Tag Archives: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

For stadium regulars, closing is the wrong move

The recent suicide of a University of Florida student at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has raised questions about whether the stadium should remain open for public use.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says many students aren’t keen on the idea of shutting the bleachers down. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/BRITTANYVOICER1.mp3] Bleachers around Florida Field …

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The danger of student stress

During this time of year, with finals approaching for many college students, it’s natural for those under pressure to get stressed. At times, that stress can turn into depression. Though the death of a University of Florida student on Sunday has not been declared a suicide at this time, police believe Michael …

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Gator Growl changes spur bigger show this year

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is bustling today as student organizers prepare for Gator Growl tomorrow. Gator Growl Production Director Jeff Chinnering says the stage has moved to the east side of the stadium this year. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Chinnering2.mp3] Chinnering says fireworks are also back this year. Gator Growl starts at 7:30 PM …

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Fair and football food safety

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the Alachua County Fair are among the list of venues where Alachua County citizens are having fun this fall. Tons of food is served at these events and WUFT-FM’s Lauren Lettelier takes a look at the safety of what gets put on your plate. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/LETTELIERWRAP2.mp3]

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Graduation ceremonies underway at UF and SFC

Students in caps and gowns step on the football field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to take pictures today. This is a first experience for some, but it will be the last time for all as thousands of Gators graduate this weekend. The graduations mark the end of the students’ …

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Increased security at UF spring football game

The annual Orange and Blue football game is the end of spring football practice for the University of Florida. This will mark the coaching debut of Will Muschamp, UF’s new head football coach. In a news release Friday afternoon, the school has announced it is heightening security in and around …

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