Florida and Miami could be close to resuming their rivalry.
An Orlando Sentinel report said Miami and Florida are “close to signing a deal” to open the 2019 season in Orlando at the renovated Citrus Bowl.
The contract has not been finalized, the Sentinel reported. UM Athletics Director Blake James did not immediately return a message from the Post.
“While we won’t comment on the specifics of the report, we are always exploring future scheduling options,” a UF spokesman wrote in a text message.
Miami and Florida played annually until 1987, when UF dropped the series. The last meeting, Sept. 6, 2013, was a 21-16 UM win at Sun Life Stadium.
The Hurricanes lead the series 29-26 and have won seven of the last eight.
The Citrus Bowl, which was reopened last fall after 10-month renovation that reportedly cost more than $200 million, will host a Florida State-Mississippi game in 2016 and Alabama-Louisville in 2018.