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Public Mistakes of Professional Athletes


There seems to have been a bright spotlight shown on professional athletics this year as many of it's brightest stars have been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons! From the mishandling of the Ray Rice case, that shook the NFL upside down, all the way to Tony Stewart hitting and killing Tony Ward Jr on the race track. With the millions of dollars that the leagues bring in yearly through their athletes performances, how ...

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Last updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago.
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Oldest Team Sport in North America


I wonder why it seems like the Gainesville Times only seems to actively cover the "Glamor" Sports of Football, Basketball, Baseball/Softball and Soccer? I realize that many people in Northeast Georgia might not know this fact, but the oldest team sport in North America (and North Georgia) is making a strong comeback in North Georgia.
What is this sport, that very few seem to know about, but is making a strong return, you ask? ...

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High School Sports Fan


I'm in Arizona now and will be in the West for the next five weeks - I read The Times daily off my IPad, which I'm doing right now. Before moving to Gainesville I had coached 18 seasons in the NFL and before that 5 seasons at Ohio State. Woody's national recruiter I saw great High School all over the United States. I've never seen better coached High School football than what I see in ...

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The Weekend That Will Be: Week 13 (Staff Blog)


Arkansas at LSU- Though The Battle for the Golden Boot is not getting the hype that LSU-Alabama received, it could have as much to do with who plays in the national title as "The Game of the Century" does. The Hogs have won three of the last four games and are one of the few offenses that can challenge the Blitzing Bengals. It is the blitzing that has cost the Tigers in the past and can again. Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson has actually been more ...

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Last updated 3 years ago.
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The Weekend That Will Be: Week 11 (Staff Blog)


Nebraska at Penn State- The lack of response to what happened in 1999, and tragically before 1999, will have an impact on this weekend’s game. For the first time since Harry Truman was serving as the U.S. president, Penn State will take the field without Joe Paterno. Trying to strictly concentrate at the football game in Happy Valley is next to impossible. The student body will have a “Blue-Out,” (as opposed to the normal “White-Out”) ...

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Last updated 3 years, 1 month ago.
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