Gator News And World Report (6/17/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, June 17, 2005. Catcher armed, ready; Florida pitcher has no regrets; Florida's McMahon Is Naturally Nice; As Fate Would Have It; Gators find it easy being green; Fans expected to come down with Gator fever; Scouting report: UF vs. Tennessee; Gators can lean on Boss in CWS; Baseball: Jeroloman leads Gators from behind the plate; College World and more...

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Catcher armed, ready
Nothing makes Gators' Jeroloman happier than someone trying to steal.

Florida pitcher has no regrets
He could have taken the money. Had he just signed on that line, Florida right-hander Alan Horne would have had a cool $1.6 million signing bonus deposited into his bank account. That's how easy it should have been.

Florida's McMahon Is Naturally Nice
For a reporter accustomed to interviewing subjects who wouldn't spit on him if he were on fire, the first chat with University of Florida baseball coach Pat McMahon can be a little discombobulating.

As Fate Would Have It
Brandon McArthur chuckled at his latest ESPN publicity blitz.

Gators find it easy being green
The University of Florida baseball team won't have experience on its side when it takes the field to open the College World Series this afternoon

Fans expected to come down with Gator fever
A good number of Gators fans are expected to play hooky today, or at least claim to have pick up some sort of dreaded food poisoning at lunch (tip: Bad oysters are almost never questioned.)

Scouting report: UF vs. Tennessee
• Who: No. 8 Florida (45-20) vs. No. 17 Tennessee (46-19) • Where: Rosenblatt Stadium; Omaha, Neb. • Time: 2 p.m.

Gators can lean on Boss in CWS
The mystery of University of Florida pitcher Tommy Boss continues. Clues to explain his post-season dominance aren't easy to find.

Baseball: Jeroloman leads Gators from behind the plate
When Florida catcher Brian Jeroloman got his first taste of the College World Series in 2002, he saw the pageantry and the intensity of college baseball on its most hallowed ground.

College World Series: Teams at a glance
A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts today at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. (records through super regionals):

Different feel at CWS this year
Tulane is ready to take on the big boys at the College World Series.

Gators will face another lefty as Hochevar gets bumped
Tennessee All-American pitcher Luke Hochevar seems to have it all. He is 15-2 with a 2.09 ERA this season, and he's the SEC's Pitcher of the Year as well as a National Player of the Year candidate

Dickey begins championship quest at UF
Gavin Dickey is taking his dreams one inning, and one quarter, at a time.

Team concept has UF soaring
Pat McMahon's mother always knew her oldest son would end up like this.

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