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UF sideline

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 9, 2001


Just not interested

With their beloved Gators favored by 56 points over Louisiana-Monroe, Florida fans weren't breaking their necks trying to get into the game. A limited number of tickets returned by Louisiana-Monroe were on sale Friday, along with tickets students just didn't bother to pick up. Outside the stadium, ticket scalpers were having a hard time getting rid of their wares.

Not so happy birthday

Considering he wasn't too crazy about playing Florida, Louisiana-Monroe coach Bobby Keasler most likely could have thought of 1-million other ways to spend his birthday than playing in front of 85,011 fans at Florida Field. Unfortunately, that's the way it was. Keasler turned 56.

A bit of irony

One day after Florida shooting guard Teddy Dupay was dismissed based on the results of a university police department investigation into gambling, a plane over the field was sporting an advertisement for ... you guessed it -- a gambling Web site.

Homefield advantage

How do you spell homefield advantage. H-O-T. While Florida equips its sideline with giant cooling mechanisms, called PolarCool, players on the visiting sideline go without. Unless, of course, they bring something. Saturday, as the temperature was near 90 degrees at kickoff, there were no PolarCool devices for the Indians.

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