Today Florida State University released their scheduled opponents for the next two season. Part of the comprehensive five-year athletic plan that Randy Spetman will present to the University's Board of Trustees on Thursday includes intiatives to get the ACC to schedule opponents earlier so that schools may save money on costs.
Today, the ACC announced the next 11 seasons of ACC cross-over opponents and the Seminoles announced their schedule opponents for the next two seasons.
2014 looks to be a brutal year for the Seminoles. There's one beater-school in the whole bunch, The Citadel, and beyond that the easiest opponents scheduled are conference foes. Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Florida count as the other three out-of-conference opponents and a tough ACC slate awaits that year as well.
FSU's schedule opponents for 2014 are:
The Citadel (9/6)
Oklahoma State (8/30)
Boom. That's one hell of a home schedule, plenty of good dates to see the Seminoles square off with top competition in Doak. Between UF, Notre Dame and Clemson, FSU fans should have plenty to get excited about on the home schedule in 2014. The flip side of that is that if FSU has some brutal road games. At Louisville, at Miami and in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium against Oklahoma State (which will feel like an away game given the stadium's proximity to OSU).
It loosens up a bit in 2015.
Texas State (9/5)
There's a few more easily winnable games on that slate, but the one I think plenty of Florida State fans will have circled is USF's first return trip to Tallahassee since they upset FSU, dropped them to 2-4 and all but ended Bobby Bowden's career.
As I mentioned, the ACC also announced the next 11 years worth of cross-conference opponents. Florida State's look like this:
2014 - Virginia (home)
2015 - Georgia Tech (away)
2016 - North Carolina (home)
2017 - Duke (away)
2018 - Virginia Tech (home)
2019 - Virginia (away)
2020 - Pittsburgh (home)
2021 - North Carolina (away)
2022 - Georgia Tech (home)
2023 - Virginia Tech (away)
2024 - North Carolina (home)
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