NY Giants (2-1)
Atlanta Champions (2-1)
Tampa Bay (2-1)
Florida Gators (2-1)
Buzz Football Div (3-0)
I am ashamed to have an 0-3 team...but that team is awful. Can't make any excuses at all. Will see what I can do with it from free agency. My WRs suck in that league.
I hope that Mr. Tebow is able to have a full recovery and return to top form quickly. I wish all sports fans would come together and understand that there is a price to pay at this level sometimes. It is at these time we should learn to "postpone" our rivalries for the good of all players and sporting communities.
Best wishes to UF for his rapid recovery. I hope we can all meet with both teams at full strength in the BCS.....
From a Sooners fan!
Hope Tebow returns soon...
-I know we bash each other all the time. Just wanted to say I am hoping for a good smooth speedy recovery for Tebow. I never want to see a kid get hurt. Good luck to you guys.
Peace and best wishes!
And, to all the Kentucky fans that were busy celebrating the clean hit instead of going "oh my God" shame on you. In my opinion there is something innately wrong with your soul.
I have a very good friend who is a Kentucky fan and now they will be referred to as an ex friend. I am pretty sure I don't want to be associated with someone that didn't see that moment as a life moment and not a football moment. And, there maybe plenty others out there...just not in my circle.
As you can see the whole team came out to the feel to be around their leader. Tebow is just one of those guys that comes along once in a lifetime that you have to take noticed of...one of those guys that is real from day one. And, not that this is important to say but, I think the whole team would have been on that field no matter who was laying on it motionless. It was that tragic of a scene.
It has been argued that this is football and football is very physical. I think that all football fans know that and accept that. But, it still does not make one of these moments okay...doesn't make it an "oh well" moment.
It does look like he is going to be okay. Everyone is speculating on whether he will play in next game. But, I say a loss in the LSU game is excepted if Tebow is not ready. In the same breath too I say Brantley is up for the task. Some how though, I don't feel you will be able to hold him out of the next one.
And, to all the people that sent me a text saying what a scary moment and our prayers are with him...thank you. Those are the fans that I want to associate myself with.
I always thought Powell would say all the right things about Florida early and perhaps even commit, but that he would swing back to USC in the end. But I doubt that will happen. Powell took his third visit to Florida on his own dime this past weekend, and he still has an official visit he can take to see the Gators. His relationship with Urban Meyer has become very strong.
With Victor Hampton gone from Florida's 2010 class, there is a need for another cornerback in Gainesville. Two prospects have emerged, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas' Cody Riggs and Palmdale (Calif.) High's Joshua Shaw. Riggs seems much more likely to end up in Gainesville.
Riggs, who once favored Notre Dame, now seems to be a lean to the Gators, followed by Tennessee and Georgia. As for Shaw, he is rumored to be a silent commitment to Ohio State and also is interested in USC. Shaw was impressed with Gainesville on his visit this past weekend, but it will be hard to beat out the Buckeyes and Trojans.
Florida will try to stay in the mix for Manning (S.C.) High' John Fulton, Aquinas' Lamarcus Joyner and Tampa Hillsborough's Terrence Mitchell, but they are on the outside looking in for each.
Georgia would love to swing Pahokee (Fla.) High's Chris Dunkley from the grips of the Gators (or Tennessee, depending upon who you talk to), and they will give it their all when he visits for the LSU game on Oct. 3.
Top 2011 defensive end Curt Maggitt of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer likes Florida, West Virginia and Miami a lot, and now Tennessee is making a push to get more involved.
His relationship with Gators defensive line coach Dan McCarney is an interesting one because Maggitt's brother plays at Iowa State and McCarney used to coach in Ames, so there already is a connection. But don't discount West Virginia. Dwyer teammate Robert Clark is committed to the Mountaineers and five-star safety Matt Elam, a Florida commit, visited WVU with Clark two weeks ago.
Elam and four-star tight end Gerald Christian are still committed to Florida, so that's a big deal to Maggitt, who is close friends with another 2011 Dwyer star, tight end Nick O'Leary. Maggitt and O'Leary - Jack Nicklaus' grandson - might want to play together in college, so that could be something to watch for after this season.
