Gator News And World Report (1/30/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, January 30, 2005. A year later, UF is rebounding in many ways; Here comes the hard part; Father, son are coaching along; Gators find new way; Late Start Doesn't Slow UF; For a change, 'D' key for UF; Gators win, face tough stretch next; Right at home with Holliday and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

A year later, UF is rebounding in many ways
A year ago it might have been one of those games that slipped away. Billy Donovan was willing to admit that Saturday.

Here comes the hard part
Just two minutes into the game Saturday, Florida coach Billy Donovan sat senior forward David Lee after an early turnover in which he was caught out of position.

Father, son are coaching along
It was a different feeling. For the first time at a basketball game, Jeremy Shyatt was on the bench opposite his father.

USC's Day has big afternoon
South Carolina coach Dave Odom has told Dwayne Day all season to be ready to come off the bench. The freshman forward, who had played just 29 career minutes, listened.

Gators find new way
Florida beat South Carolina on Saturday, but the Gators wouldn't have won the game last year.

Gators Show Growth By Finding A Way To Win
With his team's lead dwindling and his shot askew Saturday, University of Florida guard Matt Walsh called teammates David Lee and Anthony Roberson to halfcourt.

For a change, 'D' key for UF
So this was what they were talking about. This was what Florida's basketball team meant those many months ago.

Forget kid stuff, Gators' Donovan has come of age
Billy Donovan will turn 40 in a couple of months, his slicked-back hair is creeping a little further back on his famous forehead and now he is the dean of Southeastern Conference basketball coaches.

Gators win, face tough stretch next
Call it cautious optimism. The Florida Gators improved to 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference and 13-4 overall with an 80-72 victory against South Carolina on Saturday. But now the true test begins -- a three-game stretch against Mississippi State on the road, Alabama at home and Kentucky in hostile Rupp Arena.

Year and Day later, Gators protect lead
A season ago, no lead — no matter how large or how late in the game — seemed to be safe for the University of Florida during Southeastern Conference play.

Florida Gator Tennis

Women's tennis team wins again
The second-ranked Florida women's tennis team defeated Florida International 5-0 Saturday.

Florida Gator Recruiting

Late Start Doesn't Slow UF
When Urban Meyer walked into Middleton High football coach Harry Hubbard's office last month, Hubbard didn't see a man with limited experience recruiting in Florida.

Right at home with Holliday
John "Doc" Holliday whipped his rented Lincoln Town Car around a corner and everybody in the Liberty City neighborhood looked his way.

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