Losing Gator Football Season is Still a Win for Local Businesses
Published December 2nd, 2013
GAINESVILLE- Business managers in Gainesville say despite a tough loss to in state rival Florida State, it was still a money making weekend.
The Gator football team finished their regular season with 4 wins and eight losses, and for the first time in more than 20 seasons the orange and blue are not making a trip to bowl game.
But a slow season did not mean slow business on Saturday.
Swamp Restaurant General Manager, Nicholas Smith says, "this weekend combined this all three days were busier than any other day we've had so far."
The University of Florida will still make money off of an overall successful Southeastern Conference season.
At the beginning of each season each conference makes bowl agreements.
This year the SEC agreed to send 10 teams with at least 6 wins to a bowl game.
Those 10 slots were filled, which means the UAA will still receive its payout.
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