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AAU Basketball Popularity Has ‘Exploded’ In Gainesville

By on August 13th, 2013 | Last updated: August 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

Local AAU basketball leader Dave Stirt says, “When we started the Stampede back in ’97, there were two or three organizations. Now, I would say this town has at least 15 or 18 travel teams.”

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Florida Medical Expert, High School Baseball Coaches React To MLB Suspensions

By on August 8th, 2013 | Last updated: August 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

WUFT News spoke with some local coaches about their thoughts on new rules being considered by the agency overseeing high school sports in Florida in the wake of Major League Baseball’s latest drug scandal.

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SparkTruck Helps Ignite Student Interest in Innovation and Technology

By on August 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm

On Wednesday, 164 university presidents, including the University of Florida’s Bernie Machen, wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress voicing their concerns about the widening “innovation deficit” created by federal cuts in research and higher education. “Innovation” [...]

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Dan Cross Returns To Gainesville To Teach Basketball And Life Lessons

By on July 25th, 2013 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:31 am

Take one look at Dan Cross’s All Fundamentals Basketball Camp at St. Francis High School in Gainesville this week, and it’s clear he is all about giving back to the community.

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The Many Questions Left as Zimmerman Trial Closes

By on July 11th, 2013 | Last updated: July 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman on second degree murder charges have raised many questions and stirred debates about race and civil rights across the country.

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What the U.S. Government Can and Can’t Legally Do Through NSA Snooping

By on June 14th, 2013 | Last updated: June 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

University of Florida professors Jon Mills and Clay Calvert explain what the National Security Agency can and cannot do in collecting information while attempting to thwart terror attacks. Calvert also discussed the media’s role during the past week of NSA leaks.

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Ed Braddy sworn in as Gainesville’s mayor

By on May 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

The swearing in of new Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy created a buzz inside the Thelma Boltin Center because of all the changes he plans to bring.

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Search continues for Santa Fe College robbery suspect

By on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Santa Fe College police say they are still looking for a man who allegedly used a knife to rob a student.

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FWC makes arrests connected to ring illegally selling game meat

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made multiple arrests in an illegal wildlife product ring based out of Florida.

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Get Up and Give campaign calls on UF students and alumni to donate

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The UF Foundation’s Get Up and Give campaign is calling on the university’s students and alumni to show their school spirit through donations this Homecoming.

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