Gator News And World Report (12/10/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, December 10, 2005. No. 10 Gators gun for best start; Gators reach region final; Gator rely on defense to hold off late charge by Illini; Former Gator Parker to be sentenced Jan. 9; Florida defeats Bethune-Cookman, 88-58.; Portis to leave UF; Gators close in on record start; Gators continue to shine and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

No. 10 Gators gun for best start
lorida moved a step closer to history Friday night. With an 88-58 win over Bethune Cookman, the No. 10 Gators improved to 9-0, one win shy of the school-best 10-0 start in 1951-52. Florida will have nine days off for finals before attempting to match the mark Dec. 18 at home against Jacksonville.

Florida defeats Bethune-Cookman, 88-58.
Al Horford scored 17 points on 8-for-8 shooting and No. 10 Florida shot an O'Connell Center-record 67.3 percent in its 88-58 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Friday night.

Gators close in on record start
Florida has one game remaining to get a piece of school history. The No.10 Gators routed Bethune-Cookman 88-58 at the O'Connell Center Friday night to continue the second-best start in school history. The 9-0 Gators can tie the best start by beating Jacksonville University in Gainesville on Dec. 18.

Gators continue to shine
Later this winter, Florida will face an Alabama team without "State" following its name. And the next Wildcats to visit the O'Connell Center will wear Kentucky blue and white, not the maroon and gold Bethune-Cookman College wore there Friday night.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Gator rely on defense to hold off late charge by Illini
When Florida senior forward Brittany Davis saw the player she was guarding cut toward the free-throw line, instincts told her a play needed to be made.

Florida Gator Football

Portis to leave UF
True Florida freshman quarterback Josh Portis is transferring to another school, his mother confirmed Friday.

UF QB Portis transferring
The mother of Florida freshman quarterback Josh Portis said Friday her son is going to transfer to another school.

Freshman QB Mulls Transfer From UF
The mother of University of Florida quarterback Josh Portis said Friday that her son will transfer. Portis himself said Friday he hasn't made up his mind.

Freshman QB Portis set to leave UF
Patricia Portis, mother of true freshman Florida quarterback Josh Portis, confirmed Friday night that her son told Coach Urban Meyer he planned to leave the football program after the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2.

Freshman quarterback Portis to leave Florida
Florida Gators reserve quarterback Josh Portis, a freshman who followed coach Urban Meyer to Gainesville, confirmed Friday that he is leaving the school.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Gators reach region final
OMAHA, Neb. - This Midwestern city was a very un-Florida-like place Friday. Temperatures were in the single digits and five inches of snowfall blanketed the ground.

Florida Gator Major Parker

Former Gator Parker to be sentenced Jan. 9
The sentencing for former Florida basketball player and staff assistant Major Parker has been moved back to Jan. 9, according to court records.

Florida Gators Max Starks & Alex Brown

Bears' duo quiets offenses
When he came out for his first day of pass-protecting drills as a freshman at the University of Florida, Max Starks had the misfortune of getting paired against Gators defensive end Alex Brown, a three-time All-American and Lombardi Award semifinalist.

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