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|University||University of Miami|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Athletic director||Blake James|
|Location||Coral Gables, Florida|
|Football stadium||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Watsco Center|
|Baseball stadium||Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park|
|Soccer stadium||Cobb Stadium|
|Natatorium||Whitten University Center Pool|
|Mascot||Sebastian the Ibis|
|Fight song||Hail to the Spirit of Miami U, Miami U How-Dee-Do|
|Colors||Orange, Green, and White |
The Miami Hurricanes (known informally as UM, UMiami, or The U) are the varsity sports teams of the University of Miami, located in the Coral Gables suburb of Miami, Florida. In box scores for sporting events, the Hurricanes sports teams are usually referred to as Miami (FL) to differentiate from the Miami RedHawks, a Division I school in Ohio. They compete in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The university fields 15 athletic teams for 17 varsity sports.Men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, football, tennis, and track and field. Women's teams compete in basketball, cross-country, swimming and diving, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. UM has approximately equal participation by male and female varsity athletes in these sports.
Varsity is an alteration and shortening of the term university. The meaning differs depending on the region, but is usually related to sporting activity.
The University of Miami is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2018, the university enrolls 17,331 students in 12 separate colleges/schools, including the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami's Health District, a law school on the main campus, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences on Virginia Key, with research facilities at the Richmond Facility in southern Miami-Dade County.
Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. The United States Census Bureau estimates conducted in 2017 yielded the city had a population of 51,095. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami.
The athletic department's colors are orange, green, and white.The school mascot is Sebastian the Ibis. The ibis was selected as the school's mascot because, according to university legend, it is the last animal to flee an approaching hurricane and the first to reappear after the storm, making it a symbol of leadership and courage. The school's athletics logo is a simple green and orange, color of an orange tree, letter "U." The school's marching band is the Band of the Hour.
Sebastian the Ibis is the official mascot for the University of Miami. He is an anthropomorphized American white ibis with a Miami Hurricanes football jersey, number 0. Sebastian is the first and only Hispanic-American college mascot and identifies as Cuban.
The ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, that inhabit wetlands, forests and plains. "Ibis" derives from the Latin and Ancient Greek word for this group of birds. It also occurs in the scientific name of the cattle egret,, mistakenly identified in 1757 as being the sacred ibis.
A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition. Instrumentation typically includes brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Most marching bands wear a uniform, often of a military style, that includes an associated organization's colors, name or symbol. Most high school marching bands, and some college marching bands, are accompanied by a color guard, a group of performers who add a visual interpretation to the music through the use of props, most often flags, rifles, and sabres.
Aside from being an independent in baseball, the Hurricanes were a full member of the Big East Conference from 1991 to 2004. In 2004, the school became a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
The Big East Conference was a collegiate athletics conference that consisted of as many as 16 universities in the eastern half of the United States from 1979 to 2013. The conference's members participated in 24 NCAA sports. The conference had a history of success at the national level in basketball throughout its history, while its shorter football program, created by inviting one college and four other "associate members" into the conference, resulted in two national championships.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Tennis||Swimming & diving|
|Track and field†||Tennis|
|Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.|
UM has won four national championships (1982, 1985, 1999 and 2001) and reached the College World Series 22 times in the 34 seasons since 1974. Five UM graduates are currently active on MLB teams.[ citation needed ]
The College World Series (CWS) is an annual June baseball tournament held in Omaha, Nebraska. The CWS is the culmination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Baseball Championship tournament—featuring 64 teams in the first round—which determines the NCAA Division I college baseball champion. The eight participating teams are split into two, four-team, double-elimination brackets, with the winners of each bracket playing in a best-of-three championship series.
The team is currently coached by Jim Morris, the former head coach of the Georgia Tech baseball team. Former coach Ron Fraser was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2006. The team plays its games on the UM campus, in Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Morris' contract as coach has been extended through 2015. Morris has established a record of 850–344–3 (.711) in 19 seasons at Miami. His teams reached the College World Series in his first six seasons at UM, an NCAA record.The Mascot for the baseball team is The Miami Maniac.