A person close to top-rated inside linebacker Jeff Luc of Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast said the five-star recruit wants to make a decision soon but is more concerned with the defensive scheme at each program recruiting him now more than ever. If Luc ends up with Florida, defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is going to be the main reason. A source said while Luc was in Gainesville for the Florida-Tennessee game, Strong sat down with Luc and diagrammed how he would be used at middle 'backer and how he could start early if he picks up the defense well in practice. Rumors that Luc is a lock to Florida State or Miami or anywhere at this point aren't true, but the 'Noles still are rumored to be the team to beat. Luc would like to make a decision soon because the process has been hectic.
Florida may have emerged as the team to beat for linebacker Jordan Hicks of West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West, although I still think Ohio State will be tough to beat. Hicks likes the SEC style of play for linebackers, loved his unofficial visit this past weekend and plans to return to Gainesville for an official visit later this season. With an official set with Texas and one already taken to Ohio State, if Hicks does take an official to Florida that means Georgia, Alabama or USC will be out of luck unless he decides to take yet another long unofficial trip. Ohio State, Texas and now Florida are mentioned the most by sources when it comes to Hicks, and it was in that order before his recent trip to Gainesville. Now Florida is right up near the top.
There were rumors that Sharrif Floyd had committed to Florida on his official visit this weekend, but that has proven to be false. Still, the Gators made a strong impression and likely moved ahead of South Carolina. In fact, one source said that if Floyd heads to the SEC, it most surely will be to Florida.
I found this write up by a Kentucky fan. Considering how my heart goes out to Tebow right now I couldn't have said this any better....thank you Kentucky fan whoever you are. I don't think your fellow fans can argue much with one of their own...
Congratulations to Florida for an impressive win. They dominated UK's hapless team from start to finish in every meaningful statistic. They were far, far superior. Enough said.
Sugar coating this thrashing is worthless. UK was utterly inferior in every meaningful way against Florida. Not only athletically, and talent-wise, but with respect to execution. This was undoubtedly the worst game I have watched UK play since the 63-3 thrashing by this same team last year, and execution-wise, it may have been even worse.
To be fair, nobody, including yours truly, thought UK had a chance against Florida. Florida has more five-star players on their team right now that Kentucky has had in the last 20 years combined. Yes, UK is not as inferior as they have been in the past, but you never would have known it tonight. After holding Florida to a field goal with a dramatic stand on their first possession, Kentucky self-destructed very much like they did last year at The Swamp, including yet another blocked punt for a Florida touchdown. Second verse, same as the first.
I really don't feel like trashing Kentucky too much for this game, it's too much like kicking a helpless person when they are down. It was a loss from the moment the coin went up. The Wildcats were nervous, and even a little scared, and it showed. Florida just took our manhood.
I really do wonder what Brooks has left to work with after this devastation. If anything, this loss was worse than the one last year, even if the score was not as lopsided. It isn't that Kentucky is really bad, it's just that they don't seem to have any identity on offense. Defensively, UK was unable to handle the faster Gators, and Tim Tebow simply ran amok until a naked blitz sent him out of the game. Hopefully, he has no serious injuries. It's bad enough to lose to Florida, but it would be miserable to have seriously wounded Superman.
With Alabama coming in next week followed by a road trip that takes us through Columbia and Athens, there is not much reason for optimism anytime soon in the Big Blue Nation. Kentucky was either exposed tonight for the frauds that they are, or just had one of those really bad performances that sometimes happens even to the best football teams.
I wish I could believe the latter.
Pearl, one of the featured speakers at a TVA charity kickoff, was making light of the different types of players from different cultures when he said the following:
"I've got a tough job. I've got to put these guys from different worlds together, right? I've got guys from Chicago, Detroit ... I'm talking about the 'hood! And I've got guys from Grainger County, where they wear the hood.''
Knoxville's WBIR was one of the television stations on hand for the event, and aired a tape of Pearl's comments, and put it on its Web site.
Pearl released the following statement:
"This morning while speaking at a private kick-off event for a great organization that benefits many local charities, I made a statement in jest to describe the diverse group our staff recruits year-in and year-out.
"Unfortunately while I was trying to excite the crowd and encourage employees to give, I made an inappropriate joke. I certainly did not intend to offend anyone and I apologize to everyone, especially the people of Grainger County.
"In no way am I trying to justify what I said, but I'm disappointed that the focus has been placed on me rather than the charities I was there to help. My only hope is that the visibility of this mistake will encourage those who can to give to those in need during these difficult times.''
Note: as reported on Vol Nation
Lee wanted a multi-year deal but, we all know the Knicks are trying to save all their salary cap for next summer. They want the ability to shop for some of the best free agents in NBA History.
