Gator News And World Report (6/30/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, June 39, 2005. To Greener pastures; Walsh, Roberson regroup after disappointment; UF juniors to ponder pro offers; Jags should apologize to Taylor NOW; Picking up the pieces; Nease High football game to be on ESPN; 2 Gators not drafted; Gators backcourt left speechless; BoSox to sign Corsaletti today; He's as coachable as he is talented; UF hires public-relations firm; Receivers prepare for heavy burden in September and more....

Florida Gator Basketball

To Greener pastures
Orien Greene was once dubbed the best pickup player at Florida, when he routinely beat Mike Miller and Matt Bonner one-on-one in their years on campus.

Walsh, Roberson regroup after disappointment
The cautionary tale of guards Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson will no doubt be told by Florida coach Billy Donovan the next time an underclassman considers leaving campus for the NBA.

UF juniors to ponder pro offers
It may be several weeks, or months, before Florida finds out whether right-handed pitcher Alan Horne and shortstop Justin Tordi will return for their senior seasons.

Florida's Walsh, Roberson overlooked in NBA draft
Neither was among the 60 players selected in the NBA draft Tuesday night.

Picking up the pieces
When the NBA finished its roll call Tuesday night of its 60 new draft imports, David Lee could exhale. His decision to stay at the University of Florida for his senior year paid off when the New York Knicks made the 6-foot-8 forward the last pick of the first round.

2 Gators not drafted
Florida standouts Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson were each under the impression they would be selected at some point during the NBA Draft.

Gators backcourt left speechless
A day after Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson were passed over in the NBA draft, the duo is not talking.

Florida Gator Fred Taylor

Jags should apologize to Taylor NOW
Why would the Jaguars treat Fred Taylor like his name is Fred Flintstone?

Florida Gator Recruiting

Nease High football game to be on ESPN
Nease High's season-opening football game with Hoover (Ala.) High on Saturday, Aug. 27, will be nationally televised by ESPN, becoming the first high school football broadcast in the history of the network's primary channel.

Florida Gator Football

Degory named To Outland Trophy watch list
University of Florida center Mike Degory was one of 36 standout linemen from around the country among those on the 2005 Outland Trophy Watch list, which has been awarded to the best interior offensive or defensive lineman in college football since 1946.

Receivers prepare for heavy burden in September
For years, the University of Florida football program had a second name - Wide Receiver U.

Florida Gator Baseball

BoSox to sign Corsaletti today
Jeff Corsaletti's next step begins today. The former Charlotte High and University of Florida outfielder will sign a contract with the Boston Red Sox this afternoon in Gainesville, his father, Art, said Wednesday.

College baseball a big 'hit' in Gainesville
Not many fans of major college football and basketball teams seem to know a whole lot about their favorite school's baseball team. In fact, college baseball can be perceived as the redheaded stepchild of major university sports. Go to and you have to look under "other" to find news about it. For whatever reason, college baseball is just not embraced like Major League Baseball.

Florida Gator Track & Field

He's as coachable as he is talented
Fresh off a 2A state meet record in the 100-meter dash, and with track spikes signed by Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin, Willie Perry will be making his way to Gainesville, Fla., to sprint in college for the Florida Gators.

Florida Gators

UF hires public-relations firm
UF has named Atlanta-based Fletcher Martin as its marketing, communications and public relations firm this week. The firm, led by UF alumnus Andy Fletcher, was chosen from 17 firms that were reviewed closely.

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