Jim Morris is the former head baseball coach at the University of Miami and previously held the same position at Georgia Tech. His teams qualified for NCAA Regionals for 32 consecutive years, 23 at Miami and nine at Georgia Tech. Morris won national championships in 1999 and 2001, and earned National Coach of the Year honors in both seasons.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets baseball team represents the Georgia Institute of Technology in NCAA Division I college baseball. Along with most other Georgia Tech athletic teams, the baseball team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Yellow Jackets play their home games in Russ Chandler Stadium and they are currently coached by Danny Hall.
Ronald Fraser was the college baseball coach at the University of Miami from 1963 to 1992.
Miami holds the longest consecutive post season appearance streak at 44 consecutive years (1973–2016). This streak is the longest of any men's NCAA Div. 1 major sport, topping the football post season streak of 35 seasons (Nebraska 1972–2006) and the basketball streak of 27 seasons (North Carolina 1974–2001).
The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team has produced three players who are currently on NBA rosters. Rick Barry, who played his collegiate basketball at UM, is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Barry is the Hurricanes' only consensus All-American in basketball and led the nation in scoring his senior year with a 37.4 average during the 1964–65 campaign. The team plays its home games at the Watsco Center on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
Richard Francis Dennis Barry III is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA in scoring for an individual season. He was known for his unorthodox but effective underhand free throw shooting technique, and at the time of his retirement in 1980 his .900 free throw percentage ranked first in NBA history. In 1987, Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is the father of former NBA players Brent Barry, Jon Barry, and Drew Barry and current professional player Canyon Barry.
The Watsco Center is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The venue hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, university events and sporting events, including all University of Miami men's and women's basketball games.
The Board of Trustees attempted to shut the program down in the middle of the 1970 season, which forced Will Allen to organize his teammates and strike because it was not sufficient notice for the players to transfer schools. They held a press conference and this caught the attention of the national press, and the university actually dropped the program after the 1971 season,with the board citing inadequate facilities, sagging attendance, and serious financial losses as the reasons for the decision. The program was revived before the 1985–86 season, though UM would be minimally competitive over the next several years. The program's fortunes turned around in 1990 when Miami hired Leonard Hamilton as head basketball coach and accepted an invitation to join the Big East. By the end of the decade, Hamilton had turned UM into one of the better basketball programs in the Big East and had guided UM to three straight NCAA tournament appearances (1998–2000), including a #2 seed in the 1999 tournament and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2000. The 1998 tournament appearance was UM's first since 1960.
Hamilton left at the end of the 2000 season to become head coach of the NBA's Washington Wizards and was replaced by Perry Clark. During Clark's second season (2001–02) the team won 24 games and a #5 seed in the NCAA tournament. With the 2002–03 season, the team moved into its newly completed on-campus arena, the Watsco Center. Despite a win over powerhouse North Carolina to christen the new arena, Clark's teams performed woefully over the next two seasons, leading[ clarification needed ] to his dismissal following the 2003–04 season (UM's last season in the Big East). Clark was replaced by Frank Haith, whose teams were competitive[ clarification needed ] in UM's first two seasons as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In the 2007/2008 season, after being picked to finish last in the Atlantic Coast Conference the Hurricanes finished the year 23–11 (8–8 in the ACC) and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to the second seeded University of Texas at Austin. This was the team's first NCAA tournament bid since the 2001–2002 season.
For the 2009/2010 season, Miami had a winning record overall (20–13), but finished in last place in the ACC with a record of 4–12.
On April 4, 2011, Miami coach Frank Haith accepted a head coaching position at the University of Missouri.
On April 22, 2011, George Mason Patriots head coach Jim Larranaga accepted the head coaching position after coaching the Patriots for 14 seasons.
