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USF-Miami football game moves a week earlier in 2011

At the Big East's request, USF is moving its Nov. 26 home football game against Miami ahead one week to Nov. 19, the school announced Monday.

The game has been played on Thanksgiving weekend each of the past two seasons, and moving up one week should take the instate rivalry out from the shadow of the holiday weekend's traditional Florida-Florida State game. Moving off the holiday weekend should be a boost for attendance as well.

USF didn't specify a reason for the shift, but few Big East schools have nonconference games late in the season, and this would free up the final two weekends of the regular season for conference games.

USF beat Miami in overtime at Sun Life Stadium this past season, one year after getting a win at FSU in 2009. The Bulls should learn their 2011 Big East schedule — with three home games and four road games — in the near future.

USF-Miami football game moves a week earlier in 2011 02/14/11 [Last modified: Monday, February 14, 2011 2:05pm]
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