Gator News and World Report (4/24/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, April 24. 2006. A sweeping success; Another defeat confounds Gators; No. 24 softball team beats Kentucky, 5-3; Dawgs edge Gators by one stroke to win SEC tournament; Donaldson's HR helps lift Auburn over Florida; Gator women beat UK for SEC tennis title; Tebow teases Gators' fans; Football pep rally readies campus for 100th season; Tebow shines; Meyer reaffirms Leak as starter and more...

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Tebow teases Gators' fans
Urban Meyer knew the question was coming so he wasted little time Saturday trying to quash any quarterback controversy before it started.

Football pep rally readies campus for 100th season
In a crowd of about 400 energetic Gators football fans, UF alumna Alex Adrine of Sarasota reminisced about the 1950s - her time spent as a cheerleader, the football games, meeting her husband and falling in love.

Tebow shines; Meyer reaffirms Leak as starter
Welcome to "Survivor" - Gators style. On an afternoon when nothing was at stake, UF quarterbacks Chris Leak and Tim Tebow debuted their positional duel. And while this quarterback controversy seems to thrive more off of media fuel than play or experience, it is one battle that doesn't figure to go away anytime soon.

Florida Gator Tennis

A sweeping success
Florida made one minor blunder all weekend. The Gators needed two tries to douse head coach Roland Thornqvist with a cooler of ice water Sunday afternoon.

Gator women beat UK for SEC tennis title
Top-seeded Florida blanked the third-seeded Kentucky women's tennis team 4-0 yesterday in the finals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, giving the Gators their fifth consecutive tournament crown.

Gators win fifth consecutive SEC title
The smile on his face was bigger than the difference in the score. UF coach Roland Thornqvist sat on the bench at Court 1 watching senior Alexis Gordon have her way with Kentucky's Kim Coventry.

Florida Gator Baseball

Another defeat confounds Gators
After weeks of saying "everything is OK, we'll be fine", exasperation began to set in a bit for the Gator baseball team on Sunday afternoon.

Donaldson's HR helps lift Auburn over Florida
Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a key solo home run in the top of the eighth inning, to lead visiting Auburn over Florida on Sunday. Auburn (20-23,8-10 SEC) took the lead early, scoring three runs in the first inning and one in the second

AU's Dennis gets another Sunday win
Dennis, a junior right-hander from Bob Jones High School, earned his second win in as many Sundays, giving up a run on five hits as Auburn knocked off Florida 5-4 to win its second consecutive Southeastern Conference series and third of its last four. It was Auburn's first road series

Florida Gator Softball

No. 24 softball team beats Kentucky, 5-3
Florida senior Kristen Butler hit her 16th home run of the season to set the school record for single season home runs and lead her team to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory Sunday over Kentucky (21-28, 4-20 Southeastern Conference).

Florida Gator Golf

Dawgs edge Gators by one stroke to win SEC tournament
Top-ranked Georgia held off No. 3 Florida by one stroke Sunday as the Bulldogs claimed their 26th Southeastern Conference men's golf championship.

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