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: January 07, 2009, 02:45:18 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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January 7, 2009

Contact: Elliott Finebloom (efinebloom@fsu.edu/850-644-0615)

 

Florida State And USF Agree To Home-And-Home Series Starting In 2009

Seminoles and Bulls will meet for the first time September 26, 2009 in Tallahassee .

 

            TALLAHASSEE , Fla.  – Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman announced Wednesday that Florida State and USF have agreed to a contract that will have the two football programs play a home-and-home series beginning in 2009. The squads will meet for the first time ever next season in Tallahassee in a game scheduled for September 26. The return meeting will take place in Tampa , September 29, 2012.

 

          “We are pleased to have added USF to our football schedule,” Florida State Athletics Director Randy Spetman said. “Anytime you can play a quality in-state opponent, everybody wins because it generates excitement for fans of both schools throughout the state. Having had a successful conclusion to our 2008 football campaign, we look forward to even greater things in 2009.”

 

          The Seminoles’ 2009 game versus the Bulls completes a six-game home schedule for Florida State which also includes Miami , NC State, Maryland , Georgia Tech and Maine . USF also rounds out the Seminoles’ non-conference slate which includes contests vs. Florida , BYU and Maine . This 2009 season will mark the first time since 1995 that FSU will play three opponents from the state of Florida . In 1995, the Seminoles played Miami , Florida and Central Florida .

 

          Florida State has a long history with the BIG EAST conference, which is the current home of USF. The Seminoles are 31-9 all-time against current members of the conference. That total does include a 3-1 record versus Villanova who is a member of the conference but does not play FBS football. The last time the Seminoles played a member of the BIG EAST was in 2005 when FSU defeated Syracuse 38-14 in Tallahassee . The Seminoles have faced just three current members of the BIG EAST this decade, including Louisville (2002), West Virginia (2005 Gator Bowl) and previously-mentioned Syracuse (2004 & 2005).

 

          Season tickets for the 2009 season are now on sale for only $266.  For the first time every, fans will be able to split the cost of season tickets over as many as seven months.  For only $38 a month, fans will be able to enjoy all six home games this season.  For more information on purchasing season tickets, visit Seminoles.com or call the FSU Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-Nole.


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#1 : January 07, 2009, 02:49:53 PM

Good news.  Guess the Bulls don't need that game with UCF after all.  Runole is right though ... the Bulls are dodging quality oponents.  At least they're playing home and home ... come on Gators man up

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#2 : January 07, 2009, 04:10:44 PM

Good news. Guess the Bulls don't need that game with UCF after all. Runole is right though ... the Bulls are dodging quality oponents. At least they're playing home and home ... come on Gators man up

http://blogs.tampabay.com/usf/2009/01/usf-fsu-to-play.html

This news means that USF will play all three of the state's other BCS conference schools in the next two seasons -- the Bulls and Miami will play each year for the next five seasons on Thanksgiving week, and USF is scheduled to play a game in Gainesville against the Gators in 2010 and again in 2015.

To accommodate the 2012 game, USF has shifted its scheduled game at Michigan State until 2013, with the Spartans' return game to Tampa now scheduled for 2017. The Indiana series has been shifted as well, with the Bloomington game in 2015 and the Tampa game in 2016. Here's the official release from USF, along with a year-by-year look at future nonconference schedules. Presuming the Bulls continue to play two nonconference BCS teams each year, the Bulls are fully booked on BCS opponents through the 2013 season.



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#3 : January 07, 2009, 04:29:46 PM

Good news. Guess the Bulls don't need that game with UCF after all. Runole is right though ... the Bulls are dodging quality oponents. At least they're playing home and home ... come on Gators man up

http://blogs.tampabay.com/usf/2009/01/usf-fsu-to-play.html

This news means that USF will play all three of the state's other BCS conference schools in the next two seasons -- the Bulls and Miami will play each year for the next five seasons on Thanksgiving week, and USF is scheduled to play a game in Gainesville against the Gators in 2010 and again in 2015.

To accommodate the 2012 game, USF has shifted its scheduled game at Michigan State until 2013, with the Spartans' return game to Tampa now scheduled for 2017. The Indiana series has been shifted as well, with the Bloomington game in 2015 and the Tampa game in 2016. Here's the official release from USF, along with a year-by-year look at future nonconference schedules. Presuming the Bulls continue to play two nonconference BCS teams each year, the Bulls are fully booked on BCS opponents through the 2013 season.




USF plays two games at Gaineseville with no return games currently because they wouldn't play home and home with the Bulls.  At least not at this time.

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#4 : January 07, 2009, 04:52:20 PM

Why would the Gators want to play in a stadium two hours away with 25,000 fewer seats?

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#5 : January 07, 2009, 04:55:29 PM

Why would the Gators want to play in a stadium two hours away with 25,000 fewer seats?


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#6 : January 07, 2009, 07:33:38 PM

I never knew teams in the College Leagues were able to arrange their own schedules...isn't that a little corrupt?

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#7 : January 07, 2009, 07:35:48 PM

I never knew teams in the College Leagues were able to arrange their own schedules...isn't that a little corrupt?

no...

Its corrupt when they arrange their own schedule with cupcakes...



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