University Of Miami Hurricanes
College football is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and in honor of that, ESPN has released its list of the 100 most important games in college football history. Among the enumerations is the game that shaped the fabric of college football and made it what it is today.
The rotunda served as a gate that transported potential recruits into the world of the Miami Hurricanes. UM forward Shenise Johnson is running for the U.S. team that won gold at the women's basketball World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Although it doesn't shock anyone, the "U" tops this list, with six great games involving the small school in Coral Gables, the University of Miami. The team played its first game against the team it played in front of more than 100,000 fans at U.S. Bank Stadium.
There's also a look at the college football radar in the 1980s, when Miami was as important to the sport as any other school. The Hurricanes athletics department has a long history of impressing current and future UM athletes.
The women's team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The team plays its home games at Cobb Stadium on the Coral Gables campus, which was built for the program in 1998. The school's sporty logo is the red-white-blue "HURRICANE" on a white background with a blue-white star on a black background. The University of Miami's Band Hour is known as one of the most popular events in college football at the school. At the end of each home game, the school band becomes a "band lesson" for one and a half hours.
The original set consisted of flashing lights and a hurricane roaring from speakers. The scene is a nod to the storms that frequently hit the South Florida coast, and the canoe symbolizes the school's fighting spirit, which is shown annually between the Hurricanes and Gators.
The Ibis was chosen as the school's mascot because it is one of the last animals to escape an approaching hurricane and the first to reappear after a storm, symbolizing leadership and courage. Folklore has it that the bird, which lives in the Everglades and Egypt, is the only animal species that takes shelter from hurricanes and reappears after the storm.
Sebastian was the mascot for the Miami Hurricanes in the 1980s when they became the national contender for college football, though most people thought he was a duck or just a random bird. He is the Hurricanes' only American to hit all of them - in basketball - and leads the nation in scoring, assists, steals, rebounds and assists per game. Barry has made it to the NCAA tournament in three of his four seasons at the University of Miami, scoring at least 20 points in all but one of them.
In 19 seasons in Miami, Morris has set a record of 850 - 344 - 3 with one win - one loss - and an average of 2.67 points per game.
The Hurricanes first played the Gators in football in 1938, and the series began in 1951 and has been played annually since 1969. The Hurricanes have played in second place, which includes an 8-4-1 record against Florida State and an average of 2.67 points per game, but Florida is second with 55 games. Topping the post is the Hurricanes' 56-game winning streak against the Seminoles, a streak that is the longest of any NCAA division. Indeed, the team has not played in a regular-season game since the 1950s, when Florida first pitched a team in its first season as an NCAA Division I-A program. They have played every year since the start of the 2010 season, including the last four seasons, with a total of six wins and one defeat.
Miami and Florida will meet for the first time on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at the University of Miami's Boca Raton Stadium.
Miami (FL) was selected to be one of the Top 10 teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference 2009-2010 (ACC). Miami entered the ACC tournament as the No. Miami had a 20-13 overall record in the 2008-09 season and finished with an ACC season record of 13-7. Despite being eliminated in the ACC quarterfinals, Miami's performance was deserved and it has won three consecutive titles since then.
The Hurricanes lost to Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC tournament, ruining a perfect record in the ACC game at that time, but not before ruining the Hurricanes "perfect record in ACC games.
King became the first Miami quarterback in history to throw 100 yards in a game in Miami's win over NC State and was named ACC offensive player of the week for the second straight year and the third time in the last four years after his win over Louisville. Starting point guard Shane Larkin was named ACC player of the year and senior shooting guard Durand Scott was named Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year. Jim Larranaga is also ACC coach For the second year in a row, for the third time in three years.