For the 2012–2013 season, Miami (FL) knocked down No. 1 Duke 90-63, won their first 13 ACC games, and attained the highest AP ranking in school history, attaining a #2 ranking. However, the Hurricanes lost to Wake Forest, 80-65, ruining at the time, a perfect record in ACC play. Miami clinched an ACC regular season title with a home triumph over Clemson. Miami entered the ACC Tournament as the #1 seed, and won said tournament with a win over the North Carolina Tar Heels. Thanks to this very successful season, multiple members of the program were recognized. Starting point guard Shane Larkin was named the ACC Player of the Year, senior shooting guard Durand Scott was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and Jim Larranaga was named the ACC Coach of the Year. Miami (FL) was selected to be the No. 2 seed in East Region of the NCAA Tournament. Their first opponent would be Pacific University. They defeated the Tigers 78-49. Their next opponent would be the University of Illinois. They defeated the Fighting Illini 63-59, allowing them to advance into the Regional Semifinals, where they would lose to Marquette
UM forward Shenise Johnson, during the summer of 2009, competed on the gold medal-winning USA Team at the 2009 U19 World Championships.The team plays its home games at the Watsco Center on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus.
In 2009–10, Miami finished last in the ACC. A year later, the Lady Canes went 26–3 (12–2 ACC) in the regular season to finish alongside Duke as regular season ACC champions. Miami went undefeated at the Watsco Center extending their home winning streak to 24 straight games. Despite a quarterfinal exit in the ACC Tournament, Miami's performance was enough to merit the program's first NCAA tournament bid since 1992. After cruising past Gardner–Webb in the first round, they lost to Oklahoma in the second. Head coach Katie Meier won National Coach of the Year, along with Connecticut's Geno Auriemma and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer.Junior guards Shenice Johnson and Riquana Williams were named to the All-ACC first team, sophomore forward Morgan Stroman was named to the all-conference third team, and Johnson was a third-team All-American.
The 2011–12 team returned every player from the 2010–11 squad and was picked in the preseason to win the ACC, though they finished 2nd. In the past seasons (2010–11 to 2015–16), they have made the NCAA Tournament five times.
On July 22, 2008, Amy Deem was promoted to Director of Track and Field/Cross Country and heads both the men's and women's cross country running programs. She was head women's track and field coach for the prior seven years.
In the 2006 ACC Cross Country Championships, UM's men finished 12th out of 12 teams,and UM's women finished also finished last out of 12.
At the 2009 ACC Cross Country Championship, UM's menand women again finished last out of 12 teams.
UM has both men's and women's diving teams. In 2008, the men's team finished 11th (57 pts.) at the ACC Championships and finished 18th (40 pts.) at the NCAA Championships.
Historically, the Hurricanes are one of the most predominant college football programs in the nation. They have won five Division I national football championships (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001), and are currently tied for fourth on the list of all-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, with Ohio State and USC, behind Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Alabama.The Hurricanes have the sixteenth highest win percentage in NCAA Division I history as of 2018, at .635 , and hold the second longest streak of weeks ranked #1 with 20, from October 14, 2001, to October 28, 2002,
As of 2019 [update] , UM has produced two Heisman Trophy winners, Vinny Testaverde (in 1986) and Gino Torretta (in 1992). Seven former UM football players—Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Warren Sapp, Ted Hendricks, Michael Irvin, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy and Jim Otto—have been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame following their NFL careers. Two former UM players, Ottis Anderson and Lewis, have been named Super Bowl MVPs (for Super Bowl XXV and Super Bowl XXXV, respectively). Twelve members of the College Football Hall of Fame either played or coached at the school: Ed Reed, Vinny Testaverde, Russell Maryland, Gino Toretta, Arnold Tucker, Bennie Blades, Don James (played at Miami but was inducted as a coach), Don Bosseler, Ted Hendricks, and coaches Jimmy Johnson, Andy Gustafson and Jack Harding. Since the 2008 demolition of the Miami Orange Bowl, the team has played its home games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
As of the 2018 National Football League season, UM had the fourth-most players active in the NFL of any university in the nation, with 36.
