Gator News And World Report (09/15/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, September 15, 2004. Leak remarks still infuriate Vols LB; Fason sets sights on Barry-like goals; Freshman QB Ingram Likely Will Travel To Knoxville; Leak must plug flood of emotions vs. Tennessee; Small blessings; Gordon leaves Gators; Gators say they're set if conditions are wet; Gators control 'Noles; Rain brings watershed of bad memories; Unafraid and more...

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Leak remarks still infuriate Vols LB
Tennessee player holds grudge over remarks Gators QB made 2 years ago.

Fason sets sights on Barry-like goals
Florida running back Ciatrick Fason has a pretty lofty goal for his football career: To be better than one of the best to ever play the game.

Freshman QB Ingram Likely Will Travel To Knoxville
A third freshman quarterback could be in Neyland Stadium on Saturday when No. 11 Florida faces No. 13 Tennessee.

Leak must plug flood of emotions vs. Tennessee
He is hardly a stranger to Neyland Stadium. He is as familiar with the Tennessee football offices and practice facilities as he is with University Avenue.

Small blessings
Heading into last Saturday's opener, he probably would not have been considered a leading candidate to have a breakout game at wide receiver for the Florida Gators.

Gators say they're set if conditions are wet
In the words of Eric Clapton, "Let it Rain." That's Florida's approach to Hurricane Ivan and the fact its remnants could end up soaking Neyland Stadium on Saturday night in Knoxville.

Rain brings watershed of bad memories
Playing in the rain against Florida brings back some bad memories for Tennessee.

Chris Leak isn't afraid. Facing Tennessee, a team Leak has a history with, doesn't faze, rattle or scare the Florida quarterback.

Zook praises Siler for his performance
After racking up six tackles in Saturday's victory, Brandon Siler was compared to where defensive star Channing Crowder was at this point last year.

Leak vs. Leak
Florida quarterback Chris Leak remembers the last time he faced off against his big brother. They were sitting in the living room of their parents' home in Charlotte, N.C., and he and his sibling clutched their respective video-game controllers.

Resisting the bait from Volunteers
If QB Chris Leak ever had the opportunity to talk some justified trash, this was it. It was the ideal setting, the perfect moment for a rebuttal about the touchiest subject of Leak's career.

His grail: Great plays
Christi Fedora wasn't sure what she'd just said, but it must have been important to her husband, Larry, who grabbed a napkin and begin scribbling furiously.

Fletcher Flash
Back in the day, 1998 to be exact, after about six weeks of the high school football season, the stat leader for rushing touchdowns in the city of Jacksonville was a sophomore kid from Fletcher High School.

Narrow setbacks haunt UF
Do the math. Florida football fans did. Gator players did. Head coach Ron Zook even did.

UF linemen hope Vols run at them
A season ago, Florida was preparing to face Tennessee's no-nonsense running attack with an inexperienced front seven that many perceived as the Gators' main weakness.

Wade has eyes on Florida's Leak
Jonathan Wade showed up for Tennessee's media day yesterday doing his own version of the Gator chomp.

UT's Burnett won't rehash Leak feud
C.J. Leak isn't talking this week, and neither is Kevin Burnett.

Chris Leak gives Florida advantage vs. Tennessee
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Brothers in arms
Leaks' sibling rivalry will add new dimension to Vols-Gators football rivalry

Gators far from road kill against Vols
If recent history is any indication, No. 11 Florida faces No. 13 Tennessee under ideal conditions for the Gators -- in front of about 108,000 hostile fans in one of the loudest stadiums in the country.

Tennessee running game full strength against Florida
There are few moments in sports more exciting than a long pass for a big gain or a touchdown. However, it's a fact that the winning team in nearly all football games is decided by the team that grinds out the most yardage on the ground.

Pregame sideshow isn't all that's missing
Come on Tennessee fans, admit it: You miss Steve Spurrier.

Tennessee, Florida expected to grind it out
Even though Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier's Fun 'n' Gun offense have been a part of the series, matchups between Tennessee and Florida are almost always decided by the running game.

Vols, Gators Steer Towards Annual Showdown
Tennessee ended Tuesday's workout at Haslam Field practicing with wet footballs and trying to put the afternoon's sunny skies as far out of mind as possible.

Vols must give Ainge or Schaeffer the starting job
Yes, Erik Ainge enjoyed an impressive outing in his football debut at the University Tennessee.

Freshmen take over quickly around college football
It turns out Maurice Clarett really did have a profound impact on college football. It just wasn't the one Clarett - or his wallet - would have wanted.

Florida Gator Tennis

Gordon leaves Gators
lexis Gordon, one of the top collegiate singles players in the country, has left the Florida women's tennis team for personal reasons and will not return for her senior season.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Gators control 'Noles
Junior outside hitter Jane Collymore notched her sixth straight double-double, while freshman outside hitter Marcie Hampton and senior setter Lauren Moscovic both added double-doubles as No. 4 Florida defeated Florida State for the 13th consecutive time Tuesday, 3-1 (27-30, 30-16, 20-23, 30-18) at Tully Gym.

Collymore leads Gators to comeback win at FSU
It was a different shade of red, and this time a different outcome.

Seminoles Volleyball Falls To No. 4 Florida 3-1
Through the first game Tuesday night, Florida State played like one of the top team's in the country. However, missed opportunities cost the Seminoles (5-2) in the later three contests, as No. 4 Florida (7-1) defeated intrastate rival Florida State 3-1 (30-27, 16-30, 23-30, 18-30) at Lucy McDaniel Court at Tully Gymnasium Tuesday night.

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