RecSports Blog

  Feb 3   CORE

What is Outdoor Recreation?

So I’ve been thinking more about what Outdoor Recreation is.  First, let’s define Recreation:  an activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.  That’s simple enough.  I can think of a million things I’d love to do for enjoyment!  It is quite broad, indeed.  It includes activities like exercise, sports, nature walks, hanging around in hammocks and even sightseeing.  So, […]

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  Jan 27   CORE

What It Is To Be Happy

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people.  I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” – Sylvia Plath, American poet We need contact with nature. We need to be outside, away from walls, ceilings, monitors, screens and artificial lighting. Countless studies prove the psychological benefits of contacting nature. Well-designed […]

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  Jan 25   Uncategorized

Are you a Strong Gator?

Are you an athlete beyond dodging tablers in Turlington or catching an RTS bus that didn’t stop for you?  If you’re a true competitor, then the RecSports Strong Gator event wants to see what you’ve got.Set your fight songs on repeat and bring your inner beast mode. Strong Gator is the ultimate test of willpower.  Warriors of all genders and sizes are invited to the event […]

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  Jan 9   CORE

CORE’s Spring TRiP Registration Event

I’m honoring my New Years’ resolutions and committing to have an awesome semester by signing up for a TRiP!Catch me in line to snag a spot for spring will be the Spring TRiP Registration Event, hosted by the RecSports' CORE department.TRiPs provided by the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) are planned outdoor excursions for a variety of different […]

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  Nov 16   Uncategorized

2016 Track & Field Meet Results

Men's 3200M Time 1st Place Peter Licari 10:21.0 2nd Place Alexander Weischedel 10:24.5 3rd Place Trevor Tilly 10:41.1 Women's 3200M Time 1st Place Courtney Rouse 12:30.4 2nd Place Alicia Romano 13:17.0 Men's 4x200M […]

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  Jun 22   Uncategorized

#LiveinMotion July Photo Challenge

The July Social Media Photo Challenge is here once again, Gators! Follow the daily themes to post photos that showcase your healthy, active lifestyle.Instructions:Follow our calendar below and take your own photos to showcase your active interpretation of the theme! If you need any creative ideas, our RecSports Twitter and Instagram will be providing you with our own […]

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  Mar 10   Sport Clubs

Cheerleading building up to nationals

Countless hours of practice finally paid off for Competitive Cheerleading as they emerged from the Cheersport Nationals champions of the College 4 division. UF’s All-Girl team edged out both UNC All Girl Cheerleading and rivals Florida State University Garnet Girls for the top spot by less than two points over Valentine’s Day weekend in Atlanta. Nine different universities had […]

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  Mar 9   Sport Clubs

Tennis breezes through Miami for season title

Courtesy of USTA Florida Marketing & Communications Coordinator Rick Vach The University of Florida club tennis team capped a perfect 2015-16 regular season, winning every tournament they participated in and defeating the University of Miami 29-18 in the Gold Bracket final of the USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Section Championships, held Feb. 27-28, 2016 at Sanlando Park in […]

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  Mar 9   Sport Clubs

Women’s Water Polo dominating early season schedule

After a successful early season tournament in Ft. Myers in which the ladies dominated Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia and Florida State by a combined score of 56-5, the team heads to California in a couple of weeks to get in some highly competitive matches against some of the top teams in the nation. After that the ladies return to conference play with tournaments in Atlanta […]

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  Mar 9   Sport Clubs

Team Florida Cycling on the Road to Success

Collegiate Road Season in the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference officially began in February with Team Florida Cycling hosting the Swamp Classic 2016. The team had 27 of its riders gear up, eleven of whom had never raced before.Seasoned rider and graduate student Derek Schanze took 2nd in the Collegiate Men's A road race on Saturday. Patrick Shea took 4th in Men's […]

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