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The University of Miami was chartered in 1925 by a group of citizens who felt an institution of higher learning was needed for the development of their young and growing community. The South Florida land boom was at its peak, resources appeared ample, optimism flowed, and expectations were high. Supporters of the institution believed that the community offered unique opportunities to develop inter-American studies, to further creative work in the arts and letters, and to conduct teaching and research programs in tropical studies.

By the fall of 1926, when the first class of 560 students enrolled at the University of Miami, the land boom had collapsed, and hopes for a speedy recovery were dashed by a major hurricane. In the next 15 years the University barely kept afloat. The collapse in South Florida was a mere prelude to a national economic depression. Such were the beginnings of what has since become one of the nation's most distinguished private universities. Read More

 
Hurricane Traditions
Sebastian the Ibis

It began in controversy. Some reports say the 1927 football team held a team meeting to select Hurricanes, hoping they would sweep away opponents just as the devastating storm did on September 16, 1926. Another version holds that Miami News columnist Jack Bell asked end Porter Norris of the 1926 team what the team should be called. Told that the local dignitaries and University officials wanted to name the team for a local flora or fauna, Norris said the players wouldn't stand for it and suggested “Hurricanes” since the opening game had been postponed by such a storm.

From time to time, opposition has arisen to the name that would “reinforce Miami’s negative reputation as a weather-beaten community living constantly under the threat of destruction.” But as one UM official rationalized in the 60’s, “Does anyone think Chicago is overrun by bears just because the town has a football team by that name? Read More

 
Season Flashbacks
Click on the season below that interest you to see the Hurricanes Schedule, Roster, and Pictures.
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
 
Bowl Game Flashbacks
Click on the year below to look back at the Hurricanes Bowl Games stats and review.
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
 
Hurricanes as National Champions
National Championships
Big East Championships
2001 - 1991 - 1989 - 1987 - 1983
2001 - 2000 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1992 - 1991
 
Stories
ball History of the Hurricanes, The "Swagger" Read
ball Is it Quarterback University or Linebacker University? You Decide. Read
ball The Forgotten Position In 'Canes History: The Tight End. Read
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