The Hurricanes won the national golf championships in 1970, 1972, 1977, 1978 and 1984.In 1959, 1965, 1972 and 1977, Judy Eller, Roberta Albers, Ann Laughlin and Cathy Morse, respectively, won the women's intercollegiate individual golf championship (an event conducted by the Division of Girls' and Women's Sports — AIAW from 1972 — which was succeeded by the current NCAA women's golf championship). The team plays its home matches at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida.
In July 2009, Andrew Carter, a former assistant coach at Clemson University, was selected as head rowing coach at UM. Carter has over 20 years of experience coaching at the collegiate and international levels. Marc DeRose was hired as assistant coach.
Miami added a soccer team in 1998. The Cobb Stadium for Soccer, Track and Field was built on the Coral Gables campus in 1998 for the program.
In 2009, the team finished 8th (219 pts.) at the ACC Championships and 24th (25 pts.) at the NCAA Championships.The team won the AIAW national championship in 1975 and 1976. UM does not currently have a varsity men's swimming team.
Michael Russell played number one singles for the University of Miami in 1996–97.He was named 1997 NCAA Rookie of the Year and an All-American, and finished No. 7 in collegiate rankings (and No. 1 among freshmen). His 39 singles-match wins were a school record, and he was the first freshman since 1986 to win the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, defeating Fred Niemeyer in the final. He was also named to the 1997 Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team, selected by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Magazine , and the Big East Championship Most Outstanding Player. Julia Cohen was All-ACC for the women's team.
As of 2009 [update] , Kevin Ludwig was the head coach, and there were 9 men and 7 women on the tennis team. The men's team is coached by Mario Rincon, and women's team by Paige Yaroshuk-Tews.
In July 2008, Mike Ward, who served for five years as an assistant and 11 years as head coach in the University of Miami's track and cross country programs, retired.Amy Deem, who had been the women's coach for 17 years became the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country. Perhaps UM's most notable athlete is Lauryn Williams '04, who earned nine All-American honors. Internationally, Williams won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, gold at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, and finished 5th at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics., all in the 100m dash. The team plays its home games at Cobb Stadium on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus.
The women's volleyball team had a 26–6 2008 season overall with a record of 14–6 in conference matches.
UM has sponsored other varsity sports in the past. The University of Miami polo team was undefeated in tournament play from 1948–1951. However, the games were poorly attended and the program ran a $15,000 deficit in 1950. The sport was dropped the following year.Boxing was one of the most popular and successful athletic programs on campus through the 1950s. Varsity boxing matches attracted sizeable crowds. A sanctioned men's soccer team played for a handful of years from the mid 1970s through the early 1980s, but the program received little funding and no scholarships, before finally being dropped.
The University of Miami Sailing Team (Sailing Canes) qualified for the Gill Co-ed National Championship in 2016 and 2018.
Founded in 1961, the Sailing Canes are one of the oldest club sports on campus. In 2004 they formed the first competitive sailing team at the "U".
Governed by the ICSA (Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association), The University of Miami Sailing team joined the South Atlantic District (SAISA) in 2004 and competes against universities such as College of Charleston, University of South Florida, Eckerd College, UNC, UGA, Duke, and the University of Florida.
With the ideal sailing conditions in Miami and Biscayne Bay, UM is the perfect place for a collegiate sailing team. The team currently practices at the United States Sailing Center in 8 Flying Juniors (FJ's) owned by the team.. The majority of collegiate regattas are held in two-person Club 420s and Flying Juniors, or one-person Lasers.
They are a student run organization who have 4 dedicated volunteer coaches from the Miami sailing community, enabling them to hold practice 3 days per week and accommodate students different class schedules. Team members are required to attend at least half of all practices and meetings to be considered "active members".
