Florida Gators Featured in New HBO College Football Series

Release from UF, University Athletic Association:


NEW YORK, N.Y. – The University Athletic Association has partnered with HBO Sports’ landmark franchise 24/7 to break ground on the company’s first all-access college football series next month.


This show, which airs on Oct. 2 at 10 p.m., will document the life of head coach Dan Mullen, Florida’s student-athletes, assistant coaches and more during the Gators preparations for Towson on Sept. 28. Fans can expect an in-depth look at daily meetings, practices, meals and everything that goes into a typical game week in Gainesville.


The series, 24/7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL, is a collaboration between HBO Sports and Lucky 27 Media and Sport & Story. It will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and partners’ streaming/


The series will be narrated by Liev Schreiber, the voice of HBO Sports’ Emmy award-winning documentaries and the 24/7 and HARD KNOCKS franchises.


Quotes:

Head Coach Dan Mullen:“We are excited to have this opportunity to be the first college football program to be showcased on HBO’s 24/7 franchise. I am a big fan of Hard Knocks and I look forward to working with some of the best in the business.”


Executive Producer, HBO Sports Rick Bernstein:“For many years, we have been enamored with the storylines and unrivaled traditions of college football, and we’re excited for the opportunity to expand the 24/7 franchise into the realm of college sports. Viewers will feel the tremendous electricity of some of the best atmospheres in the country, and see the meticulous preparation and challenges facing these programs in the build-up to gameday and during the game action. We are excited for the challenge of delivering a four-part series of four different college programs over a four-week period with the production values and storytelling associated with our 24/7 franchise.”


Sport & Story’s Bo Mattingly:“We are thrilled to be a part of such a prestigious and award-winning HBO franchise, and work with some of the most talented people in the industry. This is a great opportunity to showcase college football and we appreciate the access these schools have given us for this landmark series.”


Vice President & Senior Producer Bentley Weiner:“This is an exciting new chapter for 24/7. We will have camera crews embedded with each team for one week of their respective seasons, with edit rooms running simultaneously in New York, to give viewers a revealing and timely look at what goes on behind the scenes at some of the most interesting programs in college football. We’re thrilled to have a representative from the SEC, Big Ten and two Pac-12 schools as part of this new initiative.”


In addition to Florida, HBO Sports will be chronicling Penn State, Arizona State and Washington State.


Broadcast Schedule:


Episode 1 – 24/7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FLORIDA GATORS

Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 pm ET – Chronicling Towson @ Florida (9/28) Game Week


Episode 2 – 24/7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Penn State

Wednesday, October 9 at 10 pm ET – Chronicling Purdue @ Penn State (10/5) Game Week


Episode 3 – 24/7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Arizona State

Wednesday, October 16 at 10 pm ET – Chronicling Washington State @ Arizona State (10/12) Game Week


Episode 4 – 24/7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Washington State

Wednesday, October 23 at 10 pm ET – Chronicling Colorado @ Washington State (10/19) Game Week

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