Wednesday , August 31 2016

Putting the Leg in Legend

Tebow. Wuerffel. Spurrier. These names scream legend. Bring them up in a conversation with a lifelong gator fan and you’re sure to hear the story of when Steve Spurrier, quarterback of the 1966 Gators, kicked a 40-yard game winning field-goal against Auburn and went on to win the Heisman Trophy. …

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A Sport Lifestyle, A Profile on Scot Brantley

Since the age of 7, Scot Brantley has been playing football. He was born in Chester, South Carolina and moved to Greenville, South Carolina where his love of both baseball and football began.  Photo Credit: Scot Brantley “I just fell in love with both of them,” said Brantley. Brantley played …

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Once a Gator, Always a Gator

  For some Gator athletes, their stay at the University of Florida is short.  But others, like women’s tennis associate head coach Dave Balogh, stay for a very long time. Balogh just entered his 15th coaching season at UF, but he’s been a Gator for much longer than that. Growing …

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Gator Corner: Where are they now?

Most students on the University of Florida campus probably consider athletes like Tim Tebow, Ryan Lochte, or Mike Miller to be great examples of Gator athletes who have achieved amazing success since graduating and moving on to the professional level of their respective sports. However, if students were to reach …

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Always a Gator, always a swimmer

Tina Hinton-Bates competed in the 50 meter and 100 meter freestyle for the University of Florida swim team from 1992 to 1996. She won an SEC Championship with her relay team, which then was second at the NCAA Championship, and helped the team to win the SEC Championship each of …

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Gator Soccer Spotlight: Player to Watch

When most people think of the word freshman, they tend to associate it with connotations that relate to youth, immaturity, and inexperience, among other things. However, despite being a freshman, UF Defender Courtney Douglas has shown that she possesses characteristics that are uncharacteristic of what people would expect of her …

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Erica LaGrow’s Journey: From UNC to UF

A first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer at the University of North Carolina her senior year in 2008, Erica LaGrow helped the Tar Heels to four consecutive quarterfinal appearances in the NCAA championship. LaGrow’s hometown is Skaneateles, N.Y. was a midfielder at North Carolina, who started all four years and …

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Thornqvist’s Experience is the Best Teacher

Roland Thornqvist is nothing but familiar to the game of tennis. As a two-time All-American at North Carolina and a professional in the 90s, Thornqvist has certainly played his fair share. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Thornqvist has made his way through the NCAA. Starting his head-coaching career at the University …

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UF Seniors Hungry for More

Three particular members of the Florida women’s tennis team know what it’s like to win 2 national championships. They know how it feels to claim numerous SEC regular season and tournament titles. Most importantly, they know what it takes to be great. This season, these 3 Gator seniors are determined …

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