The Gator News and World Report (12/9/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, December 9, 2005. Linebacker Everett just curious about NFL; The coach remains the same; Gator bench runs deep from end to end; Unselfish play getting UF noticed; Everett submits request for his NFL Draft status; Killingsworth rises up for UF; Gators, Again? Hoteliers Sigh; UF's Everett won't enter draft early; Gators settle into new roles and more...

Florida Gator Football

Linebacker Everett just curious about NFL
Florida linebacker Earl Everett on Thursday diffused recent speculation that he will be skipping his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.

Everett submits request for his NFL Draft status
Add linebacker Earl Everett to the list of Florida underclassmen exploring their NFL Draft status.

Gators, Again? Hoteliers Sigh
Stung by the selection of the University of Florida to play in the Outback Bowl, local tourism leaders are demanding bowl officials take into account in the future that out-of-state teams bring more business to the Tampa Bay area's tourism industry.

UF's Everett won't enter draft early
University of Florida linebacker Earl Everett said Thursday he will return for his season in 2006 and will not enter the NFL Draft.

Florida Gator Basketball

The coach remains the same
Billy Donovan hasn't changed.The perception of him has.He's still the same guy who built a program from a shaky foundation. He's still the guy who has struggled to get out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament since the 2000 season. He's still the guy you'd pick early if you were choosing sides for a pick-up game at the coaches' convention.

Unselfish play getting UF noticed
Billy Donovan can't tell that his team is off to the second-best start in school history and has gone from being an unranked afterthought in college basketball to the No.10 team in the country.

Gators settle into new roles

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Gator bench runs deep from end to end
These days when Carolyn Peck turns away from the basketball court and scans her bench, she likes what she sees. Between her assistants at one end, and the trainers at the other, Peck has nothing but depth.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Killingsworth rises up for UF
Florida middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth is 6-foot-3. She can hit 10-4 on a reaching jump. For the record, NCAA volleyball nets are about 7-4 high.

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