Florida’s game times against Toledo, Miami set

By Adam Silverstein
July 16, 2013

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The Southeastern Conference on Tuesday released the game times and network affiliations for the first three weeks of the 2013 football season with the Florida Gators‘ contests set to be broadcast as follows:

Aug. 31 – vs. Toledo (Gainesville, FL) – 12:21 p.m. SEC Network
Sept. 7 – at Miami (Miami Gardens, FL) – 12:00 p.m. ESPN

The Gators will start the season with consecutive games being kicked off before 1 p.m. for the first time since 2010.

Florida and Miami are not scheduled to square off again after the two teams meet in on Sept. 7. The Gators and Hurricanes will play their sixth game this century (one bowl game) after playing 49 times in 50 years from 1938-1987.

Gators head coach Will Muschamp addressed Florida’s game against Miami during an appearance at the 2013 Southeastern Conference Media Days on Tuesday.

“I think Al Golden has done an outstanding job at Miami, a team that should have played for the ACC Championship last year. They’re going through a tough time as far as those things are concerned. But during that time, he has done an outstanding job recruiting and signing good talent. He’s a really good football coach,” he said.

Muschamp also discussed whether or not he would be for playing the Hurricanes on an annual basis.

“I do think it’s important for the in state schools to play each other, if possible, if it’s good for everybody involved,” he said. “I know that will be good for our state. There’s so many good football coaches in our state, high school, and there’s so many good high school football players in our state. I always tell guys, ‘If you don’t come to Florida, go to an in state school. That’s where I’d rather see them play anyway.'”

It was previously announced by CBS in June that the network will carry Florida’s annual game against Georgia for the 11th consecutive year and 17th time in the last 18 seasons dating back to 1996 (2002 – ESPN).

Below is the rest of the Gators’ 2013 football schedule:

DateGator BaitTime/ScoreWatch
9/2vs. Michigan
Arlington
L 17-33ABC
9/9vs. N. Colorado7:30 pmSECN
9/16vs. TennesseeW 26-20CBS
9/23at KentuckyW 28-27SECN
9/30vs. VanderbiltW 38-24ESPN
10/7vs. LSU3:30 p.m.CBS
10/14vs. Texas A&MTBATBA
10/28vs. Georgia
Jacksonville
3:30 p.m.CBS
11/4at MissouriTBATBA
11/11at S. CarolinaTBATBA
11/18vs. UABTBATBA
11/25vs. Florida St.TBATBA

The remainder of the game times will be announced at later dates.

3 Comments

  1. Alex N. says:

    It’s worth pointing out that last season was the first one I can remember where Florida didn’t play a night home game. These 12:21 kickoffs are for the birds, but I also really miss seeing the stadium under the lights.

  2. Crock says:

    Noon games in September mean I’ll be watching on tv.
    I hope no one from UF complains about attendance at the Toledo game.
    It will be absolutely miserable to be at.

  3. Jesse C says:

    I went to the USF game a couple years ago and it was the hottest game I’ve ever attended. Several fans were treated for heat exhaustion. The early season games should be later in the day.

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