Gator News And World Report (8/25/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, August 25, 2005. Fast start for Fason; CB Nelson finally returns to practice; The Best and Worst in UF history; Guard commits for 2006; On solid footing again; Gators concerned about linebacking corps; Degory recalls fallen teammate; Banged-Up Gators Lose Hand, Get Back Nelson; Urban renewal and more...

Florida Gator Football

CB Nelson finally returns to practice
Based on what he heard from his head coach the night before, Reggie Nelson knew what his options were when he woke up Wednesday morning.

The Best and Worst in UF history
When you turn 50, as I did last November, you do a lot of reflecting, and for the last several months I've been doing just that. You can't go back in time except in your mind.

Gators concerned about linebacking corps
Injuries continued to hamper Florida's linebackers Wednesday, but the long-term concern is not the ailing starters. It's the lack of depth behind them.

Swamp thing returns
Urban Meyer wants the next decade at Florida Field to be a lot like the past decade.

Degory recalls fallen teammate
When Florida center Mike Degory heard about the death of NFL lineman Thomas Herrion last weekend, it brought back memories of Eraste Autin.

Banged-Up Gators Lose Hand, Get Back Nelson
Preseason camp continues to wear on the Florida football team in the form of nagging injuries.

Urban renewal
Twenty miles north of here, in the heartland of Florida -- an area where tourists only pass through -- they have a billboard warning of ''Speed Traps ahead."

Palm Beach Super 11
MATT SPEED, DWYER Position: Linebacker/running back. Class: Senior. Ht.: 5-8. Wt.: 207.

Palm Bay's Nelson returns
Cornerback Reggie Nelson finally returned to practice Wednesday after missing eight days of practice with a staph infection.

Defense 'growing up' while filling in for injured stars
Burnouts. Brian Crum, Steven Harris and Vernell Brown were just three of a number of defensive players who had all but staked claim to the burnout label. They arrived to campus as studs but almost became duds.

Florida Gator Ciatrick Fason

Fast start for Fason
It's not easy for a rookie running back to draw high praise from an NFL head coach in the middle of August. It's even more difficult when he only gets three carries per game.

Florida Gator Basketball

Guard commits for 2006
A day after losing an incoming freshman guard this fall due to academic reasons, Florida gained a commitment from the same position for the freshman class of 2006.

Florida Gator Track & Field

Florida Relays called off for '06
One of the oldest and most prestigious track and field meets in the Southeast has been temporarily grounded by the University of Florida.

Florida Gator Soccer

On solid footing again
Jasmine Johnson understands what it means to be tough. That is what has shaped her young, but promising soccer career.

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