Football celebration to be capped off with basketball on the big screen

Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1:38 p.m.

Gators fans attending Saturday's BCS National Championship Celebration at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will have the added bonus of watching the men's basketball game on the big screens immediately following the celebration.

Martin Salamone, director of marketing for the University Athletic Association, said that fans who want to stay after the celebration can watch Florida take on South Carolina at 1 p.m. on the stadium's two, massive video screens. The men's basketball team also claimed its first-ever national championship title in 2006 after beating UCLA in April.

The festivities for the football team begin at noon Saturday, but gates open at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will be broadcast live on Sun Sports.

Florida shocked the Ohio State Buckeyes Monday for the National Championship title to become the only school to share dual basketball and football national titles in the same year.

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