Gator News And World Report (10/12/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, October 12, 2004. Delayed suspensions force lineup changes; Close Loss To LSU Makes Sleeping Tough; Pitcher out indefinitely; Pitcher out indefinitely; Pair key to late '90s domination; Blue Raiders QB playing at high level; Zook now endorses Saturday's game; Gators now know Small is big-game receiver; Vioxx ban pains some athletes; Suspensions bring new starters and more..

Florida Gator Football

Delayed suspensions force lineup changes
GAINESVILLE -- With linebacker Channing Crowder and safety Jarvis Herring suspended for the game Saturday against Middle Tennessee State, Florida coach Ron Zook has had to shuffle his starting lineup.

Close Loss To LSU Makes Sleeping Tough
GAINESVILLE - Florida coach Ron Zook continued to pour out his soul Monday in the wake of the Gators' 24-21 loss against LSU this past Saturday.

Sleepless nights for Zook
The beleaguered coach says the Gators will fix their problems.

Blue Raiders QB playing at high level
Middle Tennessee coach Andy McCollum warned his Blue Raiders would suffer some growing pains with sophomore Clint Marks in his first year as the starting quarterback.

Gators get rare day off
How tired are the Florida Gators? who believes his team may be worn out more mentally than physically. That's one reason Zook gave the Gators the day off Monday.

Zook now endorses Saturday's game
Following the announcement that Florida would postpone its game against Middle Tennessee last month, Coach Ron Zook wasn't pleased to hear the rescheduled date would fall on his open date.

Gators now know Small is big-game receiver
Standing on the Mississippi sideline more than a decade ago, Eddie Small was sick of his situation.

Vioxx ban pains some athletes
The recent decision by Merck & Co. to pull its arthritis drug Vioxx off the market leaves many college football programs without one of their most effective medicines.

First look at this week's games No. 4 Auburn knows talk won't earn championship
If there is any team prepared to handle the hype of a lofty ranking, it's Auburn.

Suspensions bring new starters
With linebacker Channing Crowder and safety Jarvis Herring suspended for the game Saturday against Middle Tennessee State, UF coach Ron Zook has had to shuffle his starting lineup.

Despite three interceptions, Gators defense folds
Members of the UF secondary have said for weeks that they have been just inches away from making the big plays that the Gators became so dependent on a season ago.

Late losses weigh on Zook
The last-minute losing is eating at Florida coach Ron Zook. How down has Zook been since the Gators fell to LSU 24-21 during the final 30 seconds in The Swamp on Saturday night?

Survey USA: Who's to Blame for UF Woes?
More than half of those polled in an exclusive Survey USA poll feel everyone is to blame, from the defense, to head coach Ron Zook, for the 3-2 Florida Gators.

Florida Gator Notebook

UF Shorts
The Florida men's and women's cross country teams placed first in the Walt Disney Classic this past weekend.

Pitcher out indefinitely
Florida baseball coach Pat McMahon and pitching coach Ross Jones always worry about injuries occurring to the pitchers in fall practice. But not like this.

Florida Gator Swimming

UF's Lochte among sport's future stars
Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe are sure to grab more headlines as the clock ticks down to the 2008 Beijing Games. Beyond those superstars, however, are a group of lesser-known American and Australian swimmers eager to share the spotlight.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Pair key to late '90s domination
Former standouts Jenny Manz and Jen Sanchez reflect on their success.

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