Big day on campus
Published: Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 8:28 p.m.
There will be shoulder pads and tennis rackets, leotards and gloves and bare feet digging into warm, white sand.
Park & Ride
UF will operate a parking shuttle running from the commuter lot on Gale Lemerand Dr. beginning at 10 a.m. The shuttle will stop at Gate 2 of the O'Connell Center for access to most events.
Florida's campus will transform into a Gator sporting paradise on Saturday, with five major events being held on campus throughout the day.
Orange and Blue Debut
What: Spring football game
Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
When: 1 p.m., Saturday
On the air: ESPN/103.7 FM, AM-850
Admission: $5, free for UF students with ID
Fan activities: Player autograph session in north end zone concourse from 9:30 - 11 a.m.; Photo opportunity with Heisman and national championship trophies in north end zone concourse from 9:30 a.m. through third quarter; Student flag football game from 11 - 11:45 a.m.; Student skills competition and Fastest Gator on Campus contest (students vs. players) prior to kickoff at 1:07 p.m.
What: Two-hour football news/analysis talk show
Where: Section 20 of the Northwest corner of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
When/TV: Live Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon on ESPN2 and from noon to 1 p.m. on ESPN
What: Southeast Region meet
Teams: Florida, UCLA, Nebraska, N.C. State, West Virginia and North Carolina
Where: Stephen C. O'Connell Center
When: 7 p.m., Saturday
Admission: $4-10, free for UF students with ID
SEC beachvolleyball tournament
What: The first-ever beach volleyball tournament held by an NCAA Division I conference
Where: SW Rec Sports beach volleyball courts (Hull Road between SW 34th St. and Museum Rd.)
When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, gold medal match at 6 p.m.
UF baseball vs. Arkansas
What: Game 2 of weekend series
Where: McKethan Stadium
When: 4 p.m., Saturday
On the air: AM-850
Admission: $4-8, free for UF students with ID
UF men's tennis vs. South Carolina
What: Final regular season match
Where: Ring Tennis Complex
When: 10 a.m., Saturday
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