Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Has GatorBait.net really moved?
Yes. GatorBait.net along with the Gator Bait magazine staff have moved to the 247Sports Network. While our network partner is changing, our commitment to being the best Florida team site is not. Veteran Editor Marty Cohen and Assistant Editor Mike Hodge - along with our newest teammates Franz Beard and Justin Wells will exclusively post their updates at GatorBait.net at 247Sports.
Why did GatorBait.net leave the Rivals.com network?
The contract our parent company had with our previous network was not renewed. We had a great run there, but it’s time to move on. In fact, we are more excited about the future than ever. We are now in a position to give you more – more breaking news, more updates, more message board interaction and more advanced product features. For example, check out the amazing mobile/wireless site for GatorBait.net, and that’s only the beginning.
What happens to my subscription to GatorBait.net?
Your subscription to GatorBait.net will be completely honored at 247Sports. Since 247Sports is a separate online sports network from Rivals.com, you will be required to activate your account with GatorBait.net at 247Sports in order to access GatorBait.net message boards and premium content. We value your loyalty and support, and we will absolutely honor your account at no additional charge for the time you previously paid for when we were with Rivals.com.
Why do I need to activate my GatorBait.net account at 247Sports?
Since 247Sports is a separate online sports network from Rivals.com, you will need to create an account at 247Sports to access GatorBait.net message boards and premium content. This activation process will establish your username and password for login purposes. As well, activating your account will create your nickname to be used on GatorBait.net at 247Sports. If you have questions regarding nicknames, please see our FAQ below about nicknames/handles.
Will my credit card be charged twice for my current subscription by Rivals.com and 247Sports?
No. 247Sports will not charge your credit card for the remainder of your current subscription to GatorBait.net. Any charges and terms applicable to Rivals.com will be determined by Rivals.com. You will need to contact Rivals.com regarding any questions about your account there. However, you will not be charged for activating your GatorBait.net account at 247Sports for the remainder of your current subscription.
How do I continue to get GatorBait.net updates?
In order to continue to get GatorBait.net recruiting updates and access to premium content, you will need to activate your account on the new GatorBait.net, now located on the 247Sports Network. The process is simple and easy and only takes about a minute to complete. Go here to get started and activate your account now!
Will there be any changes now that GatorBait.net is at 247Sports?
We have always taken great pride in providing users with the most up-to-date Florida team and recruiting news. It has always been our goal to give you the most content, breaking news and be available on the message boards to talk and answer your questions. From that perspective, nothing will change. But we plan to take it up a notch. The new 247Sports message board technology will allow us to have a more controlled message board environment and allow us to be around more often to interact and answer questions.
It appears that I have a different nickname/handle than what I entered during the activation process. How do I get my original nickname/handle back?
There is a chance that when you activate your account that (1) you may already have your nickname in your possession if you previously registered with 247Sports, or (2) someone else has registered and requested your former/previous nickname. If your nickname isn't available during the merge/activation process, the system will automatically assign you a new nickname with a site-specific prefix before your nickname. We value your loyalty and will work hard to do our best to assist you in getting your original nickname back, or a suitable alternative. If you do not have your desired nickname after activation is complete, please email your first and last name, email address and desired nickname to email@example.com.
What do I do with my subscription to Rivals.com?
Activating your GatorBait.net account on 247Sports does not impact any previous subscription/memberships on other networks. What you do with your other account is up to you. But remember, there is only one GatorBait.net - and it's located on 247Sports.