Gator News And World Report (11/4/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, November 4, 2005. Top of a short list; Scholar-athlete label fits Lowe; Gators suffer 1st-round KO; Power conferences aiming to score two big BCS checks; Commodores swear they have improved and more...

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Top of a short list
It's a short list. It's a list right there with "Products Even NASCAR Won't Endorse" and "Ranked Male Tennis Stars I'd Recognize If They Were In My Living Room."

It would cost Vols more to fire Fulmer
Tennessee fans are growing increasingly frustrated and flustered with their highly successful football coach, but they need to relax and show some patience because the Big Guy isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Power conferences aiming to score two big BCS checks
Because there will be no BCS buster rising out of the mid-major conferences this season the way Utah did in 2004, the power leagues have a chance to fill the two at-large bids to the four big-money bowls.

Gators Notebook
Florida coach Urban Meyer stresses ball security more than anything else, and he gets good results.

Those lovable losers
If Charlie Brown played college football, there's little doubt what kind of player he'd be.

Baker's return opens up more options for Meyer
Although receiver Dallas Baker had been on crutches all week with a sprained ankle until Thursday, he may play this weekend against Vanderbilt, UF coach Urban Meyer said.

Upcoming Game Is Homecoming For Pell's Widow
Ward Pell, the widow of former Florida coach Charley Pell, will attend Saturday's Vanderbilt game as a guest of current Gators coach Urban Meyer.

Commodores swear they have improved
For three years, the "no swearing" policy Vanderbilt Coach Bobby Johnson enforces in his program brought the Commodores much of their positive publicity.

UF's Baker still hurting
It doesn't look like receiver Dallas Baker's ankle is improving. Baker, who injured his right ankle in Florida's 14-10 victory over Georgia on Saturday, is still on crutches.

Gators' backs mix up a crushing rush
The forecast for Saturday night's game against Vanderbilt at The Swamp calls for clear skies, but the Gators' offense is hoping to keep its own "thunder and lightning" backfield attack on the radar.

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Scholar-athlete label fits Lowe
arah Lowe will miss the first two games of Florida's season. But she's excited about why. Lowe, the Gators senior point guard, is one of two University of Florida students who have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Lowe will be in Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 18-19 to interview as part of the selection process.

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Gators suffer 1st-round KO
After the game, Florida women's soccer coach Becky Burleigh said that her team created more chances, had more possession and generally outplayed Auburn in the first round of the SEC women's soccer tournament.

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