Miami (Fla.) to Self-Impose Bowl Ban
This would end any hopes for an ACC title game appearance or postseason berth.
Once again, the decision is a direct result of the ongoing NCAA investigation on the program, which began in 2011 after a former booster went public with allegations that he provided dozens of athletes and recruits with extra benefits such as cash and gifts.
At 6-5, there was still a slim chance for Miami to make a Bowl Championship Series bowl this season. The ACC Coastal Division had been up for grabs week-in and out, and if the Canes had won it, they would have faced Florida State in the conference title game.
A win over the Noles would have been unlikely, as they lost 33-20 earlier in the season, but the chance was still there.
By forgoing these potential results, Miami is obviously trying to get on the NCAA’s good side. Sanctions and probations are still likely to follow, but will possibly be less severe now that the university has shown good behavior.
The Hurricanes face Duke this Saturday and can still have a share of the Coastal with a win.
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