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NC State and Florida agree to football home-and-home series

In the distant not-too-distant future, the Pack and Gators will meet on the gridiron.

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NC State and Florida announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve agreed on a home-and-home series that will begin in 2026 with a game at Carter-Finley Stadium and conclude with a game at UF in 2032. Perhaps fans will even be allowed to attend by then!

Boo Corrigan, from the release:

“We’re thrilled to be able to schedule a home-and-home series with a nationally-prominent program in the University of Florida. It will be a great experience to bring a non-conference opponent of this caliber to Carter-Finley Stadium, and in the future, will bring a first-class experience to our student-athletes and spectators who will make the return trip to Gainesville.”

Interestingly enough, NC State already has a game scheduled against Vanderbilt in 2026—a road trip. That home-and-home was set in 2016 and I wonder now if that contest will be moved or canceled, since it would be pretty unusual for State to play two non-conference Power 5 programs in the same season. The Pack’s non-conference slates are set through 2025 and none include more than one P5 foe.

Florida will be a heck of a lot of fun the match up with, though. And that’ll be a fun road trip; it’s just too bad we gotta wait (*checks watch*) ... 12 years.