Gator News And World Report (4/25/2005)

The Gator News And World Report for Monday, April 25, 2005. UF pulls off sweep at Auburn; Fason goes in 4th round; Vikes Cook Up Deal To Snag Florida's Fason; Speed, combine snub help Hill rise; Florida Wins 2005 SEC Tournament and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

UF pulls off sweep at Auburn
Tom Slater, Florida's hitting coach last season and current Auburn head coach, knows as well as anyone why the Gators are in first place in the SEC.

Tough day for Tide, Tigers
Florida scored runs in the third, seventh and eighth innings and Auburn couldn't keep pace, falling 6-3 to the Gators and dropping into a tie for last place in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division.

Florida Gator Football

Fason goes in 4th round
Ciatrick Fason's perfectly dreadful draft day came complete with the ultimate downer ending late Saturday night.

Vikings move up to pick former Florida running back Fason
Ciatrick Fason finally got his long-awaited phone call on Sunday. It came at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday from Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Dean Dalton.

Vikes Cook Up Deal To Snag Florida's Fason
Tailback Ciatrick Fason gave up his senior season at the University of Florida because he couldn't bear the thought of his wife, Yolanda, slaving over a restaurant's grill to support the couple and their two children.

Fason to Vikes in fourth round
Gators tailback Ciatrick Fason, who said he was frustrated and upset that he wasn't drafted Saturday, finally was appeased after being picked by Minnesota.

Long wait is over for Florida's Fason
When Ciatrick Fason heard Maurice Clarett's name called late Saturday night to end the first day of the NFL Draft, the final insult to a long and disappointing day was official.

UF's Fason finally picked by Vikings
After watching 11 running backs and 111 picks go before him, University of Florida running back Ciatrick Fason finally was selected by the Minnesota Vikings early in the fourth round of Sunday?s NFL Draft.

Speed, combine snub help Hill rise
Reynaldo Hill got the heck out of Dodge, but getting out of Gainesville was quite a different matter.

Florida Gator Tennis

Sherry the 'Clincher' for Florida
Tennessee had an Ockie and a "Squirrel," while Florida made do with a "Hammer."

Florida Wins 2005 SEC Tournament
The eighth-ranked Florida Gators (18-2, 12-2 SEC) used come-from-behind wins from SEC Tournament MVP Zerene Reyes and Boglarka Berecz to defeat third-ranked and regular season champion Kentucky (23-5, 12-2 SEC) 4-2 in the Championship match of Sunday's SEC Women's Tennis Tournament.

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