It’s April Fool’s Day, and in an elaborate prank, Florida State University and the University of Florida ponder the idea of a fictional merger.
The fake Gator-Seminole merger creates one school in Perry, Florida, a halfway point between Tallahassee and Gainesville. In a video on FSU’s Facebook page, Presidents John Thrasher and Kent Fuchs discuss a new name.
Others jumped in on the joke, including the City of Perry, which tweeted a mockup of a light-rail system for the new campus. After letting fans and students react to the news, the universities posted a video of both presidents saying “April Fools.”