Gator News And World Report (09/02/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, September 2, 2004. Zook wants to play; Master Communicator; The Pursuit Of Perfection; UF's President: A Leader Who Delegates Authority; If Game Is Postponed, Zook Wants It Nov. 27; Frances keeps Gators guessing; Dominating the opener; Several Gators getting fresh start; Siler gets an assist from Crowder; Team trip to Bahamas canceled; Who's number one?; Heisman not leak priority and more...

Florida Gator Football

Zook wants to play
Gators coach says team doesn't want to move MTSU game to October.

Master Communicator
Seen during his first two seasons through the prism of a television screen or the filter of the printed page, Ron Zook seemed unable to deliver a message that would inspire his constituents.

Anything Is Possible
W e know they can throw a beer keg. We know they can clean and jerk a moped and win a nightclub brawl. We know what police thought of all that.

Caldwell Determined To Catch Up To Friend
The two receivers needed someone who could settle an argument.

The Pursuit Of Perfection
Markus Manson had only one special request for his official visit to the University of Florida in January.

Florida At A Glance
Schedule * Sept. 4, Middle Tennessee State, 6 p.m.: First- year offensive coordinator Larry Fedora gets his first test against his former team.

If Game Is Postponed, Zook Wants It Nov. 27
If Saturday's season opener against Middle Tennessee State is postponed, Florida coach Ron Zook would like the game moved to Nov. 27.

Untested unit doesn't want to wait
There's a great deal to worry about concerning the Florida secondary. Youth. Inexperience. Lack of depth

Dominating the opener
Zook ‘s success in openers comes from the attention to detail he demands of his players during summer drills, sophomore quarterback Chris Leak said.

Several Gators getting fresh start
At least 9 players are slated to start for the 1st time in Florida's opening game.

UF's President: A Leader Who Delegates Authority
Bernie Machen experienced a Final Four, a conference realignment, a football coaching search and an NCAA investigation as the University of Utah's president.

Frances keeps Gators guessing
A decision to postpone Florida's football home opener may come around noon today; the basketball team's trip to the Bahamas has been scrapped.

Siler gets an assist from Crowder
As LB Brandon Siler prepares for his first game, and his first start, in a Florida uniform, he has sought the advice of one of the country's top college linebackers. Lucky for him, Siler didn't have to travel far.

Who's number one?
Predicting the precise path of hurricanes is a bear. Guessing how many potentially catastrophic comets may be tumbling this way at any given moment is even tougher.

Heisman not leak priority
If anyone knows what it takes for a quarterback to win, or lose, the Heisman Trophy, it's former Florida star Danny Wuerffel.

McDonald followsdad at UF
It was as if dad, a one-time Sports Illustrated cover boy for the Florida Gators, had passed down the magazine's infamous jinx to his son.

Time to kickoff the football season
Back in the '50s and '60s when I was growing up in Pascagoula, the sports editor of the old Daily Herald newspaper was named Dick Lightsey. He always wore a snazzy brown suit to every game he covered, and he wrote a column for the paper titled, "Bunts, Boots and Bounces."

More Decisions Expected Today
While other schools either canceled or moved their college football games out of the state because of the threat of Hurricane Frances, Florida State and Miami continued preparations for their football game which is still scheduled to be played Monday in the Orange Bowl in Miami.

While players like Joe Cohen, Mike Degory and Casey Griffith keep one ear on the weather updates and the other glued to the phone talking to friends and families, the status of their upcoming game remains in question.

Columnist offers advice for UF fans about hurricane
Hurricane Frances is a Sun Belt conference fan, and it means business.

Vandy has high hopes
Nothing in sports matches the passion and excitement of college football. In particular, the passion and excitement associated with Southeastern Conference football.

Florida Gator Volleyball

USF Falls To Florida In Lessinger's Debut
The first match of the season for the No. 4 Florida volleyball team was what most expected in that it was a 3-0 win.

Thanks to freshmen, season starts on a roll
Florida debuts by topping USF in straight sets. But thanks to Frances, there's no tournament to look forward to this weekend.

Gator Volleyball Opens With Win
The fourth ranked Gator volleyball team opened its 2004 season with a three games to none win over South Florida.

Starting freshmen dominate first game in 3-0 UF win
The first game of any team's season is usually a precursor to what is expected later on.

Florida Gator Basketball

Team trip to Bahamas canceled
The Florida men's basketball team has canceled its weekend trip to the Bahamas as a result of the pending impact of Hurricane Frances on the islands, the university announced Wednesday

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