The Knicks though were not required to offer more than $3 million for a one year so, consider them a class act for showing appreciation for all that Lee did last year.
Go Gators David Lee!!!
"It was crazy because I was at work and a number called me from out of town and I answered," he started. "You wouldn't believe who it was?"
Ummmmmm was it Lane Kiffin, I asked? "Yeah," Patton said with a big laugh of disbelief.
"He called me and and Lance Thompson called and they just passed the phone around. I was trying to explain to them I was at work. They were telling me all this mess that they want me to come check it out and they will keep it on the down low and not tell anyone. I just told them that I am already committed to Florida and am sold on Florida and that is where I really want to go."
"I said would come check them out if I wasn't committed, but I am committed. All my feelings are towards Florida, I don't have any thoughts with any other school.
"As soon as I got off the phone I called Coach G," Patton said. "(Gonzales) said, 'Next time just tell them I am fully committed to Florida and that's where I want to play.' Coach Meyer told me, 'Next time Kiffin calls, tell him I said hello'."
Patton laughed at the awkwardness of the situation. Although out of state schools have been on him, LSU has been in contact too, the in-state schools in Alabama have shied away it seems. Auburn did more than that.
"Alabama, I haven't heard from them in a while," Patton said. "Auburn stopped fooling with me. When they came down here there was a big mess. Before I committed, I talked to the coach that recruited down here and he was basically talking trash to me. They told me they have two receivers already committed and they have a third that was committing sometime this week. I didn't worry about it and told my coach...and the (Auburn) assistant and my coach got into it. That assistant said some crazy stuff and my coach doesn't play. I don't talk to them and they don't send any mail or anything."
Has to be the match-up of the week. I just can't see going against the Hurricanes and I truly can't believe I am saying that. But, to say Miami had a chance to beat FSU, Ga Tech, Va Tech, and then Oklahoma would have been crazy. But, now I think they can do it. Even if they come out of this stretch with a 3-1 record you would have to say they are the team to beat in the ACC and contender for the BCS. Who else could they lose to? Va Tech struggled against Nebraska and had to win on the last play. I see Tyrod having to run for his life against the speed of the Hurricanes. And, I see OC Whipple calling another good game against a very stout defense by the Hokies.
Florida v Kentucky
Trap game for the Gators. Kentucky is no slouch. And, their DB Lindley is headed to the NFL. Also, the use of Randall Cobb has made a difference on offense. I don't think the Gators should go in feeling they have a lot to prove. I do think though that they have more play makers on defense and they should be able to hold them to 14 points or less. I do see Coach Meyer getting more players involved on offense. Red shirt freshman Ormarius Hines comes to mind and being a go to at receiver. Special teams will be key just as last year. I look for Brandon James to be a difference maker in this one and give the offense great field position. If that holds true then the Gators will have a good day.
Alabama v Arkansas
No contest. If Arkansas can't hold Georgia's offense they won't be able to hold the TIde. This will be the first game that Ryan Mallet sees pressure every down he is out there. McElroy for Bama has settled in at QB and the running game has plenty of options...and, we haven't even talked about their prized receiver Julio Jones. This could be total domination by the TIde and if that is true...look for a lot more first place votes to start heading to Tuscaloosa.
Ole Miss v South Carolina...(thurs night game)
Ole Miss has not played like a top 5 team...for that matter Florida has not played like a #1 team. But, if Garcia is consistent in this one the Gamecocks have a chance to take it. Jevan Snead has not looked good and Carolina has a defense that can compete with anyone in the country. Maybe the difference will be South Carolina at home.
South Florida v FSU
If Grothe, QB South Florida had not gone down for the year with a torn ACL, I would say this would be competitive. But, FSU is riding high from their win against BYU and they now have the confidence they can win. At home I think it's a runaway for FSU.
I personally think Tebow has a long way to go. And, this is probably a popularity vote of some sorts by the publication. If I had a Heisman vote at this juncture of the season it would be hard not to give it to Jahvid Best. Some others that should get a lot of consideration are Jacory Harris and Case Keenum. Luckily the vote is way off and Tebow still has time in my mind to have better performances.
What does seem to hold true more often than not is the Heisman Winner does not go on to win it's Bowl game or National Championship Game. If I had my pick....I would rather see Tebow with the crystal ball instead of the bronze statute.
