Earlier this week it was revealed that the Miami Hurricanes will likely play a home-and-home football series with Arkansas State beginning in 2014, though the Arkansas State Sports Information Director released a statement on Twitter making it known that nothing is official yet.
On Friday, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald also reported that the Hurricanes are finalizing a home-and-home series with Southern Miss. The first game of the series would be played in Miami in 2014.
Currently, the non-conference schedule for the Hurricanes in 2014 tentatively includes a visit from Florida A&M along with a trip to Lincoln to play Nebraska.
Memphis was on the slate for 2014, but the Herald reported late last year that that series would be canceled.
Adding Arkansas State and Southern Miss would round out Miami’s 2014 non-conference schedule at four games.
The Hurricanes and Golden Eagles have never met on the football field, and an exact date for their first meeting has not been released yet. The Memphis series was scheduled for September 13, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium, so that could be a possibility.
As for the future, the Hurricanes are scheduled to finish their home-and-home with Nebraska in Miami in 2015. Also, Miami will begin the first half of a home-and-home series with Toledo.
The Herald also reported on Friday that Miami is in “advanced talks” with Penn State for a home-and-home series. If you’ll recall, news of this series was first reported by the paper in April. At that time, they stated a neutral site game was a possibility.