Florida adds Cal to schedule in 2026-27

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Florida will play a home-and-home series against Cal for the 2026 and 2027 football seasons, the school announced. The Gators will face the Golden Bears in Gainesville on Sept. 19, 2026, and then travel to Berkeley, Calif., for a Sept. 4, 2027 contest.

The Gators recently announced and home-and-home series with Colorado for the 2028 and 2029 football seasons and Texas for the 2030 and 2031 seasons.

UF and Cal first met on Sept. 14, 1974, when the two schools opened the season in Gainesville with a 21-17 Gators win. Florida leads the series, 2-0, as the two teams last met in Tampa to open the 1980 season in a 41-13 UF win.