Gator News And World Report (5/7/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, May 7, 2005. Gators fade to sixth in regional; Prized QB prospect chooses Meyer's offense; UF gives Meyer incentive; Meyer's deal offers reasons to stay, win; Donovan's loss was nobody's gain with Brown; UF's Meyer an expensive upgrade; Schmidt helps Hogs top UF; Gators to pay Meyer average of $2 million and more...

Florida Gator Golf

Gators fade to sixth in regional
In what amounted to a 36-hole, 11-hour marathon round of golf, the Florida Gators were looking fine and fresh at the halfway point Friday, but bedraggled and beaten at the end.

Florida Gator Football

Prized QB prospect chooses Meyer's offense
Quarterback Jevan Snead already had a strong feeling Urban Meyer's offense could do great things for him. Then, when he heard the same thing from Utah All-American Alex Smith in a telephone conversation from New York the night before the Heisman ceremony, the deal was pretty much sealed.

UF gives Meyer incentive
Gators contract rewards football coach for staying put and includes plenty of perks.

Prep QB from Texas commits to Gators
Florida coach Urban Meyer has made sure he has plenty of options when it comes to quarterback in the next several seasons.

Meyer's deal offers reasons to stay, win
Coach Urban Meyer has extra incentive to win and to stay at Florida. Meyer could earn up to $450,000 in bonuses by winning the Southeastern Conference, the national title and some postseason coaching awards in the same year, according to his contract released Friday. He also has a longevity clause that would pay him a total of $2.1 million for remaining at the school for the duration of the seven-year, $14 million contract he agreed to in December.

Meyer's Deal Incentive-Laden
Urban Meyer has spent the past month telling University of Florida football fans he plans to coach the Gators for a long time.

UF's Meyer an expensive upgrade
Coach Urban Meyer not only is being perceived as a major upgrade to Ron Zook, he's being paid like one.

Gators to pay Meyer average of $2 million
It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Urban Meyer.

Florida Gator Basketball

Donovan's loss was nobody's gain with Brown
The general consensus is Kwame Brown is another spoiled malcontent and exhibit A for why the NBA desperately needs an age limit.

Florida Gator Baseball

Schmidt helps Hogs top UF
Nick Schmidt's complete game completely turned around the Razorbacks Friday night.

Florida Gator Ike Hilliard

Hilliard adds depth to Bucs receiving corps
Former New York Giants receiver Ike Hilliard signed a contract Friday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hilliard Playing Numbers Game
Don't hyperventilate, Buc fans. Keyshawn Johnson remains safely ensconced in Dallas.

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