Gainesville can be proud of link to future Hall-of-Famer
Emmitt.That's all you've had to say since he knocked down the door in Tuscaloosa.
Emmitt offers plenty of praise in farewell
JACKSONVILLE- For 15 years he was about as strong a man as someone who was 5-foot-9, 216 pounds could be.
Smith singles out Gainesville friend for thanks
Johnny Nichols missed it.While Emmitt Smith was thanking so many people at his retirement news conference Thursday, Nichols was on the road working at his job as a pharmaceutical salesman. So he missed it when Smith told the mass of media in Jacksonville and an ESPN2 audience that he wanted to thank "Johnny Nichols, who was my best friend and still is."
Happy trails, Cowboy
Emmitt Smith took at a seat at a table with his wife to his right and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to his left.
Memories of Emmitt run wild
Former Pensacola Escambia High School football coach Dwight Thomas recalled meeting an eighth-grader who looked out-of-place in his polo shirt and slacks.
Smith Retires From NFL After 15 Years
Breaking down in tears and grasping his beloved Dallas Cowboys helmet, Emmitt Smith retired Thursday after a 15-year career in which he became the NFL's career rushing leader and played a key role on three Super Bowl champions.
Smith led high school team to 2 state titles in Florida
Dwight Thomas was worried when he took over as head coach at Escambia High in Pensacola, Fla., in 1983. The Gators had only one winning season in the previous 18.
`A tremendous ride'
Almost 17 years to the day since he first held a big room in suspense, Emmitt Smith walked into a news conference Thursday with a major announcement to make.
Smith retires, UF legendary status grows
There's nothing left for the overachiever to achieve. Emmitt Smith, who seemingly overachieved at every level of his football career, retired on Thursday as the NFL's all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
Smith's star rose beyond expectations
The tough yards never bothered Emmitt Smith. One tough word nearly did him in Thursday, however, coming at a price greater than any pain he ever felt running the football for the Florida Gators or the Dallas Cowboys.
Emotional Emmitt calls it quits
Almost 17 years to the day since he first held a big room in suspense, Emmitt Smith walked into a press conference Thursday with a major announcement to make.
No Brown, but Smith one of NFL's best
Emmitt Smith retired Thursday as the NFL's all-time leading rusher, yet still short of catching Jim Brown as the all-time best.
Smith ran hard, but always took care of himself
The gentlemanly thing to do, I know, would be to shower Emmitt Smith with homage and hosannas today.
Emmitt was the greatest running back of our time
Where do the years go? Have 17 of 'em really raced by since a wide-eyed freshman running back named Emmitt Smith told me and a few other sports writers in a University of Florida interview room that he just wasn't sure he was good enough to excel at this tough new level?
ernice Mosby didn't miss many shots Thursday night. But her final miss at then end regulation will be hard to forget.
Gators Take Vols To Limit, But Fall
- Everyone wants to be famous. Everyone wants to be on TV.
Gators bring Volunteers to overtime, can't hold on for win
For 40 minutes they hung with one of the best teams in the land. They did everything necessary to win: they shot for a better percentage and won the rebounding battle.
Boosters need to think twice about paying
Coaches and college boosters who buy or sell student athletes should know now they can face federal prosecution, the U.S. attorney whose office got a conviction in an Alabama recruiting scandal said Thursday.
It's not easy for Walsh
The life of Florida's junior guard seems nice -- with a Playmate girlfriend and all -- but others make it tough.
Humphrey, Gators prepare for Alabama
Sophomore Lee Humphrey remembers the last time his Gators faced Alabama. How could he forget?
Bittersweet homecoming for Sheppard
This should be about Lito Sheppard, the former University of Florida standout, a native of this city, returning home a Pro Bowler, about to play in a Super Bowl.
UF Baseball Voted Third in East by SEC Coaches
The University of Florida baseball team has been selected to finish third in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division in a vote of the league's head coaches released on Thursday.