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2/21/13: The University of Miami finally received their notice of allegations from the NCAA, which charges the school of having a "lack of institutional control" because former booster Nevin Shapiro was not monitored and claims to have provided impermissible benefits to many prospects and players. Shapiro is now in prison for running a Ponzi scheme which cheated people out of close to $1 billion. The Lack of Institutional Control tag is among the harshest charges that the NCAA has, and could mean major sanctions for the school. Miami has already forfeited two bowl games and an ACC Championship Game, and feels they should not be punished anymore.
11/29/12: The University of Miami self-imposed a bowl ban for the second straight year, meaning that the season is over for the Hurricanes. The bowl ban is an attempt to receive lesser sanctions in the future, whenever the NCAA decides to rule on the recruiting scandal from a few year ago. From another perspective, the bowl ban this year is not severe at all. The Hurricanes won their final two games against South Florida and Duke to finish 7-5, which would have earned a trip to a mid or low level bowl. Miami does not want to make the same mistake Ohio State did by putting a mediocre team in a bowl one year, and missing out on a more more prominent bowl the following season.
11/22/12: The University of Miami has removed themselves from bowl eligibility for the second consecutive year. The Hurricanes could have had a chance to play in the ACC Championship Game against Florida State, and possibly go to the Orange Bowl, but have decided to self-impose the bowl ban in hopes of leniency when the NCAA doles out punishment for a recruiting scandal from a few years ago. The Canes are only 6-5, and 4-2 in ACC play, but the weak Coastal Division was still in play. Instead, Georgia Tech will play FSU for the Orange Bowl birth.
11/15/12: The U is certainly in a rebuilding year, and it is going about as well as planned for Al Golden's team. While the Hurricanes are only 5-5 overall and 4-3 in ACC play, they actually lead the ACC Coastal Division. Miami is tied in record with Georgia Tech, but won the head-to-head match-up. They play University of South Florida this weekend, and a win will make them bowl-eligible. But the regular season finale against Duke may decide if they go to the ACC Championship Game. That means it is entirely possible that a 7-6 Miami team could possibly be the ACC representative in the Orange Bowl in January.
The Miami Hurricanes play Division I college football for the University of Miami, commonly referred to as 'The U', in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes play their home games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. They are coached by Al Golden, who took over the program in 2011. The Miami Hurricanes' main rivals include the Florida Gators, the Florida State Seminoles, the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Miami Hurricanes Football Tickets - History
The Miami Hurricanes have one of the most storied and successful college football programs in the nation. The U began its football program in 1926 with just a freshman team. The team defeated Rollins College, 7-0 and went on to finish 8-0 in its first season. From those humble beginnings, the Hurricanes went on to win four national titles. The Hurricanes' most recent one came in 2001 when they finished 12-0 and won the Rose Bowl under coach Larry Coker. Miami also has won nine conference titles; all of the titles came while the Hurricanes played in the Big East; they won the Big East in 2003, their last year in the conference. Miami has sent a number of players to the National Football League. The school set a NFL Draft record when it at least one alum selected in the first round for 14 consecutive drafts from 1995 to 1998. Jim Kelly, Clinton Portis, Frank Gore, Michael Irvin and Ray Lewis are just a few of the NFL standouts who went to The U.
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Sun Life Stadium has been the Miami Hurricanes' home since 2008. It is also home to the NFL's Miami Dolphins and Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins. It is also the site of the Orange Bowl. The 75,192-seat arena is located in Miami Gardens, FL.
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