Gator News and World Report (1/30/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, January 30, 2006. Bulldog blowout: 'That was awful'; Former Gator decathlete sees success on the U.S. bobsled team; UF nabs 29th commitment; Mr. Cornelius goes to Washington; Gators pick up recruits; Incoming Gators Eager To Get To Work; Gators in a class by themselves? Depends whom you ask; Reading the Andre Smith tea leaves; Men's Tennis Falls to #2 Florida; Gators nab Naples CB Pierre-Louis and more....

Florida Gator Basketball

Horford helps UF sink Vandy
In UF's 68-62 loss at South Carolina on Wednesday, Al Horford was close to invisible, scoring just 6 points and grabbing four rebounds in a performance where the players admitted that they didn't come into the game with the right mindset.

Florida Gator Football

UF nabs 29th commitment
The Florida Gators moved one step closer to filling their recruiting class Sunday, gaining a commitment from a defensive back who had pledged for West Virginia earlier in the recruiting process.

Mr. Cornelius goes to Washington
Like an eager politician, Florida wide receiver Jemalle Cornelius can't wait to get to Washington, D.C., because he's got something to say and thoughts to share.

Gators pick up recruits
The final official visit weekend of the college football recruiting season finished with several recruits swapping their allegiances, and the Gators and Seminoles both benefited.

Incoming Gators Eager To Get To Work
Having met all but two of the University of Florida's 29 committed players, Hillsborough High's Jarred Fayson might be the best judge of the group that plans to sign with the Gators on Wednesday.

Gators in a class by themselves? Depends whom you ask
Many recruiting services are saying Florida has the best class this year. With nothing guaranteed, time will be the ultimate judge.

Reading the Andre Smith tea leaves
Andre Smith went to Gainesville for the weekend - the last weekend before signing day! While he was there, he went to Florida's basketball game against Vanderbilt - and Florida won!

Gators nab Naples CB Pierre-Louis
The surprises keep coming. Naples cornerback Wondy Pierre-Louis announced over the weekend that he will sign with Florida on Wednesday.

Class of controversy
Days before National Signing Day approaches, subscribers flock to the Gators forum, posting messages like "This is still the best recruiting class I can remember," "Amazing" and "Where is the signing day party? I'll be in the mood to have a few!"

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Bulldog blowout: 'That was awful'
arolyn Peck sat down in the postgame interview room, leaned into the microphone, and spoke.

Florida Gator Steve Mesler

Former Gator decathlete sees success on the U.S. bobsled team
He remembers that first time down the track - Oct. 4, 2001 - in Park City, Utah. His training would be given its first test, his new body its first experience with G-forces. Steve Mesler looked down the tube of ice and knew he wasn't in Gainesville anymore.

Florida Gator Baseball

Oakland signs ex-Gator Ellis to two-year deal
The Oakland Athletics signed Mark Ellis, a former Gator, to a two-year, $6 million contract Saturday, rewarding their second baseman for his strong comeback season last year from a major shoulder injury.

Florida Gator Tennis

Men's Tennis Falls to #2 Florida
The No. 7 Baylor men's tennis team suffered a heart-breaking loss to No. 2 ranked Florida 4-3 ending a 61-match winning streak of games played at home.

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