Miami (FL) cancels 2014-15 home-and-home series with Memphis

By Kevin Kelley -

Miami HurricanesThe Miami Hurricanes have canceled a 2014-15 home-and-home football series against the Memphis Tigers, The Miami Herald has reported.

The two schools were scheduled to meet at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sept. 13, 2014 and then at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis on Sept. 26, 2015.

Miami and Memphis first agreed to the series back in May 2010. The Hurricanes canceled the series because they felt it was “pointless to play,” according to the Herald.

The cancellation leaves Miami with two tentative games set for 2014 (Florida A&M and Nebraska) and four for 2015 (at Toledo, Nebraska, Cincinnati, at Florida Atlantic).

Miami could also have a change to their 2016 and 2017 schedules. The Hurricanes have a home-and-home series set with Notre Dame for those seasons, but the Irish’s recent agreement with the ACC could affect those dates.

Memphis, which joins the Big East in 2013, now has two non-conference games in 2014 (at Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee) and three in 2015 (Missouri, at Kansas, Ole Miss).

Miami (FL) Future Non-Conference Opponents

2013 – Florida Atlantic, Florida, at USF

2014 – Florida A&M, at Nebraska

2015 – at Toledo, Nebraska, Cincinnati, at Florida Atlantic

2016 – Toledo, Florida A&M, at Notre Dame, Florida Atlantic

2017 – Notre Dame

2018 – at Rutgers

2019 – Rutgers

2020 – at Michigan State

2021 – Michigan State

Memphis Future Non-Conference Opponents

2013 – Arkansas State, Duke, at Middle Tennessee

2014 – at Ole Miss, Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee

2015 – Missouri, at Kansas, Ole Miss

2016 – at Missouri, at Ole Miss, Kansas

2017 – Ole Miss, Tennessee

Comments (3)

I would have rather kept Memphis and cut the Toledo series, the Toledo series to me doesn’t do much for recruiting or the fans. Miami needs games that fans will go to the games for and help with recruiting and sell well to the TV viewers. I the Memphis series would do better that a Toledo series. Really need someone closer to Miami would be better or at least where some alumni are.