Here is the early breakdown:
1. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida, 24 carries, 76 yards, TD run, 14-of-19, 115 yards passing, int., 42 (5)
2. Jahvid Best, RB, California, 26 carries, 131 yards, 5 TDs, 29 (3)
3. Colt McCoy, QB, Texas, 24-of-34 passing, 205 yards, TD, 2 ints., 23, (1)
4. Jacory Harris, QB, Miami, 20-of-25 passing, 270 yards, 3 TDs, 13
5. Case Keenum, QB, Houston, Did not play
Second Violation in UK Basketball Gets Staff Member Fired...and I have some swamp land I want to sell you...lol!
Your treatment of your own coach is suspect. Why can't he send a jersey to the President...hmmm? I would venture to say guys that the majority of your supposed Final Four team are Obama supporters. What if they all wore Obama shirts to practice? Would you want to cheer for them then?
Let me take this further...you will never go anywhere in Kentucky Basketball without recruiting black athletes. The last time you guys tried that you got your brains beat out by Texas Western. It was so good they made a movie out of it.
But, these same black athletes of yours (your four and five stars) if you saw them on the street you would clutch your wallet because of your perceived view....you just tolerate them when they wear Kentucky Blue.
I would also venture to say that most African Americans are proud of their President. But, would you have voted for Jack "Goose" Givens, Kenny "Sky" Walker, or Sam Bowie? You screamed your lungs out when they played for you and said, "go big blue." Don't be fooled fellows those players are huge Obama supporters.
I also say if Joe Hall had any balls to play Dickey Beal and Dirk Minniefield in the same backcourt instead of Jim Masters, who couldn't play dead in a cowboy movie, who was only a standing shooter, and could not dribble or defend you would have won in 1984 in Seattle.
I want more than anything though to remind you the President says, "he won." Hell, we won!!!
With record numbers going to the polls and 53% of Americans of all cultures said this is our choice. This is the one who we want to lead us into change. Maybe you would try listening to Laura Bush, "people should respect the office of President." Nope, not going to happen in Kentucky Laura...
Here are some comments from a Kentucky message board:
To give a communist athiest liar that I ddn't vote for a uk shirt is sickening to my stomach.
WOW! There are some really hateful, close-minded people in this world. Even a few in Kentucky! Fortunately, I believe they are in the minority; they are just vocal.
I don't care if you are a Bush-basher or Obama-basher, grow up. Coach Cal is a class act. Many of the comments on here are a disservice to him as well as to our state and our country.
We have a right to disagree with Obama without being called racist, but we must do it responsibly. And to all who still suffer from Bush-Derangement-Syndrome, your irrational hatred is harmful to your country and to the office of the president, regardless of who occupies it.
"Another fan suggested that Sarah Palin would look good in the shirt"
Yes lets send a jersey to every failure that cant even govern moose country without stepping down in disgrace.
Maybe it would allow us a foothold into that fertile recruiting ground that produced the alaskan assassin...
To get angry over your coach giving the leader of the free world elected by a huge majority is just being a sore loser and a moron. I guess if the CATS win the title the shouldnt take the usual trip to the white house. I bet if he sent one to Reagan whos entire presidential legacy is myth considering he never really did anything but entrench wall st, sell out to lobbyist and break campaign promises this would make those idiots on the fringe happy. It amazes me that these morons who are in the supreme minority which the election showed some how dominate the political conversation its sad really. Anyway GO COACH CAL!! Way to keep UK basketball in the forefront all the way to the white house! GO BIG BLUE!!
I do not see where Calipari's political affiliation is anyone's business. That is his own personal constitutional right. That's what our soldiers fight and die for so we can have freedom to make choices. Leave him alone!
jgover wrote on 09/04/2009 08:43:27 PM:
I am never surprised at the profound ignorance of Kentuckians.I couldn't have said it better guys....Go Gators!!!
4. Ole Miss
5. Penn State
8. Boise State
Florida and Texas I thought played uninspired ball....Tebow and Colt struggle at points in the game. Alabama played North Texas their second straight scrimmage after proving themselves very worthy against Va Tech. Ole Miss had a scrimmage too. It's time to look out for Penn State. They were in this position last year til the lost to Iowa in the waining seconds. Cal looks very strong and has the best player in the nation right now. LSU still looks suspect. Boise scares me and should run the table. Miami in the top ten...wow. They have earn it though. And, then here comes Oklahoma creeping back into the mix of things. USC drops out of the top 10 and lands at #12.
It's time ot move on now. Nothing we can do to change the score.
We cannot have a letdown at Kentucky. The Wildcats will be inspired to have the #1 team in the land coming to Lexington.
