CORAL GABLES (AP) — Miami and Florida International will meet again in football.
The teams announced a two-game series Friday, with Miami hosting in September 2018 and the second game to be played at a site to be announced in November 2019.
Miami and FIU last met in football in 2007, one year after 31 players were suspended after an on-field brawl at the Orange Bowl. The campuses are separated by about nine miles and the relationship between the schools’ respective athletic departments was strained for years after that incident.
Miami President Donna Shalala says the Hurricanes and Panthers now “want a crosstown rivalry.”
The schools are talking about scheduling future baseball matchups at Marlins Park, and are trying to see if the schedules align in other sports as well.
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