FLORIDA STATE AND ALABAMA WILL PLAY IN 2007

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Florida State University and the University of Alabama announced Tuesday that they will play a neutral site football game on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.

With the cooperation of ESPN/ABC, CBS, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference, television rights issues have been resolved and the one-time neutral site game will be played. The game will be televised by either CBS or ESPN with the announcement of game time and televising network coming two weeks prior to the game.

"Our respective television partners have come to a resolution which enables us to formally move forward to bringing this match-up to contract in 2007 in Jacksonville," said FSU Director of Athletics Dave Hart. "This should generate a lot of anticipation and excitement among both fan bases.

"Both parties can now focus on completing the contractual agreement, in conjunction with the city of Jacksonville, to stage this football game between two of college football's most storied programs. This is a very satisfying result."

Florida State and Alabama have met just three times on the football field with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-0-1 advantage. Alabama won the first meeting 21-0 in 1965, the two teams tied 37-37 in 1967 and the Crimson Tide won 8-7 in 1974.


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