Gator News And World Report (8/24/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, August 24, 2005. Basketball recruit Kitchen denied enrollment at Florida; Gators WRs Coach Not Happy With His Players; Proving his worth again; Gators' Meyer has unique ways to motivate; Making strides switching sides; Horne, Tordi join major leagues; Lee hopes ex-teammates land spots on NBA rosters; UF secondary built for speed and more...

Florida Gator Football

Injuries dominate scrimmage
The Gators held another scrimmage Tuesday, and another large group of players didn't play. UF's top three linebackers didn't take part in all drills because of various injuries.

Gators WRs Coach Not Happy With His Players
Florida receivers coach Billy Gonzales can describe his idea of the perfect receiver, but at the moment, none of his current charges fits the bill.

Injuries piling up for Gators' defense
Coach Urban Meyer spent a few minutes of another afternoon rattling off bumps, bruises, sprains and strains his defense has endured this training camp.

Proving his worth again
After a solid freshman season, Tate Casey seems a shoo-in as the Gators' tight end. But he's taking nothing for granted.

College football practice report | Florida
It has been speculated since spring that true freshman Josh Portis would serve as Chris Leak's backup at quarterback. On Tuesday, coach Urban Meyer said Portis has earned the No. 2 spot for now.

Gators' Meyer has unique ways to motivate
Ronnie Wilson's dorm room was becoming an environmental hazard. A pile of smelly socks here, a mound of dirty clothes there, an eye-watering odor everywhere.

Harris poll 'stars' add muscle to BCS
Former Dolphins defensive end Kim Bokamper is among the 114 panelists who will be voting in a new poll the Bowl Championship Series will use this season to determine which teams play in college football's four major bowls, including the national title game.

Making strides switching sides
The position that seemed so awkward to Reggie Lewis just a few months ago is now feeling like a natural fit.

Starting linebackers miss scrimmage with injuries
Less than two weeks before the season opener against Wyoming, a slew of injuries continues to plague the Gators.

UF secondary built for speed
Offenses have changed radically during the past decade in college football. While many schools are rediscovering the value of balance, it's still typical for teams to use four or five wide receivers and spread the field

Florida Gator Basketball

Basketball recruit Kitchen denied enrollment at Florida
Class of 2005 Florida basketball signee Derwin Kitchen will not be able enroll at Florida this fall due to academic reasons, school officials confirmed Tuesday.

Florida basketball recruit ineligible for fall
Florida's efforts to replace guards Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson took a big hit Tuesday when the Gators learned that standout recruit Derwin Kitchen will not be able to enroll this fall.

Kitchen can't enroll at UF
Florida's depleted backcourt grew even thinner on Tuesday after learning that former Raines High School standout guard Derwin Kitchen is ineligible to enroll when the fall semester begins today.

Lee hopes ex-teammates land spots on NBA rosters
David Lee talked Tuesday about flying over New York, the enormity of it and the reality that the former Florida all-conference forward is about to become an NBA player there with the Knicks

Florida Gator Baseball

Horne will sign with Yanks today
Alan Horne's long and trying journey into professional baseball will finally come to an end today.

Horne, Tordi join major leagues
The UF baseball team will be without a pair of players for the 2006 season. While one of the early departures was expected, another junior signing came as a surprise.

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