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SEC Network plans Gator Takeover for your TV on July 2

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Suppose it was a University of Florida world, and everyone else was just visiting?

In that case, it would probably look something like the SEC network will look on July 2. Think all Gators, all the time.

Now, every Florida fan has his favorite events over the years, but here are a few the network has lined up. After Thursday, fans can turn to their home DVD collection.

The network plans to show.

  • A Florida “takeover special” show.
  • The 2015 SEC baseball tournament, where the Gators won four consecutive games to win their first title since 2011.
  • A 2014 Volleyball game against Texas, in which the Gators headed for the NCAAs.
  • A 2009 women’s basketball game against Tennessee. Legendary Volts coach Pat Summitt was looking for career victory 1,001.
  • The 2015 SEC Outdoor Track and Field championship, won by the Gators.
  • The 2014 soccer matchup against Florida State when the Seminoles had a 38-game win streak.
  • An inside story of former Gator women’s soccer great Abby Wambach
  • A 2015 match against the University of Kentucky gymansts in the LinktoPink challenge.
  • A 2014 matchup for the SEC Tournament title in men’s basketball against rival Kentucky.
  • A 2015 matchup against 10th-ranked FSU in softball.
  • The 1997 regular season matchup against FSU.
  • The final game for Danny Wuerffel in which the Gators won the national title.
  • The 2006 national championship game against powerful Ohio State in men’s basketball.
  • A special on former Gator great Tim Tebow.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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