Head coach Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes open their 2014 season against Louisville on Labor Day night.
College football season openers don’t get any tougher than this: a nationally televised road game against a powerful conference opponent. That’s what the Miami Hurricanes will face when they open the 2014 college football season on Labor Day night—Monday, September 1—against the Louisville Cardinals.
The game, which kicks off at 8 p.m. on ESPN, is a rematch of last December’s Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, in which Louisville defeated Miami. It will also be the conference opener for both squads; Louisville officially becomes a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1.
The Louisville matchup is just one of the highlights of Miami’s 2014 schedule, which encompasses seven home games at Sun Life Stadium, including a late-season contest against defending national champion Florida State. UM’s home slate includes non-conference opponents Florida A&M (September 6), Arkansas State (September 13), and Cincinnati (October 11). The Hurricanes, who finished the 2013 season at 9-4, will host ACC rivals Duke (September 27), North Carolina (November 1), Florida State (November 15), and Pittsburgh (November 29).
In addition to Louisville, Miami has four other road games on its 2014 schedule: Nebraska (September 20), Georgia Tech (October 4), Virginia Tech (October 23), and Virginia (November 22). The Virginia Tech game will be on Thursday night.
The UM Ticket Office is now accepting deposits for 2014 season tickets. To put down a deposit, call 305-284-2263 or visit the BankUnited Center (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
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