UM bans itself from a bowl for the second straight year
The Miami Hurricanes will not be going to a bowl game for the second consecutive season in hopes of softening the blow expected by the NCAA in the case involving former UM booster Nevin Shapiro.
UM announced its decision Monday morning to self-impose a postseason ban, which also automatically means that the Hurricanes will not be eligible to represent the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference at the ACC title game Dec. 1.
It is the first time a university has self-imposed a two-bowl penalty related to an NCAA investigation.
The Canes (6-5, 4-3 ACC) end their season Saturday at Duke, a game they originally thought could send them to Charlotte, N.C., for their first ACC title matchup should they defeat Duke.
The ACC announced Georgia Tech will represent the Coastal in playing Florida State for the league championshipbut that UM would still share in the Coastal title if it defeats Duke.