The Ibis has represented
the spirit of Miami
athletics since 1926.
A Bird of Courage. A Bird of Knowledge. A Bird of Strength And Speed. A leader of its species.
As the clouds become dark and a hurricane approaches, folklore maintains that other birds look to the Ibis for leadership. The Ibis uses its instinct to detect danger. It is the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane hits, giving warning that danger is imminent. As the storm passes the Ibis is the first to reappear, a sign that clear skies are approaching.
In 1926, the University of Miami adopted the Ibis as the official mascot for the University's athletic teams. Representing the leadership courage, knowledge, strength and speed characteristics that our student-athletes portray.
Through the past 75 years Hurricane student-athletes have lived up to the tradition of the Ibis. The pride that comes from the success of these students is strong. It is a great honor to be a Miami Hurricane and be represented by this strong yet graceful bird.