Stepfather, Daughter Solicit Florida-Tennessee Game Date On Craigslist
When Jessica Flanagan’s stepfather found out she no longer had a date for the game, he asked for her permission to find her a date on Craigslist to use the extra ticket.
“I highly doubt anyone will seriously respond to it, so go for it,” Flanagan told him.
More than 300 applications came in — some of them complete with photos, resumes, cover letters and references — from men in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
Flanagan initially did not look at the ad, but when her stepfather told her on Tuesday that he already had about 50 emails, she decided to check it out.
“It was more in depth than I thought, but he knows my criteria, and he did a really good job with it,” Flanagan said. “It was kind of embarrassing, but at the same time it was kind of funny.”
Flanagan said a decision will be made between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday. She currently has it narrowed down to one Volunteers fan and two Gators fans.
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UF will not receive any penalties because of steps the institution took once the claim was brought to its attention.
It was another close game at home for the Gators, who managed to squeeze past Vanderbilt 50-47 on Wednesday night. This win stops the team’s four game losing streak.
The Florida Gators lost to the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, 68-61.The Gators led by two points going into halftime, but Kentucky answered back with a strong second half, outscoring the Gators 40-31.
Saturday’s matchup between the Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks came down to the wire. The Gators were able to secure the 56-55 victory with the help of Michael Frazier II’s clutch performance at the free throw line.
The LSU Tigers defeated the Gators 79-61, making this the team’s second straight loss. The Tigers had three players who scored in double-digits. Florida is now 3-2 in SEC play, and 10-8 overall.