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As most of you know, College Football is officially back this Saturday, August 24th! 🏈🏈
Playing in "Week 0" to kick off the season is the Miami Hurricanes🌪& Florida Gators 🐊
We've researched and found some cool history between the Florida rivalries, check it out! 🤘
The Florida Gators will play the Miami Hurricanes in the 2019 Camping World Kickoff game in Orlando, Florida this Saturday, August 24th at 7:00pm. The two teams first met in 1938, when the Gators and Hurricanes played an annual "home-and-away" series. They played each other for almost half a century, except in the year 1944, when Florida did not field a team during World War II. The yearly series ended in 1988, when the SEC increased the number of conference games. Florida was required to have six home games in order to maintain funding levels, which ended the Miami series.
On August 17th, 2019 it was reported that the two teams agreed to a home and home series in 2024 and 2025. Florida agreed to host the initial game in 2024, while Miami will host the 2025 game. This will be the first home series of the rivalry since 2002-2003. Unless the two are paired in a bowl game, these are the last scheduled matchups for the foreseeable future. 👀