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Stepfather, Daughter Solicit Florida-Tennessee Game Date On Craigslist

By and on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Jessica Flanagan’s stepfather posted an ad on Craigslist offering a date with Flanagan to the Florida vs. Tennessee football game on Saturday. Flanagan was surprised to see more than 300 men were willing to apply to be her date.

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NFL, Youth Football Face Similar Battle To Keep Players’ Brains Protected

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

Even before the National Football League settled in August a $765 million lawsuit with former players over concussion-related brain injuries, hand wringing about player safety among coaches, parents and league officials had increased at nearly every level of the game.

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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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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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Wheelchair basketball players battle for dominance on the court

By on May 7th, 2013 | Last updated: May 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Orlando Magic Wheels, a wheelchair basketball team from Orlando, gives people with disabilities the opportunity to shoot some hoops and battle for on-court supremacy. The next National Wheelchair Basketball Associate season starts in September.

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UF women’s gymnastics earns first NCAA championship title

By on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

After a heartbreaking second place win last year, the team came back to win its first NCAA championship title.

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Former MLB player Carl Erskine recalls playing with Jackie Robinson

By on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

WUFT’s Chris Kirschner speaks with former Major League Baseball player Carl Erskine, who shares his experience playing with Jackie Robinson, the player who broke the MLB color barrier.

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UF students appear on the ‘Today’ show

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

More than 100 UF students woke up early Friday morning and dressed in orange and blue for an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show in an excerpt showing school spirit before the men’s basketball game against Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Newberry Nations Park to host grand opening baseball tournament

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

Newberry Nations Park will host its grand opening baseball tournament Friday through Sunday. Its 16 baseball fields make the park one of the largest complexes in the country.

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