Florida and Florida State extend annual series through 2018

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Florida and Florida State will continue to battle for at least another five years
Florida and Florida State will continue to battle for at least another five years. (USATSI)

When Florida and Florida State finish the 2014 regular season against one another in Tallahassee, it won't be the last meeting between the two teams.

Florida announced on Thursday that both schools had come to an agreement to extend the series through the 2018 season. The games will be played in Gainesville in 2015 and 2017 and in Tallahassee in 2016 and 2018. The current contract between the schools was set to expire after the season.

Given what the recent trend has been in college football with conference realignment, it's nice to see two major programs from the same state, but in different conferences, continuing to play one another. If only schools like Texas and Texas A&M could follow this example.

Florida and Florida State first met in 1958 and have played 58 times since then. Florida leads the all-time series 34-22-2, though Florida State has won three of the last four meetings. Oh, and the Seminoles did just win a national championship, so they have that going for them too.

 
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