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1. Joakim Noah Is A Fancy Man. Everyone knows Joakim Noah is the son of French tennis great Yannick Noah. Joakim not only inherited his father's athletic ability, but apparently he picked up some European style from Yannick as well. Joakim was once photographed on campus wearing some sort of fancy, full-length man-dress. Not exactly intimidating civilian clothes for an elite center.

2. Lance Armstrong Could Teach The Team A Thing Or Two. Lee Humphrey missed two games this season with a separated shoulder, suffered after he fell off his bicycle. Humphrey was riding alone when he lost control of his bike and took a nasty spill. "Maybe it was defective spokes, maybe he needs training wheels," Billy Donovan surmised after the accident.

3. Billy Donovan Is A God. The Gator basketball program began play in 1915. Before Billy Donovan arrived in 1996, the Gators appeared in the AP poll a grand total of 42 weeks and made just five NCAA Tournament appearances. This year marks Donovan's eighth straight Tournament appearance, and the Gators have found themselves ranked in the AP poll 120 weeks during Billy the Kid's 10 seasons in Gainesville. Donovan also helped the O'Connell Center morph from a cavernous canvas-domed warehouse to one of the most intimidating atmospheres in basketball, thanks to a new roof and Donovan's creation of the "Rowdy Reptile" student section. — Roy Hutchins

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