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Aug 01 2010

iCal Gator Football calendar


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I’ve created an iCal┬ácompatible calendar for general public use. Basically, any mobile device like an iPhone, iPad, Droid, etc. or software client like iCal for Macs, Outlook Clients, etc. can add my shared iCal formatted calendar to their client.

I’ll keep my master Google calendar updated with game times, Win/Losses, etc as the season progresses and more information becomes available. If you have it set up as a iCal subscription, any updates I make will sync with your client automatically. However, if you import the iCal .ics file directly, it won’t. I’ve included the entire 2010 Fall Gator Football schedule plus the 5 BCS National Title games.

iPhone/iPad Calendar Subscription

1) On your iPhone/iPad navigate to: Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add Account -> Other -> Add Subscribed Calendar
2) For the server address, type the following (case sensitive): http://goo.gl/O35m
3) Click Next and leave all the other default settings as is.

Once it verifies the link, you’ll be able to view it like any other calendar loaded on your phone/iPad. If you type the short URL incorrectly, you’ll get a generic subscription entry with no additional calendar content.

Outlook

1) Download and save the basic.ics file to your local hard drive
2) Navigate to: File -> Import and Export -> Import an iCalendar or vCalendar file (.vcs)
3) Click Nextand then navigate and select the basic.ics file you downloaded in step 1

Because Outlook imports the calendar directly from a file, it won’t update the entries automatically when I make changes to the my master Google calendar.

9/5/10 ETA: Added the ESPN Game recap link to the individual game event discription for completed games. Link shows up hot on the iPhone calendar!

11/10/10 ETA: Added placeholders for the 2011 regular season. Thanks David!

09/21/11 ETA: Updated entries for the 2011 regular season.

6 comments

  1. dvg says:

    Sweet. I usually do this every year. You beat me to it this time.

  2. JD says:

    Sweet! Thanks Man this is awesome….

  3. Paul says:

    Hey thanks a lot for posting this. would it be possible to change the time zone to eastern on your master schedule? It has everything in GMT so its all 4 hours late and it wont let me change it. thanks again

    1. rtober says:

      Paul,

      I double checked the time zone settings for the calendar and I’ve got it set to (GMT -5) Eastern Time.

      I’ll ask around and see if anybody else is having the same issue.

  4. Tina says:

    Are you creating a 2011 UF Schedule to download to ical?

    1. rtober says:

      TIna,

      I’m using the same iCal from last year – the 2011 season should show up (plus 2010, etc.).

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