Gator News And World Report (5/14/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, May 14, 2006. Gators ready to tackle next foe; Among megastars, team's soul lies in undrafted free agent Haslem; Florida's Morrison wins SEC meet long jump title; Manuel hopes to find a perfect fit with Packers and more...

Florida Lady Gator Tennis

Gators ready to tackle next foe
It's been a month since the Florida women's tennis team has been out on the road. That changes Monday when the Gators embark on a road trip they have been working for all season - the NCAA Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.

UF Eliminates USF In Women's Tennis
Florida swept past South Florida 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships.

Florida Gator Udonis Haslem

Among megastars, team's soul lies in undrafted free agent Haslem
The polished nameplates lining the lockers in the Miami Heat dressing room read like an NBA All-Star roster, past or present.

Florida Lady Gator Golf

Gators march on to NCAA tourney
The Florida women's golf team advanced to the NCAA Championship on Saturday by finishing fourth at the NCAA Central Regional.

Florida Gator Track & Field

Florida's Morrison wins SEC meet long jump title
Junior All-American Mike Morrison claimed his fifth Southeastern Conference individual title in his 2006 outdoor season debut in the long jump with a career-best leap to lead the No. 9 Florida men's track and field team, while senior All-American Rachel Longfors returned from a back injury and competed for the first time since April 15, taking fifth in the discus competition and senior Dara Altman added a fifth-place finish in the pole vault Saturday at the SEC Championships.

Florida Gator Baseball

Alabama 7, Florida 2
Spencer Pennington hit a three-run home run and drove in a career-high five runs to lead Alabama to a 7-2 victory over Florida Saturday night, ending the Crimson Tide's four-game losing streak.

Florida Gator Football

He wouldn't mind being average Joe
Showing smarts that should bode well for his career, receiver Chad Jackson, a second-round pick, has already reached out to Tom Brady, placing a phone call recently to the veteran quarterback.

Gators make impact at Patriots rookies camp
With five former University of Florida players at their rookie minicamp, the New England Patriots are looking for a little Gator aid.

Manuel hopes to find a perfect fit with Packers
t Florida he got mixed messages. In Cincinnati he got dumped. In Seattle he was a backup. In Green Bay, Marquand Manuel hopes he'll find his purpose.

Patriots Minicamp Report: Day One
atriots Insider Jonathan Comey was at Gillette Stadium for the first day of the New England Patriots' minicamp. The team's 10 Draft picks and 15 undrafted rookie free agents are participating in a two-day camp this weekend. The rookies are eager to please, and have been getting accustomed to the way the NFL works as they go through orientation, drills and instruction sessions with their fellow rookies. PI caught up with a few of the players in the lockerroom.

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