Dan Mullen

The Gators have added another home-and-home series to their slew of non-conference Power 5 games in the upcoming seasons.

UF announced a home-and-home series with the NC State Wolfpack on Thursday. Florida will play in Raleigh, North Carolina  in 2026 and the Wolfpack will head to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in 2032. The series is the second ACC home-and-home with an ACC opponent Florida has scheduled, as it is slated to play Miami in 2024 and 2025.

The Gators and the Wolfpack have met 14 times, the last of which was the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville in 1992. UF emerged victorious in that game, winning 27-10, and Florida holds a 9-4-1 advantage in the series.

Florida last played NC State in Gainesville in 1970, when it won 14-6. UF played the Wolfpack in Raleigh five years later, when it dropped that game 8-7.

The announcement comes in the wake of several other non-conference home-and-home games the Gators have planned, including series’ with Arizona State, Cal, Texas and Colorado and more. NC State has scheduled its own slate of home-and-homes, including showdowns with Mississippi State, BYU and Texas Tech, among others.

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River Wells is a sports writer for the Alligator and covers the University of Florida women’s tennis team. He has previously covered UF swimming and diving. He has worked at the paper since Fall 2017.