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By Kevin M. McCarthy

The college of Florida, the state's oldest and biggest collage, is famous at the present time as one of many country's so much academically various public associations. even though in a position to hint its heritage to 1853, the college didn't commence its well known soccer application until eventually the 1st few years of the 20 th century. this system has had its percentage of scandals and embarrassments over the years, however it has additionally produced Heisman Trophy winners, a countrywide champion, various avid gamers drafted into the pro ranks, and a visibility that continuously ranks the staff within the most sensible 5 within the state. Now attracting 85,000 fanatics to every of its domestic video games, the Gators' soccer application has develop into an integral part of the college of Florida.
When the group received the nationwide championship in 1996, nobody may have anticipated such good fortune simply ninety years previous. thankfully, that attention-grabbing trip throughout the final century has been captured in nice photos that come with formal pix of groups; motion pictures at the box; perspectives of "The Swamp"; and snapshots of lovers from each decade. those photos inform the tale of the beginning and development of a soccer group, a group that has introduced leisure to thousands and nationwide reputation to the college of Florida.

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