Gatorade Name Change Upsets Inventor's Family 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.
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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

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.