Gator News and World Report (8/25/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, August 25, 2006. Big test to open season; Gators to play first game of post-Collymore era; Doubleheaders part of schedule; Florida trio has no regrets; UF's better health is good news to Meyer; Snap Decision; Lineup becoming clearer each day; Lineup becoming clearer each day; Cohen comfortable on UF's defensive line and more...

Florida Gator Football

Wynn, Moore battle for No. 1
Urban Meyer isn't ready to chose between DeShawn Wynn and Kestahn Moore as his starting running back just yet. But Meyer is certain about one thing: Moore has been the team's most impressive running back in recent days.

UF's better health is good news to Meyer
Florida football coach Urban Meyer was pretty lively after Thursday's evening practice.

Snap Decision
A University of Florida coach delivered this news recently on the offensive practice field:

Lineup becoming clearer each day
As Southern Mississippi's arrival for the season opener grows closer, Florida's probable starting lineup becomes clearer.

Cohen comfortable on UF's defensive line
Joe Cohen's search had lasted almost three years when Outback Bowl practices rolled around in December.

UF announces starting lineup
Coach Urban Meyer clarified several questions on the depth chart Thursday. Meyer announced Reggie Nelson will start at safety, Reggie Lewis will start at cornerback and Ryan Smith and former South Florida standout Tremaine McCollum will split time as the other starting corners.

Position battles near completion
The battle for Florida's starting tailback job is down to two players, a number fifth-year senior DeShawn Wynn hopes to cut in half.

Sports Columnist Tommy Hicks
Six days. That's all that separates us from the first game of a new college football season. Perhaps fittingly, it involves a pair of SEC teams as South Carolina travels to Starkville Thursday night to face Mississippi State. Two days later, the season gets under way in earnest.

Under Meyer, Gators Chomping at Bit
Urban Meyer's offense made huge strides between his first and second seasons at Bowling Green and Utah. He's counting on similar progress at Florida.

Florida Gator Basketball

Gainesville is Noah's kind of town
Joakim Noah made good on his promise to return to Florida for his junior season. Noah just couldn't come through on another guarantee. Shorty after Florida beat UCLA for the national title, Noah vowed he would return to New York City's Rucker Park this summer and leave with the renowned streetball-league title.

Florida trio has no regrets
- Surely Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer would change their minds and opt for the NBA over staying at Florida.

College Experience Brought Noah Back
Of all the places Joakim Noah went this summer - New York, Paris and Sweden among others - the University of Florida forward received his wildest receptions in Gainesville.

Gators taking fame in stride
Mobbed by fans and treated like celebrities, the Gators are learning how to deal with the newfound stardom they achieved after winning the national title.

Florida Gator Soccer

Big test to open season
Becky Burleigh won't have to wait long to find out about this year's Gators soccer team. Florida's head coach expects to learn a whole lot in just 90 minutes tonight.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Gators to play first game of post-Collymore era
Jane Collymore's No. 33 hangs in Florida's volleyball practice gym as a salute to one of the greatest outside hitters to ever play for the Gators.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Doubleheaders part of schedule
Florida's women's basketball team will face 13 teams that made last year's NCAA Tournament, the school announced Thursday when it released its' 2006-07 schedule.

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