Gator News And World Report (12/22/2004)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, December 22, 2004. Drive for points; Gators fall in double OT; UF Assistants Wait For Opportunity; Strong Says Stay In School; Eastern Kentucky (8-1) at Florida (6-2); Gators Will Get A Lesson From Past; Horford moves into UF's starting lineup; Florida's Harris violates his probation; Strong declines Irish job and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Drive for points
Anthony Roberson recalled the first time he was knocked down hard, really hard, going to the basket.

Eastern Kentucky (8-1) at Florida (6-2)
TIP-OFF: 7 p.m.; O'Connell Center, Gainesville

Horford moves into UF's starting lineup
Al Horford was hopeful he'd get to make an impact in his freshman season on the Florida basketball team but he probably didn't expect this.

Florida Gator Football

Word on grades, recruit due today
Today figures to be a heavy news day for the Florida football team.

UF Assistants Wait For Opportunity
After Ed Zaunbrecher graduated from Middle Tennessee State in 1972, he loaded up a U-Haul and blazed a trail across the United States.

Strong Says Stay In School
Florida interim coach Charlie Strong hasn't spoken to LB Channing Crowder about the possibility of the sophomore leaping to the NFL after the Gators' season ends in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31.

Gators Will Get A Lesson From Past
Florida players can expect a stern lecture with their Christmas dinner. The Gators, who will meet in Atlanta on Saturday to prepare for the Peach Bowl against Miami, will hear a list of do's and don'ts from interim coach Charlie Strong.

Coach would tell Crowder to stay
While Florida LB Channing Crowder remains undecided about his decision to return to the Gators or jump to the NFL, the coach who has been closest to him said he will advise Crowder to stay -- but only if the sophomore asks.

Florida's Harris violates his probation
Alachua County Court officials issued an arrest warrant last week for Florida sophomore defensive end Steven Harris for violation of his court-ordered probation.

Strong declines Irish job
Florida interim head coach Charlie Strong plans to turn down a late push by Notre Dame to hire him as its new associate head coach and defensive coordinator.

UM holds linebacker from practice
It appears that the availability of Roger McIntosh, the University of Miami's starting strong-side linebacker, could be in question for the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Gators fall in double OT
After falling behind by seven points at halftime and by as many as 13 in the second half, the Gators came alive, only to fall to Richmond, 79-77, in two overtimes Tuesday afternoon at the O'Connell Center.

Florida Gator Politics

Campus Rivalry May Push Lawsuit
Forget constitutional questions about arcane government hierarchy. The real impetus for a lawsuit filed Tuesday may be that University of Florida alumni are smarting over high-profile projects secured by powerful Florida State University graduates in the Legislature.

Suit challenges capital's control of universities
The long-anticipated fight over who should oversee Florida universities took shape Tuesday when a group of lawyers and educators filed a lawsuit charging Gov. Bush and the Legislature with violating the state Constitution.

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