Gator News And World Report (10/25/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, October 25, 2005. Gators say they would prefer Shockley; 'Dawgs have made believers of SEC pundits; Black Monday revisited; Donovan tries out different lineups in first scrimmage; Lost one for Zooker; Florida-Georgia activity schedule; Zook's exit hits an anniversary; Meyer targets defense for offense's struggles; Meyer supports Leak; Gators remember Georgia game, Zook one year later and more...

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Gators say they would prefer Shockley
Some Florida fans may be elated that Georgia will be without starting quarterback D.J. Shockley for Saturday's game in Jacksonville, but the Gators are not. They say they would prefer to face the Bulldogs at full strength.

'Dawgs have made believers of SEC pundits
The window was supposed to be closed, slammed down on the fingers of the Georgia Bulldogs with the enthusiasm of a Larry Munson touchdown call.

Black Monday revisited
It was a quiet, uneventful day for the Florida football team Monday.

Lost one for Zooker
One year ago today, Florida lost to Georgia -- even though the teams wouldn't be playing at Alltel Stadium for another five days.

Florida-Georgia activity schedule
he Welcome Center opens: The center is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the sports complex, between Metropolitan Park and the Kids Kampus.

Mincey spurned Bulldogs
Jeremy Mincey heard a lot of barking growing up in Statesboro. Florida's senior defensive end was, naturally, surrounded by Georgia fans. Classmates, teachers, coaches and family members adored the Bulldogs.

Gators Wish Shockley Was Available
Several Florida defensive players are disappointed Georgia QB D.J. Shockley might miss Saturday's game because of a sprained knee ligament.

Florida, Georgia enjoy Jacksonville
As director of the Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Board, Mike Sullivan certainly loves the thought of Florida and Georgia continuing their 90-year-old series at Alltel Stadium in the heart of his city.

Zook's exit hits an anniversary
Florida Gators linebacker Todd McCullough looked around the locker room before last year's Florida-Georgia game and for a brief moment football didn't matter.

Meyer targets defense for offense's struggles
Seven games into his first season at Florida, Urban Meyer is now saying what many people were saying seven games ago.

Meyer supports Leak
It's not all Chris Leak's fault. Florida's offense has struggled in SEC play this season. There have even been cries from some fans to start Josh Portis at quarterback in his place. That isn't going to happen.

Loss of Shockley could sink 'Dogs
It's Code Red time for the No. 4 BCS-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. A simple scramble through the heart of Arkansas's defense on Saturday turned into a sprained left knee ligament for Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley.

Gators remember Georgia game, Zook one year later
Despite a subpar offense and a load of injuries, the Gators feel better heading into Saturday's game against Georgia than they did a year ago.

At Georgia, a Hike in Tradition
Joe Tereshinski III's grandfather, father and uncle played football at the University of Georgia, so he knows how much the annual border game against the University of Florida means to the Bulldog Nation.

Zook sheds no Gator tears
Monday was an anniversary of sorts for Ron Zook. Exactly one year ago, as Zook's Gators were getting ready for their annual showdown with Georgia, Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley announced the coach was finished, effective at the end of the season.

Florida Gator Basketball

Donovan tries out different lineups in first scrimmage
Florida completed its first intrasquad scrimmage Sunday with coach Billy Donovan more concerned about numbers of players than numbers of points.

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Peterson loses cars in garage fire
A fire at the home of Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson caused about a half-million dollars in damage Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the linebacker's house in the Queen's Harbour development about 3:20 p.m. Although the fire was contained mostly to an attached garage, classic cars inside were damaged.

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