Oct. 21, 1997
Florida State Adds Football Opponent For 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State University Director of Athletics Dave Hart announced Tuesday the addition of UAB as an FSU football home date in 2001.
The UAB Blazers, who have been speculated to become a member of Conference USA by that time, are tentatively scheduled to play FSU on September 8, 2001. UAB joins Miami and Florida as the non-ACC foes in 2001.
"As we looked at future football scheduling, filling two non-sequential dates (FSU had one opening in 2001 and another in 2004) became problematic as it related to securing a home-and-home series," said Hart. "We decided to fill those two dates with no-return options. UAB now fills one of those voids and we continue to explore alternatives to fill the other date."
The date with UAB gives the Seminoles an additional home date in 2001. FSU's non-conference future schedule through 2006 shows:
1998 USC, at Miami, Florida 1999 Auburn, Miami, at Florida 2000 at Auburn, at Miami, Florida 2001 UAB, Miami, at Florida 2002 Notre Dame, at Miami, Florida 2003 at Notre Dame, Miami, at Florida 2004 TBA, at Miami, Florida 2005 at Texas A&M, Miami, at Florida 2006 Texas A&M, at Miami, Florida