'Canes try to avoid Jewish New Year conflict

Updated: February 25, 2004, 6:53 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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