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