Gator News And World Report (2/8/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, February 8, 2005. Kentucky UF's top challenge; First taste of Rupp Arena; Meyer finalizes his staff; Suspended LB wants to return; Women's basketball looking from outside; Boss to start Gator opener Friday night; Florida Freshman Just Slightly Left Of Center; Freshman Helps UF Rebound In Emphatic Fashion; UF seeks another stellar effort; Florida eager for No. 5 Kentucky; Gators getting tougher and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Kentucky UF's top challenge
One team has the tradition, the titles, the 17-game conference winning streak and a fan base that expects to reach the Final Four every year

First taste of Rupp Arena
Florida freshman Corey Brewer knew plenty about the Florida-Kentucky rivalry before stepping foot on campus.

Florida Freshman Just Slightly Left Of Center
Corey Brewer glanced at his University of Florida teammate, turned back and glanced again, searching in vain for any words that could hope to describe the spindly apparition with the face by Raphael and the hair by Diana Ross.

Freshman Helps UF Rebound In Emphatic Fashion
University of Florida guard Matt Walsh peered over the media horde surrounding him Saturday and pointed.

UF seeks another stellar effort
The man has been through this before. Florida Coach Billy Donovan knows about the hardship of handling success, so in a noisy locker room Saturday, minutes after Florida's 31-point rout of Alabama, Donovan delivered his message.

Whatever happened to Gator greatness?
An enigmatic UF team, only lukewarm so far this season, is poised to either dash to the NCAAs or flop to the NIT. Which will it be?

Florida eager for No. 5 Kentucky
The Florida Gators have gone into Kentucky's Rupp Arena with better credentials and lost.

Gators getting tougher
Team Pretty comes to Rupp Arena tonight hoping its recent facelift will encourage a new look on the scoreboard

Gators go hungry vs. UK
Chuck Hayes owns the University of Florida.

UF's 'Bama romp means squat at Rupp
The Gators will need more than momentum when they visit the historic arena to face Kentucky, 8-0 in the SEC.

Florida Gator Football

Meyer finalizes his staff
ew Florida football coach Urban Meyer officially assigned coaching responsibilities for his staff Monday.

Suspended LB wants to return
uspended Florida linebacker Taurean Charles, facing aggravated battery and culpable negligence charges, has moved closer to gaining a resolution in his legal matters.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Women's basketball looking from outside
There's still plenty of time, but the chances of Florida's women's basketball team returning to the NCAA Tournament are slipping away quickly.

Florida Gator Baseball

Boss to start Gator opener Friday night
For the first time since 2002, Florida will have a senior on the mound for opening day.

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