Gator News and World Report (1/12/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, January 12, 2006. Teams get a little gritty on the floor in historic win; Two-way football recruit may have eyes on two sports; Dickey pursues baseball at expense of football; Ex-Gators to tee off with Wie; Gators not so hot, still win; QB tunes up with download; An Ugly Win, But No. 2 Gators (15-0) Remain Perfect; Released from Gators, Riley considers a transfer to USF; Gators turn to veterans to set mark and more....

Florida Gator Basketball

Teams get a little gritty on the floor in historic win
With half his teammates sick and the other half in foul trouble, Florida starting point guard Taurean Green at one point in the first half asked coach Billy Donovan if he was taking too many shots.

Gators not so hot, still win
Hamstrung Florida improves to 15-0 with win over Mississippi State.

An Ugly Win, But No. 2 Gators (15-0) Remain Perfect
Sweat still poured from University of Florida forward Corey Brewer as he rubbed the left elbow that went numb after a collision with the court Wednesday. The pain couldn't chase away Brewer's smile, though.

Gators notch No. 15
On the bench, Al Horford and David Huertas wheezed, symptoms of strep throat causing them to sniffle more than sweat.

Green lifts UF to 15th straight win
Taurean Green took over when the Gators found themselves in foul trouble, scoring a game-high 20 points as UF beat Mississippi State.

Moss lifts Florida to 15th straight
Florida senior forward Adrian Moss made it quite clear where he stands. "I don't kiss boys," he said.

Gators turn to veterans to set mark
In all the hype surrounding Florida's young guns, the four starting sophomores and one junior, the veterans have quietly been left out of the spotlight.

Florida Gator Football

Two-way football recruit may have eyes on two sports
Sometimes stats lie. A player may be mistimed or miss-measured, and disappoints those looking forward to seeing or playing with him. Sometimes 6-foot-4 is a couple inches too tall. Sometimes a 4.37 40-yard dash is really a 4.45.

Dickey pursues baseball at expense of football
Those endless days and sore spring nights are over for Gavin Dickey. The two-sport University of Florida player has decided to drop football and concentrate on his first love, baseball, this spring.

Recruiting update
Crest linebacker Brandon Spikes made sure no one but his college coach knew where he would go to school until he made his announcement over the weekend.

Dickey to give up football?
Florida junior quarterback/ outfielder will concentrate on one sport this spring: baseball.

Dickey likely to quit football
Gavin Dickey feels rejuvenated. In fact he feels about a decade younger, because it has been nearly that long since the multisport athlete could focus on the sport he truly loves -- baseball.

Released from Gators, Riley considers a transfer to USF
Defensive lineman Julian Riley, the former Lakewood standout who played only one series in three seasons at Florida, is transferring this week, with USF as the front-runner.

Florida Gator Golf

Ex-Gators to tee off with Wie
For Chris Couch, today's Sony Open in Honolulu represents the third start to a PGA Tour season. For Camillo Villegas, he's hoping it's the first.

Florida Gator Rex Grossman

QB tunes up with download
Rex Grossman turned on his iPod this week and instead of rock and roll, jazz or country, all he could hear were the voices of Wade Wilson and Ron Turner.

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