Hurricanes to begin 2014 season with rematch against Louisville

Running back Dallas Crawford and the Miami Hurricanes will get a shot at revenge when they open next season on the road against the Louisville Cardinals.

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The University of Miami will open its 2014 slate with a familiar foe.

One month after losing to Louisville in the Russell Athletic Bowl, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday the Hurricanes and Cardinals will face off at 8 p.m. on Labor Day.

Miami will travel to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for Louisville’s ACC debut. It marks the sixth appearance for UM on Labor Day.

The Hurricanes are scheduled to play teams from the Sun Belt, American Athletic and Big Ten conferences, and 10 of the 12 teams they will face in 2014 went to bowl games last season.

Five days after the Louisville matchup, the Hurricanes host FCS opponent Florida A&M. The following week, Miami squares off with Arkansas State. Both teams will meet again in 2017.

Nebraska welcomes Miami Sept. 20 for the first of a home-and-away series. Over the next two weeks, defending ACC Coastal Division champion Duke visits Miami before the Hurricanes fly to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech.

Cincinnati travels to Miami Oct. 11 for the first of a home-and-away series. After a bye week, the Hurricanes travel to Blacksburg for a Thursday night contest with Virginia Tech. North Carolina awaits in South Florida the next week.

Another bye week precedes defending national champion and instate rival Florida State’s visit to Sun Life Stadium Nov. 15. Miami travels to Virginia and hosts Pittsburgh to close out the regular season.

This will be the program’s fourth year under head coach Al Golden. In 2013, the Hurricanes improved to 9-4 and reached their first bowl since 2010.

The spring football game is schedule for 6 p.m. April 12 at Sun Life Stadium.

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