Football: Miami self-imposes second bowl ban
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
11/20/12 at 2:57 AM
Calling the move prudent and unprecedented, Miami is self-imposing a second straight postseason ban on its football program because of an NCAA investigation that is expected to eventually lead to stiff sanctions against the team.
The decision, announced to players - who described the mood as disappointing and shocking - early Monday morning, ends Miami's hopes of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division, securing a berth in the league's overall championship game and any chance for the team to play in the Orange Bowl. The Hurricanes are 6-5 on the season, 4-3 in ACC play.
By skipping another bowl season, Miami - which still has not been presented with its notice of allegations from the NCAA - is hoping to minimize the impact of any looming sanctions that could be handed down when the investigation ends.