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FLORIDA TO PLAY BASKETBALL GAME AT TIMES FORUM

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

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