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Tracking former UF athletes through their professional sports careers

Lochte’s quest to swimming summit is unique in sports

We’ve heard the saying, “To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.” But rarely is an athlete forced to unseat the greatest ever when the greatest ever is still cementing his status as such. That’s the daunting, yet special opportunity that swimmer Ryan Lochte has in front of him starting Monday at the U.S. Swimming Trials. Fellow Gator Emmitt Smith battled the ghost of Walter Payton on his way to arguably becoming the greatest running back in NFL… Read More »

Injury-riddled Miller seals 2nd Heat title with hot hand

Mike Miller denied rumors before the start of the NBA Finals that he’d retire after this season. Well, is there a better game to go out on? Battered but filled with adrenaline, Miller made it rain on the Thunder by splashing seven 3-pointers in the Heat’s title-clinching Game 5 victory on Thursday night. Time and time again, the former Gator took cuts at any slim chance Oklahoma City had of becoming the first team to rally from 3-1 in the… Read More »