The official bowl announcements came down Sunday night and the Gators will play Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans.
The game pits former UF defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, in his third season at Louisville, against some of his former players.
(Photo: Charlie Strong during his time at Florida).
Here are some fresh links from around in the Internet covering items of interest to Gator Nation:
--A look at the announcement in this story from the New Orleans Time-Picayune.
--An early preview of the Florida-Louisville matchup from ESPN.com.
--Gators up against familiar foe in Charlie Strong is the headline in a story by David Jones of USA Today.
--Landing Sugar Bowl game tops off a big highlight reel for Louisville football and its fans writes Adam Himmelsbach of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
--Andy Hutchins of SBNation’s Alligator Army blog writes about 11 things to know about the Gators-Cardinals matchup.
--The Gainesville Sun’s Robbie Andreu offers his UF football superlatives for the 2012 regular season.
--In case you missed this, here is a story in the Orlando Sentinel discussing a proposed $50 million facelift to the O’Connell Center.
--The quarterback situation with the New York Jets and former Gators Heisman winner Tim Tebow got more interesting on Sunday writes Neil Best of Newsday.com.
--Speaking of Tebow, former Gators hoopster Chandler Parsons returned from a shoulder injury for the Rockets wearing his padded “Tebow shirt.”
--And in case you missed this, former Gators hoopster David Lee is getting a little pub, nicknamed WCW – White Chris Webber – by Shaq on national TV. FWIW, Lee said he likes the nickname in this story from the San Francisco Chronicle.