Gator News and World Report (5/15/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, May 15, 2006. Regular season to end at home; Every is college's golfer of the year; Florida men finish in third place; Gators to host NCAA regional; Avila's homer powers Bama past Gators; As summer arrives, college recruiting heats up and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

Regular season to end at home
t's official. Florida is out of the SEC baseball tournament. About the only good thing to come out of Sunday's 8-4 loss to No. 12 Alabama was junior Matt LaPorta moving to within one home run of Brad Wilkerson's school record of 55 career home runs. LaPorta belted a three-run homer in the eighth for the Gators, his 14th of the season and 54th career.

Avila's homer powers Bama past Gators
Alex Avila wasn't thinking about home runs when he stepped to the plate in the first inning, but the Alabama freshman understood the value of driving in Emeel Salem with the game's first run.

Florida Gator Golf

Every is college's golfer of the year
Florida senior Matt Every became the first golfer in school history to win the prestigious Ben Hogan Award, presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Saturday night at the Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas.

UF Golfer Honored
Senior Matt Every became the first golfer in University of Florida history to win the prestigious Ben Hogan Award, presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Saturday night.

Florida Gator Track & Field

Florida men finish in third place
Florida sophomore Mike Morrison won his second title by winning the high jump, senior Shane Stroup claimed the 800m title and sophomore Wes Stockbarger won the title in the discus in leading the Florida men's track and field team to third place Sunday at the Southeastern Conference Championship

Florida Gator Softball

Gators to host NCAA regional
Florida softball coach Tim Walton's confidence never wavered last week. He maintained his Gators deserved to host an NCAA regional.

Florida Gator Football

As summer arrives, college recruiting heats up
It was just a few years ago that college football coaches used to complain about how tired they were by midsummer, with all those booster functions and all those grilled chicken dinners they had to choke down.

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