Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/21/11
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - For a day, the Hurricanes got to celebrate. That is, as much as one can party about a possible trip to the Music City, Independence or Military Bowl. But Sunday it was all snatched away. A day after winning 6-3 at South Florida to become bowl-eligible, University of Miami football players were told there would be no bowl. My heart just dropped, defensive back Thomas Finnie said Monday, when players returned to practice. I saw all the seniors put their head down like they were about to cry. Everybody just had a sour feeling inside. At least Finnie is a freshman. But for Miamis seniors there wont be another bowl in their futures due to school self-imposing a ban because of an ongoing NCAA and school investigation about improper gifts and payments made to athletes. "It was a pretty tough pill to swallow,'' said senior defensive back JoJo Nicolas. Ever since former booster and convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro said in a Yahoo! Sports story last August he pr...
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