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2008-11-20 22:43:55

Allan Chaney led Florida to a quick second-half start Thursday and the No. 19 Gators cruised past Southern Utah 64-50. Nick Calathes paced Florida with 18 points and seven rebounds, but the Gators were slow in putting the game away because of 15 misses in 16 tries from three-point range. After Florida (3-0) escaped with a 33-25 advantage at halftime, Chaney scored four straight points during an 11-2 run to open the second period. Southern Utah (1-1) came no closer than 10 points the rest of...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

By Daniel Connolly The Regional Medical Center at Memphis plans to ask the University of Tennessee Health Science Center about participating in its plan to build a new clinical office on Union that would attract paying patients. The Med's interest in the project reflects its desire to earn money and turn around a projected $14.4 million operating loss this fiscal year. Hospital board chairman Gene Holcomb said Thursday that he wants The Med's new interim CEO, Claude Watts Jr., to...

2008-09-05 15:00:00

The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville has expanded its relationship with the Premier healthcare alliance, selecting Premier as its supply chain performance partner and realizing savings of more than $1 million in the first six months of conversion. Formerly with Novation, UTMC is now one of 200 of the nation's leading hospital and healthcare systems who own Premier Inc. as shareholders, working with the healthcare alliance to advance its mission of improving the quality...

2008-07-25 12:01:20

By Josh Flory, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tenn. Jul. 24--Officials at the University of Tennessee Medical Center broke ground this morning on a new heart hospital that is slated to open in 2010. The four-story, $26 million facility will be located at the medical center's campus near Alcoa Highway and will provide inpatient services for the Heart Lung Vascular Institute. At this morning's ceremony, UT Medical Center cardiothoracic surgeon John Mack cited Tennessee's high rates...

2008-07-23 18:00:45

By Rita Mitchell A select group of area African-American high school students got a taste of college life during the recent seventh annual Young Scholars Academy at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The event was sponsored by the UT Martin Office of Minority Affairs. Students attended this competitive weeklong summer residential program, designed for upcoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The noncredit program introduced students to the college experience by focusing...

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2007-12-09 03:00:00

By RALPH D. RUSSO NEW YORK - Tim Tebow took a few deep breaths, steadied himself, then plowed through his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech much the same way he takes on tacklers - fast and furious. In rapid fire, Florida's sophomore quarterback thanked everyone he could think of, some of them twice. When it came time to take hold of the 25-pound bronze statue, he looked as if he wasn't sure whether he should run with the prize or throw it. He does both so well. Florida's folk-hero...

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2007-11-27 18:00:00

By RON WORD JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dr. J. Robert Cade, who invented the sports drink Gatorade and launched a multibillion-dollar industry that the beverage continues to dominate, died Tuesday of kidney failure. He was 80. His death was announced by the University of Florida, where he and other researchers created Gatorade in 1965 to help the school's football players replace carbohydrates and electrolytes lost through sweat while playing in swamp-like heat. "Today with his passing, the...

2007-01-08 18:00:44

By Stephen Pounds, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jan. 8--No deal is undoable for David Day. Can't find venture capital? No problem. Need a top-flight manager for a new company? You got it. Don't have laboratory space? He's got some. Day, director of technology licensing at the University of Florida, always finds a way. He's known throughout the state for his skill at putting UF's discoveries in the hands of private business and at selling Florida in general to industry leaders and...

2006-04-11 20:14:40

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Slowly shaking his head and squinting his eyes, Joakim Noah painfully recalls life in Paris when his father first took him to a tennis court. While most people would be thrilled to get a private lesson from a former French Open champion, the experience was agonizing for a five-year-old. Spectators gawked at his immature strokes and the comparisons began. "When I was young, people would want to watch," Noah said. "And when you're a little...

2006-04-04 15:05:24

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - With four sophomores and a junior in the starting line-up, few people expected Florida to emerge as the national champions. But after Florida dominated UCLA 73-57 on Monday for the national crown, many people believe the Gators are the odds-on favorite for next year's title. With the lure of fame and big-money from the NBA, just how many players who will skip their remaining years of college eligibility for the pro game remains to be seen....