The Gator News and World Report for June 18, 2012

The Gator News and World Report for June 18, 2012.

Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan knows he will get starter Hudson Randall’s best every time he sends the right-handed pitcher to the mound. “He’s a gamer — simple as that,” O’Sullivan said. “There’s certain players that you coach that have the ability to rise to the occasion. You can’t teach it. It is what it is, and he’s had it since day one. He continues to have it.” Gators need strong CWS outing from Randall

After each team dropped its NCAA College World Series opener on Saturday, Florida (47-19) and Kent State (46-19) will battle to stay alive in Bracket Two on Monday afternoon. The game will be at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and can be heard on Country 103.7 The Gator with Jeff Cardozo and Mick Hubert. On the second day of the double-elimination tournament, the Gators fell to South Carolina, 7-3, while the Golden Flashes were defeated by Arkansas, 8-1.  Florida And Kent State Clash In Elimination Game At The NCAA College World Series

Erik Payne’s three-run triple highlighted a five-run fifth inning, as the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators, 7-3, in the first round of the College World Series, held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska Saturday night. How Carolina beat Florida

OMAHA, Neb. — It wasn’t supposed to be like this. This was the year. They had battled through the grind of a season and an under-seeded regional and super regional, through rain delays and stifling heat to get here as the No. 1 seed. Win or go home for Gators, Flashes

Late Saturday, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln High School linebacker James Hearns, a Florida Gator commitment, tweeted that he was kicked out of the Florida State camp for doing the ‘gator chomp’ commonly done by fans of Florida. Florida Recruit Booted From FSU’s 7-On-7 Tournament For Gator Chomp?

Florida LB Neiron Ball has been cleared to return to football-related activities after missing all of last season, Florida announced today. Gator LB Neiron Ball cleared to return to football activities

Many chuckled when the New York Jets traded for quarterback Tim Tebow. Plenty of jokes have been made about the Jets having two quarterbacks who can’t complete a pass, and so on. The move has been destroyed by tons of observers who don’t believe there’s any value and think that the move will be detrimental to Mark Sanchez. In truth, it has the potential to be a game changer for Tony Sparano and Rex Ryan. New York Jets’ Tim Tebow Wildcat Will Be Nightmare for Opposing Defenses

The Florida men’s basketball team will open its 2012-13 season by participating in the inaugural Navy/Marines Corps Classic against Georgetown on the deck of an aircraft carrier at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville. Florida basketball team to open season vs. Georgetown on US Naval Ship

Robin Reynolds did a leap of joy Thursday as she graduated from Miami Jackson High. On Friday, Reynolds was doing a different leap. She was leaping into a wet, soggy sand pit to become the early top female qualifier in the long jump at the 37th Annual Northwest Express Track and Field Classic with a jump of 19 feet 6 inches. The sand became soggy and hard as the meet went on after a delayed start because of weather and was interrupted several more times by the inclement conditions. UF-bound Robin Reynolds still standing out at Northwest Express Track Classic Read more here: