Saturday’s game will be the first between Florida and Miami since 2013, and it will be just the third meeting between the two programs since the start of the 2005 season. It won’t take as long for the next meeting.
The Gators announced today they added a home-and-home series against Miami for the 2024 and 2025 football seasons. Florida welcomes Miami to Gainesville Aug.31, 2024, then make a return trip to Miami Sept. 20, 2025.
“Florida and Miami playing periodically is good for college football in general, but especially in the state of Florida,” Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin said in a news release. “It is a great rivalry with two storied programs, and in line with our current philosophy of trying to schedule a minimum of 10 Power Five opponents annually.”
Earlier this year, the Gators announced home-and-home series with Colorado for the 2028 and 2029 seasons, as well as Texas for the 2030 and 2031 seasons.
Saturday in Orlando, No. 8 Florida and Miami face each other in the Camping World Kickoff as part of a special kick off day to celebrate college football’s 150th anniversary season. ESPN will televise the game, set for 7 p.m., while College GameDay, Built by The Home Depot and SEC Nation, Presented by Dr. Pepper will both broadcast their traveling road shows from Orlando to further showcase the season-opening game.
The Gators and Hurricanes last played a home-and-home series in 2008 (a 26-3 win in Gainesville) and 2013 (a 21-16 loss in Miami Gardens), while the last time one occurred in consecutive years was back in 2002 and 2003.