Gator News And World Report (09/2404)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, September 24, 2004. Fess up, SEC: What's refs' punishment?; UF Officials Keep Eye On Hurricane Jeanne; UK's losing proposition; UF will have 24 of 27 regular-season games televised; Gators kick-start league schedule; A secondary under scrutiny; Gators seeking dominance at home; Gators trying to recapture the magic; Gators trying to recapture the magic; Egad, Zook!; The player known as C-4 leads a diverse running game in 2004 and more...

Florida Gator Football

Fess up, SEC: What's refs' punishment?
When Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer decided not to come to Birmingham for the SEC Media Days in July because he feared being subpoenaed, the league put out a release saying that Fulmer would be fined $10,000.

UF Officials Keep Eye On Hurricane Jeanne
It just wouldn't feel like a Florida football game without a hurricane bearing down.

Games will be great, but don't deserve hype
Among the many things that make college football great is a Saturday like this one.

UK's losing proposition
Florida used to have "Run, Lindsay, run." Kentucky can relate because the Wildcats have their own streak of frustrating futility to bemoan.

Jeanne could rain on Gators' parade Saturday
Another game, another hurricane. Just when it appeared the Gators were in the clear for the first time this season, Hurricane Jeanne has made a U-turn, is bearing down on Florida and could impact part of the state by the weekend.

A secondary under scrutiny
Ron Zook remains confident in his defensive backs, who rank 11th in the SEC in pass defense, even after they gave up key plays in last week's loss.

Gators seeking dominance at home
The man doesn't relax, but you already knew that. So there's no need to explain why Florida Coach Ron Zook doesn't have time to care about those pesky statistics that have defined his short tenure.

Gators trying to recapture the magic
Steve Spurrier was 68-5 overall and 39-3 in SEC games at Florida Field in his 12 seasons as Florida's coach. Ron Zook is 8-5 overall and 4-3 in the SEC at Florida Field in two seasons at UF. A closer look at Zook's five losses:

UF officials watching Jeanne
In case you were wondering, the end of the hurricane season is supposed to come before the end of the football season. These days, some might wonder otherwise.

College Football Extra: Poll Position, Head to Head
Edgar Thompson, who is one of 65 voters in the AP poll, explains how he voted and looks ahead to next week's voting:

He's no Mr. Ed
If given the choice of Secretariat or Mr. Ed, Florida coach Ron Zook would go with the thoroughbred.

Egad, Zook! Hold officials accountable
Ron Zook could lose more football games. The Florida coach could lose his voice, his cool, his job.

All in the family
It could have turned into a new twist on the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.

Swamp a good place to start a win streak
If ever there was a time to put together a winning streak, this is it for Florida.

Secondary can't afford a leak
The Kentucky football program already is the answer to the future trivia question of what school Chris Leak faced (and beat) in his first collegiate start.

Writer examines mantras in Gators-Vols matchup
Four games. Four weeks. The gauntlet has been set. Now the Gators have to run their way through it.

The player known as C-4 leads a diverse running game in 2004
Comparisons to Hall of Fame running backs might seem odd at UF, where top-notch college quarterbacks and receivers are recycled almost annually.

College Football Notebook
The 'Book can no longer stomach kickers missing extra points in big games. From now on, let's all agree to act like an American golfer standing over a short putt at the Ryder Cup. We'll go for two.

Florida Gator Basketball

UF will have 24 of 27 regular-season games televised
he Florida men's basketball team will make six national TV appearances and televise 24 of its 27 regular season games, UF announced Thursday.

Florida Gator Soccer

Gators kick-start league schedule
elanie Booth has decided it's time for Florida's soccer team to take back the SEC.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Another year another SEC title
Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise expects her team to be a force yet again in the SEC this season, but not quite in the dominant fashion it has been in years past.

Touted Arkansas matchup loses luster
Oh, what could've been. Even for as dominant as the UF volleyball team has been in conference play – failing to concede a Southeastern Conference championship in the 13-year Mary Wise era — tonight's SEC opener at Arkansas looked to be a true contest.

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