Gator News and World Report (12/1/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, December 1, 2005. Taurean Green is getting it done on offense, at the line; Her head is in the game but her heart is in Iraq; Two oral commitments bring recruit total to 19; Gators only adding to program; Gators have been anticipating tourney for a while; Gators rally to 93-80 win; UF hopes 4 is lucky number; Jefferson Tight End Pupello Chooses Florida; UF juniors weigh draft options and more...

Florida Gator Football

Two oral commitments bring recruit total to 19
Florida picked up potential help in an area of need Wednesday when Larry Grant, the No. 1-rated junior college linebacker in the nation, confirmed he has orally committed to the Gators.

Gators only adding to program
Florida co-defensive coordinator Charlie Strong has been listed by several newspapers as one of the candidates for the vacant head coaching job at Middle Tennessee State.

Jefferson Tight End Pupello Chooses Florida
Jefferson High tight end Trent Pupello left Gainesville this past weekend with a feeling he couldn't shake. Wednesday morning, he decided to act on that feeling.

UF juniors weigh draft options
Urban Meyer's seen it before - a talented but developing redshirt sophomore or junior is "promised" by outsiders that he will be a first-, second- or third-round draft pick in the NFL, only to wind up out of football before his 21st birthday.

Florida Gator

Taurean Green is getting it done on offense, at the line
When Taurean Green found out the starting Florida point guard job was his to lose this past summer, he went to the videotape, critiquing the little things he did wrong in his freshman season.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Her head is in the game but her heart is in Iraq
It's a crazy time for Angie McGinnis. She is the setter on Florida's volleyball team, which will host an NCAA regional starting today. There are finals coming up and, of course, Christmas is around the corner.

Gators have been anticipating tourney for a while
The countdown started on a chalkboard way back in the spring. The Gators arrived for the first day of spring practice and a message was waiting for them. Written in marker on a dry erase board hanging on the wall was a countdown to the NCAA volleyball final four in San Antonio.

UF hopes 4 is lucky number
All season long, the No.4 Florida volleyball team had a reminder of what number would make this season successful. Every day the Gators practiced, it hovered over them.

FAU faces No. 8 Florida tonight
The Florida Atlantic women's volleyball team finished its final year in the Atlantic Sun Conference with the regular-season and tournament titles, including an automatic bid into the 64-team NCAA Tournament.

Killingsworth key for UF
In two weeks Kisya Killingsworth will find out if her lofty goal of earning All-American status will be achieved. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, a former UF legend will be keeping a close eye on the voting.

Gators to open NCAA Tournament against FAU
It's that time of the year again for coach Mary Wise and the No. 4 UF volleyball team.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Gators rally to 93-80 win
Senior Brittany Davis recorded career-highs of 23 points and 16 rebounds Wednesday to lead the Florida women's basketball team to a 93-80 win over Charlotte in front of a crowd of 3,693 at Halton Arena.

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