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Former Gator Abby Wambach Publishes Memoir

Audio in this story is from Fresh Air, produced by WHYY and distributed by NPR. Former Gator and Olympic soccer Star Abby Wambach’s memoir “Forward” was published on Tuesday. The book delves into the personal struggles of the two-time gold medal winner, specifically with her sexuality and substance abuse. Wambach, who …

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Coach Gregg Troy Proud of Gator Olympians

Even though the 2016 Summer Olympic Games have been finished for almost a month now, that doesn’t stop the talk about the success Gator athletes had in Rio. In fact, 15 swimmers at this year’s Olympic Games have connections to the Orange and Blue, whether they are current or former Gators. They …

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2016 Rio Olympics End

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics officially ended on Sunday night with the closing ceremony. The United States walked away with 121 medals with 46 of them being gold medals to not only win the total medal count but also the most gold medals. Great Britain followed with 27 gold medals and China was third with 26. …

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USA Continues to Dominate at Rio 2016 Olympics

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics have been a predictable story thus far. The United States are winning the medal count, the US men’s basketball is dominating, the American swimmers are breaking records, and other countries such as China, Great Britain, and Russia (despite the limited number of athletes) are right …

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Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Olympics Kicks Off Tonight

Today is the official start date of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 207 countries will be represented at this year’s Olympiad in 28 different sports. Sports taking the center stage this weekend are gymnastics and swimming. The USA women’s gymnastics team are defending Olympic champions and the London …

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USA Men’s Basketball Ready For Olympics

Team USA wrapped up it’s last exhibition game before “wheels up” to Rio in just a few short days. In Monday night’s game USA outscored Nigeria 110-66 in Houston. Nigeria was lead by  Chamberlain Oguchi, who scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting and Alade Aminu added 13 points. However, that was …

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USA Basketball Wins Second Exhibition Game

Just a few short days after their big win over Argentina, team USA won its second of five exhibition games leading up to the Olympics in Rio. Team USA outscored team China by a final score of 106-57 on Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Though this Chinese …

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Mike Holloway Attends Rio Track and Field Trials

The 2016 Track and Field Olympic Trials are complete which means the Rio Olympic games are just around the corner.  At the event several Gators (current and alumni) qualified for  the Olympics in Rio. Florida Gators Track and Field Head Coach Mike Holloway was in attendance for the trails. Those not aware (which you should be) …

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Former Gator Kelly Murphy Representing USA Volleyball In Rio

Former Gator volleyball great Kelly Murphy was named to the 12 person Olympic team roster on Tuesday morning; this is the first Olympic appearance for Murphy as well. During her tenure at UF, Murphy was a four time All-American and was named the SEC Player of the Year in 2010. …

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