Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Florida, Idaho won't reschedule
By Jeff Barlis
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida and Idaho will play 11-game regular seasons after the schools' athletic directors agreed Wednesday not to reschedule last Saturday's contest that was suspended by lightning and an unplayable field.
"We looked at a number of options and, in the end, we both thought it was in the best interest of our student-athletes and football programs to play out the remainder of our respective schedules as they stand," Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.
In its release, Florida said ticket refunds will be made, and the schools agree to play each other in 2017.
Florida will fulfill the terms of the contract between the two schools and pay Idaho its $975,000 guarantee by February 1, 2015, as outlined in the agreement.
"I want to thank UF, especially AD Jeremy Foley, for the professional and first-class way they worked through this issue and the focus on student-athlete welfare," Idaho AD Rob Spear said. "It was not in our best interest to play 10 consecutive weeks without a bye week. We look forward to our return to Florida in 2017."