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Arkansas State, Miami Settle Lost Game Suit for $400K

Andy Berg

The University of Miami and Arkansas State have finally come to terms over a football game that was cancelled ahead of Hurricane Irma.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Miami has agreed to pay Arkansas State $400,000, and the cancelled game will not be rescheduled. The decision comes after a federal judge ordered the two schools to enter third-party arbitration.

“I am pleased that both lawsuits have been resolved and that this matter is now behind us,” Arkansas State attorney Brad Phelps said in the statement. “I believe this is a fair resolution of these issues.”

Arkansas State had originally sued Miami back in February for $650,000 in damages after UM failed to reschedule its Sept. 9, 2017, game in Jonesboro. 

Miami had offered to reschedule the game in either 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, or 2028, but Arkansas state replied that those dates were “not workable for and would be detrimental to Arkansas State University.”

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