Gator News And World Report (1/27/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, January 27, 2005. Gators show they can get defensive; Gators get RB pledge; Women look to respond; Capsule: Florida women at Georgia; Meyer has Gators on a recruiting roll; Gators' recruiting class belies the late jump adn more..

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Sitting Tall
He is the answer to one of professional basketball's greatest trivia questions, and his story is one of the most stunning examples of irony imaginable.

Florida Gator Basketball

Ugly win gets Gators on track
Perhaps ESPN scheduled the game back in 1996 when Tubby Smith led the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16. Or maybe the network just forgot the date of the real Cocktail Party.

Gators show they can get defensive
Was it great defense, or just the fact Florida faced an offensively challenged team?

Florida Gator Football

Gators get RB pledge
Urban Meyer has tapped into Texas talent for the second time in less than a week, gaining an oral commitment from a tailback who averaged almost 12 yards a carry during his high school career in a spread offense similar to Meyer's.

Gators' recruiting class belies the late jump
By the time Florida coach Urban Meyer and his staff officially took over Jan. 3, they had less than one month to try to salvage the recruiting class, and clearly Florida had issues.

Meyer has Gators on a recruiting roll
At a program where many recruiting experts expected fans to go hungry, Florida has already locked up the main course. Now UF is going for the dessert before next Wednesday's national signing day for high school football recruits.

Top receiver commits to play for UM
Lavar Lobdell, regarded as one of the nation's top high school receivers, is the latest player to orally commit to the University of Miami.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Women look to respond
Carolyn Peck's Gators prided themselves last season on bouncing back from a loss. The team's resiliency has been greatly tested this season and will be again tonight when Florida faces No. 19 Georgia in Athens.

Capsule: Florida women at Georgia
• Time/place: Today, 7 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum, Athens

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