The University of Miami and Florida International University officials will announce Friday during an 11:30 a.m. news conference that the crosstown football rivalry between the Hurricanes and Golden Panthers will be renewed.
Football games have been scheduled for 2018 at Sun Life Stadium and 2019 at a site to be determined.
The last time the teams met in football was in 2007. The year before, a bench-clearing brawl erupted that resulted in dozens of suspensions and 13 ejections.
The universities also could announce the renewal of series in other sports, as well.
The Hurricanes again appear to be in good shape physically going into the FAMU game at 7 p.m. Saturday, with no new injuries reported by Miami.
The most recent injury report, released Thursday, noted that in addition to safety Rayshawn Jenkins being out because of season-ending surgery, receiver Rashawn Scott (“upper extremity” — shoulder/clavicle) is out for the game.
Scott has not been practicing, and Jenkins had surgery Aug. 18 to repair a herniated disc. A source said Jenkins is feeling well and eager to return to football after the season. Jenkins sustained the injury lifting weights.
Quarterback Ryan Williams (ACL) was not on the injury report, but UM coach Al Golden said Tuesday that “he is not available right now. Ryan’s doing well. He’s making good progress. When he’s cleared, I’ll let you guys know.”