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Busy day for Florida Gators fans: Urban Meyer gets paid; Riley Cooper hasn't signed; Nimrod Tishman update and more!

GAINESVILLE -- It has been quite the day for Gators fans, but the day isn't over. Not yet. There's more news. First, we brought you this story about Urban Meyer getting a little richer. Now the shift turns too the football field, where a couple receivers are making news.

I contacted the Texas Rangers today and they told me that Florida receiver Riley Cooper has not signed his contract yet. Here's the email from the Rangers:

"We don't have anything to confirm at this point," wrote sports information director Rich Rice. "We don't have anything to confirm at this point.  We are told as soon as they sign the contract and we announce it.  Our guys in the office say he hasn't signed.  Again, still a couple weeks until the deadline, we'll see if there is something to announce."

Football practice begins on Thursday. Cooper's deadline to sign with the Rangers is Aug. 17.

I've been hearing rumors that receiver Stephen Alli of Toronto might be enrolling at the University of Florida  a year ahead of schedule and participating in fall camp on Thursday. The University of Florida would neither confirm or deny the story on Monday night.

Alli, who was considered a commitment for the class of 2010, has apparently graduated a year early. He chose Florida over Harvard. More on this tomorrow.

Israeli point guard Nimrod Tishman has been admitted to the University of Florida and will begin classes on Aug. 24. Tishman, 18, now only needs to be cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse to be eligible to play basketball this season.

Tishman, a 6-5 point guard, is a member of Israel's 18-and-under national team. He recently averaged over 18 points in the Under 18 European Championships in Metz, France. 



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I'm glad to learn that Tishman will be a Gator next season. We need his height and talent at point guard more than the Israeli army needs him.

jo, you have been ALL OVER this Tishman story. GREAT job. Did Israel defer his military service? Does he have any obligations to the national team for the Olympics? Is he any type of NBA prospect or will he most likely be around for a few years?

Nice we found a point guard even if we had to go to the Holy Land to get him! Great coverage, We NEED this guy so bad! Go Gators!

agreed. keep the good work coming, Jo!

sorry canes...LOL

I don't know anything about Nimrod other than he has a really rock'n first name and he's probably pretty similar to Nick Calathes size wise. I'm guessing Nimrod is a three or four-year player, but who knows. He apparently impressed a lot of people at the European Championships. This much I do know: UF needed the help at point guard. Hats off to Billy for a lot of hard work.



Nimrod can defer his three-year military requirement if he attends school abroad.


Does Tishman play on Shabbos?

No clue, Donnie.


No he played on their first CD but not on Shabbos. He plays bass.

Shomer f'n Shabbos.

I wish I could attend the upcoming donut madness.
Give a couple of sugary maple iced donuts to Janoris and watch the jackrabbit blow up his teammates.

Urban should spring for the Krispy Kremes.

Urban should spring for the Krispy Kremes.

Posted by: 14-0ToPasadenaWeGo | August 04, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Great idea. He's loaded.


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