After a few leaks and rumors, we finally have confirmation. The Bears have scheduled the Florida Gators. The Bears will travel to the swamp on Sept 19th, 2026 and host the Gators on Sept 4th, 2027.
Cal and Florida announced Friday that the schools will play a home-and-home football series in 2026 and 2027, marking the first time the teams will meet on the gridiron in more than 45 years. Cal will travel to Gainesville, Fla. on Sept. 19, 2026, before Florida makes its first-ever visit to Berkeley on Sept. 4, 2027.
Both previous meetings between the teams took place in Florida with the Gators winning 21-17 on Sept. 14, 1974, in Gainesville, and 41-13 on Sept. 13, 1980, in Tampa.
Cal is 11-11-2 all-time against SEC schools with the Golden Bears most recently sweeping Ole Miss in a home-and-home series in 2017 and 2019.
The Bears also recently announced the scheduling of Notre Dame. Are you excited for these out of conference games? Let us know in the comments below!