Gator News and World Report (8/16/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, August 16, 2006. Brian Crum settles into his defensive role; Some cry foul after price of UF hoops tickets jumps; Coach: LaPorta likely to return; O-line takes another hit; Grossman is confident he can perform better; Gators lose another offensive lineman; Worthwhile Journey and more...

Florida Gator Football

Brian Crum settles into his defensive role
In Florida's victory over Georgia last season, middle linebacker Brandon Siler had to assume the role of player-coach in the second half because the guy lining up next to him was Brian Crum.

It's time to outrun the past, DeShawn
Knock, knock, knock.Anybody in there? DeShawn? DeShawn Wynn?It's your career calling.You know, the one that was supposed to be so special, the college career that was supposed to be over by now? Hello? Why aren't we in the NFL?

O-line takes another hit
Another day, another practice - and more disturbing news for Florida's banged up offensive line.

Gators lose another offensive lineman
Florida's beleaguered offensive line got a little thinner Tuesday when talented freshman Maurice Hurt had arthroscopic knee surgery.

Hurt's inhury puts line in a bind
Florida's battered offensive line took another blow Tuesday when freshman Maurice Hurt underwent arthroscopic knee surgery that will sideline him for two to three weeks.

Worthwhile Journey
Steve Pricer points to the neighborhood that sits between U.S. Highway 41 and the bus loop at Lely High.

UF loses another lineman
Three days after losing starting offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson because of a fractured ankle, the Gators lost lineman Maurice Hurt for two to three weeks.

Injuries slow young UF wideouts
Freshman wide receiver Percy Harvin's fast start at Florida has been slowed by a lingering injury that could become more serious if he returns too quickly.

Cocoa Beach graduate battling for a spot with Gators
John Curtis woke up in late April and knew right away something was really wrong.

UF's offensive line a juggling act
Florida offensive line coach John Hevesy shrugged and scratched his head while surrounded by reporters after Tuesday morning's practice, as if to say, "What can you do?"

Florida Gator Basketball

Some cry foul after price of UF hoops tickets jumps
Coming off the first national basketball title in school history, the University of Florida announced substantial ticket price hikes for the 2006-07 season and beyond.

Florida Gator Baseball

Coach: LaPorta likely to return
After a long year of misfortune, Florida's baseball team may finally catch a break.

Florida Gator Rex Grossman

Grossman is confident he can perform better
Rex Grossman was confident Tuesday that his dismal performance in the Chicago Bears' preseason opener was an aberration and he'll rebound in the next game.

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