al-golden-team-sun-life-miami-hurricanesThe University of Miami has made what it called an “unprecedented decision” to self-impose a postseason ban for a second straight year.

More talk on this story as the day progresses, but the decision has been made and Miami has decided the long-term gain outweighs the short-term benefit of playing in an ACC Championship game and potentially reaching the BCS.

The university said interim athletic director Blake James informed the team of the decision Monday morning. UM president Donna Shalala and the school’s legal counsel were also involved in the decision.

“Considerable deliberation and discussion based on the status of the NCAA inquiry went into the decision-making process and, while acknowledging the impact that the decision will have on current student-athletes, coaches, alumni and fans, a determination was made that voluntarily withholding the football team from a second postseason was not only a prudent step for the University to take but will also allow for the football program and University to move forward in the most expedited manner possible,” said the university’s statement.

19 thoughts on “Miami Hurricanes Self-Impose Bowl Ban

  1. This was the right, yet difficult decision to make. I like the fact that they highlighted the ‘unprecidented decision’ part because that is exactly what it is. No other school has self imposed like we have between the two bowl bans and player suspensions. That has to be worth something. I think the only left will be some sort of scholarship reductions for a couple of years at most (I hope). Nothing else to do except wait. Let’s move forward and get through this. The NCAA needs to hurry up. The waiting is a form of penalty as well in my opinion, because it hurts the whole program being in limbo.

    • dUh…. The N.C.A.A. don’t have to rush anything. Au contraire to what Cane fan bloody well believes.

      Haven’t U’s gotten the message today. That N.C.orrupt A.A. is bloody g-o-d!!! Eh. What say.

      And dig this U’all Cane fandom. The LONGER the N.C.A.A. takes in the investigation of a moribund Hurricane college football program. The more moi CRAZILY believes the sanctions will be HARDER than HARD on Goldie and Marky Marks program. Get the freak’ outta here with that CONSPIRACY THEORY crapola!!!

  2. Sucks but it is the best decision for this University and team. Not gonna lie though, i already had pre-planned where i was staying and was a click away from waiting to head to charlotte lol.

    • Shame that some fans see rebuilding as a ‘waste’ of a season. Takes more than two years to clean up ten years of bad coaching. Thankfully our kids and coaches are more committed than some fans are.

  3. If this is , in fact true, I believe it is the right decision. Taking a short term hit in hopes that the NCAA will factor our compliance and cooperation into their ultimate punishment should hold us in good stead down the line.

  4. dUh…. It was a bloody NO BRAINER. Youses’s knows, the WISE decision of the interim A.D. and the President and the Board of Trustee’s to decline another SIXTH-TIER bow game come December.

    Because as I’ve bloody BLOVIATED to DEAF EARS here and at the M.H., the N.CORRUPT A.A. is going to COME DOWN HARD on the University of Miami, Florida college football program.

    aU contraire to what the VAST MAJORITY of Cane fandom have to opine on the entire DARK matter. Eh. What say.

    Now, the absolute DEGREE of ” coming down hard ” on Miami regarding sanctions, is ALL BLOODY GUESS work. If U-Know-What-I-Mean. Eh.

    Again, to be perfectly BLUNT. The Hurricanes HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SEEN as a RENEGADE college football program. Heck, I can BLOVIATE with absolute confidence, that a BELOW-AVERAGE Hurricane football program is still seen in MURKY, NEGATIVE light by the powers that be, whom run the N.C.ORRUPT A.A.

    It’s too bad, that a MAJORITY of Miami college pigskin fandom REFUSE to SEE the Oranged nd’ Green LIGHT. When it comes to their beloved P-A-S-S-E football prorgram.

    HOPEFULLY, the austere N.C.A.A. will bloody well PROVE MY ” simple Simon ” CONSPIRACY THEORY wrong!! But I highly doubt it. SEE another self-imposed bowl ban by the University of Miami, Florida, for further proof.

    Becaus U’s see. It’s all bout’ CONNECTION THE Orange nd’ Green DOT’S. When it comes to the Hurricanes current faux pas and the N.C.A.A.

