MIAMI, FL, October 15, 1950 - Athletic Director Jack Harding said today that the University of Miami will offer Florida State University the opening date on its 1951 schedule. "We are always anxious to play other schools in the State." Coach Andy Gustafson and Harding agreed. "If FSU can't get the Gators, they may like to play us."
TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 16, 1950 - The University of Miami's offer to play Florida State University's football team next October 7 conflicts with a game already scheduled by FSU, but it might be worked out.
FSU Athletic Director Howard G. Danford said he hadn't received the official Miami offer that Hurricane Coach Andy Gustafson said will be made, but it will be presented to the faculty athletic committee for action if and when it comes.
Gustafson said FSU will be invited to play the Hurricanes in their home opening game next year, a week after Miami meets Tulane in New Orleans.
Dr. Danford said FSU already has scheduled a game with Mississippi College for that date, but there might be some way to shift the schedule around and play both teams if the faculty athletic committee which arranges all games desires.
The Miami coach made the offer after an FSU student clamor for a game with the University of Florida was cooled off by an athletic committee decision not to press for change of a Board of Control rule prohibiting such a game unless the University of Florida joins in the move.
Gustafson said Miami is "always anxious to play other schools in the State. If FSU can't get the Gators, they may like to play us."
MIAMI, FL, November 16, 1950 - The University of Miami's athletic department announced today it had signed Florida State University to play here in the Orange Bowl October 5, 1951 to complete the Hurricane's football 10 game schedule for next year.
Signing of the FSU Seminoles gives the Miamians two Florida contests, the other is the thirteenth meeting with University of Florida on November 17.
TALLAHASSEE, FL, November 16, 1950 - Head Coach Don Veller who will take his undefeated Florida State University football team into the big time next year against the University of Miami said today "we'll be way overmatched."
"I have no thoughts of being able to defeat them," he said. "Under present policies we're not strong enough to compete closely with them."
FSU is a member of the Dixie Conference which does not permit subsidization of athletes.