Monday, November 19, 2012

Miami Hurricanes Impose Ban; Won’t go to ACC Title game.

Monday morning Miami announced that it will self-impose a postseason bowl ban for the second consecutive season.

The decision was made in response to an investigation which started last year. Blake James, UM’s interim athletic director Blake James informed the team of his decision. The people responsible for the final decision were school president Donna Shalala, the office of the general counsel and athletic department leaders.

Coach Al Golden previously said he would have no say in the matter.

Miami released a statement:
Considerable deliberation and discussion based on the status of the NCAA inquiry went into the decision-making process and, while acknowledging the impact that the decision will have on current student-athletes, coaches, alumni and fans, a determination was made that voluntarily withholding the football team from a second postseason was not only a prudent step for the University to take but will also allow for the football program and University to move forward in the most expedited manner possible.
No other penalties have been issued at this time. With a win on Saturday, Miami would have gotten a chance to win their first ever ACC championship game. Because of the bowl ban, Georgia Tech will go instead.

Brandon Kendrick
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