Florida-Idaho agree to play in 2017

AFTER SATURDAY'S LENGTHY weather delay ultimately led to the Idaho-Florida game being cancelled after just one play, the two schools announced Wednesday afternoon that the game would be declared "no contest" and that it would not be rescheduled this season. Instead the programs are working out the terms to play again at Florida in 2017.

The following is an official press release from University of Idaho Athletics Media Relations.

University of Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley and University of Idaho Athletics Director Rob Spear have agreed that Saturday night’s game has been declared a no contest and that not rescheduling the game is the only viable option for both programs.

The two schools, however, have agreed to schedule a game in Gainesville for the 2017 season on a date to be determined later.

“We looked at a number of options and, in the end, we both thought it was in the best interest of our student-athletes and football programs to play out the remainder of our respective schedules as they stand,” Foley said.

Florida will fulfill the terms of the contract between the two schools and pay Idaho its $975,000 guarantee by February 1, 2015, as outlined in the agreement.

“I want to thank UF, especially AD Jeremy Foley, for the professional and first-class way they worked through this issue and the focus on student-athlete welfare,” Spear said. “It was not in our best interest to play 10 consecutive weeks without a bye week. We look forward to our return to Florida in 2017.”

University of Idaho fans who purchased their ticket through the Idaho ticket office can contact the ticket office at tickets@uidaho.edu for refund information.

All fans who purchased a ticket through the Gator Ticket Office to the season opener vs. Idaho will be given a full refund of the single-game ticket price that they paid for the game. This includes all Gator Booster and UF Student Season-Ticket holders, single-game, group and mini-plan ticket holders who purchased through GatorZone, those who called, visited, mailed their order in to the Gator Ticket Office or those who purchased through the TicketMaster Exchange site. The regular ticket price for the Idaho game was $25, the student ticket price was $15 and group ticket pricing varied.

All fans who used a credit card to purchase their tickets will automatically be issued a refund back to the credit card that was originally used for the transaction by Sept. 8, 2014. Any fan who purchased tickets in advance of the game on Saturday and paid with cash or a check will receive a refund check in the mail by Sept. 22, 2014. Fans who purchased tickets with cash the day of the football game will have until 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 to contact the Gator Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683, ext. 6800 to inquire about their refund.


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