Gator News and World Report (8/26/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, August 26, 2006. Meyer works Tebow into opener plan; Host Gators tie national champs; Freshmen help UF win season opener; Udonis Haslem visits Gators; Top-ranked recruits will make impact at UF; Another star visits Gators and more...

Florida Gator Football

Meyer works Tebow into opener plan
Clearly, this is senior quarterback Chris Leak's offense, his team, but there's also going to be room for true freshman Tim Tebow.

Tebow will play in opener
Just as the Gators proceeded with backup quarterback Josh Portis last season, freshman Tim Tebow will play in the Gators' first game against Southern Mississippi Sept. 2.

Meyer Likes Attitude Of This Year's Class
Florida coach Urban Meyer doesn't like to judge recruiting classes until after about three years, but he already has drawn one conclusion about the members of this year's class: They came in with a much better attitude than the members of last year's class.

Udonis Haslem visits Gators
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem stopped by practice to speak with players. The former Florida star made a stirring speech about the obstacles Miami had to overcome during the season and in the playoffs to win its first NBA championship.

Top-ranked recruits will make impact at UF
With the season's first snap a week away, coach Urban Meyer said Florida's top-ranked recruiting class is as good as advertised.

Another star visits Gators
The string of accomplished athletes with Gator ties visiting the Florida football team continued Friday, when Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem stopped by practice.

Florida Gator Soccer

Host Gators tie national champs
t won't go down as a win in the scorebook. But in Florida's eyes, Friday night's 1-1 double-overtime tie with defending national champion and top-ranked Portland at Pressly Stadium was a victory of sorts for the eighteenth-ranked Gators.

Florida Gator Volleyball

Freshmen help UF win season opener
he No. 5 Florida volleyball team received key contributions from a pair of newcomers Friday to easily defeat South Florida 3-0 in the season opener at the O'Connell Center.

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