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ORANGE BOWL GETS AUSPICIOUS DEADLINE FROM BOWL ALLIANCE

     College football Bowl Alliance commissioners set a deadline:
The Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) must tell them by October 12
where the FedEx Orange Bowl will be played after the 1996 season.
A vote on whether to move the game to Joe Robbie Stadium will be
held October 11.  The commissioners told OBC President Ed
Williamson that regardless of whether the Bowl Alliance presents
the OBC with a contract for review, they want to know where the
game will be played, and they expect the answer to be Joe Robbie
Stadium.  The Commissioners also let it be known that they will
not give the "Save The Orange Bowl" Committee an opportunity to
present a proposal of how the Orange Bowl stadium could be
improved.  They said a neutral bowl site is more important than
the amenities.  "Translation, they don't want the University of
Miami to play for a national championship on their home field"
(Susan Miller Degnan, MIAMI HERALD, 10/4).
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