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Florida to honor 2008 national champions with reunion vs. LSU

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Florida’s last national title team will reunite at one of the Gators’ biggest home games of 2018.

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The 2008 Florida Gators national championship team will be invited to reunite at for a 10-year anniversary of their crystal-winning season at The Swamp this fall.

“More than 100 members” of Florida’s 2008 team will be welcomed back to Gainesville on October 6, the day of Florida’s second consecutive home game against LSU, per a Florida release, for what the program is marketing as a REUN10N.

That release gives few other details on how the 2008 team will be honored, saying only that it “will be recognized and honored at halftime on the field,” but it’s a safe bet that the SEC Network’s pregame show will be in town for that game, given SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow’s centrality to those Gators.

Staging the reunion for a game against LSU is also a nice touch, given that Florida’s 51-21 rout of the Tigers that fall in The Swamp in a primetime showdown helped restart what would be a march to a title after a shocking September loss to Ole Miss.

But Florida’s packaging of single-game tickets for the LSU game with t-shirts celebrating the 2008 team — 500 tickets that come with Fanatics-made t-shirts, which are sold separately and retail for $30, are available for under $100 — is perhaps a sign that tickets to Florida’s marquee home game of its 2018 slate are not selling as well as hoped. It begs belief to think that the game is sold out if single-game tickets are available in mid-July.