Gator News And World Report (5/31/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Some homework; UF to host NCAA baseball regionals; Corsaletti and LaPorta earn All-SEC Tourney honors; Familiar foe first up for regional host Gators; UF-FSU Super Regional May Loom; UF's path still hard, despite UM's absence; Committee hits homer with picks; NCAA seeds Gators seventh and more...

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Some homework
Florida slugger Matt LaPorta says the Gators draw in the NCAA baseball regionals is among the toughest in the nation. Then he added this: Bring it on.

UF to host NCAA baseball regionals
Before departing the SEC baseball tournament Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala., Florida's Jeff Corsaletti said he was "99 percent" certain the Gators would be hosting an NCAA Regional.

Corsaletti and LaPorta earn All-SEC Tourney honors
Senior center fielder Jeff Corsaletti (Port Charlotte, Fla.) and sophomore first baseman Matt LaPorta (Port Charlotte, Fla.) were chosen to the Southeastern Conference's All-Tournament squad announced on Sunday night.

Familiar foe first up for regional host Gators
Florida will have a little less work to do in preparing for this weekend's NCAA regional at McKethan Stadium.

UF-FSU Super Regional May Loom
The Florida Gators grabbed the state's only national seed to ensure their road to Omaha won't leave Gainesville if they keep winning, while Florida State and Miami were also named top seeds in their regionals Monday.

UF's path still hard, despite UM's absence
The Miami Hurricanes won't end the University of Florida's baseball season for the fourth year in a row. Unless it happens at the College World Series.

Committee hits homer with picks
Auburn and Arkansas landed No. 2 seeds in the NCAA baseball tournament on Monday. Good for Auburn and Arkansas and good for the NCAA tournament selection committee.

NCAA seeds Gators seventh
Florida, Florida State and Miami knew they were in the NCAA Tournament and hosting regions, but Monday's announcement of the full field was hardly anticlimactic for any of them.

Hatters are off to Gainesville
Even as the lowest seed, the Stetson University baseball team can't sneak up on any team anymore in an NCAA regional.

Gators-Seminoles matchup might loom
Florida was awarded the No. 7 national seed in this week's NCAA Tournament in baseball, but its road to the College World Series will be tough.

Gators ready for Regionals
The morning after sleeping in their own beds for the first time in ten nights, UF baseball players awoke to discover what teams they would face in the NCAA Tournament.

Florida Gator Softball

Johns released; Gators search for new head coach
After five seasons of never quite making it over the hump, UF head softball coach Karen Johns will not return for a sixth

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