Gator News And World Report (6/24/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, June 24, 2005. Devils down; UF rallies, will hook up with 'Horns; Taylor opens up on WZNZ show; Gators awaken, reach finals; NCAA missing the signs with college baseball; Gators burst into final; UF's McMahon goes on a tirade; Fan fouls up Devils, fires up Gators; Florida's McArthur makes remarkable recovery; Man Feels 'Stupid' After Interfering With Foul Ball At CWS and more...

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Devils down
Pat McMahon is easy-going by nature. But when Florida's head baseball coach gets his competitive fire boiling, his team takes notice.

UF graduate at ESPN pumped about CWS
ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews, a University of Florida graduate, began her preparation for covering the College World Series by having a conversation with St. Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein.

UF rallies, will hook up with 'Horns
Gators come back for 6-3 win over Arizona State, will play best-of-3 for title.

Gators awaken, reach finals
His body crumpled to the ground, as his team's hope for a national championship seemed to crumple with him.

NCAA missing the signs with college baseball
The graduation rates are atrocious. The racial diversity is abysmal. The rules-breaking is alarming.

Gators Beat Odds, Will Play For National Championship
Anxiety. Despair. Rage. Elation. Joy. Relief.

Gators burst into final
Just when things seemed at their worst as Florida's once-potent bats became listless, a little spark from the team's even-keel coach started a Gator inferno.

UF's McMahon goes on a tirade
Florida coach Pat McMahon is usually a mild-mannered guy, but he blew his stack in the bottom of the fourth Thursday when Brandon McArthur was called out because of fan interference.

UF reaches title series
Fan interference may have led to another year of suffering for Chicago baseball fans, but a straying hand from the stands may have been just what Florida needed to make its first College World Series championship round.

Fan fouls up Devils, fires up Gators
He wore a gold shirt but is not an Arizona State fan. He did the Sun Devils no favor by reaching for a Florida foul pop on Thursday.

Florida's McArthur makes remarkable recovery
Brandon McArthur might be enjoying the College World Series a little more than any of his Florida teammates. Maybe as much as any player who's ever been here.

Thin pitching rotation delivers
The call wasn't overturned, but five of Florida's next seven batters got hits, including three home runs that scored all six of the Gators' runs

Gators blast way into final
Florida needed a jump-start Thursday night to avoid elimination from the College World Series, and the Gators got it in the unlikeliest of ways

Man Feels 'Stupid' After Interfering With Foul Ball At CWS
Twenty-two-year-old Brad Jordan, of Arlington, said he felt "kind of stupid" after reaching over a front-row railing and deflecting a pop foul away from Arizona State catcher Tuffy Gosewisch at the College World Series Thursday night.

Florida Gator Fred Taylor

Taylor opens up on WZNZ show
Admitting publicly for the first time what many had already assumed to be the case, Fred Taylor revealed on Thursday that the knee injury he suffered in the Green Bay game last December was more serious than what was stated and that the Jaguars kept it under wraps.

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