Gator News and World Report (7/12/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, July 12, 2006. A road to Noah?; Gators release infielder Gaski; Broken Date Led To Lifelong Romance; Tigert Fought Hard For Athletic Scholarships and more...

Florida Gator Football

Broken Date Led To Lifelong Romance
The words don't come so readily for Broughton Williams, but the memories dance in his eyes.

Tigert Fought Hard For Athletic Scholarships
Sick of the under-the-table payouts that allowed some college football programs to attract the best players, University of Florida president John Tigert came up with a radical idea in the mid-1940s.

Memorable Moments 1940-49
Dec. 7, 1941 - The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. In a letter to students in The Florida Alligator, UF president John Tigert urges the all-male student body to stay cal

Prominent Players 1940-49
E Forrest "Fergie" Ferguson (1939-41) - Set receiving records that stood until the 1960s. Named a first-team All-American in 1941. Wounded during the invasion at Normandy in 1944 and died of his wounds 10 years later.

The Southwest Conference needed a new sheriff, a Buford Pusser type. Fred Jacoby, though, had the outward demeanor of a turn-the-other-cheek conscientious objector.

Florida Gator Basketball

A road to Noah?
Push on to honor hoops starAs if Joakim Noah's signature chest pounding and roar were not enough to leave an indelible mark on the University of Florida's collective consciousness, a local talk show wants to make sure generations to come remember his contribution.

Walsh, the former University of Florida forward who played for the Heat last season, is sporting the curly look these days. He's in Orlando for the NBA summer league and is playing with the Magic.

Florida Gator Baseball

Gators release infielder Gaski
att Gaski wants to be an everyday player. So, he's decided to leave Florida to seek that opportunity. Gaski, a sophomore who split time in Florida's infield the past two seasons, was granted his release Monday and will seek a transfer to another school.

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