Gator News And World Report (8/26/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, August 26, 2005. Harris poll is a big joke, just like the BCS; UF women open season with a few questions; Taylor flashes his old skills in debut; Upbeat Meyer has team on the go; Ingram May Return To Hoops Team; The Art of Football; Diminutive Brown wears big bull's-eye; Defensive linemen now major strength; A month ago, Cornelius Ingram's basketball dreams..; Youthful Gators ranked No. 8;

Florida Gator Football

Harris poll is a big joke, just like the BCS
eally, this is almost too easy. Dooley, barrel of fish. Barrel of fish, Dooley. I am talking, of course, about the Harris Interactive Poll voters who were revealed this week (suspiciously while I was out of town). It's not that it's a big deal or anything. It just affects the college football national championship.

Around College Football
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Freshman quarterback Xavier Lee will not practice again until Tuesday, when Florida State begins game preparations for its Sept. 5 season opener here against Miami.

Tennessee looks for return trip to SEC championship
Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer knows what it takes to win a championship, and sees many of those ingredients in the 2005 Volunteers.

Upbeat Meyer has team on the go
Florida coach Urban Meyer was upbeat following Thursday's practice. Why? Because his team had just behaved the same way for about two hours.

Heisman Lineman
University of Florida offensive line coach John Hevesy dismissed the question without a moment's thought.

Ingram May Return To Hoops Team
Just when his basketball days seemed to be in the rearview, freshman quarterback Cornelius Ingram could grace the hardwood again. Perhaps sooner than late

The Art of Football
We know what you were thinking. What do Andy Reid and Andy Warhol have in common? What about Vincent Van Gough and Vincent Van Lombardi?

Diminutive Brown wears big bull's-eye
For some, the debate ended two weeks ago. Coach Urban Meyer, amid labeling Vernell Brown a model Gator and "the face of Florida football," named Brown the starting cornerback opposite Dee Webb.

Defensive linemen now major strength
Florida co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison cannot disguise his excitement at the thought of finally beginning his season with the Gators.

A month ago, Cornelius Ingram's basketball dreams..
A month ago, Cornelius Ingram's basketball dreams seemed over. But as the Florida basketball team's depth continues to dwindle, Ingram, a quarterback on the football team, could be on his way back to the court.

UM can't raise cane in Florida
Florida and Florida State traditionally play before crowds of 80,000 and 90,000; Miami does not.

Warriors or not, depth is an issue

Meyer is pleased by 'tempo of practice'

Ingram considers returning to basketball team
Just when his basketball days seemed to be in the rearview, freshman quarterback Cornelius Ingram could grace the hardwood again - perhaps sooner than later.

Gators hurting for depth at linebacker
Injuries hampered Florida's linebackers at practice this week, but the long-term concern is not the ailing starters, it's the Gators lack of depth behind them.

Florida Gator Soccer


Becky Burleigh knows her soccer team has questions. Like who has the potential to be the team's leading goal scorer this year? Or who is going to replace the five starters lost to graduation, a group that accounted for 30 of the team's 50 goals a year ago?

Florida Gator Fred Taylor

Taylor flashes his old skills in debut
Fred Taylor's long-awaited preseason cameo Thursday night left the Jaguars looking forward to Sept. 11. Taylor's first official carry of the summer went for 13 yards up the middle in a 23-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, prompting an ovation from the Alltel Stadium crowd.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

FSU women's hoops to face Gators twice
For the first time in eight years, Florida State and Florida will meet twice in women's basketball.
Florida Gator Volleyball

Youthful Gators ranked No. 8
For a team that has claimed at least a share of the last 14 Southeastern Conference championships, it might be a bit of a stretch to be playing the role of underdog.

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