    Bon jour et Bon soir

  5. Given that we had a chance at the ACC title and from there a BCS game this ban really hurts. The kids on this team that have been with Golden since the beginning deserve to play in these games. They are paying the price for other peoples mistakes. Barring massive penalties from the NCAA the U will be poised for a title run in 2014. Go Canes.

  6. ” 12 boys get abused in the shower with the help of hiding by St. Joe Paterno and his cronies, NCAA takes two WEEKS to figure out a penalty, which conveniently doesn’t remove their tainted 1986 title.

    12 boys get cash and cars with the help of hiding by St. Jim Tressell and his cronies, NCAA takes two MONTHS to figure out a penalty, which conveniently doesn’t remove their tainted 2002 title.

    12 boys get a yacht ride and maybe some free bowling games, NCAA takes two YEARS to figure out a penalty, which they will still use to threatent our 2001 title. ” CANE OUTSIDER vis-a-vis EOTH
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    As I bloody well BLOVIATED previously. U’all Hurricane fandom just don’t REALIZE, like the loyal Miami fan above, how much the N.C.ORRUPT A.A. loves to ” stick it ” to Miami football!!!

    Of course, the N.C.A.A. investigation is going back to circa 2002 and what not.

    Bottom line is Miami will recieve another bowl ban in 2013 and probably DOUBLE-DIGIT scholarship reductions over a certain time span. At least that’s what I’m LAMELY guessing.

    Again, the University of Miami, Florida college football program has ALWAYS been viewed as a RENEGADE program!!! aU contraire to what Miami fandom has to opine on the entire matter!

  7. ” Ohio, I feel you and all that, the NCAA’s gonna do what they wanna do, true dat and true dat. But with all that said, and in all seriousness…PHUCK! Mark Emmert’s monkey ass and His NCAA cronies!

    Seriously, He basically gets His monkey ass on TV and says that Miami is “everything that’s wrong with CFB”…YEAH?!…REALLY?! And just last week somebody posted an article detailing all the RAPES and ASSAULTS that went on at Washington BEFORE He got there, the rapes and assaults that players seemingly got away with, but yet, what went on at Miami is everything that’s wrong with CFB…GTFOH with that BS!

    Seeing what He inherited at Washington, His monkey ass should’ve been sympathizing with Al Golden, instead of throwing salt on the wound with that “everything that’s wrong with CFB” comment.

    Now I admit, we have to accept and comply with the punishment, but that doesn’t mean I have to respect those SOBs at the NCAA…PHUCK EM’! ”
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    FINALLY, another Hurricane fan REALIZES what the N.C.A.A. is all about!!!

    And to think, Can MOD in this here sphere says I’m BLOVIATING ” conspiracy theories ” about Mike James; and, Miami football and the N..C.ORRUPT A.A. Go bloody figures’. dUh

    Too bad the VAST MAJORITY still HAVEN’T waken up to the F-A-C-T, that the University of Miami, Florida Hurricane football program is PERSONA NON GRATA not only in the eyes of major college football fandom. BUT the N.C.A.A., too!!!!!!

  8. hey man,
    I don’t know where else to contact you about this so that’s why I’m asking you here. I am doing a public relations campaign for a class and I chose to do a family fun event kinda like Canesfest( i think that’s what its called) where I get the players to interact with the fans in various ways. What I am asking you is, hypothetically, if i wanted the Beast to talk about this event, how much would it cost to request him to talk about? I hope I make sense and I hope you can help me as well.

    P.S sucks we are going on the bowl ban but it probably is best for the university. I hope we go out high this time by beating Duke!

  9. I wonder if this means that the administration and school lawyers feel that the sanctions were going to be tougher than they originally thought. My father and I were discussing this last night. UM has been lauded by the NCAA for its cooperation with the investigation, compared to how USC, Ohio State and UNC handled theirs. I’m wondering if this is an attempt to pressure the NCAA into showing the benefits of cooperation. At this point, if the NCAA comes down hard on UM, after it has self-imposed a bowl bad 2 years in a row, then what incentive do future programs have to cooperate? Might as well stone wall, cover up or try and beat the rap in some fashion because you have nothing to gain. After all, it is not like USC or Ohio State seem to be suffering too much (relatively speaking).

