Gator News and World Report (3/7/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, March 7, 2006. On to the green; Donovan: 'It's a new season'; Peck takes responsibility for Gators' loss to Wildcats; Gators prepare for SEC Tournament; Pro Day A Big Career Day For Some; Late games boost SEC's stature heading into postseason; Gators fall to Japanese squad; Florida Soccer Announce 12 Additions for 2006 Season and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Donovan: 'It's a new season'
Florida coach Billy Donovan posed this question Monday - if media members had submitted written predictions last October, would anyone have guessed 24-6?

Gators prepare for SEC Tournament
It's a question many coaches have to battle this time of year. Florida already is a lock for the NCAA Tournament, though the Gators likely need another win or two to have a shot at a top-four seed with their first two rounds in Jacksonville.

Late games boost SEC's stature heading into postseason
It was supposed to be a down year for the Southeastern Conference. After No. 16 UF spent most of the season as the league's only ranked team, No. 18 Louisiana State and No. 14 Tennessee accompanied the Gators in the top 25.

Florida Gator Football

Pro Day A Big Career Day For Some
The rental car companies at Gainesville Regional Airport may want to make sure they hand out accurate maps Wednesday, because they'll be mobbed by NFL coaches and personnel people who may have forgotten the way to Florida Field.

Florida Gator Golf

On to the green
Instant celebrity has its upside. It can also be overwhelming. Camilo Villegas has found both."Any number I would put on itwould be low, but I'd bet I had 120 phone calls (Sunday night)," said the Gainesville resident and former Florida golfer. "It's ridiculous. One after another. I finally quit answering it. But at the same time, it's great. It's something new. It's just something that comes with playing well."

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Peck takes responsibility for Gators' loss to Wildcats
Blame Carolyn Peck. She is.The Gators head women's basketball coach, on Monday, accepted the blame for Florida's 88-70 quarterfinal loss to Kentucky on Friday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Florida Gator Marquand Manuel

Quickly striking a safety match
If and when twice-delayed National Football League free agency begins, you can just about take it to the bank that the Green Bay Packers will sign safety Marquand Manuel of the Seattle Seahawks.

Florida Gator Baseball

Gators fall to Japanese squad
The clink of the Gators' aluminum rang out in sharp contrast to the crack of their opponent's wooden bats.

Florida Gator Soccer

Florida Soccer Announce 12 Additions for 2006 Season
University of Florida head coach Becky Burleigh announced Monday that 10 players will join the Gator soccer program for the 2006 fall season. In addition, two players enrolled at Florida this spring after transferring from another team.

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