Gators schedule home-and-home with Texas Longhorns

You don’t need to be Don King to sell this matchup. The Florida Gators and Texas Longhorns will meet on the football field for the first time since 1940.

Florida and Texas agreed to a home-and-home series with the Gators hosting Texas on September 7, 2030. Florida will travel to Austin, Texas the following season on September 6, 2031.

Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin has been making a concerted effort to beef up the Gators’ non-conference schedule. Florida will open the 2019 season in Orlando playing against Miami. The Gators recently announced home-and-home series with both USF and Colorado as well. There has also be a lot of talk about the Gators playing in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic (2023).

With Florida State on the schedule ad eight SEC teams that makes Stricklin’s above statement not too difficult to deliver on.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC