Gators to appear on HBO Sports series “24/7 College Football”

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Florida players. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Florida Gators are one of four programs set to be featured on HBO Sports’ upcoming “24/7 College Football” show, the executive producer of HBO Sports, Rick Bernstein, announced Wednesday. 

The show, billed as an “all-access college football series chronicling four programs in-season – Florida, Penn State, Arizona State and Washington State – as they meet the demands and challenges leading up to and through gameday” will chronicle a week in the lives of Gators coach Dan Mullen, his family, assistant coaches and Florida’s players as the team prepares to host Towson on Sept. 28. 

The hour-long episode following Florida will air Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. on HBO, and will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and partners’ streaming platforms.

“For many years, we have been enamored with the storylines and unrivaled traditions of college football, and we’re excited for the opportunity to expand the 24/7 franchise into the realm of college sports,” Bernstein said in a release. “Viewers will feel the tremendous electricity of some of the best atmospheres in the country, and see the meticulous preparation and challenges facing these programs in the build-up to gameday and during the game action.”

The four-part series will be narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Liev Schreiber, who has served as the voice of the “24/7” series since its launch in addition to narrating HBO’s highly watched “Hard Knocks” series. 

HBO Sports launched the “24/7” series in 2007, and soon the show would garner much acclaim; in its first seven seasons, the series received 18 Sports Emmy Awards. 

“We are excited for the challenge of delivering a four-part series of four different college programs over a four-week period with the production values and storytelling associated with our 24/7 franchise,” said Bernstein.