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Gators athletics helping support academic programs

Updated: August 16, 2007, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Florida Athletic Association, which produced national championships in football and basketball, is donating $6 million to the university to support academic programs jeopardized by state budget cuts.

University of Florida President Bernie Machen announced the gift Wednesday at the annual UF Joint Civic Club luncheon.

Our athletic programs have had tremendous success in the past couple of years. It takes a great academic university ...

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