South Carolina Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Gators have scores to settle at SECs
Roland Thornqvist is fired up.Earlier this season Florida's women's tennis team lost back-to-back matches in the regular season for the first time since the 1985-86 season. Thornqvist and the Gators haven't forgotten it, either.

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