Oklahoma, Miami finalize dates for series

Oklahoma Athletics Director Joe Castiglione (pictured above) announced Thursday that Sooners and Hurricanes will play in Norman in 2007 and Miami in 2009.

The University of Oklahoma and University of Miami announced Thursday that they have officially signed a contract for home and home series.

The first game will be played in Norman on September 8, 2007, and then the Sooners will return to trip to Miami on September 12, 2009.

"This is another wonderful series for college football," said OU Athletics Director Joe Castiglione in a statement released on SoonerSports.com Thursday. "We have great enthusiasm for games of this stature. Intersectional contests featuring the traditionally strong programs generate the kind of energy that makes college football so special. That is why we work hard in following a very specific scheduling philosophy that helps us maintain match-ups that attract national attention, while also seeking to keep our program on course for championship contention.

"The previous match-ups between our two schools have been legendary and we have great respect for the Miami program. We also cherish our history with the Miami area, something that is significant not only to our athletics program, but to Sooner fans everywhere."

The Sooners trail in the all-time series, 3-2. The Hurricanes have won the last three meetings, including games in 1986 and 1987 when Oklahoma was ranked No. 1 and Miami was No. 2.

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