In Game

The Hurricanes may have moved from the Orange Bowl to Sun Life Stadium in 2008, but that doesn’t mean the fans don’t still bring the same amount of noise they used to at their old stadium. Miami has a reputation for being a loud and rowdy team on the field and the fans in the stands match that intensity. The fans at Sun Life Stadium create an electric atmosphere that rivals that of any big-time college football program.

The Hurricanes’ entrance may be the most famous in all of the college football as the enters the field through a giant cloud of smoke. The entrance dates back to the 1950s when transportation director Bob Nalette got the idea of using fire extinguishers to create the famous smoke. Since then the entrance has been copied by many high school, college, and even NFL teams. It was even parodied in a 2001  ABC college football commercial. If attending a Hurricanes game make sure to get to your seat before kickoff to check out this iconic entrance.

The raucous crowd, intimidating crowd, and pageantry all go a long way in making a Hurricanes football game an unforgettable spectacle that every sports fan should take in at least once.

Things to check out

The Smoke

The Hurricanes’ entrance may be the most famous in all of college football as the team enters the field through a giant cloud of smoke. The entrance dates back to the 1950s when transportation director Bob Nalette got the idea of using fire extinguishers to create the famous smoke. Since then the entrance has been copied by many high school, college, and even NFL teams. It was even parodied in a 2001 ABC college football commercial. If attending a Hurricanes game make sure to get to your seat before kickoff to check out this iconic entrance.

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Ring of Honor

The Ring originated in 1997 with members being selected by an anonymous advisory board, the head coach, and director of athletics. Inductees include Jim Kelly, Jim Dooley, Vinny Testaverde, and Edgerrin James. If attending a Hurricanes game make sure to take some time to check out the Ring of Honor.

Touchdown Tommy

Touchdown Tommy is a giant cannon that is fired as the team enters the field and after every Canes’ score. The cannon is maintained by the Sigma Chi fraternity showing off the level of devotion the students and fans have to the team.

Four Fingers

Before the fourth quarter, Miami players and fans hold up four fingers to signal that the game is won in the final quarter. Hurricanes fans and players use this gesture to symbolize that they own the fourth quarter. Let everyone know the Canes own the fourth quarter with your four finger salute.

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.

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 field.

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Band of the Hour

The Band of the Hour performs before and during halftime of every Hurricanes game. The band has performed at many bowl games including the Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl. They have also been featured on national TV and have hosted the American Bandmasters’ Association. The Band of the Hour put on a great show, so don’t leave your seat at halftime.

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Fight Songs

  1. Miami U How-Dee-Doo

    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!

  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 Great to be a Miami Hurricane

    It’s Great to be a Miami Hurriance (repeat)

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