Gator News and World Report (4/6/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, April 6, 2006. Comfort zone; Team to pay visit to White House; Gators' performance not getting any love; UF forward Eshe drafted in WNBA's second round; Tournament Remembered; Only one assistant pondering new job; Meyer feeling no pressure and more...

Florida Gator Football

Comfort zone
For the first time in his Florida career, Chris Leak is running the same offense, under the same offensive coordinator, for the second consecutive season.

Meyer feels no pressure
The Florida football team isn't going to have to look far for motivation this season. Coach Urban Meyer said he has been using the national-champion basketball team as a motivator so much that he has to be careful not to overuse it.

Florida Gator Basketball

Team to pay visit to White House
Gator fans will have another opportunity to celebrate their team's basketball national championship on Friday night in the O'Connell Center. But first, the champs will hold court with President George W. Bush.

Only one assistant pondering new job
Florida associate head coach Anthony Grant continues to be a wanted man, while Gator assistant Larry Shyatt apparently isn't going anywhere.

A tale of losing your love and your lunch
Readers of the Peanut Gallery, please observe a moment of silence for my buddy "the Mayor" and his infatuation with the George Mason Patriots.

Gators' performance not getting any love
Worst Final Four ever. That's what I kept hearing from my fellow scribes in the hours following Florida's ascension to the throne in collegiate basketball.

Overnight sensations win titles
Once upon a time there may have been no substitute for experience. But now? After the way Billy Donovan's squad of sizzling sophomores sliced through the NCAA men's tournament to win a national championship for Florida Monday night, conventional wisdom in college basketball will never be the same.

A Tournament Remembered
(Sports Network) - Joakim Noah served ace after ace. Billy Donovan finally got his just due. And a program void of history finally broke through behind a textbook performance of teamwork.

Champions to visit White House
Billy Donovan and Joakim Noah have become masters of the basketball universe during UF's run to the Southeastern Conference Tournament and national championships. Today they'll have the opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the most powerful men in the world.

Beginnings and endings…
The Florida Gators earned the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship with a dismantling of the UCLA Bruins that was a textbook win for Billy Donovan's kids.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Eshe selected in WNBA Draft
Dalila Eshe was so nervous she couldn't sit still. So she began pacing back and forth in Carolyn Peck's office as she waited for her basketball fate to be decided.

Former UF forward Eshe drafted in WNBA's second round
Four seniors and their coach got together to watch the WNBA Draft on Wednesday, but only one player heard her name called

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