Gator News And World Report (1/6/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, January 6, 2005. Walsh out 4-6 weeks; Lee struggles for consistency; Crowder to go pro; Recruits lift gym team to new heights; Gators hope to show the doubters; Fedora and Wickline headed to OK State; Crowder ends tumultuous run at UF and more...

Florida Gator Football

Crowder to go pro
inebacker Channing Crowder has decided not to be a part of the Urban Meyer era at the University of Florida.

Crowder is NFL-bound
The more Channing Crowder thought about leaving Florida early for the NFL, the harder it was to make the decision.

UF Losing Crowder To NFL
Channing Crowder stood in the west stands of Florida Field on Wednesday, pondering a critically important choice.

Fedora and Wickline headed to OK State
Ron Zook is trying to woo recruits to Illinois, but he's having trouble holding on to assistant coaches at the Big 10 school.

Crowder ends tumultuous run at UF
Less than two years ago, Florida linebacker Channing Crowder spent his afternoons working at a Gainesville car wash hoping to someday become a veterinarian. Those plans have changed.

Florida Gator Basketball

Walsh out 4-6 weeks
Matt Walsh's ankle injury was worse than originally feared. Walsh suffered partial ligament damage to his left ankle and will be likely out 4-6 weeks, Florida coach Billy Donovan confirmed Wednesday.

Lee struggles for consistency
The worst part of Sunday's loss to Florida State for Florida senior David Lee wasn't the final 12 minutes he spent on the bench.

Walsh out 4-to-6 weeks with ankle ligament tears
The injury to University of Florida leading scorer Matt Walsh's ankle is even worse than basketball coach Billy Donovan feared it was on Monday -- and that's the day he admitted that the injury was worse than the initial diagnosis.

Sprained Ankle Sidelines Gators' Walsh For 4-6 Weeks
Before Sunday, Matt Walsh had missed one game in his basketball career. Late Tuesday, the University of Florida's leading scorer learned a severe left ankle sprain would sideline him for four to six weeks.

Florida Gator Gymnastics

Recruits lift gym team to new heights
The latest edition of International Gymnast Magazine sits on the desk of Rhonda Faehn in her O'Connell Center office. In it, the magazine highlights several teams with a legitimate chance at winning the NCAA Championship this season, Florida included.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Gators hope to show the doubters
Once again, no one is picking Florida's women's basketball team to be much of a factor in the SEC. The Gators aren't anyone's sleeper pick to win the conference. They aren't even expected to finish in the top five.

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