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Published 10/11/2012
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#AskBlake Twitter Q&A Recap
Every Thursday, Interim Director of Athletics Blake James will host an #AskBlake Twitter Q&A. Below is a transcript of our first #AskBlake chat. Be sure join us for our next #AskBlake session Thu., Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. ET by tweeting your questions to @HurricaneSports and @CanesAllAccess.

Oct. 11, 2012

Eli S (@E29MIAMI): What are your plans to engage the community fans, community leaders?
Blake James (@CanesAllAccess): I am a believer in being out in the community with our fans. We started a Cane Caravan 2 yrs ago, look for continued expansion.

Harry C. (@harrycalat): I know you're getting thousands of "stadium" tweets. but srsly there are game-watches in Miami bars for HOME games
Blake: we have not [organized] local watch parties for home games as we want people at [Sun Life Stadium]. Great tix deals available at

Rick (@Bigcanesfan76): had a great time in Chicago. Looking forward to homestand and please open gates at FSU as early as possible
Blake: parking will open 6 hrs prior to game for all lots and premium tailgate will open 7 hrs prior.

Bill (@Bigduff14): in what ways will you get local non-grads to donate and get them more involved?
Blake: continued aggressive outreach to the community. Many of our current supporters are non alum. Need [continued] growth with both groups.

joe U (@JoeUCane): you have hit the ground running, Mr. James!
Blake: thanks, I only know one way. Appreciate your support. Go Canes!

Angel Camacho (@Tito305Sports): Please [open gates early] for VA Tech. I'm closing my company down that Thursday. Big group of us going. Reward the fans!
Blake: we will evaluate in the coming week. A great turnout this Sat will help in my decision. Go Canes!

Franz Solo (@FranzSolo): any chance we wear black bball jerseys again, even its just for a @UMStormSurge blackout game or something?
Blake: This year's uniforms are already in place. We'll continue to work on uniform stategies in the future. Go Canes.

No Limits 26 (@BrickByBrick_KS): will you look into the possibility of building a new stadium?
Blake: currently we r in a relationship with SLS, as with all aspects of our program we will continue to evaluate.

David Copperfield (@iLLDucE): Doing more 2 sell out the BUC? Reaching out 2 the Coral Gables community for donors? [in reference to a new stadium]
Blake: always reaching out to community for fans and donors. In an agreement with SLS.

Boe Hartwell (@luvtheU32): can u get @TheLAMARkable36 into the UM HOF. He had records b4 R. Wayne came in
Blake: assuming it is Lamar Thomas, I would be happy to suggest his name and accomplishments to the HOF [Committee]

Blake: Appreciate all the questions (sic) apologize to those I missed. Let's do it again next week. See everyone Sat for #BeatUNC Go Canes!