Late last week, Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox publicly addressed the importance of keeping in-state rival Florida on its future schedules. With that heated in-state rivalry set to expire this year, both programs have agreed on the importance.

The Gators confirmed Thursday morning that its series with the Seminoles has been extended through the 2018 season. The 2015 and 2017 games will be played in Gainesville, while the 2016 and 2018 matchups will be contested in Tallahassee.