Conference expansion could be tougher on student-athletes, better for bowls, says Gator Bowl president
The next 12-14 months could see a major reshaping of the college sports landscape, one that could be tougher on student-athletes but could be better for bowl games, according to Gator Bowl Sports president and CEO Greg McGarity.
Gator Bowl hangs in balance as Texas A&M deals with COVID outbreak
Officials at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl were holding their breath after being told that one of the teams set to play in the New Years' Day bowl game, Texas A&M, is dealing with a COVID outbreak and may not have enough players to compete in the game.
Florida, Florida State baseball game in Jacksonville off until 2022
Before the 2020 season was wiped out by COVID-19, Florida and Florida State had played a neutral site game in Jacksonville every year since 2007. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Sunshine Showdown baseball game in Jacksonville between Florida and Florida State is off. But we appreciate the cooperation with Florida and Florida State. Now, he’ll have to wait until the Gator Bowl football game to get his first experience as the man in charge. Catlett is retiring after 29 years of leading Gator Bowl Sports and serving in various capacities with the JaxSports Council and Gator Bowl Charities.
Former Georgia AD McGarity named new Gator Bowl Sports president
Former University of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity will become the new president and CEO of Gator Bowl Sports this March. Former University of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity will become the president and CEO of Gator Bowl Sports this March. McGarity, 66, will handle all aspects of the Gator Bowl Sports operations, including the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, the JaxSports Council and the Gator Bowl Charities. The Gator Bowl just completed the first of a six-year affiliation with the ACC/SEC. Catlett spent 29 years as the front man for Gator Bowl Sports and served in various capacities with the JaxSports Council and Gator Bowl Charities.
Georgia sets stadium capacity at 20 to 25% for games, uncertain about tailgating
The SEC schedule came out on Monday night and bits and pieces of details about fans at games this season have come out across the conference, too. On Wednesday, Georgia announced its plans for fans this season, saying that Sanford Stadium will be operating at 20-25% capacity due to COVID-19. The Bulldogs will play four home games this season at Sanford Stadium, with their home opener on Oct. 3 against Auburn. Ticket costs will be $150 per game ($75 per ticket and a $75 Hartman Fund contribution. We dont have to make that decision right now but certainly as we near the first game, well make those decisions about tailgating.