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Gators' Preston Tucker preparing for final home games in battle with NC State

When Tampa native Preston Tucker decided to return to Florida for his senior season, one of the motivating factors behind the decision was Tucker's desire to earn a degree.

Another was a shot at another trip to the College World Series.

Tucker has his degree. And the Gators are now two wins away from a return trip to the CWS - for the third consecutive season.

Tucker met with the media today and talked about playing his final games at home, the value of a deep pitching staff, the MLB Draft earlier this week and how well the Gators are focused for this weekend's Super Regional against NC State in Gainesville.

[Last modified: Friday, June 8, 2012 2:35pm]


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