One of college football's biggest Week 1 games for the 2019 season could reportedly be moved up to earlier in August.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Miami-Florida Week 1 game, set to take place in Orlando, could be moved up a week.
The Hurricanes and the Gators are set to play at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Miami and Florida are reportedly talking about playing on Saturday, Aug. 24 instead.
From the report:
The game is slated for Aug. 31 at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, but the date change would better showcase the first matchup between the long-standing rivals since 2013. It also would mark the earliest start to the football season for either school.
Before the move can happen, however, the NCAA would have to approve it. A decision is expected soon.
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press has confirmed the news.
"Also, can confirm per AP Source: Miami and Florida may have their season-opener moved up to Aug. 24. No decision made yet. NCAA will be the ultimate decider for a lot of reasons."
Florida is entering the 2019 season with high hopes, as the Gators are ranked No. 8 in ESPN's preseason top 25.
Miami will be looking to impress in Year 1 of the Manny Diaz era.