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When the NCAA put Auburn on probation in August, the sanctions included no TV appearances for one season. This, of course, angered Auburn fans. It also frustrated fans of Auburn's opponents.
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley contacted the NCAA to see if it would approve a closed-circuit telecast of the Florida-Auburn game, which will be played at Auburn this Saturday. Foley was told that SportsChannel Florida, which televises Gator games on tape delay, could show the game live at one location on campus.
The Florida athletic department chose Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as the site and rented a portable 20-by 30-foot television screen. To cover the estimated production cost of $60,000, the athletic department plans to charge $10 ($6 for students) for admission to the stadium.
While it's true that Auburn's opponents should not be penalized for the Tigers" infractions, it's not quite true that Auburn will reap no benefit from the closed-circuit telecast. One reason the NCAA imposes television sanctions is to deprive cheaters of their share of TV revenue, but another is to limit the exposure that's so important to recruiting. Because Auburn recruits heavily in Florida, it's reasonable to assume that Florida won't be the only school benefiting from Saturday's telecast.
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