Michigan will receive an invitation Saturday to play against No. 1-ranked Brigham Young in the Holiday Bowl and the Wolverines will accept the bid, university officials said last night.
An opening in the Dec. 21 Holiday Bowl was created yesterday when the Southeastern Conference barred No. 4 Florida from the Sugar Bowl, where the SEC champion has an automatic bid, or any other postseason play because of NCAA rules violations.
Auburn, which was being considered ahead of the Wolverines for a Holiday Bowl bid, will move into the Sugar Bowl as the SEC's representative if it beats Alabama State Dec. 1 . . .
Notre Dame will play in the Aloha Bowl Dec. 29 in Honolulu if it defeats Southern California this week, according to a story in the South Bend Tribune. The newspaper reported that Notre Dame Athletic Director Gene Corrigan said the Irish definitely will not play in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., New Year's Day . . .
Princeton football Coach Frank Navarro, whose team finished its third straight losing season (4-5) last weekend, has resigned after seven years leading the Tigers, the university announced today . . .
Joe Grimaldi, men's soccer coach at Maryland for the past four years, has resigned and will take other duties in the school's athletic department. The team just completed a 7-10-1 season and was 0-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. No one was named to replace Grimaldi.