Originally posted on Miami Herald  |  Last updated 11/20/11
In hardly a surprise move, the University of Miami announced Sunday it will withhold its football team from bowl consideration this year in response to the ongoing NCAA inquiry into its program. With a record of 6-5 (3-4 in the ACC), the Canes became bowl eligible with Saturday’s win over South Florida and were likely headed to the Kraft Hunger Bowl, Independence Bowl or some other low-end bowl game. Here is UM's official statement: “We understand and share the disappointment that our student-athletes, coaches, staff, supporters and fans are feeling but after lengthy discussions among University leaders, athletic administrators and outside counsel, it is a necessary step for our University. The University of Miami has not self-imposed any other penalties. "The team was informed of the decision earlier today and is in preparations for their final game of the season. "As we stated in August, the University of Miami maintains the highest standards in our academic and athletic ende...
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