Get ready for a new season
Published: Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 1:40 a.m.
Stores on and around the University of Florida campus are gearing up for the new football season with T-shirts, DVDs and other merchanside made especially for fans who bleed orange and blue, immortalizing the triple national championships.
After a national football championship bookended by two national basketball championships, there's a lot to celebrate here in Hogtown.
To commemorate last season's National Championship win - which was bookended by two basketball titles - stores have introduced more high-end items, such as Waterford crystal footballs and basketballs and autographed memorabilia.
Prices for items such as T-shirts, license plates and other gifts largely remain the same as last year, despite growing popularity for Gator-related memorabilia. The University of Florida rose from No. 6 to No. 3 in collegiate licensing royalties for the 2006-2007 school year, according to the Collegiate Licensing Company.Here is some of the unique Gator gear that retailers have in store for you.
Waterford Crystal football, helmet and basketball
A great high-end gift for sophisticated Gators.
$185; University of Florida Bookstore and Gator Shop.
Gators rolling cooler: A great accessory for any tail-Gator.
$54; University of Florida Bookstore.
Play your own big game before the Gators take the field.
$89; University of Florida Bookstore.
Gator grilling accessories
Fire up the grill and prepare a feast for hungry Gators ready to chomp.
Gators apron; $26; University of Florida Bookstore.
Jersey grill cover; $50; University of Florida Bookstore.
Relive the glory days right in your own home.
The Story of The 2006 Florida Gators DVD; $14.99; Gator Shop.
2007 Final Four DVD; $15.99; University of Florida Bookstore.
Bean bag mascot
No baby Gator's toy chest is complete without a little gator.
$10.95; University of Florida Bookstore
National Championship license plates
Show your Gator pride when you're on the go.
2006 Football National Champions License Plate; $3.99; various locations.
Craftique Mirrored National Champions Car Tag; $24.99; various locations.
2006 National Champions Script Gators Plate; $28; various locations.
Helmet and football wine topper set
Add a little orange and blue flair to your favorite bottle of Pinot Grigio.
$16; University of Florida Bookstore.
2006 National Championship Frisbee
Toss around this title toy before the big game.
$1.99; University of Florida Bookstore.
Celebrate all three championships with T-shirts for Gators of all ages.
Youth "National Chompions" T-shirt; $6.99; University of Florida Bookstore
Don't let Fido miss out on the fun; dress him up in this jersey just for him.
$28; University of Florida Bookstore
National Champions Pennant
Fly the orange and blue flag high with this National Championships Pennant.
$20; University of Florida Bookstore
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