Tag Archives: Gator football

Data do not account for families experiencing homelessness in Alachua and surrounding counties

An accurate record of the number of families experiencing homelessness in Alachua County and surrounding areas is nonexistent. According to Patrick Dodds, the director of Continuum of Care in Gainesville, there are currently about 10 homeless families in the coordinated entry system in need of housing assistance. “I think the number’s probably 10 times that,” Dodds said. “Families are often kind of the invisible homeless.” 

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Gator Good provides a life-changing experience

Alec Gluckman, a normal 17-year-old high school student saw his life turn upside down one Fall Day in 2021. It was then that a serious sports injury and his first epilepsy seizure led to some surprising moments of pure joy – and life changing insight. Indeed, the injury and illness …

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Thousands of fans missed Sunday’s Gator football game

For the first time since Jan. 2, 1977, when the Gators lost to the Texas A&M Aggies in the Sun Bowl 37-14, a University of Florida football game was held on a Sunday. The Gators were scheduled to face the Eastern Washington Eagles on Saturday. But, because of the threat of Hurricane Ian, the University Athletic Association, with the approval of Eastern Washington, decided on Sept. 27 to postpone the game by one day hoping for more favorable weather on game day. But moving the game from Saturday to Sunday created a host of scheduling problems for thousands of fans.

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Game-Day Madness Swamps Midtown With Litter

Midtown neighborhoods and businesses benefit from their proximity to the University of Florida campus, but residents must deal with the remains of revelers, particularly during football season where tailgating is a time honored tradition.

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