Category Archives: Sports
Samuel John hopes to bring the first professional soccer team to Gainesville with the Forest Park Rangers.
The Southside Recreation Complex in Lake City will complete the first phase of a $2.9 million renovation project this week. The renovations include new bleachers, concession stands, walkways, restrooms and refurbished softball fields.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
After a heartbreaking second place win last year, the team came back to win its first NCAA championship title.
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.