SportsCenter botches Gator logo, airs FSU’s instead


It’s been a rough enough year for Florida when it comes to ribbing from rival Florida State.

Not only did the Seminoles beat the Gators 37-7 at Florida Field last November, but with Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston leading the way, FSU earned ultimate bragging rights in the state with the 2013 BCS title.

But at least Gator fans have basketball to hang onto this season? Up to No. 3 in the country, the Gators could count on some respect heading into its prime-time ESPN CollegeGameDay showdown tonight with No. 14 Kentucky. Right?

But Gator fans were dismayed to find FSU’s logo instead of the Gators on a graphic previewing the UF-Kentucky matchup during a midnight airing of Friday night’s SportsCenter.

An honest mistake, right? Some Gator fans weren’t so sure.

FSU, for the record, is 14-10 (including a 67-66 loss at Florida) heading into its game tonight at Wake Forest

ESPN public relations director of news content David Scott released a statement Saturday morning apologizing for the error, but offered no details as to the reason for the gaffe or how many calls were fielded Friday night about it at ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Conn.