No Rematch In Sight For Rivals Florida, Miami

Florida_Gators_logo_2012GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-Miami series has provided memorable moments, tantalizing trash talk and enough football fodder to maintain bitterness for decades.

Good thing, too, because after Saturday’s game in Miami, the in-state rivals might not play each other for a while — at least not in the regular season.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says “never say never, but it’s really, really difficult.”

Foley points to the potential of the Southeastern Conference moving to a nine-game schedule as well as lost revenue from a home-and-home series.

He says “people don’t want to hear this, but when you take a home game out of here, it cost you significant dollars. … You can’t do that every other year and try to run a sports program at the level we’re trying to run it.”

Source: Associated Press