December 05, 2010 — Coral Gables — Miami (7-5, 5-3 ACC) has accepted an invitation to play Notre Dame (7-5) in the nation's second-oldest bowl game. The `Canes and Irish will meet in the 77th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in El Paso, Texas. The Hyundai Sun Bowl will be televised nationally by CBS with kickoff set for 2 p.m. EST from Sun Bowl Stadium.
"The University of Miami is honored to accept the invitation to the Hyundai Sun Bowl," UM Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "The Sun Bowl and the people of El Paso have a reputation for first-class hospitality and service to the student-athlete experience during bowl week. I don't think we could have asked for a more attractive opponent than Notre Dame. Our two Universities have a great history on the gridiron and will be a nice prelude to our upcoming three-game series."
The Hurricanes are making their third-straight postseason bowl appearance and 36th overall. The matchup versus Notre Dame will mark the `Canes first trip to the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Miami is 7-15-1 all-time versus the Fighting Irish, with the last meeting coming in 1990 when Notre Dame defeated Miami, 29-20, in South Bend. This will be the first meeting of the two teams in the postseason.
"This is one of those situations where the history speaks for itself," stated Miami interim head coach Jeff Stoutland. "We have two great programs that have a rich football tradition and we are playing in the second-oldest bowl on national television."
Miami is 19-16 in its 35 previous bowls and 6-4 in its last 10. The Hurricanes have lost their last two postseason games, with UM's last bowl victory coming against Nevada, 21-20, in the 2006 MPC Computers Bowl.
During the summer of 2010, the `Canes and Irish agreed to a three-game series that will begin in 2012 in Chicago. Miami will visit South Bend in 2016 and Notre Dame will come to Sun Life Stadium in 2017.
The Hyundai Sun Bowl game is officially SOLD OUT./b>
For more information, visit www.hurricanesports.com or by call 1-800-GO-CANES.
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