Gator News And World Report (09/21/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, September 21, 2004. Leach ready to move on after miss at Tennessee; Refs' Mistakes Go Both Ways; Leach Blames Self For Late Miss; Florida-Arkansas game set; UF tries to forget Vols loss; SEC to censure Gators-Vols' officiating crew; QB Boyd will be handful for Gators; Controversial calls force SEC top official to explain and more..

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Leach ready to move on after miss at Tennessee
Florida kicker Matt Leach regrets his missed chip-shot field goal against Tennessee last Saturday night, but he's doing what the rest of the Gators are: putting the 30-28 loss behind him and preparing for Kentucky.

Refs' Mistakes Go Both Ways
University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer didn't sound too concerned Sunday about the officiating in his team's 30-28 win against Florida, despite the fact that the head of Southeastern Conference officials admitted that the crew working the game made two critical mistakes.

Leach Blames Self For Late Miss
Florida K Matt Leach blamed only himself Monday for his missed 21-yard field goal attempt in Saturday's 30-28 loss at Tennessee.

Leach ready to move past missed kick
Coach Ron Zook said there are many positives to take from Saturday's heartbreaking loss to Tennessee.

Kentucky offense impresses
or the first time in recent memory, Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks didn't have to answer negative questions about the Wildcats' offense on Monday.

Florida-Arkansas game set
Kickoff for the University of Florida football game scheduled for Oct. 2, 2004 against Arkansas will be at noon and broadcast on CBS, the Southeastern Conference office announced Monday.

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UF tries to forget Vols loss
How do the Gators come back from this? Not only did they leave Tennessee on Saturday night with a bitter 30-28 loss on a last-second, 50-yard field goal, but that bitterness has grown because of the controversy surrounding the game.

UF puts blown call in past, eyes UK
When Coach Ron Zook was asked Monday whether the Southeastern Conference's admittance to blowing a call in the final minute of Saturday's loss to Tennessee provided any sense of gratification, his answer wasn't blunt. But his meaning was clear.

Television shows officials errors in detail
CBS's effective replays gave officials no place to hide on the penalty that robbed Florida in its loss at Tennessee.

Supervisor: Reaction should be immediate
CBS's effective replays gave officials no place to hide on the penalty that robbed Florida in its loss at Tennessee.

SEC to censure Gators-Vols' officiating crew
The officiating crew involved in Saturday night's Florida-Tennessee game made a mistake when it stopped the clock after assessing a late-game penalty against Florida receiver Dallas Baker and will be reprimanded, the Southeastern Conference said Sunday.

Gators focus on Kentucky
One day after the SEC confirmed its officiating crew made a critical mistake in the final seconds of Saturday night's Florida-Tennessee game, Gators coach Ron Zook said he will let athletic director Jeremy Foley deal with the aftermath because he and the team need to let go and move on.

Florida singing bad-call blues now
If the Florida Gators were playing anyone else besides the University of Kentucky this weekend, Ron Zook might have gotten a deskful of sympathy cards from Wildcat Nation.

REVIVAL AGAINST INDIANA TOPS LIST OF UK FOOTBALL STUNNERS
If the College Football Hall of Fame were to launch a new interactive exhibit -- and call it the "University of Kentucky Experience" -- what would it feature?

Baker is kept quiet on penalty
Florida wide receiver Dallas Baker, who was involved in the controversial personal foul that Southeastern Conference officials admitted should have been an offsetting penalty, was put under a gag order by the sports information department Monday.

QB Boyd will be handful for Gators
Florida fans surely won't have as much fun with Kentucky's new quarterback as they did with his predecessor, Jared "The Hefty Lefty" Lorenzen.

Ron Zook and LSU coach Nick Saban
Florida coach Ron Zook and LSU coach Nick Saban burned the phone wires on Sunday to Bobby Gaston, the Southeastern Conference's coordinator of football officials, after controversial calls sent both the Gators and the Tigers to defeat.

Cats' Burton out for season
Keenan Burton's broken wrist has worsened in the past week, and the University of Kentucky receiver will require season-ending surgery.

SEC officials admit errors to little avail of Gators
It's official — literally. Bobby Gaston, the coordinator of Southeastern Conference officiating, has admitted that the officials made a error Saturday night both in the personal foul call against receiver Dallas Baker and in the ensuing moments when the officials stopped the clock.

Aggressiveness, improved blocking sparked UK's offensive turnaround
For the first time in recent memory, Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks didn't have to answer negative questions about the Wildcats' offense on Monday.

UK hopes for same result against Gators
The season was over. After being blanked 28-0 by Louisville in their opening game, the University of Kentucky football team had been written off as a team void of offense and hopeless for the future.

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UF Shorts
Former University of Florida swimmer Sara McClarty has been named the state's winner for the 2004 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. McClarty now is eligible for the national award, which is given in October.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Hurricanes reshape UF's volleyball schedule
Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise was not happy last weekend. It wasn't so much that two schools scheduled to play in the Hilton Volleyball Classic at the O'Connell Center bailed out due to concerns of traveling through Hurricane Ivan. It was how UC-Santa Barbara and Connecticut canceled on Florida that upset Wise.

Florida Gator Tennis

Magley, Gators make strong stand at Fall Classic
It didn't take UF long to fire back against the team that ended its season just four months ago.

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