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Gators add ECU to future schedule

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While not nearly as noteworthy as extending its rivalry with Florida State, Florida did announce another addition to its future schedules.

Both UF and East Carolina confirmed Thursday that the two football programs will square off during the 2015 season.  The game will, obviously, be played in Gainesville on Sept. 12 of that year.

“I’m sure many of our fans will remember the last time we played in The Swamp,” ECU AD Jeff Compher said. “While it’s a great opportunity to compete in that environment against a program with the tradition Florida has, I’m confident Coach (Ruffin) McNeill will have the Pirates ready to play.”

The game to which Compher referred came in 1983, with the then-No. 6 Gators escaping The Swamp with a 24-17 win over the unranked Pirates.  That was the first and only meeting between the two football programs.

(Photo credit: Florida athletics)

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6 Responses to “Gators add ECU to future schedule”
  1. gatorprof says: Feb 27, 2014 4:59 PM

    This is news? UF is scheduling a home game to generate revenue? Stop the presses!

  2. overratedgators says: Feb 27, 2014 6:01 PM

    No out of state non-conference game … again.
    Padding the schedule with cupcakes … again.
    4-8 … again?

  3. stopthemadness101 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:38 PM

    Gonna laugh my ass off when East Carolina beats ‘em…

  4. manik56 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:08 PM

    ECU is a very good program. Joining the AAC will only enhance that. If Chump is still there I will take the points.

  5. dryzzt23 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:56 PM

    The SEC adds yet another cupcake onto the schedule….go figure.
    Oh wait…ECU, they are worldbeaters….NOT.

  6. jkulha86 says: Feb 28, 2014 7:12 AM

    If you actually sat and watched college football you’d realize ECU is a solid program. Are they a big time school in one of the power conferences? No, but they’ve been a solid team year after year.

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