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Gator Band Will No Longer Use Penalty Chant

By and on September 28th, 2015 | Last updated: September 30, 2015 at 8:14 pm

During this past Saturday’s Tennessee game, Gator fans expected a cue from the band to play a familiar chant, “You Can’t Do That.” However, complaints about the chant morphing into “Move Back You Suck,” has forced the University Athletic Association to ask the band to no longer play the tune to accompany it. The change has garnered complaints from UF students who see the chant as tradition, but applause from those who viewed it as vulgar and unsportsmanlike.

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Gators Fans Celebrate Win Over Tennessee In The Swamp

By on September 27th, 2015 | Last updated: September 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Florida fans celebrated after freshman wide receiver Antonio Callaway ran in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Grier late in the fourth quarter to seal their eleventh straight victory against SEC rival Tennessee in the Swamp.

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Gainesville Ranks Fourth Among the Nation’s Best Mid-Sized Sports Cities

By on September 11th, 2015 | Last updated: September 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Gainesville is ranked fourth among 83 mid-sized cities as the best for sports fans. The report assesses 341 cities all of sizes based on rankings of football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer within each city.

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For One Gator Walk-on, Hard Work Pays Off

By on September 4th, 2015 | Last updated: September 4, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Case Harrison, who grew up in Gainesville and sold drinks in the Swamp his senior year of high school, is now on the football team and one of a few walk-on scholarship winners.

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On Eve of Opening Game, Program Designed to Protect Against Gameday Assaults Suspended

By on September 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

A year after campus assaults, the University of Florida prepares safety measures for game day. Last year’s updated precautions are still in place after the three unsolved assaults, with the exception of UFPD’s Walk Safe Student Escort Program.

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Court Limits Damages In UCF Player’s Death

By on May 28th, 2015 | Last updated: May 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday the parents of University of Central Florida football player, Ereck Plancher, are limited to collecting $200,000 in a lawsuit they filed against UCF Athletics Association, Inc. Plancher collapsed and died in March 2008 after off-season football drills supervised by football coach George O’Leary.

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New Charge For Aaron Hernandez: Witness Intimidation

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Aaron Hernandez, a convicted murderer, has been charged with trying to silence a witness against him in a double murder case. The former University of Florida football player is serving a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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UF Football Player Arrested After Armed Robbery, Released On $150,000-Bond

By and on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson has been released on $150,000-bond. Jackson was arrested Monday after turning himself in for his involvement in an armed robbery.

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NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Convicted Of Murder, Gets Life

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

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NCAA Released Infractions Report On Florida Football Program

By and on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm

UF will not receive any penalties because of steps the institution took once the claim was brought to its attention.

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