Gator News and World Report (7/9/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Sunday, July 9, 2006. Punching the clock; Wambach can't play for Rochester; In The Beginning There Was Football; Farrior Excelled As A Player, Booste; Prominent Players 1906-1919; UF fans facing 10 more years of Spurrier and more....

Florida Gator Football

Punching the clock
Latsko has the reputation for being one of those hard hat, lunch pail kind of football players. A blue-collar guy through and through.

In The Beginning There Was Football
If Dan Jenkins would give up covering golf for a weekend and come to Florida Field in September, maybe he would amend his words.

Farrior Excelled As A Player, Booste
J. Rex Farrior hadn't even seen a football game when he arrived in Tampa from Chipley as a high school senior in 1912. That didn't stop him from joining the team at Hillsborough High.

Prominent Players 1906-1919
QB J. Rex Farrior Sr. (1913-16) - Hillsborough High graduate went on to law school at Florida. He became a prominent Tampa attorney and one of Florida's first athletic boosters.

UF fans facing 10 more years of Spurrier
Ten more years of being confused and conflicted. Ten more years of mixed emotions and split allegiances. Ten more years of love and hate and friends and enemies and duality and dichotomy. A decade more of deep-seated dilemmas for University of Florida fans who don't know whether still to revere him or start to revile him.

Florida Gator Basketball

Gator recruit given release
Incoming 2006 Florida men's basketball freshman Doneal Mack has been released from his letter of intent for academic reasons.

Florida Gator Abby Wambach

Wambach can't play for Rochester
The Rochester Rhinos had hoped former Gator Abby Wambach could play two matches as a "guest" player for their new women's soccer team this season at the new PAETEC Park, but the U.S. Soccer Federation didn't want to risk an injury to one of the national team's star players.

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