Gator News And World Report (11/29/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Unbeaten and focused; Ingle Martin pleased with his post-UF success; Brown leads ex-Gators in state return; St. Augustine RB James to join brother at Florida; Gators stay unbeaten; Deciding On Gators A Relief For Fayson; One on each side honored for rout; SEC honors Hand, Herring and more....

Florida Gator Football

St. Augustine RB James to join brother at Florida
The Florida Gators picked up their second football commitment from St. Augustine High in as many days when Yellow Jackets running back Brandon James called UF coach Urban Meyer on Monday morning to join the Gators' 2006 signing class.

Deciding On Gators A Relief For Fayson
Every big-name college football program was interested in Hillsborough High quarterback Jarred Fayson, from Florida to Southern Cal, Miami to West Virginia, Georgia to Alabama.

One on each side honored for rout
Based on their performances in a 34-7 win over Florida State, two Gators earned league honors Monday. Senior strong safety Jarvis Herring was named SEC defensive player of the week, and Randy Hand was offensive lineman of the week.

SEC honors Hand, Herring
Two Florida seniors were honored as SEC players of the week for their efforts in the Gators' 34-7 win Saturday against Florida State.

Florida Gator Basketball

Unbeaten and focused
What do you get out of playing a team like Alabama State? For a young Florida team, it was a chance to continue to develop some skills and catch a breather after playing three straight games against teams from power conferences. Still, it took a while for Florida to shake the pesky Hornets in an 87-60 win to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1984-85.

Freshman to get redshirt
Florida coach Billy Donovan confirmed Monday night that he will seek a medical redshirt for freshman forward Jimmie Sutton this season.

Gators stay unbeaten
Three of the best players in school history are gone. The starting lineup is four sophomores and a junior, all of whom were role players until this season.

UF (6-0) Off To Best Start In 21 Years
When asked to discuss his impending 200th victory at the University of Florida, Billy Donovan pointed out that he hadn't contributed a solitary point to win No. 199.

Florida has fun in easy win
This was a night for silliness and sideshows at the O'Connell Center. The Rowdy Reptiles serenaded point guard Taurean Green on his 20th birthday. The shot clocks above one basket malfunctioned 16 seconds into the second half, delaying the game for 10 minutes.

UF devours first of many basketball cupcakes
The University of Florida's procession of non-conference cupcakes at home began with a 27-point rout and the school's first 6-0 start in men's basketball since 1984. Coach Billy Donovan hopes the No. 11 Gators' 87-60 win against Alabama State on Monday night is the next step in the learning process for his young team, not the first in series of blowout wins that stunt his players' development.

Green lifts Gators to best start in 21 years
Sophomore guard Taurean Green scored 18 points to lead host No. 11 Florida to an 87-60 win over Alabama State on Monday, giving the Gators their best start in two decades.

Gators cruise to 6-0 start
The biggest suspense at the O'Connell Center Monday night was wondering whether Billy Donovan could recover from an accidental punch in the face by an official and waiting to see if the maintenance crew could fix the shot clock after it malfunctioned a few seconds into the second half.

Florida Gator Ingle Martin

Ingle Martin pleased with his post-UF success
Five years ago, Ingle Martin knew his ring size because he knew championships were coming. He knew which wall would display his University of Florida degree once he graduated.

Florida Gator Alex Brown

Brown leads ex-Gators in state return
"You're from Miami?" Alex Brown asked the woman with the TV crew. "Yeah?""Here," the Bears defensive end said, offering her his Florida Gators cap. "You need to put this on."

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