Isn't it nice how UF pulls out all the stops for a rivalry game?
Members of the Florida basketball team will receive their NCAA Championship rings in a ceremony on Florida Field prior to the Gators' SEC opener against Tennessee. A video honoring the first team to win back-to-back titles since 1992 will be shown prior to the ceremony.
The presentation will take approximately 21 minutes prior to the 3:34 p.m. kickoff and the University Athletic Association will be encouraging fans to be in their seats at 3:10 p.m. if they want to see the ceremony.
While it's nice to welcome the women's tennis team or the swim team before a game, the basketball team is a little bit more than nice. Only Lee Humphrey is unable to attend as he is currently in Europe, so we'll pretty much see everyone. I think this will get the crowd excited before kickoff. I'm just guessing.
Note: In the pervious I wrote Antonio Gates, not Gaines (it's now fixed). I was even emailing people and telling them Gaines would be out. I think still have fantasy football on the brain. That's my only explanation for the screw up.