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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....

2006-04-03 23:40:53

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used a swarming defense and superior bench play to defeat UCLA 73-57 on Monday to win its first national basketball title. The Gators (33-6) opened the second half with a 9-2 run to pad its 11-point halftime lead to 45-27 with 16 minutes to play. UCLA closed to 65-53 on a jam by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute with 2:35 left but Florida's Lee Humphrey responded with an 18-foot three-pointer to quash UCLA hopes of a fightback. Sophomore...

2006-04-02 16:28:56

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Tradition-rich UCLA will attempt to win its 12th national basketball championship when it faces Florida in the NCAA title game on Monday night. UCLA put the defensive clamps on Louisiana State on Saturday night, winning 59-45, while Florida ended the miraculous tournament run of upstart George Mason with a 73-58 rout. "I know that they have great tradition, they had a lot of great players go through that program," said Florida sophomore...

2006-04-01 22:20:09

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used its superior height to end upstart George Mason's remarkable NCAA Tournament run with a 73-58 victory Saturday in the national semi-finals. The Gators broke the game open with a 12-2 streak at the start of the second half, turning a five-point lead into a 43-28 cushion with 15 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Lee Humphrey had 10 points during the run, including three three-pointers, to help seal the Gators' victory....

2006-04-01 20:42:17

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used its superior height to end upstart George Mason's remarkable NCAA Tournament run with a 73-58 victory on Saturday in the national semi-finals. The Gators broke the game open with a 12-2 streak at the start of the second half, turning a five-point lead into a 43-28 cushion with 15 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Lee Humphrey had 10 points during run, including three three-pointers, to help seal the Gators' victory....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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