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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)
Filed Under: Florida Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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The love loss between these schools is obvious. I’ve always hated Florida but will miss this annual game.
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The waiting is the hardest part
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LSU killed Tom Petty in 2017
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Loved that guy. Never got to see him live...I don't think...haha.
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Oh good. Now we can look forward to LSU’s band playing over the Tom Petty tribute every year.
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A song that underDogs sing.
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Gay
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I wish he would have at least been willing to taper down.
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