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'Canes try to avoid Jewish New Year conflict

2/25/2004 - Miami Hurricanes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Miami Hurricanes have rescheduled
two games to avoid a conflict with the Jewish New Year.

Miami's home game against Louisville had been set for Thursday,
Sept. 16, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. But following complaints
from fans, officials from both schools and the Atlantic Coast
Conference agreed to move it to Thursday, Oct. 14.

Since the Hurricanes had a home game against Louisiana Tech two
days later on Oct. 16, that one also had to be moved. It will now
be played Saturday, Sept. 18.

Game times have not been determined.

Miami officials have worked around Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur before, including in 2002 when they changed the
start time of a game at Florida.

The Hurricanes open their first season in the ACC on Labor Day,
Sept. 6, with a Monday night game against rival Florida State in
the Orange Bowl.