Florida's men's basketball team will make its second straight appearance in Tampa this season as part of a schedule that includes 16 teams that participated in postseason play last season.
The Gators, who played FAMU in front of 15,000 last season, will play Vermont on Nov. 30 at the St. Pete Times Forum.
The national champs open the regular season hosting the Blue Ribbon Challenge, a four-game series that includes home games against North Dakota State, Tennessee Tech, UNC-Central and Rutgers. Florida also will face instate opponents Stetson, Jacksonville and FAMU and plays at Ohio State in a rematch of April's national final.
Once again, the Florida State game will serve as a prelude to the football game. The Gators host one day before the football game that also in Gainesville.
Wolverines, Irish extend football series
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Michigan and Notre Dame agreed to a 20-year extension that has them playing annually through 2031. The series, which dates to 1877, was to expire after 2011.
"It is a game our players and alumni and every college football fan deserves," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said.
ARKANSAS: Senior starting defensive tackle Marcus Harrison likely will miss the season opener against Troy with a torn left ACL sustained during a March practice, the school said.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
Florida '07-08 schedule
Date Opponent City Time
Nov. 1 Flagler (preseason) Gainesville TBA
Nov. 5 Lynn (preseason) Gainesville TBA
Nov. 9 North Dakota St. Gainesville TBA
Nov. 11 Tennessee Tech Gainesville TBA
Nov. 14 UNC-Central Gainesville TBA
Nov. 17 Rutgers Gainesville TBA
Nov. 20 North Florida Gainesville TBA
Nov. 23 Florida State Gainesville TBA
Nov. 27 Stetson Gainesville TBA
Nov. 30 Vermont Tampa TBA
Dec. 3 Jacksonville Gainesville TBA
Dec. 5 Florida A&M Gainesville TBA
Dec. 15 Georgia Southern Jacksonville TBA
Dec. 19 Charleston South. Gainesville TBA
Dec. 22 Ohio State Columbus 3:45
Dec. 29 Temple Sunrise TBA
Jan. 2 High Point Gainesville TBA
Jan. 8 Alabama Tuscaloosa TBA
Jan. 12 Auburn Gainesville Noon
Jan. 16 Ole Miss Oxford 8
Jan. 19 Kentucky Gainesville TBA
Jan. 23 South Carolina Columbia 8
Jan. 27 Vanderbilt Gainesville 1
Feb. 2 Arkansas Fayetteville 3
Feb. 5 Tennessee Knoxville TBA
Feb. 9 Georgia Gainesville 3
Feb. 13 LSU Gainesville 8
Feb. 16 Vanderbilt Nashville 3
Feb. 20 South Carolina Gainesville 8
Feb. 27 Georgia Athens TBA
March 1 Mississippi St. Gainesville 2
March 5 Tennessee Gainesville 9
March 9 Kentucky Lexington Noon
March 13-16 SEC tournament Atlanta TBA