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Todays headlines in Gator Nation include: Old Gators go home again by way of new pro league; New league fills a niche; UF’s Wilson Gets Probation In AK-47 Incident;
JU-UF game still on after talks; Meyer Web site makes its debut and more…

GAINESVILLE – With his playing future still in question, Florida offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson has at least settled some of his issues off the field.

UF lineman apologizes, placed on probation

Bryan Augenstein’s quest to attain his childhood dream to be a major league pitcher has begun 2,759 miles away in Missoula, Mont. — for the Missoula Ospreys, an Arizona Diamondbacks team in the Pioneer rookie league.

Augenstein takes the first steps of his pro career in Missoula

Travis McGriff thought his football career was over.

The former 1999 third-round pick of the Denver Broncos played four seasons in the NFL, then three more in the Arena Football League, where he won Rookie of the Year honors and waited for the NFL call that never came.

Old Gators go home again by way of new pro league

OF ALL THE WFLs, USFLs and XFLs, the newest attempt at professional football has the best concept. The All American Football League, which plans to begin play in April, has a chance to find a niche in what is a saturated football market.

New league fills a niche

GAINESVILLE – University of Florida offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson will not go to jail for firing an AK-47 assault rifle into the air in a parking lot following an altercation with another man April 5.

UF’s Wilson Gets Probation In AK-47 Incident

Check out the official statement by Michael Vick after his federal indictment on dog fighting/killing charges:

Attorney probably throws like a girl

Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro has been placed on medical scholarship, almost certainly ending his college career nearly two years after breaking his leg, coach Nick Saban said Thursday.

Alabama’s Prothro placed on medical scholarship

Florida offensive guard Ronnie Wilson pleaded no contest Thursday to battery and discharging a firearm and received a two-year court probation, forfeited his firearm and must perform 100 hours of community service.

UF guard pleads no contest to charges

June 13, 2001 was an important day in Florida Gators baseball history.  A new era was ushered in when the school pried away Pat McMahon from his head coaching post with SEC rival Mississippi State, to continue the team’s upward path towards a national championship.

Bringing The Tradition Back

Seven months ago, Florida and head coach Urban Meyer walked off the field in Glendale, Ariz., with the school’s second national championship. Where the Gators will start their title defense will be unveiled with the release of the USA TODAY Top 25 Coaches’ Poll on Friday at 6 a.m. ET.

Preseason USA TODAY Top 25 set for release Friday

After some initial reluctance, Jacksonville University officials will sign a contract today to finalize an agreement for the Dolphins to play a men’s basketball game at Florida next season.

JU-UF game still on after talks

For Dara Torres, it was always the same. No matter how many Olympic medals she won or how many times she touched the wall first, her stomach would rumble and churn before every race.

Dara Torres aiming for Olympics again

The day before text messaging was taken out of Urban Meyer’s hands, another high-tech recruiting tool was placed at his disposal.

Meyer Web site makes its debut

You scan the wires. Dog fighting in Virginia. Doping at the Tour de France. Steroid allegations in baseball. An NBA official being investigated for being on the take. You scan the calendar. It’s August. Hooray.

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