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Barr Rises As One Of Nation’s Top High Jumpers

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Gainesville athlete Kieme Barr is one of the top-10 high jumpers in the country. He will represent the United States in July in the Down Under 2015 Australian Tournament if he can raise enough money.

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Roller Derby Dame: When Push Comes to Shove

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.

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In The Loudest Stadiums In America, The Noise Is Deafening — Literally

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm

The University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is ranked one of the loudest in the nation. Will this become a problem for fans and what can be done to protect fans.

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Fall YMCA Football League Gets Benched

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

One less youth football league will hit the field this fall. The North Central Florida YMCA youth flag football league has been sidelined due to lack of registered participants, which typically consists of at least 100 children. This change may […]

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Champions Park Brings New Name and New Expectations

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Champions Park, formerly known as Nations Park, hopes to increase tourism after replacing the management director of the park and updating the contract to include new requirements.

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Banyan Biomarkers Inc. Receives Grant to Continue Concussion Research

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Local research company Banyan Biomarkers Inc. received a $300,000 grant in January that will go toward continuing studies on protein testing after head injuries. Researchers say the technology will benefit people with a high risk of frequent head trauma, such as athletes and military personnel.

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Despite No Local Home Rink, UF Hockey Team Battles On

By on December 11th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Over the years, the University of Florida has accumulated 31 national championships in 12 sports, but there is one sports terrain it has yet to dominate – the ice.

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In the News: Labor secretary nomination, Farmworkers protest, Legislation update, Suspicious UCF death

By on March 18th, 2013 | Last updated: March 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

Obama to nominate Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary – President Obama plans to nominate Thomas E. Perez as the new secretary of Labor on Monday. The position plays an important role in immigration reform. Perez currently works as the […]

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Gainesville’s roughest and toughest roller derby team raises money for charity

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

The Gainesville Roller Rebels raise money to serve survivors of domestic violence.

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Running debate: minimalist or shod?

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

While some runners argue they run better barefoot, the shoeless practice puts them at risk for stress fractures.

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