Gator News And World Report (1/7/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, January 7, 2005. 2000 recruits had their share of hits, misses; Recruiting: Time to fly straight; Anxiety level dips for UF; Williams' 23 paces Gators; Coaches leave, but still call; Outlook uncertain as UF gets ready for SEC play and more..

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2000 recruits had their share of hits, misses
I'm not a big believer in rating recruiting classes. It's not until five seasons after a class shows up that you can really tell what a class accomplished.

Recruiting: Time to fly straight
The days of wine and roses are over in college football recruiting. Certainly, there still will be plenty of schmoozing and pampering on official campus visits, but prospects will no longer be privy to the old luxuries: Private plane rides, extravagant meals and suites in four-star hotels.

Coaches leave, but still call
A weeknight, 7:30 p.m. A phone rings in a blue-chip football recruit's home. "Hello?" "Hey, Anthony, this is coach John Doe. How are you?"

Florida Gator Gymnastics

Anxiety level dips for UF
Samantha Lutz remembers walking into her first collegiate gymnastics meet last year, the buzz of 11,000 fans resonating through Alabama's Coleman Coliseum at the Super Six Challenge. She nearly froze.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Williams' 23 paces Gators
Tamia Williams tied her career high of 23 points as Florida defeated Arkansas 68-56 in front of 2,318 at Bud Walton Arena in Southeastern Conference play Thursday.

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Outlook uncertain as UF gets ready for SEC play
Florida Coach Billy Donovan sent out the warning long ago. He didn't make any dramatic predictions, didn't set any outlandish goals.

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