MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The sun has set on the Sun Bowl for the Miami Hurricanes.
The football program has dropped out of the New Year’s Eve game because of COVID.READ MORE: Full 'Wolf Moon' Happening On A Chilly Night In South Florida
“We are extremely disappointed that our football team will be unable to participate in the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl,” Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Strawley said in a statement. “But due to the number of COVID-19 cases impacting our roster we do not have enough student-athletes to safely compete, and the health and safety of our student-athletes will always be our top priority. This team worked hard all season to earn a bowl invitation and my heart goes out to our student-athletes, especially our s.”READ MORE: 13-Bedroom Home Gifted To Florida Family Raising 15 Kids
“We regret the impact this has on the Washington State program and their postseason experience,” he added.MORE NEWS: Alaskan Dr. Kimberly Jean Kilgore Died While Scuba Diving In Keys
Miami ends the year with a 7-5 record and the next time we see them, it will be next September when the Mario Cristobal era officially begins.