SEC Network announces Florida Gators basketball documentary, takeover day

By Adam Silverstein
July 13, 2016
SEC Network announces Florida Gators basketball documentary, takeover day
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As is now an annual tradition on the SEC Network, the Florida Gators were announced as one of the Southeastern Conference‘s 14 teams that will each receive their own “takeover” day consisting of 24 straight hours of content devoted to that program. This year, however, the network’s slate of announcements also included a new documentary that will focus on Florida basketball and debut in the fall.

Florida’s SEC Network takeover this year is scheduled for Monday, July 25. It will include 11 game or event replays, two previously released documentaries and four new “Eye on the Gators” series on gymnastics, softball, women’s basketball and volleyball. The full schedule can be viewed below.

The bigger announcement came on Tuesday when SEC Network revealed that “Repeat After Us,” an SEC Storied documentary on the Gators basketball’s back-to-back national championship teams in 2006-07, will air on Tuesday, Sept. 13. 

Here’s the description of the documentary provided via press release.

The likes of Florida’s 2006, 2007 back-to-back National Championships may never be seen again. A starting line-up of college basketball players having cut down the nets and facing multi-million dollar opportunities in the NBA, decide all together to turn down the money and return to school for the chance to win it again. Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, and Lee Humphrey, led by head coach Billy Donovan learned togetherness, loyalty, and how to deliver a championship when a championship is expected. Emmy Award winning director Jonathan Hock directs the story of this team who became the first, and possibly last, college team to repeat national championship wins with the same starting lineup.

“Repeat After Us” will be the fourth SEC Storied documentary to feature the Gators, following “The Believer” (Steve Spurrier), “Abby Head On” (Abby Wambach) and the second one ever produced, “The Play That Changed College Football” (1992 SEC Championship Game).

As promised above, here is the full Florida takeover schedule for July 25.

12 a.m. — 2016 SEC Gymnastics Championship
1:30 a.m. — Eye on the Gators: Gymnastics
2 a.m. — Florida vs. Auburn softball (March 13, 2016)
3:30 a.m. — Eye on the Gators: Softball
4 a.m. — Florida vs. Tennessee women’s basketball (Jan. 17, 2016)
5:30 a.m. — Eye on the Gators: Women’s basketball
6 a.m. — Eye on the Gators: Volleyball
6:30 a.m. — Florida vs. South Carolina baseball (April 29, 2016)
8:30 a.m. — 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship
10:30 a.m. — SEC Storied: Abby Head On
11:30 a.m. — 1998 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship
1:30 p.m. — Ole Miss vs. Florida football (Oct. 3, 2015)
4 p.m. — 2016 Orange & Blue Debut spring football game
5:30 p.m. — 2006 NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship
7 p.m. — 2007 NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship
8:30 p.m. — Florida vs. Florida State football (1997 Sugar Bowl)
10:30 p.m. — SEC Storied: The Believer

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