Gator News And World Report (11/2/2004)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, November 2, 2004. Petrino is not on Gators' list; Crowder, Wynn are expected out; 'Dores look for a strong finish; Donovan to check UF's intensity level; Plenty of home cooking; Florida - South Carolina game time set; Good bye for ailing Taylor; Roberson happy; Gators are as well; Vandy Likes Its Chances Against Gators; Players motivate Zook and more..

Florida Gator Football

Leak says he will remain at Florida
Gators quarterback says coaching change won't sway his opinion

Petrino is not on Gators' list
here must be a sign taped to my back that says, "Ask me." Because the questions keep coming even when I have no answers. Well, I have answers but I don't know how many of them are right.

Crowder, Wynn are expected out
The Florida Gators likely will be without star linebacker Channing Crowder and No. 2 tailback DeShawn Wynn for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt in Nashville, UF coach Ron Zook said Monday night.

Recruit from Georgia to stick with UF
The coaching change at Florida hasn't stopped at least one recruit from announcing he wants to play for the Gators.

'Dores look for a strong finish
The Vanderbilt Commodores' 22nd straight losing season isn't a topic of conversation that coach Bobby Johnson avoids.

Florida - South Carolina game time set
Florida's football game Nov. 13 against South carolina will be played at 7 p.m.

Vandy Likes Its Chances Against Gators
Vanderbilt University football players typically are smarter than their SEC counterparts.

Gators Likely To Face Vandy Minus Regulars
Florida likely will face Vanderbilt on Saturday without LB Channing Crowder or TB DeShawn Wynn, Coach Ron Zook said Monday. Crowder, who sprained the arch in his left foot Saturday against Georgia, remained in a plaster cast Monday. Wynn, who injured his groin Saturday, had an MRI on Monday.

Players motivate Zook
Why is Ron Zook still here? Why go through the final games at the University of Florida, where just a week ago they told him they no longer cared for his services.

Lesser bowl looms with 2 more wins
As the losses continue to pile up, Florida's desire to win the next three games won't be fueled solely by pride. That's because with only four wins, the Gators' bowl eligibility has also been placed in jeopardy.

UF coach's search gets competition
The University of Washington's announcement Monday that Keith Gilbertson will resign at season's end is a reminder that Florida won't be the only high-profile program soon looking for a new head coach.

Gators' recruits stay put
Media and fans aren't the only ones speculating that Steve Spurrier may be back soon as the head coach at Florida.

Gators' top tackler to sit Saturday
Florida will be without its leading defensive player for at least another week.

Gators set on avoiding losing mark
The script was written the day Ron Zook got fired. Show up to Jacksonville, defeat No. 10 Georgia, and prove to the world that UF is still a dangerous team and Zook should be coaching next year.

The numbers tell the tale, Gators defense a constant no-show
Throughout the game this weekend, it seemed like something was missing. Ah, there it is: Channing Crowder didn't play most of the game.

Commodore seniors feeling Gators' pain
Since the firing and subsequent hanger-on status of head coach Ron Zook, the Florida Gators may believe their sense of loss is unique. Standing across the field from them Saturday will be 11 Vanderbilt seniors who beg to differ.

Florida Gator Basketball

Donovan to check UF's intensity level
Players will work on their game tonight against Florida Southern.

Roberson happy; Gators are as well
Florida won 20 games last year, but March loss was maddening.

Gators' Roberson shows commitment to win
Who do you trust? That's what Florida junior point guard Anthony Roberson had to decide last spring, after he went home to Michigan to contemplate his future. Would he stay with the Gators for another season after making first-team All-SEC and averaging close to 18 points? Or would he dare to believe those who told him he was ready for the NBA?

Exhibition ends intrasquad play
After about three weeks' worth of team practices and a couple intrasquad scrimmages, UF basketball players are ready to face anybody with whom they don't share a locker room.

Florida Gator Baseball

Plenty of home cooking
The Gators open the season with a 21-game homestand.

Florida Gator Notebook

SEC soccer tourney's move irks UF's coach
The women's basketball team thrives on proving others wrong.

Florida Gator Fred Taylor

Good bye for ailing Taylor
Fred Taylor is ready for the bye week.

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