Gator News And World Report (5/13/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, May 13, 2005. Still in control; Rights fee has cost SEC teams ESPN exposure; Abbott, Vols handle Gators; Back to managing the game; Gators fall in opener; Tide pitcher dominant; Drawing on dad's example; Tennis team still has last year on its mind and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

Rights fee has cost SEC teams ESPN exposure
For a lot of you, ESPN could have filled all of the dark time caused by the hockey lockout with re-runs of old GameDay shows just so you could make fun of Lee Corso's predictions.

Still in control
The nine-game slide has turned Florida's baseball team from SEC leaders and cinch regional hosts to looking up at Tennessee and wondering if RPI will be enough.

Back to managing the game
College baseball used to be beer league softball. It wasn't that long ago that the only thing missing from the game was a keg at second base. Nobody bunted. Pitchers worried about their safety as much as their ERAs

Florida Gator Softball

Abbott, Vols handle Gators
Florida knew it couldn't afford to get into a hole against Tennessee in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference softball tournament Friday.

Top-seeded teams move to winners' bracket play
Alabama rode a combination of power and pitching into the winners' bracket of the Southeastern Conference softball tournament.

Gators fall in opener; Tide pitcher dominant
Tennessee pitcher Melissa Abbott held Florida to three hits and struck out seven in the Vols' 4-0 win over the Gators in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday.

Florida Gator Tennis

Drawing on dad's example
UF tennis player Sherry learns perseverance from father's battle with cancer.

NCAA womens tennis
WHAT: First and second rounds. WHERE: Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex, Gainesville. SCHEDULE: Today - Florida State vs. Florida International, 2; Florida vs. South Carolina State, 5. Saturday - Winners meet at 4.

Tennis team still has last year on its mind
All season, it has resisted the temptation to dwell on the past. But now the women's tennis team is purposely reminding itself about last season in hopes this one will be different.

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