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Two UF games available on pay-per-view
By TIMES WIRES
Published August 10, 2006
GAINESVILLE - Florida's Sept. 2 season opener against Southern Mississippi and its Sept. 9 game against Central Florida will be available statewide on pay-per-view. Both games kick off at 6 p.m.
The airings are in addition to Sun Sports' taped presentations of all regular-season games. The SEC allows teams to televise games live on a statewide pay-per-view basis when the game isn't selected by CBS, ESPN or Jefferson-Pilot.
- ANTONYA ENGLISH, Times staff writer
ACADEMICS: Florida State had 187 student-athletes earn a spot on the annual ACC academic honor roll (3.0 GPA or better for the year) for the 2005-06 school year. Garrett Johnson, the former Tampa Baptist Academy star, won NCAA titles in the shot put (indoor and outdoor) and a Rhodes scholarship. Others with Bay area ties include football's Drew Weatherford (Land O'Lakes) and Matt Meinrod (East Lake), baseball's Shane Robinson (Jesuit), Ryan Strauss (Bloomingdale), Josh Spivey (Wharton) and Charles Cleveland (Tampa Catholic), softball's Carly Brieske (Countryside High) and cross country's Laura Bowerman (King).
- BRIAN LANDMAN, Times staff writer
SOCCER: The FSU women, who reached the national semifinals last year, are picked to finish second in the ACC behind North Carolina in a vote of the league's 11 coaches. For the first time, FSU received first-place votes (three).