Miami is not going to a bowl this season, self-imposing a ban that school officials say was ''necessary'' in response to an ongoing NCAA investigation into the university's compliance practices.
The move was not unexpected, though coach Al Golden said Saturday night he was unaware of any discussions about Miami removing itself from bowl consideration. Less than 24 hours later, the school announced it had informed both the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference of its decision.
Miami players, many of whom had said of late that they wanted and expected to play in a bowl game, were told Sunday that Friday's game against Boston College will be the season finale.
''We understand and share the disappointment that our student-athletes, coaches, staff, supporters and fans are feeling,'' the university said in a statement. ''But after lengthy discussions among university leaders, athletic administrators and outside counsel, it is a necessary step for our university.''
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