    Here’s hoping for the best!

    Go Canes!

    Jake in Yokosuka, Japan

  10. Better to do it now than later; the payoff is much greater when the team will have a deeper, more experienced team in two years (or even next year.) Just look at Ohio State – would’ve been number 1; now they’ll watch Wisconsin take their place in the B1G title game.

    Whatever mid-tier bowl game we leave behind this season can’t compare to the potential that’s getting ready for the future.

  11. The NCAA needs to re-evaluate this process. The guilty parties (especially the coaches whose watch it happened on) get off free & are now coaching at other schools…not just the U, but other schools. For example, how fair was it for USC to pay for Reggie Bush’s mistakes? Penalizing innocent student-athletes who had absolutely no involvement is not the answer. Rumors abound about Alabama and Oregon, yet I don’t see them being investigated. The NCAA seems to be all about selective enforcement.

  12. Can someone please explain what the diffrence beetween the former players at Auburn who went on ESPN saying they took duffle bags full of money while they were student athletes and Kyle Wright and these alleged former players taking gifts? Please I dont understand anybody?

  13. Another week of conference shifting…I hope Shalala is out in front of this and doesn’t let us get left behind. You know FSU is already antsy for the Big 12, while Clemson and VTech (which always includes UVA) will be sought after. It’s becoming more and more of the haves and have-nots, and we’re starting to creep towards the latter while the other 4 conferences attempt to strengthen through alliances a la cartels.

  14. SEASON HAS GONE LIKE PRETTY MUCH EXPECTED…EXCUSES EXCUSES AGAIN…WE’RE YOUNG, INJURIES, BAD COACHING AND SO ON…TOP TEN RECRUITING AND LOSE 5 OR 6 EVERY YEAR…WOW!!!! HOPE GOLDEN AND HIS TERRIBLE DC ARE GONE ELSEWHERE AND FISCH TAKES OVER DURING PB YEARS AND THEN AFTER IF HE DOESNT WORK OUT…DIG DEEP AND HIRE A REAL COACH LIKE YOU SHOULD HAVE THE FIRST TIME…SPEND SOME MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THROW IN ALL THE CHIPS FOR THE PROGRAM….FISCH IS THE BEST COACH WE GOT AND WITH A GOOD DC …MAGIC MAY HAPPEN……GOLDEN WAS NEVER WORTHY …GOLDEN SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST BEEN A CHAMPION WITH TEMPLE BEFORE TAKING OVER THE U…. HE DOESNT EVEN HAVE THE BALLS TO FIRE THE WORST DC WE EVER HAD!!! DEFRIONO WHATEVER HIS NAME IS DOESNT NEED MORE TIME..HE NEEDS A PINK SLIP…THE DEFENSE GOT WORSE AS THE YEAR WENT ON WITH BETTER TALENT THAN MOST HAVE!!! GOLDEN IS CONFUSED AND IT SHOWS THROUGH MIAMI’S PLAY…….YOU REALLY GOTTA LOVE THE U RIGHT NOW TO HANG ON AND I DO!!!! BUT LETS BE REAL ABOUT CHANGE AND WHAT MONEY CAN DO!!!!

  15. SELF BOWL BAND WAS SMART…IF THE SANCTIONS REFLECT SO….IF NOT IT ONLY HURTS CURRENT PLAYERS AND FAN BASE!!!!!

  16. This stuff with the NCAA has gone too far! Today the Herald is reporting that the NCAA has sent out letters to former players basically saying either you talk to us or we will believe everything Nevin Shapiro says about you. Really!??! That the NCAA will take the word of a convicted Ponzi schemer (convicted LIAR, because that’s exactly what he did – lied to friends, family and business associates), at face value is absolutely ridiculous. This is a witch hunt, plain and simple. The whole process needs to be reevaluated. I agreed with the bowl ban when they announced it, and when thinking about it rationally, it makes sense, but if the NCAA wants to make an example out of UM, I say F ‘em. Class action lawsuit against the NCAA to force them to simplify and update their rules!