Arkansas State officially files suit against Miami Hurricanes

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 13: Fredi Knighten
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 13: Fredi Knighten /
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The lawsuit also claims that Miami was the only school from Florida or Georgia that failed to either reschedule their canceled game or offer a buyout. College Football Talk on NBC Sports quoted the lawsuit as saying:

"“Upon belief, UM is the only FBS school to fail to play its scheduled game in accordance with its contract, timely reschedule its canceled game, or pay the buyout or liquidated damages under the contract.”"

Miami Hurricanes Head Coach Mark Richt and the Athletic Department staff have repeatedly stated that the school was doing what was in the best interests of their players and staff. Miami chose to cancel the game to the players a chance to be home with their families to help prepare for Hurricane Irma.

Arkansas State, their fan base and media have chosen to make this about money. The game would have been the biggest event in the history of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Everyone understands that.

The lack of compassion shown from Arkansas, their community and their fan base is disturbing. It will be interesting to see how this impacts them in scheduling with other Power five will be interesting. They will likely still get games though. It’s an easy win for a power five conference team.

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The Red Wolves are 1-51-1 all-time against power-five teams. Their sole win was an 18-14 victory at Texas A&M in 2008. Some of the Arkansas State fanbase were high with optimistic for their game against Miami. The Red Wolves lost 43-36 at Nebraska the week before they were scheduled to play the Hurricanes.