Miami, Notre Dame to meet in Sun Bowl

December, 5, 2010
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Miami and Notre Dame have accepted invitations to participate in the 77th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 31, at Sun Bowl Stadium. The game will be broadcast for the 43rd consecutive year on CBS.

Miami (7-5, 5-3 ACC) finished second in the ACC Coastal Division and is making its first appearance in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. The Hurricanes are making their 11th bowl appearance in 12 years.

“This is one of those situations where the history speaks for itself," Miami interim head coach Jeff Stoutland said in a prepared statement. "We have two great programs that have incredible history and we are playing in the second oldest bowl on national television. The players will be excited. We’re playing Notre Dame, and these guys know the history behind them and the rivalry between these programs. This is their chance to be a part of one of the greatest rivalries in the game.”

Notre Dame (7-5), which closed out the season with a win over USC, is also making its first appearance in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. The Irish are making their 11th bowl appearance in the past 13 years.

It will be the 24th meeting between the programs, but the first since 1990. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 15-7-1. The two teams have never met in a bowl game.

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