Gator News and World Report (5/12/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, May 12, 2006. Gators lose a wide receiver, gain Calif. recruit; Gators are playing out the string; Women's golf third at NCAA regional; Burnside earns shot at starting for the Tigers; Gator to tryout for national team; Rivalry games that need to happen every year; Things Won't Be Same For Gators, But They're Getting Back To Normal and more....

Florida Gator Football

Gators lose a wide receiver, gain Calif. recruit
Florida sophomore wide receiver Michael McIntosh has decided to transfer to Georgia Southern, where he will be eligible to play in the fall.

Rivalry games that need to happen every year
Arkansas and Texas recently agreed to a two-year home-and-home series for 2008-09. This comes on the heels of a two-game series between the former Southwest Conference rivals in 2003-04, in which both teams won on the road.

Florida Gator Baseball

Gators are playing out the string
In his 14th season as a head coach, Pat McMahon has never had to deal with this reality: Playing for pride with two weeks left in the regular season.

Burnside earns shot at starting for the Tigers
Auburn freshman pitcher Paul Burnside hasn't allowed an earned run in 25 1/3 innings of Southeastern Conference play.

Florida Gator Golf

Women's golf third at NCAA regional
The women's golf team opened the first day of competition Thursday at the NCAA Central Regional Tournament with a team score of 301 (+13) at the Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas to finish the day in third place.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Gator to tryout for national team
The University of Florida's Sha Brooks (Jackson, Tenn.) has been invited to tryout for the United States Under-20 Women's Basketball National Team. The invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee, which is chaired by Sue Donohoe, the NCAA's vice president of Division I women's basketball.

Florida Gator Basketball

Things Won't Be Same For Gators, But They're Getting Back To Normal
Six weeks ago, the Florida Gators were on the Final Four's practice floor at Indianapolis. A few days later, they were national champions.

Florida Gator Softball

ABBOTT HURLS TWO-HITTER AS NO. 5 UT DEFEATS FLORIDA TO ADVANCE TO SEC SEMIFINALS
ATHENS, Ga. - On a blustery day at the UGA Softball Complex in Athens, Ga., with winds blowing in gusts up to 30 m.p.h., the No. 5-ranked and fourth-seeded Lady Vols (51-9, 21-9 SEC) utilized a career-high three RBI from freshman Danielle Pieroni and a two-hitter from junior Monica Abbott to down fifth-seeded Florida (42-23, 17-13 SEC), 6-0, and advance into Friday's SEC Tournament semifinals. Tennessee, boasting the nation's top offensive attack, will face-off at 1 p.m. ET against the winner of today's contest between top-seeded Alabama and eighth-seeded Ole Miss.

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