'Canes Self-Impose Another Bowl Ban

By: Tim Reynolds - AP Sports Writer
By: Tim Reynolds - AP Sports Writer
Miami is self-imposing a postseason ban for the second straight year in response to a lengthy and ongoing NCAA investigation into the school

Miami head coach Al Golden answers questions during NCAA college football media day in Coral Gables, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)

Miami is self-imposing a postseason ban for the second straight year in response to a lengthy and ongoing NCAA investigation into the school's compliance practices.

University officials announced the decision Monday morning, shortly before the Hurricanes (6-5) started practice for what now is their season-finale at Duke this weekend.

By self-imposing another ban, Miami is hoping to lessen the hit of any looming sanctions that could be handed down by the NCAA. It's surely a disappointment for the Hurricanes, since Miami still had a chance to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

Miami's decision effectively ends the ACC's Coastal Division race; Georgia Tech will play Florida State for the ACC crown and an Orange Bowl berth.

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