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Gators Gone Pro

Tracking former UF athletes through their professional sports careers

Wambach, U.S. finish epic match the right way

The U.S. was a minute away from getting involved in the first penalty kick shootout in Olympic women’s soccer history. At which point, point-blank shots from 12 yards away would decide one of the most memorable games in the sport’s history. Luckily for competition’s sake, a memorable match like that wasn’t decided by the equivalent of a coin flip. While the shootout can be fun to watch at times, soccer’s ultimate decider of meaningful matches reduces the world’s most team-oriented… Read More »

Gator contingent will be strong in London Games

Corrections are being made to reflect more Gators representing countries outside the U.S. Florida will have at least 37 current and former Gator athletes representing the university in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, setting the school’s all-time record for number of letterwinners at a single Oylmpiad. Of that total, 23 come from the swimming program and 10 more from track and field. Here’s a list of UF’s athletes who will be competing in the Olympics: Representing the United States:… Read More »