Are You Ready? #GameDayPrep: Florida State
One of college football's greatest rivalries is renewed Saturday at the ACC Coastal Division leading Miami Hurricanes host No. 12/10 Florida State for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on ABC (split-national coverage). Brent Musberger (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst) and Heather Cox (sideline) will call the action. Below is every fan's #GameDayPrep for Saturday's game.
Can't make it to Saturday's game? Here's a complete list of 2012 Miami Alumni Watch Parties.
Saturday's honorary captain is former Hurricanes DE and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks, who will be recognized as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Class of 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Legends. Hendricks, known as the "Mad Stork" for his tall (6-7), angular build and his dominating defensive play, started three seasons at defensive end for the Miami Hurricanes under coach Charlie Tate. A three-time All-America for the Hurricanes, he earned consensus, first-team All-America honors in 1967 and 1968, and led Miami to a 20-11-1 record. He ended his collegiate career as Miami's all-time leading tackler with 318 hits in 1968. That year, he was named UPI National Lineman of the Year and finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
He went on to a spectacular 15-year NFL career as an outside linebacker playing in 215 consecutive games with the Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers, Oakland and L.A Raiders. During his time in the NFL, he helped lead his teams to four Super Bowl championships, was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, four times selected as an All-Pro and five times named second-team All-Pro. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1987 and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time team and to the NFL's All-Decade team of the 1970s. He was inducted into the University of Miami Hall of Fame in 1980, to its Ring of Honor in 1997 and had his jersey number - number 89 - retired, also in 1997.
UM's annual Homecoming parade kicks off Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Stanford Drive with Grand Marshal Darrin Smith (BBA '92, MBA '94). Smith is the only player in professional football history to boast two college football national championships and two Super Bowl rings as well. This event is free and open to the public.
Immediately following the parade will be one of UM's most cherished traditions, the boat burning ceremony and fireworks Oct. 19 at 8:45 p.m. along the waterfront of Lake Osceola in the center of campus. The boat burning ceremony involves setting a wood boat on fire in the middle of the lake. This event is free and open to the public.
STUDENT BUS SCHEDULE
Buses will leave the University of Miami campus from BankUnited Center and will begin departing 3 hours prior to kickoff and will return at halftime.
Parking lots will open two hours earlier Saturday. All parking lots will be open at 2 p.m. Preferred tailgate lots (3, 5A) will open at 1 p.m. Click HERE for Sun Life Stadium parking map.
SLS TAILGATING POLICIES
Tailgating is a big part of the gameday experience for many fans. For safety and enjoyment of all, we ask that you please follow these Tailgating tips:
- Occupy only ONE parking space per vehicle. Please do not save spaces for others.
- Tailgate directly behind your vehicle using the designated 8'x10' space outlined on the ground.
- Do not block the fire lane with tents or other items; the lane is needed for emergency response vehicles. Miami-Dade Police Officers will patrol these areas to ensure compliance.
- No box trucks, trailers, grills in-tow or any catering service from an outside source may be brought in.
- No kegs are allowed on the property. Anyone dispensing beer from a keg will be asked to leave and the keg will be confiscated.
- No golf carts or motorized scooters of any kind permitted.
- No generators, home speakers, banners and/or DJ's may be used.
- Please keep music volume low and do not play music with inappropriate language.
- Barbeque grills are allowed, open-flame fires are not permitted.
- Extinguish hot coals with water before leaving the area.
- Do NOT dispose of charcoal briquettes on the ground. After they are cold, place them in a plastic bag and deposit them in a trash bin.
- Clean up your area before entering the stadium to watch the game so it's safe for you and others.
Please remember that Sun Life Stadium is private property and our rules and regulations will be strictly enforced for the safety and convenience of our guests.
GATE INFORMATION | NEW SLS FAN CONDUCT RULES
All stadium gates will open at 6:30 p.m. All patrons will be wanded as they enter the stadium. To avoid long lines and congestion, please get to the stadium early.
TICKET INFORMATION | SUN LIFE STADIUM MAP | 3D STADIUM VIEW
There are tickets still remaining for Saturday's game. Call 1-800-GO-CANES, visit HurricaneSports.com or stop by the BankUnited Center on campus Friday to get your tickets. The ticket office will be open until 5 p.m. On gameday, ticket offices at Sun Life Stadium will open at 4 p.m. at Gates B, D, F and H. Ticket/Media Will Call will open at 4 p.m. at Gate H.
STUDENT TICKET INFORMATION
Check out this infographic on how to get your student tickets.
The Hurricane Walk, the newest gameday Miami Hurricanes tradition. Hurricanes fans are invited to take part in the walk by forming a "human tunnel" from Gate H (southwest corner of SLS) to Gate A. Join your fellow Hurricanes, the Band of the Hour, Sebastian the Ibis and the spirit squads as the 2012 Miami Hurricanes football team walks from its arrival point into Sun Life Stadium. To take part in this event and welcome the Canes in grand fashion, make sure you are at Gate H by 6 p.m.
Silver Canes, Golden Canes, Champions and Life Members (Hurricane Club) have the opportunity to watch the game from field level in the new Sideline Club, located in the Marlins' bullpen area in the northwest corner of the stadium. To receive your "Sideline Club" wristband, enter through Gate G.