Here are some things I hope to see from this game:
Hopefully Deonte Thompson back. Had two touchdowns in the Troy game and can really stretch the field.
Hernandez our TE used to create match-up problems. He was sick also and quarantined all week.
I would like to see us use Emmanuel Moody more. He is a power runner and can wear down any defense.
Rainey and Demps should be more effective. Although, Demps is sick right now and played the game very sick.
I would like to see us use Omarius Hines....he has a body like Anquan Bolden and I think he can create some seperation with smaller DBs
Our defense will be ready. We loss Spikes early in the game...he's in protective boot now and will be ready for the Kentucky game. Without him though...I thought our defense was still clutch in the red zone. I don't think they will have a problem with Hartline and company.
What I learned about other teams this weekend is:
USC had no offense...and they are struggling to find a QB. I predicted this one....but, at least they loss early. You gotta give the coaching staff at Washington credit...they are bringing a new attitude to Huskie land.
Georgia has some offense and Joe Cox has an arm and they can make plays but, they cannot stop anybody on defense. They have given up some serious points. Arkansas can sling it too...but has no defense as well. Ryan Mallet a 6'7 QB for the Razorbacks will be a pro...
Texas took some time to find it's rhythm....but they did and avenge their loss to the Red Raiders. Jordan Shipley is the Longhorns saviour
Good job Florida State....the Seminoles proved that no matter how bad they look on this side of the Mississippi they still have to many athletes for the WAC or the MAC or where ever BYU is from.
Auburn has shown that it can compete with the big boys....they have put up some big offensive numbers.
Ohio State found it's groove. I wish they could have discovered it against USC. That program needs a signature win.
Notre Dame won't have a losing season but, they are playing people too close. I don't think they can outsling everyone. I do think however they have a good chance of beating USC this year.
It will be interesting to see what the Top Ten looks like this week.
As reported on pioneerpress.com
Before the University of Florida's Pro Day in March, agent Joel Segal solicited suggestions from several league "decision-makers" on what his client Percy Harvin could do to raise his draft stock.
Segal heard a universal answer.
"They told me because of his multi-dimensional abilities," Segal said, "to make sure he was a good route runner."
Segal had a singular solution.
"There was no finer route runner in his career than Antonio Freeman," Segal said. "Free was a technician."
A third-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1995, Freeman didn't possess prototype size or speed. But Freeman developed into Brett Favre's top target, catching 57 of the future hall of fame quarterback's NFL-record 464 touchdown passes. Freeman endeared himself to Favre with his reliable hands and precise route running.
When his longtime agent broached the idea of coaching Harvin, Freeman was intrigued but concerned.
"I figured he'd have the diva personality," Freeman said of Harvin, whom the Vikings selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. "I watched the kid (at Florida). He's explosive and exciting.
"Sometimes it's harder for an older guy to have a credible relationship with a younger guy. For younger guys, when they get so much money so soon, a lot of reasoning goes out the window. They figure money is power, and power is knowledge, so they might not listen to the wisdom that an older guy has to offer."
But in their first meeting, Harvin charmed Freeman, a one-time Pro Bowl and Super Bowl champion. Harvin was humble and polite.
For five hours a day, over five consecutive days, Freeman put Harvin through a route-running clinic, providing the young receiver with an insider's perspective on the age-old route stem. The focus wasn't on catching balls or building his explosiveness.
Freeman hammered home to Harvin the importance of steps, so that each of his routes looked the same.
"It wasn't a weakness for him, but it was something he could get away with in college, because he was the fastest guy on the football field," Freeman said of Harvin. "He was a good route runner for the college game, but it wasn't good enough for the pro game. It was average."
Harvin had a tendency to take what Freeman called "pitter-patter steps," short, choppy ones that give savvy cornerbacks a tell that a cut is coming.
"A lot of corners are smart, so if you start sticking, they know the breaks," Harvin said. "I had to work on speed cuts. That was one thing, getting out of that habit."
Yet Harvin's athleticism reared itself early in those workouts with Freeman.
He was getting to spots too quickly. Running the same route, Freeman needed seven steps to get to a mark that Harvin got to in six.
"I wasn't the fastest. I wasn't the quickest. But I got separation during my route, which allowed me to get yards after the catch," Freeman said. "But Percy's a freak. You take a guy with his ability, and teach him to be a route runner, and not rush, and his potential is limitless."
Freeman also schooled Harvin on not tipping off defenders with his hands or hips.
