Dr. Robert Cade, instrumental in creating Gatorade, died today at age 80. He and other scientists at the University of Florida developed the drink in the 1960s to help keep the school's football players hydrated. The name Gatorade is a reference to the team's nickname, the Gators.
"Gatorade creator Dr. Robert Cade dies Tuesday at age 80" (University of Florida News, November 27, 2007)
"Dr. Robert Cade, Gatorade inventor, dies at 80" (Gainesville Sun/Gatorsports.com, November 27, 2007)
History of Gatorade, from the sport drink's official website