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Gators Gone Pro

Tracking former UF athletes through their professional sports careers

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 »

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 »