Canes and Irish to play in Sun Bowl

The University of Miami found out Sunday night that it will play Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas on December 31st.

Miami (7-4) and Notre Dame (7-5) played some of the best college football games of the 1980's and 1990's. It was widely considered one of the most intense rivalries in all of college football.

That rivalry will be renewed on New Year's Eve, as the teams have both accepted Sun Bowl berths and the game is set for 2 pm EST at 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."

Miami will be led by interim head coach Jeff Stoutland, who is excited about the opportunity.

""This is one of those situations where the history speaks for itself," stated Stoutland. "We have two great programs that have a rich football tradition and we are playing in the second-oldest bowl on national television."

The Hurricanes are 0-2 in their last two bowl games, losing to California and Wisconsin in each of the last two post-season games for the Canes.

The two teams have already agreed to renew the series beginning in 2012.

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