The University funds about half of their budget through the Student Activities Fund Committee (SAFAC), covering practice/facility expenses and travel within their district plus championships. Expenses for travel to out-of-district intersectionals are funded solely through private donations.
Miami has won 5 NCAA team national championships.
Below are 16 national team titles that were not bestowed by the NCAA:
|Student-Athletes as of 2014–2015|
(Some Student-Athletes complete in multiple sports,
and are counted multiple times)
|Sport||Male Athletes||Female Athletes|
|Diving (half sport)||3||N/A|
|Swimming & Diving||N/A||20|
|Track & Field||25||30|
The University of Miami, as articulated by its former president Donna Shalala, has been very supportive of achieving gender equity and complying with Title IX. Shalala wrote of her support in a Miami Herald column on the 30th anniversary of that law.However, in the past, female athletes filed complaints with the federal government in the 1970s and 1980s alleging unequal funding and facilities for UM women's sports.
Of the $46.8 million in annual athletic expenditures, $23.9 million were spent on men's team, $9.8 million were spent on women's teams, and $13 million can not be allocated based on gender.
Miami has notable differences between the graduation rates of male and female student athletes. As of 2002 [update] , UM graduation rates had 64.1% graduating within 4 years, 75.1% graduating within 5 years, and 76.8% graduating within 6 years. Male student athletes have a 52% 4 year graduation rate, and 72% of female student athletes graduate within 4 years.
Some critics of Miami's allocation of fiscal resources within the Athletics Department have blamed the decision to drop certain men's teams on Title IX compliance.
Miami's traditional athletic rivals include the Seminoles of Florida State Universityand the Gators of the University of Florida . The Hurricanes have played more football games against the Seminoles (60) than against any other opponent (Florida being second with 55 games); the series began in 1951, and has been played annually since 1969. The teams' only bowl meeting was the 2004 Orange Bowl, prior to Miami leaving the Big East Conference to join the Atlantic Coast Conference (in which Florida State has been a member since 1992.) As of the 2016 meeting, the Hurricanes hold a 31–30 series lead against the Seminoles.
The Hurricanes first played the Gators in football in 1938; and the teams played annually (except in 1943 when Florida didn't field a team due lack of players due to World War II) until 1987. Since then, Miami and Florida have met only six times (four during the regular season in 2002, 2003, 2008, and 2013, and in two bowl games: the 2001 Sugar Bowl and the 2004 Chick-fil-A Bowl). The Hurricanes and the Gators last scheduled meeting was the game in Miami on September 7, 2013. As of the fall of 2013, Miami holds a 29–26 series lead against Florida.
The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fameis located next to the Hecht Athletic Center on campus. It houses many artifacts and memorabilia from the Hurricanes' athletic teams over the last 80 years. Each year, the Hall of Fame inducts former athletes who have been out of school at least 10 years, or coaches and administrators, in an annual banquet.
Since its inception in 1966, the UMSHoF has inducted over 250 of the greatest student-athletes.
The Florida State Seminoles are the athletic teams representing Florida State University located in Tallahassee, Florida. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1991–92 season; within the Atlantic Division in any sports split into a divisional format since the 2005–06 season.
The Louisville Cardinals teams play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, beginning in the 2014 season. While playing in the Big East Conference from 2005 through 2013, the Cardinals captured 17 regular season Big East titles and 33 Big East Tournament titles totaling 50 Big East Championships across all sports. With their 2013 Sugar Bowl appearance against the Florida Gators, the Cardinals football team became the only football team in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to have appeared in and won two Bowl Championship Series bowls, having defeated Wake Forest 24–13 in the 2007 Orange Bowl and Florida 33–23 in the 2013 Sugar Bowl. On November 28, 2012, Louisville received and accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference and became a participating member in all sports in 2014. In 2016, Lamar Jackson won the school its first Heisman Trophy.
The Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the sport of American football. The Hurricanes compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The program began in 1926 and has won five AP national championships. The Miami Hurricanes are among the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history. Miami is ranked fourth on the list of All-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, tied with Southern California and Ohio State and behind Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma. Miami also holds a number of NFL Draft records, including most first-round selections in a single draft and most consecutive drafts with at least one first-round selection. Two Hurricanes have won the Heisman Trophy and nine have been inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. The team plays its home games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Hurricanes' head coach is currently Manny Diaz.
Alfred James Golden Jr. is an American football coach who is currently the linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He is a former head coach at Temple from 2006 to 2010. He has also served for five years as defensive coordinator at Virginia (2001–2005) and five years as the head coach at University of Miami (2011–2015). He is also a former tight end for the New England Patriots of the NFL. He was fired from Miami on October 25, 2015.
The Clemson Tigers are the athletic teams that represent Clemson University. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1953-54 season. Clemson competes for and has won multiple NCAA Division I national championships in various sports, including football, men's soccer, and men's golf.
The Florida State Seminoles football team represents Florida State University in the sport of American football. The Seminoles compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The team is known for its storied history, distinctive helmet, fight song and colors as well as the many traditions associated with the school.
The Golden Hurricane are the athletic teams that represent The University of Tulsa. These teams are referred to as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Before adopting the name Golden Hurricane in 1922, the University of Tulsa (TU) had many unofficial team nicknames including Kendallites, Presbyterians, Tulsans, Tigers, Orange and Black, and Yellow Jackets. The name "Golden Tornadoes" was chosen by TU football coach H.M. Archer (1922–24) based on new gold and black uniforms and a remark made during practice of the team "roaring through opponents". However, it was quickly discovered that the same name had been chosen in 1917 by Georgia Tech. Archer then substituted the term "hurricane" for "tornado" and a team vote prior to leaving for the game against Texas A&M confirmed the official nickname as "Golden Hurricane".
The Miami Hurricanes baseball team is the college baseball program that represents the University of Miami.
The UCF Knights are the athletic teams that represent the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. The Knights participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I as a member of the American Athletic Conference.
The 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
The Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team represents the University of Miami in women's basketball. The school competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Hurricanes play home basketball games at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida.
The 2012 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 87th season of football and 9th as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Al Golden and played their home games at Sun Life Stadium. They finished the season 7–5 overall and 5–3 in the ACC to finish in a three-way tie for first place in the Coastal Division. The Hurricanes served a self-imposed bowl ban due to an ongoing NCAA investigation.
The 2014–15 Miami hurricanes women's basketball team will represent the University of Miami during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Hurricanes, led by tenth-year head coach Katie Meier, play their home games at the BankUnited Center and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 20–13, 8–8 in ACC play to finish in eighth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Notre Dame. They received an at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament where they upset Washington in the first round before losing to Iowa in the second round.
The 2015 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hurricanes were led by fifth-year head coach Al Golden, who was fired following a 58–0 loss at home to Clemson, and replaced by Larry Scott, who acted as the interim coach. They played their home games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was the Hurricanes' 90th overall season and their 12th as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in 3rd place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl, where they lost to Washington State.
The Miami Hurricanes women's soccer team represent University of Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I women's college soccer. The team has participated in two conferences, the Big East and the ACC and has not won a conference championship. The team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times, never making it further than the second round.
The 2017 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 92nd season of football and 14th as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Hard Rock Stadium. They finished the season 10–3 overall and 7–1 in the ACC to finish in first in the Coastal Division. They advanced to the ACC Championship Game where they lost to Clemson, 38–3. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they lost to Wisconsin, 34–24.
The 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference women's soccer season will be the 30th season of women's varsity soccer in the conference.
The 2018–19 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by eighth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga, they play their home games at the Watsco Center on the university's campus in Coral Gables, Florida as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).