Gator News and World Report (7/10/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, July 10, 2006. No Stunt: Van Sickel Was Legend At UF And In Film; Vols Muddied Gators' Title Hopes In '28; 1920s: Memorable Moments And Players; Myers to play in Women's Amateur; LEAK in the SYSTEM and more...

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No Stunt: Van Sickel Was Legend At UF And In Film
Man, that guy could drive. Surely, the engineers who designed the 1970 Plymouth Valiant - three-speed manual transmission, 198-horsepower slant-six engine - never intended for it to be driven the way Dale Van Sickel drove it in the 1971 thriller "Duel." Of course, those engineers never got chased by a rampaging tanker truck from hell.

Vols Muddied Gators' Title Hopes In '28
Even 52 years later, Charles Bachman still couldn't believe his team lost that game.

1920s: Memorable Moments And Players
Nov. 29, 1923 - First-year coach James Van Fleet leads Florida to a 16-6 upset of Wallace Wade's Alabama team in a driving rain in Birmingham. Van Fleet went on to become a four-star general in the Army, and he is credited with helping stop the communist insurgency in Greece in 1948.

Florida senior QB Chris Leak shows off his leadership skills, which the Gators will be relying on heavily this season, at the Manning Passing Academy

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Myers to play in Women's Amateur
Whitney Myers is refreshed, recharged and refocused. Now she's ready to take on the world's best female amateur golfers. Myers qualified for the 106th U.S. Women's Amateur on Friday at Mount Vernon Country Club near Washington, D.C. The former Spring Grove High School standout fired a 1-over-par 71 to win the qualifier by one shot. She topped a field of 48 golfers, with the top six players earning spots in the Amateur.

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