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Monday May 6, 2013 Forbes ranks Tebow No. 1, Noah's moment, lacrosse bracket, plus more tidbits

Joakim Noah

Former Gator Joakim Noah in Saturday's win over Brooklyn (USA Today Sports via SportsonEarth.com).

Hey folks, spent part of the morning over at Mark Bostic Golf Course talking to first-year Gators women’s golf coach Emily Bastel.

Coming off a disappointing finish in the SEC Tournament, the Gators hope to improve enough to make the top eight at this week’s NCAA Central Regional at the University of Oklahoma. If they do, Florida will advance to the NCAA Championships later this spring in Athens, Ga.

I will file a column later this afternoon for GatorZone.com on Bastel’s first year as a head coach.

Meanwhile, here is a six pack of links on Gator-related items for your perusal this afternoon, including a couple of links about Tebow that are making the rounds on Twitter:

--Former Gators QB Tim Tebow still does not have a team, but Forbes magazine ranks him America’s Most Influential Athlete of 2013 and fans in Jacksonville plea for President Obama’s help to pressure Tebow’s hometown Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Tebow.

--ESPN.com writer Michael DiRocco offers up his spring wrap on Gators football team.

--After predicting and then leading the Bulls to a Game 7 win over Brooklyn, former Gators standout Joakim Noah is getting a lot of respect writes Shaun Powell of SportsonEarth.com.

--He made an emotional appearance in a Game 6 win over Denver but former Gator David Lee says there’s zero chance he could play a significant role in Golden State-San Antonio series writes NBCSports.com.

--Gators coach Billy Donovan announced todaythat G/F DeVon Walker has been granted his release to transfer writes Nick Birdsong of Al.com.

--The UF lacrosse team lost to Northwestern on Sunday in the ALC Tournament final. Here is a look from LaxMagazine.com at this year’s bracket and some links from around the country.

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