Gator News and World Report (3/23/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, March 23, 2006. The rides of March; Donovan keeps UF in right frame of mind before Sweet 16; Any truth to Donovan exit rumors?; Peck searching for experience; DiMarco's withdrawal aids fellow UF alum; Paving The Way; Unexpected output; Here's how it's all going down -- well, more or less; Green's play has Florida rolling; Confidence grows for young Gators; Gators roll to win against floundering Dolphins and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

The rides of March
UF basketball's most rewarding runs in the month known for madness:# No. 1: 2000Record: 7-3 # SEC Tournament: Beat Ole Miss, 89-67; lost to Auburn, 78-70

Donovan keeps UF in right frame of mind before Sweet 16
Florida junior guard Lee Humphrey is not one who requires a 1,000-minute monthly wireless plan.

Any truth to Donovan exit rumors?
Like many, Louisville coach Rick Pitino has heard the domino theory that has Kentucky coach Tubby Smith heading to the NBA and Florida coach Billy Donovan heading to Lexington as the savior of Big Blue Nation.

In biggest battle, Florida's front line knows the drill
Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Chris Richard had it easy last week. Florida's frontcourt trio pretty much did what it wanted during NCAA Tournament victories over South Alabama and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They were bigger and stronger, better ball-handlers and much more agile as they ran the court.

Paving The Way
The voice on the other end of the line could be kidding - or maybe he's not. "That was a long time ago," Clifford Lett says from his office at the Titusville Boys and Girls Club. "Who did we play in that game?"

Unexpected output
Despite not being highly regarded coming out of high school, Joakim Noah and Al Horford have become an imposing duo.

Here's how it's all going down -- well, more or less
A quick preview of the Sweet 16, beginning tonight. Three best games Duke vs. LSU -- ACC vs. SEC, young and gregarious 310-pound Glen "Big Baby" Davis against stoic and classy senior Shelden "The Landlord" Williams.

Green's play has Florida rolling
The rap against Anthony Roberson while he played at Florida was that he shot the ball too much, didn't spend more time setting the table for teammates and wasn't a true point guard.

Confidence grows for young Gators
Remember 2000? If you're a Florida basketball fan, you certainly do. That was the only year the Gators played in the national championship game, losing to Michigan State.

Gators juggle commitments
Their chartered jet took flight from Gainesville Regional Airport Wednesday, leaving classrooms, teachers and about 48,000 other students behind.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Peck searching for experience
lorida's 2006-07 women's basketball roster isn't finalized just yet. Head coach Carolyn Peck is making a strong push to add some much needed experience for next season.

Florida Gator Golf

DiMarco's withdrawal aids fellow UF alum
Camilo Villegas can thank a fellow Florida alumni for one last chance to get into the Masters.

Florida Gator Softball

Gators roll to win against floundering Dolphins
If the UF softball team was looking for competition Wednesday, they might have found it in a scrimmage.

Florida Gator Football

Meyer 0-for-1 on discipline
University of Florida head football coach Urban Meyer should be embarrassed. All the talk of how his players will "live right" or not be a part of the football team was apparently just that - talk.

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