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Thursday December 1, 2011 GatorLinks: More from Gators AD Foley on Meyer, Billy D's team at 'Cuse, more tidbits

As usual, there is plenty going on in Gator athletics.

Of course, former Gators coach Urban Meyer’s hiring at Ohio State remains a big story and Florida AD Jeremy Foley speaks more about it. Also, Billy D’s Gators play at Syracuse on Friday night in a big nonconference game.

Gators guard Erving Walker

The Gator women also play an interesting nonconference game Friday night in Daytona against Rutgers. The volleyball team left Wednesday for Iowa and the start of the NCAA Tournament.

We’ve got you covered on these topics and more with these links from around the Internet:

--Florida AD Jeremy Foley tells the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi that former Gators coach Urban Meyer “worked himself to the bone” at UF and fans should thank him for what he did for the Gators rather than bash him for taking the job at Ohio State.’s Michael DiRocco writes about what Meyer’s legacy at UF will be.

--A potential Gators-Ohio State matchup in the Gator Bowl is one that has people talking. Read more here from the Palm Beach Post. takes a look at five bright spots for the Gators during their 6-6 regular season.

--For an Ohio perspective on Meyer, here is a column from Bob Frantz of The Morning Journal, who asks if Ohio State is getting an Urban Myth or Urban Meyer.

--The Alligator writes about one of Meyer’s former aids at Florida – Director of Football Administration Mark Pantoni – heading to Ohio State to rejoin Meyer.

--The Florida men have a big game at Syracuse on Friday night and sophomore forward Will Yeguete is playing a more prominent role writes Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun. blogger Eamonn Brennan weighs in on Gators coach Billy Donovan’s 400th career win and its significance.

--The Gators face a unique situation on Friday night at Syracuse, playing a game amid a major controversy surrounding former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine. Click here for more from Florida Today.

--For more on the Syracuse scandal, click here for a report from

--Gators forward Erik Murphy will not need knee surgery writes

--Yahoo! Sports contributor Edwin Torres writes that the Broncos have found a ‘Moneyball’ player in Tim Tebow, drawing on a baseball parallel.

--The unseeded Gators volleyball team heads to Northern Iowa to face Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a chip on its shoulder writes the Independent Florida Alligator.

--The UF women’s basketball team is starting to heat up from 3-point range writes the Alligator.

--The Florida women face Rutgers on Friday night in Daytona Beach. Click here for a look at C. Vivian Stringer’s team from

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