Gator News And World Report (1/3/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, January 3, 2005. Walsh-less Gators fall to 'Noles; Gators get best of 'better' Bulls; USF Unable To Capitalize On Big Opportunity; Seminoles find a way to beat Gators; Urban's unconventional wisdom; UF Begins New Era Today; It's good to be the best coach in college game and more...

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Urban's unconventional wisdom
Urban Meyer doesn't like ordinary. He doesn't like normal. He doesn't like standard. He doesn't like routine.

It's good to be the best coach in college game
The best coach in college football was standing there Sunday at Orange Bowl Media Day being barraged by questions about playing USC for the national championship. That's when I walked up and said with a straight face:

UF Begins New Era Today
More than 40,000 red-clad Utah fans showed up at Sun Devil Stadium Saturday night to throw a farewell party for their coach.

Florida Gator Basketball

Walsh-less Gators fall to 'Noles
The Gators left the Donald L. Tucker Center humbled. UF's non-conference schedule ended with lingering questions instead of answers.

'Noles find their range
Florida State's two-month search for answers to inconsistency might not be solved with one resounding victory, but the Seminoles aren't about to give back Sunday's 82-69 win over rival Florida.

Florida a pawn in FSU's board game
With their top outside shooter and leading scorer Matt Walsh sidelined by a sprained left ankle, Florida knew it would have to win other phases of Sunday's game at Florida State.

Seminoles Dominate UF
Florida State didn't mess around Sunday afternoon in claiming its first homecourt victory against rival Florida in 17 years. The Seminoles, who had been difficult to figure through an erratic first month of the season, never trailed and never left room for doubt.

Seminoles find a way to beat Gators
The remaining fans chanted his name: "Von! Von! Von!"

Physical Seminoles put game away early
The Seminoles dominated on the boards-- outrebounding the Gators 44-20, and used a 10-0 run late in the first half to overwhelm UF.

'Noles show signs of growing up
Florida State sophomore guard Von Wafer and sophomore forward Al Thornton, like so many of their youthful teammates, have lacked the maturity to play all out all game.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

USF Unable To Capitalize On Big Opportunity
Tired of explaining away individual possessions that amounted to one squandered opportunity Sunday, USF women's basketball coach Jose Fernandez finally let his frustration bubble to the surface.

Gators get best of 'better' Bulls
Florida recovers from some deep deficits to outpace South Florida with a 13-6 run.

Close won't do for Bulls
"We're a better team," USF's coach says after UF rallies for a 58-50 win, its 14th straight in the series.

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