In Game

Since Jim Larranaga took over the Hurricanes in 2011, the Miami basketball program has been on an upward trajectory. Most notably the university has developed a strong student section known as Storm Surge. The over 1,100 member student group provides an electric atmosphere for big games and has even garnered national recognition from ESPN and USA Today. If you’re looking to experience one of the great up and coming basketball game day experiences, then make sure to check out a Hurricanes game.

The student section isn’t the only thing that makes attending a Miami basketball game an exceptional experience. The pageantry on display inside the Watsco Center is also great. The football team’s smoke entrance carries over to the basketball team, and you can see one of the best mascots in college sports, Sebastian the Ibis, live and in-person when attending a Hurricanes basketball game.

Additionally, Miami is an excellent city to visit and the Hurricanes play in a beautiful area of the city that has plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

If you’re looking to escape the cold and take in a college basketball games then there are few better places to go than Miami, so make your travel plans today.

Things to check out

Banners

Check out the honored players banners inside the Watsco Center. The banners honor Miami greats such as Rick Barry and Tim James, so take a minute to remember the Hurricanes past basketball greats when attending a Miami basketball game.

The U

One of the things Miami fans are known for is using their hands to make a U. This hand gesture is an excellent way to let other fans know who you cheer for and to show off your team pride.

The Smoke

The Hurricanes famous football entrance makes its way to the Watsco Center where the team enters the court accompanied by smoke. You’ll get goosebumps as the cheerleaders lead the Canes onto the court, so make sure you don’t miss the team’s entrance.

Sebastian the Ibis

Sebastian is the official Hurricanes mascot and is an American white ibis. The mascot was originally an entry for a homecoming contest in 1957 and made his first gameday appearance the following year. Look for Sebastian as he leads the team through the smoke and onto the court.

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Storm Surge

Storm Surge is the official student section at University of Miami basketball games. The group began in 2011 and has quickly grown to become one of the more intimidating student sections out there. Everyone in Storm Surge dresses in orange and performs choreographed cheers, so enjoy the student sections cheers and chants when attending a Hurricanes game.

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Larranaga Lawn

Along with the rise of the Storm Surge student section has come the creation of Larranaga Lawn. Before big games, there is a high demand for tickets, and as a result, students will camp outside the arena before the game to get a spot. If you’re a student who wants to attend an important game, make sure to get your spot early, so you don’t miss out.

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Fight Songs

  1. Miami U How-Dee-Doo

    (Chorus)
    Miami, Miami, Miami, Hurricanes
    Drive, Drive, you Hurricanes
    Keep right on goin, up that scorin’
    Miami, Miami, Miami, Hurricanes
    Drive on over the goal and on to victory.

    (YELL)
    M-I-A-M-I, M-I-A-M-I,
    Fight, Fight, Fight!

    (Repeat Chorus)

  2. Hail to the Spirit of Miami U

    Hail to the spirit of Miami U.
    Hail to her pride and glory free.
    Hail to her Orange, Green and White so true.
    Hail to her fighting varsity!
    Long may her banner wave o’er vanquished foes.
    In our hearts may she always be.
    Hail to the spirit of Miami U.
    We pledge our faith and loyalty!

  3. UM Alma Mater

    Southern suns and sky blue water,
    Smile upon you Alma mater;
    Mistress of this fruitful land,
    With all knowledge at your hand,
    Always just to honor true,
    All our love we pledge to you.
    Alma Mater, stand forever
    On Biscayne’s wondrous shore.

  4. It’s all about the U

    The U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    You say it!

    The U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    Ow! C’mon!

    U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    You say it!

    The U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    It’s all about the U
    Ow!

    The the them Canes
    The the them Canes
    The the them Canes
    The the them Canes
    Ow!

    When I say Miami you say U
    Miami
    U
    Miami
    U
    Miami
    U

    When I say Miami you say U
    Miami
    U
    Miami
    U

    Now bring on down to the Hurricane Song
    ooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh!
    C-A-N-E-S CANES!

  5. It’s Great to be

    It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane!

    It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane!

    It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane!

  6. Dynamite

  7. Let’s Go ‘Canes

    Let’s go Canes!
    Let’s go Canes!
    Let’s go Canes!

  8. Here We Go Hurricanes

  9. Whoosh Whoosh

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