Gator News And World Report (10/13/04)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, October 13, 2004. Zook taking latest loss harder than others; Zook says Midgett will dress out; Zook Disputes Details Of Frat Incident; For Now, Gators Prefer Going Unnoticed; Zook maintains Gators are staying focused; Donovan looking to build tradition at UF; Zook defends actions; Foley scorns Zook's actions and more..

Florida Gator Football

Zook taking latest loss harder than others
Florida's latest loss has affected coach Ron Zook more than any other.

Zook says Midgett will dress out
Justin Midgett, a redshirt freshman, should dress out this weekend for the Florida against Middle Tennessee State after being suspended for the first five games, coach Ron Zook said Tuesday.

Zook Disputes Details Of Frat Incident
University of Florida football coach Ron Zook on Tuesday denied several details in a university police department report that claims he engaged in a shouting match with fraternity members outside the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on Sept. 16, two days before the Gators lost at Tennessee.

Midgett Likely To Return For MTSU
- After a suspension and an unrelated arrest for riding a motor scooter without registration, backup QB Justin Midgett has received some positive news - he probably will dress for the Middle Tennessee State game.

Zook maintains Gators are staying focused
A big-time Gator booster from West Palm Beach probably received quite a surprise Monday afternoon when he called Ron Zook's cell phone and the head ball coach answered.

Zook rebuffs rumors of spat with fraternity
Florida coach Ron Zook is refuting rumors and reports on the Internet and talk radio that he became involved in a confrontational verbal exchange with members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity the night after three of his players were allegedly attacked by members of the fraternity.

Zook defends actions
As if Florida coach Ron Zook didn't have enough to worry about, he also has had to be a sheriff for his team.

Zook, frat members in verbal spat
Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley described a Sept. 16 incident involving Coach Ron Zook and several fraternity members as "unacceptable" on Tuesday.

A failure to communicate
A confrontation in front of a fraternity house? Threatening other students? Cursing at them? No, these aren't allegations against University of Florida football players; they're allegations against the University of Florida football coach.

Suspended Midgett likely to return to team this week
Florida QB Justin Midgett could return from his indefinite suspension this week and "should" dress Saturday against Middle Tennessee State, Florida Coach Ron Zook said Tuesday.

Foley scorns Zook's actions
Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley on Tuesday night called "not acceptable" the behavior of football coach Ron Zook, who engaged in a heated confrontation with members of a fraternity last month.

Zook explains frat house visit
Florida coach Ron Zook addressed a swirl of speculation that has escalated recently regarding an incident between himself, his players and members of an on-campus fraternity.

Gator seeking independence
Brandon Siler is ready to gain his own identity. For weeks, Siler has been nothing but the next Channing Crowder.

Florida Gator Basketball

For Now, Gators Prefer Going Unnoticed
University of Florida shooting guard Mohamed Abukar smiled and nodded at the thought of anonymity.

Donovan looking to build tradition at UF
He is 39 now. The boyish charm remains, but with it, perhaps, a harder edge after a season that tested facets of his motivational and tactical coaching skill.

Donovan uncertain about ‘04 Gators
With Midnight Madness coming up Friday, the fate of UF's basketball team this season is as uncertain as it was after the Gators' 15-point loss to Manhattan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in March

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

UF's leadership by committee
Carolyn Peck's third basketball team at Florida has one glaring difference from her first two: No Vanessa Hayden.

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