Louisville and Miami will be playing for more than a trophy in Saturday’s Russell Athletic Bowl. The matchup will also provide both teams with a glimpse of what’s ahead.
Duke Johnson ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the second a 1-yard plunge with 53 seconds left, as No. 7 Miami rallied twice to beat Wake Forest 24-21 on Saturday and remain unbeaten.
Before the season was 90 seconds old, Miami dropped an interception that would have been a sure-fire touchdown, committed a penalty on special teams and was flagged for delay of game prior to their first play from scrimmage.
The excitement at Sun Life Stadium was tempered by a tinge of frustration Friday as University of Miami fans gathered to kick-off another football season.
A year ago, all Miami quarterback Stephen Morris could do in the Hurricanes’ spring game was evaluate his teammates from the sideline. This time around, he’ll evaluate again — just from the field.
The Miami Hurricanes football team will not leave the state of Florida until October 17 in the upcoming 2013 season. The Canes’ schedule was revealed Thursday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Saturday’s win against South Florida made the Miami Hurricanes eligible for a post-season bowl, but those brief hopes were dashed Sunday afternoon when the University said it would not let the team be considered for a bowl game, a response to the ongoing NCAA probe of the football program.
Former University of Miami booster, and federal convict, Nevin Shapiro said his evidence will spark the NCAA’s most severe punishment that could bring about the end of football at the University of Miami.
A University of Miami football player turned himself in to police Wednesday afternoon to face rape charges.
The University of Miami football team has worked hard to distance itself from the criminal history of the past. But, for the first time since 2007, the Canes are now faced with the arrest of starting linebacker Ramon Buchanan on multiple charges, including two felonies.