Gator News And World Report (10/28/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, October 28, 2005. Brandon McArthur To Be Featured On CBS Sunday Afternoon; Winning ugly OK with Dooley; Slumping Gators welcome double dose of good news; Wildcats tabbed to win SEC; Georgia prepares for life without Shockley; Happy Nelson unsure about starting vs. Georgia;

Florida Gator Football

Brandon McArthur To Be Featured On CBS Sunday Afternoon
Sophomore Brandon McArthur (Seffner, Fla.) of the Gator baseball team will be profiled on the program, "Arete Honors for Courage in Sports" that will air on CBS between 5-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. The one-hour show will highlight athletes who have overcome major obstacles in the pursuit of their goals.

Winning ugly OK with Dooley
Vince Dooley didn't care about style points. If he did, he probably wouldn't have coached Georgia to the 1980 national championship. That Bulldogs team won ugly -- winning six games by seven or fewer points, including a 17-10 victory over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl -- which makes them even more special to Dooley.

Meyer Won't Concede Season Rides On Game
Though a loss to Georgia would eliminate Florida from contention for its first Southeastern Conference title since 2000, Coach Urban Meyer said he doesn't believe Saturday's Cocktail Party represents a last-ditch effort to salvage the Gators' season.

Slumping Gators welcome double dose of good news
Ray McDonald, Florida's top defensive lineman, will return from a torn knee ligament Saturday, when Georgia QB D.J. Shockley will be out with a knee injury.

Injury forces Gators DE to slow down
Ray McDonald's brain finally has caught up with his body, and he doesn't like the answers he's received.

Cocktail Party: Defensive Feast?
The Florida-Georgia game typically has some offensive flair, with the winner of the annual rivalry scoring at least 20 points 26 times in the last 29 years.

Georgia prepares for life without Shockley
Star quarterback D.J. Shockley left early last week in Georgia's game against Arkansas, leaving a huge hole in the Bulldogs' offense. Georgia will go with senior Joe Tereshinski to replace the fallen star against bitter rival Florida at the 83rd "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday.

Even Florida-Georgia Missing Some Juice
As we bid farewell to October - with a big, wet one no doubt - college football fans will have a chance to reflect on what might have been.

Happy Nelson unsure about starting vs. Georgia
Although Reggie Nelson of Palm Bay moved to free safety during the University of Florida's bye week, head coach Urban Meyer hasn't decided who will start against Georgia.

After 25 years, play still a vivid memory
My first semester at the University of Florida was 1980. My roommate was a fellow Merritt Island homeboy named Gus Valantasis, who had already been at UF a few years.

SEC hopes hinge on Cocktail Party
Urban Meyer's Gators - take three. UF hasn't won either of its last two key Southeastern Conference games. So, the Gators are on the verge of a monumental collapse that could put the team in a late-December game that could be a downgrade from last year's Peach Bowl

Digital Wonder
Long before they chanted his name, they were well aware of who he was and what he was capable of.

Florida Gator Basketball

Wildcats tabbed to win SEC
The University of Kentucky's basketball team assumed its rightful place yesterday at the top of the Southeastern Conference preseason poll.

Kentucky the team to beat in the SEC
In some ways, nothing seems to change in Southeastern Conference basketball. As seems to happen every year, the media selected Kentucky as the team to beat this season.

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