Gators vs Miami season opener could be on the move

Florida v Georgia

Right now, Florida and Miami are scheduled to kick off the 2019 season Aug. 31 at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. However the game could be moved up a week to Aug. 24.

Per the Sentinel, both programs are awaiting approval from the NCAA for the date change. Moving the date of the game up on the calendar would also require both schools to open up summer camp earlier than usual, which would also require NCAA approval.

The Aug. 24 date would be the earliest opener for either school in their respective histories.

The Gators and Hurricanes have met 55 times previously, the last of which came in 2013. The U holds a slight 29-26 edge in the all-time series, with the first game being played way back in 1938.

UF has opened the season on Aug. 30 three times, most recently in 2014 at home against Idaho — a game eventually canceled by severe weather.

Miami’s earliest start was on Aug. 27, 1984, as defending national champions against Auburn. The Hurricanes defeated the Tigers 20-18 in East Rutherford, N.J.

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