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Retired Gainesville doctor competes in table tennis

By on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Dressed in his red and blue Pan-American Game shirt, Orange Park’s Stuart Caplin looked a little different that the other players at the University of Florida’s Gator Invitational table tennis tournament.

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Amid calls for cheerleading safety, an examination of the activity as sport

By on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

As UF set new standards for its cheerleaders, limiting acrobatics, this week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association continues to leave cheerleading off its official list of sports.

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Florida swim team has new assistant coach

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Gemma Spofforth finds helping others as important as winning competitions.

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Gators go into Carrier Classic with two walk-ons

By on November 9th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

By Zac Blobner – WUFT-FM With the Florida Gator basketball team opening their season Friday night aboard the USS Bataan, fans will see plenty of new faces on this year’s squad. A couple of those players, including one name that [...]

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Gator herding on game day

By on November 9th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

By Laura Christmas -WUFT-TV Game day is a major event for police to manage. During a recent gameday, WUFT-TV’s Laura Christmas went behind the scenes to take an in-depth look at how police manage the challenge of a campus area [...]

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Missouri fan Patrick Cox felt at home in the Swamp

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

The sea of orange and blue, organized chants, and powerful band may seem intimidating for some fans supporting the visiting team at the Swamp, but one University of Missouri fan felt differently this weekend.

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Perry campaign ad featuring Albert aired dozens of times despite request to stop

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Despite the University Athletic Association’s efforts, a political Keith Perry TV ad featuring Albert the alligator has continued airing.

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About 10,000 additional Suwannee acres designated for recreational hunting

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

The Suwannee River Water Managment District has added nearly 10,000 acres for public hunting. Deer, hog, turkey and small game hunting is available on these and other District lands from September to April.

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State representative’s campaign removes ad featuring Albert

By on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: October 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

A campaign removed its political ad from YouTube after the University Athletic Association disapproved the appearance of mascot Albert the alligator.

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Gainesville High School swim teams eye repeat at district meet

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Though some local high school swim teams have already made their first splashes into the postseason, Class 2 squads from Gainesville and the surrounding area will have their turn in the pool Friday morning to compete for the District 4 Championship.

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