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Gators expect word on Hill today

Florida coach Steve Spurrier said the Gators likely will learn today whether wide receiver Aubrey Hill, who has practiced in a non-contact jersey for much of this week, will be ready for Saturday's game against Georgia.

Hill has undergone blood tests that have shown an elevation of his platelets. He is listed as questionable for Saturday's game.

Hill has not practiced at full speed this week and wide receiver Sorola Palmer pulled his hamstring Tuesday, so true freshman wide receivers Reidel Anthony and Ike Hilliard likely will see a lot of playing time Saturday, Spurrier said.

Hill, a senior from Miami, ranks second on the Gators in catches with 16. He has four touchdowns on the season.

Pitt announcer resigns

PITTSBURGH _ Pitt football public-address announcer Don Ireland has resigned, and the university has apologized for jokes he made at the expense of rival West Virginia.

During the West Virginia-Pitt game Oct. 15, Ireland made several fictitious announcements over the PA system poking fun at the Mountaineers.

Ireland said a tractor in the parking lot with its lights on bore the West Virginia license plate "EIEIO." He also said the stadium's smoking ban included corncob pipes, and he paged a fictitious multi-name doctor to call home in Morgantown.

Elsewhere

Clemson: Senior Louis Solomon will start at quarterback for Clemson against Wake Forest.

Cal State-Sacramento: Students at Cal State-Sacramento may have to pay higher fees to save the school's team, campus leaders said. The Associated Students Board of Directors will hold forums to hear student opinions on a fee increase to pay for scholarships. The team plays in Division I-AA.

Sun Bowl: Bowl officials have struck a deal guaranteeing that as of next year the game in El Paso, Texas, will feature a matchup between the Pac-10's third-place team and the Big Ten's fifth-place team.

Alamo Bowl: Bowl officials are expected to announce a multiyear deal to bring fourth-choice teams from the Big Ten and Big 12 conferences to the San Antonio, Texas, game starting in 1996.

_ Correspondent Jim Lamar and Times wires contributed to this report.

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