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Florida vs local team: the rematch

July 24, 2010

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Video by Christine Scalora, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Team Florida played another exhibition game Friday, the last day of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games. After impressive pool play during the tournament, Special Olympics officials decided to challenge the talented Floridians by having them play a team of local high school players.

Thursday, Team Florida impressed about 500 spectators as they won the game 48 to 37.

Friday, Team Florida demonstrated their talent by taking a 23 to 13 lead at the end of the first half. But, Team Florida grew fatigued and in the last minute of the game the local team took their first lead. In the end, Team Florida lost the game 37 to 36, but they earned the respect of all who watched the game.



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4 Comments »

  1. but you did not mention that team florida went undeafeated the entire week, that they team florida routed all oppents by 20 or 30 points…yet you show their loss……..wow….. i expected better from you all

    Comment by frank — July 24, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

  2. Actually, we did mention that Team Florida did incredibly well in the tournament.

    Here are two stories that mention Team Florida’s dominance in basketball.
    http://cojmc.unl.edu/specialolympics/?p=4732
    http://cojmc.unl.edu/specialolympics/?p=4935

    Comment by bmccoy — July 24, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  3. Florida was awesome but their dominance with 50 point wins etc raises questions about divisioning.

    The games were great but not perfect – where is the critique page on this website so we can all do better next time?

    Comment by Nick — July 25, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

  4. It was my privilege to meet Jeremiah when he stopped to talk to me, I was working in the basement and he was waiting to play basketball. He was a very polite young man and very proud that he has played for so many years. He spoke of his team and that his brother also plays on the team. He said that NE was a nice town, friendly and a beautiful place. Good luck to you and your team Jeremiah. Your friend, Pat
    P.S. I was fortunate enough to see you play. Good Job!!

    Comment by Pat Walker — August 5, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

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