Arkansas State threatens Miami with lawsuit over cancelled game


A game originally cancelled because of Hurricane Irma, Arkansas State threatened to sue Miami if $650,000 is not paid by Thursday, reports KAIT-8 in Jonesboro


According to a letter from Arkansas State, “unless Miami changes course on or before February 15, 2018, we will begin the process of filing a lawsuit against the University of Miami in the appropriate Arkansas state court.

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The Sept. 9, 2017 scheduled game was cancelled because of Hurricane Irma’s approach, and was part of a contract signed by both schools in 2013.

The first portion of the home-and-home deal took place Sept. 13, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. The Hurricanes won 41-20.

Before Arkansas State’s threatened lawsuit, the school requested a rescheduled game with the Hurricanes in either 2020 or 2021. Miami countered, citing “current commitments,” declined the dates but offered multiple Saturdays in 2024, 2025 or beyond.

Arkansas State responded three days later with its request for the $650,000 contract cancellation penalty.


by Sam Hellman –


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