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Florida vs. Idaho: Gators' 2014 season opener will be night game, set for 7 p.m. kickoff

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I cannot tell you how happy I am about this.

Yes, we really only have pictures from night games from 2011. Yes, I am STOKED that this will be remedied.
Yes, we really only have pictures from night games from 2011. Yes, I am STOKED that this will be remedied.
Sam Greenwood

Florida announced one incredibly welcome piece of news Friday afternoon: Its 2014 season opener against Idaho will kick off at 7 p.m. on August 30, making it a night game.

The news comes via ESPNU, which will televise the game. Florida's last game on ESPNU was its 24-7 win over Kentucky in 2013. The Gators also opened the 2011 season on ESPNU, defeating Florida Atlantic by a 41-3 count. That game, too, kicked off at 7 p.m.

We previously learned on May 1 that Florida's games against Eastern Michigan and Kentucky would be televised by the SEC Network. Florida will kick off at 4 p.m. against Eastern Michigan, and will play Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. All three games will be played in The Swamp.

Florida's tweeted response to this news is also amusing:

I get referencing "Turn Down For What," because that meme's only about three months past its best by date, but doing that while also using TURN UP THE LIGHTS in a graphic is muffing a Future reference while making a slightly moldy Lil Jon reference.

And, while I'm critiquing Florida-issued PR stuff: Just stop with the arbitrary bolding of the font. Either bold letters or don't.

Still, though: NIGHT GAME.