Gator News And World Report (6/10/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, June 10, 2005. You'd think it's fall with all this buzz; New hairdo keeps LeClerc's bat hot; Wuerffel Trophy will make debut this year; Roberson looks hot at pre-draft camp; UF pitching, meet FSU's hitting; State rivals battle for trip to Omaha; Middle of the order key to FSU's chances; TV-RADIO: 'Noles-Gators on ESPN, ESPN2 this weekend; Seminoles' Henry a disarming presence; LaPorta, Gators face 'Noles in Supers and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

You'd think it's fall with all this buzz
here was a line that stretched to North-South Drive Thursday morning, people waiting as comfortable as possibly an hour before the ticket office would open and offer up the last 700 remaining. And this was not to buy tickets for Urban Meyer's next speech.

New hairdo keeps LeClerc's bat hot
Spring baseball practice was set to begin in January, and Brian LeClerc's hair was out of control. Clumps of blonde locks covered his ears and began to stretch toward his shoulders.

UF pitching, meet FSU's hitting
The postseason certainly seems to bring out the best in Florida's starting pitchers.

State rivals battle for trip to Omaha
No series between Florida and Florida State has ever meant as much. The Gators and Seminoles have played nearly every year since 1956 and have even been pitted against each other in the postseason. But never have the two rivals played a series with a berth in the College World Series at stake

Middle of the order key to FSU's chances
Pitching and defense have carried Florida State to 53 victories and the brink of its first College World Series appearance since 2000.

TV-RADIO: 'Noles-Gators on ESPN, ESPN2 this weekend
ESPN, ESPN2 and newcomer ESPNU will combine to show at least 33 hours of coverage from the eight NCAA Baseball Super Regionals beginning today. That includes the series in Gainesville, where Florida plays host to Florida State today and Saturday (both games at 7 p.m.) and on Sunday (1 p.m.) if a third game is needed in the best-of-three series.

Old rivals clash for trip to Omaha
Florida outfielder Gavin Dickey already knows a little bit about his favorite rivalry. He certainly understands the intensity involved any time the Gators play Florida State.

Gators-'Noles rivalry now a super matchup
Blame the state of Florida's college baseball prominence. Blame the compelling matchup. Or blame simple geography.

Arch-Rivals Set For Winner-Take-All Series
Of all the athletes who have played at the University of Florida or Florida State, Gavin Dickey might be the most qualified to assess the state of the rivalry.

Seminoles' Henry a disarming presence
Seminoles starter Bryan Henry, who has emerged as one of FSU's top pitchers, faces the Gators tonight.

Archrivals meet on different field
Football, basketball, it doesn't matter the sport. Florida vs. FSU means fierce matchups. Now a World Series berth is on the line.

No place like home
Where better for FSU's Malone to shine than in his hometown, against Florida?

LaPorta, Gators face 'Noles in Supers
Florida's baseball team was sitting in its dugout, waiting and waiting and waiting, as the downpour continued last Friday to delay the team's first NCAA Tournament game.

Henry Helps FSU's Transformation
The turning point in Florida State's season can be pinpointed now with almost the same ease with which Bryan Henry locates pitches.

Florida Gator Football

Wuerffel Trophy will make debut this year
He is the most decorated player in the history of Florida football, winning almost too many national trophies and awards to count during his four-year stay in Gainesville.

Award Named In Honor Of Ex-Gator Wuerffel
Former University of Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel is the namesake of college football's newest award.

Florida Gator Basketball

Roberson looks hot at pre-draft camp
Anthony Roberson zipped around the court shadowed by a taller defender waiting for just the right time to put the ball on the floor and create enough space to launch one of his smooth jumpers.

UF's Roberson impresses scouts in Chicago
Anthony Roberson came to the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago needing to prove that he could be a productive point guar

Florida Gator Track & Field

Florida's Clement dominates
Florida's Kerron Clement, in the final week of his brief but outstanding college career, eased to victory in his qualifying heat in the 400-meter hurdles Thursday at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships.

Fightin Gators Top Stories