TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will push to get the annual football game between Florida State and the University of Florida rescheduled, saying Thursday that keeping the famed rivalry going will be good for the state.
He made his effort known during a discussion on high school sports that included two former star athletes from each school: Charlie Ward, who won a Heisman Trophy as Florida State's quarterback and later played in the NBA, and Lito Sheppard, a cornerback at UF who was twice selected to the Pro Bowl while later playing with the Philadelphia Eagles.
"We do have a situation coming up where we're going to have a college football season without Florida playing Florida State," DeSantis said. "Charlie, Lito - I am going to see if we can make sure that rivalry game continues because I know it's one we all look forward to ever year."