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Syracuse, South Florida to play home-and-home in 2015-16

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South Florida Syracuse home-and-home

South Florida and Syracuse will play a home-and-home series beginning in 2015, both programs announced on Tuesday.

The Orange will play at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 20, 2015, with the Bulls visiting the Carrier Dome on Sept. 17, 2016.

“We are very excited to renew a home-and-home series with a program with the tradition and history of Syracuse,” said USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “We are committed to playing a very competitive non-conference schedule against some of the top programs in the country and it is exciting to be able to bring these programs to Tampa and continue our tradition of facing top level opponents in front of our Bulls fans in Raymond James Stadium.”

"This series gives our program important exposure in Florida, and renews a budding rivalry we had before joining the ACC.  This gives many of our student-athletes a chance to play in front of their friends and family, and solidifies our upcoming schedule with quality opponents across the board," said Syracuse Director of Athletics Daryl Gross.

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South Florida and Syracuse were both members of the Big East conference from 2005-12. The Orange now belong to the Atlantic Coast Conference, while South Florida is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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