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Gatorade Name Change Upsets Inventor's Family

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Gatorade Name Change Upsets Inventor's Family

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Gatorade Name Change Upsets Inventor's Family

Gatorade Name Change Upsets Inventor's Family

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You might not have noticed during your last trip to the grocery store, but Gatorade is now known as "G." The name change has disappointed the family of a University of Florida professor who helped invent the sports drink to give the school's athletes a way to stay hydrated.

Donna Green-Townsend reports for member station WUFT in Gainesville.