Gainesville TV station makes best Florida-Dayton highlights (video)


Patric Young and the Florida Gators celebrated Saturday. So did a Gainesville news team. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)

What’s a TV station to do when network rules prevent it from showing clips immediately after the local team’s big NCAA tournament win?

The WCJB-TV news team in Gainesville went strong to the hoop Saturday night when the Gators advanced to the Final Four with a victory over Dayton despite not being allowed to show highlights until the day after the game because it isn’t a CBS affiliate. The crew could have shown still photos or tweets or something, but anchor Zach Aldridge and three other members of the team sprang into action with a recreation around the world’s worst best hoop.

Next stop for Zach and the gang, the Final Four.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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