Gator News and World Report

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, July 2, 2006. John Capel suspended after doping violation; Smith selected to state Hall of Fame; James shows he can do it all; Ex-Ute DB may play for Urban and more...

Florida Gator Football

Atkins Gets His Release
University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer has reconsidered and granted suspended cornerback Avery Atkins a release from his scholarship, effectively dismissing the projected starter from the team.

Florida releases unhappy Atkins
lorida Coach Urban Meyer granted disgruntled cornerback Avery Atkins a release from his football scholarship.

Cornerback Atkins won't return to UF
With possible criminal charges pending, Florida cornerback Avery Atkins has been released from his scholarship, leaving the Gators without their top returning player at a critical position.

Ex-Ute DB may play for Urban
The Sporting News is reporting that former Utah defensive back Ryan Smith plans to transfer to Florida and play for the Gators and reunite with ex-Ute head coach Urban Meyer this fall.

Florida Gator Emmitt Smith

Smith selected to state Hall of Fame
hree football legends, a professional golfer and a tennis sensation have been selected for induction into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

Florida Gator John Capel

John Capel suspended after doping violation
Sprinter John Capel, a former Gator, has accepted a two-year suspension after testing positive for marijuana, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday.

Florida Gator Baseball

James shows he can do it all
If things work out the way he hopes, Florida baseball coach Pat McMahon is going to have a decision to make in the 2008 season.

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