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'Canes, Sooners to face off in 2007, 2009

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Miami Hurricanes and Oklahoma
Sooners will renew their football rivalry next year after 20
seasons.

The teams will play at Oklahoma on Sept. 8, 2007, and in Miami
on Sept. 12, 2009, officials said Thursday.

"This will be a great series played by two of college
football's legendary teams," Miami athletic director Paul Dee
said.

The teams played in the 1985-87 seasons, with Miami winning all
three games. The Hurricanes clinched the national championship by
beating Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, 1988, and the
Sooners won the 1985 title despite the loss to Miami.

"We have great enthusiasm for games of this stature," Oklahoma
athletic director Joe Castiglione said. "The previous matchups
between our two schools have been legendary, and we have great
respect for the Miami program."

Hurricanes coach Larry Coker is an Oklahoma native.

"To play teams like Oklahoma is what the University of Miami is
looking for," he said. "It's great competition for us, as well as
a great challenge."