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It's tradition at every Florida home game to sing "I Won't Back Down" by Gainesville native and music legend Tom Petty prior to the start of the fourth quarter. The university will be honoring Petty on October 15 when the Gators take on LSU and they've partnered with his estate for some cool merch...
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"The University of Florida Athletic Association will celebrate the inaugural 'Tom Petty Day' on Saturday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with the Gators' football game against LSU. The university has also announced it will award the legendary icon an honorary Doctor of Music in May 2023.

In anticipation of 'Tom Petty Day,' the university, in partnership with the Tom Petty Estate, will launch a capsule collection that celebrates the late singer and his connection to the university and his hometown," Florida announced.
(The Spun)
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Morpheus17 months
The love loss between these schools is obvious. I’ve always hated Florida but will miss this annual game.
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jatilen17 months
The waiting is the hardest part
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The Boat17 months
LSU killed Tom Petty in 2017
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cajunmud17 months
Loved that guy. Never got to see him live...I don't think...haha.
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TDFreak17 months
Oh good. Now we can look forward to LSU’s band playing over the Tom Petty tribute every year.
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dstone1217 months
A song that underDogs sing.
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crewdepoo17 months
Gay
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BobABooey17 months
I wish he would have at least been willing to taper down.
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