"If my body is about to come to a stop in two or three yards, that defender will jump the route," Freeman said. "You have to make all the routes look the same."
Freeman was impressed with Harvin's work ethic, especially when the rookie finished his voluntary homework: practicing his steps at home, with the help of family and friends.
"He said friends were laughing and he looked crazy doing it," Freeman said. "But it was on his mind."
A Washington Redskins analyst for Comcast Sports, Freeman also co-founded Onlyplayers.com, a social and business network Web site for professional athletes. But after his experience with Harvin, Freeman said he is open to tutoring other young receivers and may even develop his own receivers camp.
Freeman said he is proud that he had a "finger" in Harvin's successful start with the Vikings.
"I remember sitting on my couch, when I heard about (how well he performed during) his Pro Day," Freeman said. "I jumped through the ceiling, like I had something to do with it."
Where I do think the Vols and Gators are evenly matched is on the recruiting trail. After their UCLA loss last week Tennessee picked up three commits. I am hoping to get the same result the Vols had from this game. This will be a big time atmosphere,
The Gators have to feel especially good about getting Powell to come across country yet again on his own dime while saving his official visit for later in the year.
Other Rivals100 members due in are receiver Chris Dunkley, lineman Chaz Green, linebacker Christian Jones and athlete Christian Green.
There are a couple of other Rivals250 members visiting as well. Included in that group are receiver Quinton Dunbar, lineman Jawuan James, lineman Brandon Linder and defensive end Lynden Trail.
Some of the top 2011 prospects on the board will be on hand to watch the game. Names to watch for include defensive lineman Ray Drew, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, linebacker A.J. Johnson, safety James Vaughters, cornerback Nick Waisome, athlete Sammy Watkins, linebacker James Wilder Jr., safety Wayne Lyons and athlete Javares McRoy.
2. With Devery Henderson, Louis Murphy, DeSean Jackon, and Calvin Johnson who is the odd man out this week?
3. Should Cedric Benson get a start from me?
4. Do I really start Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy at the same time? Percy is against the Lions and Louis is against the Chiefs.
5. Do you think Greg Olsen will get more balls now that Desmond Clark is hurt at TE for Chicago?
6. Would you drop Chad Pennington for Mark Sanchez or is it to early?
7. Should I pick up Ben Watson and let go Visanthe Shiancoe? (what a name by the way
"It was a great, great gesture," Dilworth told the Tennessean. "All the kids had been talking about the dads' breakfast and [Trenton and Tyler] were wondering what was going to happen with them.
"They were thrilled ... the boys came to school with huge smiles on their faces."
Young had a close relationship with Steve McNair, even before the latter was drafted by the Titans four years ago. He attended McNair's football camps when he was young. McNair was shot and killed July 4.
Besides being there for McNair's sons, Young gave other kids at the school jerseys and autographs.
"It was a surprise, and just to see the excitement on their faces, it's a great feeling," Young told the Tennessean. "We had a good time eating pancakes. I had an omelet.
"Overall they are doing cool, doing good. Just talking to their mom, I think they are going to be all right. I am always going to be here for them, always."
Update On Lacrosse From Gatorsports....3/20
The No. 10 Florida lacrosse team battled against a quick, aggressive Syracuse squad to defeat the No. 11 team in the country, 16-11, in front of 937 fans at Donald R. Dizney Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Gators were led by sophomore attacker Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.), who tied her career-high and her own school record with six goals while adding an assist for a season-high seven points. Florida also saw hat tricks from sophomore midfielders Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) and Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.).
Sophomore attacker Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) tied her career high in points with four (2 goals, 2 assists), adding two draw controls. Sophomore attacker Caroline Chesterman (South Nyack, N.Y.) scored and added an assist while sophomore midfielder Jamie Reeg (Atlantis, Fla.) scored her first goal of the season.
The Gators were a perfect 4-for-4 from free position and outshot the Orange, 27-20. Florida won the battle on the draw, 18-10, continuing the Gators’ streak of winning the game when out-drawing their opponent. Chesterman and Dashiell each had a team-high four draw controls, which is Chesterman’s career high.
“The draw is so important,” Florida head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “When you possess the ball, they can’t score. Those 18 draws were critical because we needed possession of the ball. Their attackers are such threats and if you give them an inch, the ball is going in the back of the net.”
Heisman Trophy Winners Since 1970 ....just not relevant to me before then.
Reggie Bush (vacated)
Florida Football 2011 Commitments