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SEC Network Announces 2 Late Afternoon Kickoffs that Please TailGators

The SEC Network announced Thursday game times for 16 matchups during the first four weeks of the 2014 season. Florida’s week two matchup on September 6 against Eastern Michigan will kick off at 4 p.m., while the Gators’ week three game against Kentucky will air in the primetime slot at 7:30 p.m.

After the University Athletic Association (UAA) caught flack for so many early games last season, it finally got some great PR with the announcement of the 4pm and 7:30 kickoffs. Last year, with not one night game at home, many ticket holders were frustrated and let their voices be heard on the annual survey for the football program. The Noon kickoffs are hot, too early for attendees that come from out of town, dont allow enough time for tailgating, and take away a lot of the city's income for hotels, bars, and restaurants as people either don't stay Saturday night (which usually would include dinner, drinks, and a hotel) or do not come at all. 

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Games occurring in the first four weeks which are not listed on the SEC network's release, including UF’s season opener against Idaho, which will be released at a later date and will air on CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, or FSN.

Florida’s home game in week two against Eastern Michigan will mark the Gators’ first appearance on the new national sports network that launches August 14.

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Wilbekin Had To Listen To Buzzer-Beater by UConn Last Time

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Week 3 Spring Practice Report: Driskel update, D-Line Needs Depth

Both the Florida Gators basketball and football teams have been hard at work this week. The basketball team is preparing for another national championship run, and the football team is busy getting yelled at and sweating it out in hopes of creating a turnaround season.

The Gators have had two spring practices over the last week, and the April 12 spring game is right around the corner.

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It’s been much of the same this spring, as the coaching staff continues to preach tempo and is searching for guys from key position battles to step up.

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For Top Ranked Gators It's All About Albany

So this was how the first question of the 2014 NCAA Tournament was put to the top-ranked Florida Gators. 

“The specter of being No. 1 is out there for you guys and in some quarters that means you either win it all or it’s a disappointment. How do you look at the specter?”

And this was how Scottie Wilbekin answered. 

“The ‘specter?’ What does that mean?”

UF’s senior point guard was then told it meant the shadow of being No. 1.

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