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After the SEC announced Florida’s 24-game conference schedule on Jan. 15, the Gators revealed their preceding 17-game non-conference slate Friday.

Opening Weekend

Florida will open its 2021 season in Tampa on Feb. 13 in a double-header against USF. The Gators topped the Bulls last season, 6-1.

The Gators will then return to Gainesville where they’ll face Jacksonville in their home opener on Feb. 17. Florida shutout the Dolphins last year by eight runs.

Bubly Invitational

Two days later, Florida will kick off the Bubly Invitational at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium against Georgia Southern before playing double-headers the following two days. The Gators will face both Georgia Southern and Charlotte on each day. In 2020, Florida swept the Bubly Invitational, compiling a 6-0 record.

On Feb. 24, Florida will travel to Jacksonville for its second away game of the season versus UNF. Last season, the Gators dominated UNF at home by a score of 10-2.

Florida will return home for a two-game series on Feb. 27-28 where they’ll take on Louisville. Shortly after the second game concludes, the Gators will host McNeese State to complete a Sunday double-header.


To open up a busy March schedule, Florida will host New Mexico State on March 3. From March 5-6, the Gators will play Florida State in a home-and-home series beginning in Gainesville and ending in Tallahassee. At the conclusion of last year’s shortened season, the Seminoles ranked just three spots behind Florida at No. 10 in the country. In last year’s solo contest between the two rivals, the Gators prevailed at home, 5-2.

Florida will cap off its non-conference slate with two home night games against South Dakota on March 8 and Kennesaw State on March 10.

Conference Schedule

Florida will kick off its 24-game conference schedule on Mar. 12 in a three-game home weekend series against Kentucky. The Wildcats finished the 2020 season ranked No. 11 in the nation.

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