Miami to withhold football team from bowl consideration

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Hurricanes won't be playing in a bowl game this season.

The University of Miami will self-impose a postseason ban for its football team, the school announced Monday morning. Miami's football program is still waiting to hear about penalties from the NCAA stemming from an investigation into allegations that improper benefits were provided to football players by former booster Nevin Shapiro.

Miami reached bowl eligibility with a 40-9 victory over South Florida on Saturday.

The postseason ban also means that the Hurricanes are ineligible to play in the ACC title game this season. The Hurricanes would have won the Coastal Division with a win over Duke next Saturday, but the division crown now goes to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets instead. Miami defeated Georgia Tech, 42-36, in September.

With this decision from Miami, the 2012 ACC championship game is set: Florida State will represent the Atlantic Division and take on the Yellow Jackets. Those teams did not face each other during the regular season.

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