The University of Virginia football team accepted a bid to play in the Gator Bowl. The Cavaliers will meet Texas Tech on January 1st in Jacksonville. The Cavaliers are 9-3 this season and ranked 21st in the lasted AP poll. This is the Cavaliers second trip to the Gator Bowl. The
Cavaliers lost to Oklahoma 48-14 in the 1991 Gator Bowl.
"The offer of a bid to participate in the 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl is exciting and is the type acknowledgment that comes from successful regular season," said Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage. "The coaching staff and players have done a great job in 2007 showing their character and work-ethic. Those qualities will again be shown in the bowl game. Our goal is to get our fans equally excited about the game and that they will support the team by attending the January 1 game in Jacksonville."
UVa students should log on to VirginiaSports.com and access tickets sales for a designated student section through the uvashots.com ticket system. If necessary, the student lottery will be run on Dec. 6 to determine which student ticket orders are filled. Students will be notified of the outcome of the lottery by email through uvashots.com. Students that receive tickets must log on to uvashots.com and claim and pay (credit card only) for their tickets on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7. Students may begin picking up their tickets from the Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall beginning Monday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Seat locations are first-come, first-serve with in the designated student section. Students must present their student ID and the purchase claim voucher to pick up their tickets.