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Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes set for future home-and-home series

Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reports that the teams will meet in 2024-25.
Florida Gators defensive lineman Dominique Easley (2) and defensive back Marcus Maye (20) bring down Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8)during the second half of the University of Florida Gators at the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Sept. 7, 2013. [ TIMES 2013 ]
Published Aug. 17

Next week’s matchup between the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes appears to be just the beginning of a rekindled rivalry.

The programs are set to play a home-and-home series in 2024-25, according to a report Saturday from Stadium’s Brett McMurphy.

The teams will meet at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in ’24 and play at Hard Rock Stadium the next year. The programs haven’t officially announced the series but are expected to do so soon.

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Miami and UF met annually from 1938-1987 before the series went dormant. Their opener at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium will be only their seventh meeting since then, and two of those were bowl games.

UF officials have said they’ve been open to extending the series, at least on a periodic basis. Gators coach Dan Mullen said during the SEC’s spring meetings that he wanted to see how the game goes first —not the end result, but the hoopla surrounding it.

“I just want to see what the actual excitement around the game is, what it means to different people,” Mullen said then.

The ’Canes lead the series 29-26 all time.

This is the latest sign of how both programs are ramping up their non-conference, home-and-home scheduling. UF has future Power Five series set up with Colorado (2028-29) and Texas (2030-31). Miami has similar dates with Michigan State (2020-21) and Texas A&M (2022-23).

RELATED: Matt Baker’s preseason AP Top 25: Florida Gators in top 10, UCF cracks the list

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