With both teams safely through home regionals in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, No. 4 national seed Florida and unseeded Florida State can focus on the important thing: Each other.
Oh, and the trip to Omaha that awaits the winner of the Gainesville Super Regional.
FSU's win over the College of Charleston on Monday — which mercifully ended a rain-soaked Tallahassee Regional, in which the Seminoles won their three games over four days — also got the Gators — who finished off their own unbeaten regional by quieting Florida Atlantic on Sunday — their Super Regional opponent, and times and TV information for that Gainesville Super Regional were released Tuesday morning.
Florida State won the season series between the two teams, taking the two midweek games between the two schools that took place in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, the latter on a dramatic walk-off home run that gave the Seminoles their first "sweep" of Florida in the "Big Three" sports of football, men's basketball, and baseball since the 1979-80 academic year.
And yet Florida won the home game of the series in the most decisive fashion of the three games played, rolling up the most runs FSU has allowed this season in a 14-8 victory. The two teams are tied at 20 runs apiece after three games.
That tie will — in theory — be broken after the best-of-three series in the Gainesville Super Regional, which will run from Friday to Sunday (if necessary) at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. Florida. All three games are set to begin after 5 p.m., and will be televised by the ESPN family of networks.
Friday, June 5 - Game 1
7:30 p.m. (ESPN2): Florida State (visitor) – Florida (home)
Saturday, June 6 - Game 2
5 p.m. (ESPN2): Florida (visitor) – Florida State (home)
Sunday, June 7 - Game 3 (if necessary)
6 p.m. (ESPNU) or 7 p.m. (ESPN2): Coin Flip Would Determine Home/Visitor Designation