Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Little Gator Bowl to Make Comeback

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Little Gator Bowl to Make Comeback

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The Gator Bowl Association and the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference announced Wednesday that the Little Gator Bowl game will return to Alltel Stadium in 2005.

The game, which will be played Sunday, Oct. 30 following the annual Florida-Georgia game, serves as the Midget Division Pop Warner city championship. The winning team will advance to the regional playoffs in Miami.

The Little Gator Bowl was first established in 1965 and was last played in the Gator Bowl stadium in 1993.


The Sandalwood-Forrest football game has changed venues due to light failures at Sandalwood's football facility. Initially scheduled as a Sandalwood home game, the season opener for both teams will now be played at Forrest at 7 p.m. Friday.


Center John Edwards signed for two years and just over $2 million with Atlanta, his agent said.

The 7-foot Edwards was a rookie for the Pacers last season, playing in 25 games and averaging 1.2 points and 0.8 rebounds.


Dirk Nowitzki's longtime coach and confidant was released by a German court after five weeks in jail on tax evasion charges. Prosecutors suspect Holger Geschwindner, whom Nowitzki calls a "second father," of failing to declare money he received from the Dallas Mavericks' star. The investigation will continue despite the court decision. . . . The Seattle SuperSonics re-signed restricted free agent Damien Wilkins, matching an offer sheet made by the Minnesota Timberwolves for five years and $15 million. . . . The Chicago Bulls re-signed free agent forward Othella Harrington. . . . The Detroit Pistons signed Sacramento swingman Maurice Evans to a three-year, $4.5 million offer sheet.


Martin St. Louis signed a six-year contract to remain with the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Financial terms were not released.

The 30-year-old right wing had 38 goals and 56 assists for 94 points during the 2003-04 season to win the Hart Trophy as MVP, Art Ross Trophy (scoring leader) and Lester B. …

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