Category Archives: Sports

Players Seek To Bring Men’s Soccer Team To Gainesville

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

Samuel John hopes to bring the first professional soccer team to Gainesville with the Forest Park Rangers.

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Southside Recreation Complex Adds New Amenities

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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.

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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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