Gator News And World Report (4/28/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, April 28, 2005. BCS opening up automatic bids; It's ‘The Swamp Things'; Gold medalists to sprint for U.S. against World; Gators tame Tigers in series; No. 20 Auburn Softball Sweeps No. 16 Florida; Those not drafted and more...

Florida Gator Football

BCS opening up automatic bids
The Bowl Championship Series is opening up its automatic bids to all Division I-A conferences, starting with the 2007 season, and under a new plan the leagues will now be judged from top to bottom.

It's ‘The Swamp Things'
University of Florida students who participated in a contest have voted to name the student section at Florida Field "The Swamp Things.''

Those not drafted
When the New England Patriots took Mr. Irrelevant with the 255th pick in the NFL draft, symbolizing the last pick, the dreams did not fully end for the many players who were not drafted over the weekend.

Florida Gator Track & Field

Gold medalists to sprint for U.S. against World
Kerron Clement of Florida, who broke Michael Johnson's indoor world record in the 400 with a time of 44.57 seconds at last month's NCAA indoor meet, plans to have a busy weekend. The sophomore is most likely to anchor the Gators' 4x200, 4x400 and shuttle hurdle relay teams.

Florida Gator Baseball

Gators tame Tigers in series
An inside-the-park grand slam was not enough for the No. 23 Auburn baseball team to beat the No. 5 Florida Gators Saturday at Plainsman Park. In the bottom of the first inning, junior left fielder Jeff Boutwell cranked the ball to the deepest part of the park in left center.

Florida Gator Softball

No. 20 Auburn Softball Sweeps No. 16 Florida
The 20th ranked Auburn softball team took both ends of a doubleheader from No. 16 Florida Wednesday, giving the Tigers a sweep of the Gators at Jane B. Moore Field. The Tigers took game one of the doubleheader, 6-4, then scored three in the sixth inning for a 6-5 game two victory.

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