"I am excited to announce that the University of Miami has renewed its historic football rivalry with the University of Notre Dame," University of Miami Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "Not only is it an outstanding opportunity for both programs, but it is great for the sport of college football."
The last time the two teams met in Miami, the Hurricanes cruised to a 27-10 win over Notre Dame at the Orange Bowl in 1989. Three of Miami's wins over Notre Dame came during the regular season of the Hurricanes' 1983, 1987 and 1989 national championship years. Notre Dame leads the all-time series between the two schools, 15-7-1.
Miami and Notre Dame recently made national headlines when it was announced the two programs would share the American Football Coaches Association's 2009 Academic Achievement Award, as both schools recorded a 100 percent graduation rate for members of its freshman football student-athlete class of 2002.