ACC Coastal Division-leading Miami (5-5) will step out of conference one final time in 2012 as the Hurricanes host the USF Bulls (3-6) at Sun Life Stadium. Saturday's game will kick at 3 p.m. on RSN (in Florida on FOX Sports Florida and SUN Sports) and ESPN3. Below is every fan's #GameDayPrep for Saturday's game:
Can't make it to Sun Life Stadium. Here's a complete list of 2012 Miami Alumni Watch Parties.
Saturday's game will be televised on various regional sports networks by Raycom. Regional networks carrying the Miami/USF game will be: FOX Sports Carolinas (FS Carolinas), FOX Sports South (FS South), FOX Sports Florida/SUN Sports (FS Florida/SUN), Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (CSN-MA), New England Sports Network (NESN), FOX Sports Tennessee (FS Tennessee), FOX Sports Arizona Plus (FS Arizona +), FOX Sports Southwest Plus (FS Southwest +), FOX Sports North Plus (FS North +), FOX Sports San Diego (FS San Diego), FOX Sports Prime Ticket (FS Prime Ticket) and ESPN3.
Saturday's honorary captains will be members of the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower these Wounded Warriors and make this the most successful, well-adjusted generation of veterans in our nation’s history. Thousands of Wounded Warriors and caregivers receive support each year through Wounded Warrior Project programs that are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. If you or someone you know is a warrior and could benefit from camaraderie with others who understand such experiences or need support throughout the process of physical and mental recovery, please visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
Saturday is Miami’s 2012 home finale and will also be Senior Day for its 17 seniors playing in their final home game. Miami’s 2012 senior class includes: P Dalton Botts, LB Ramon Buchanan, P Cameron Dean, DL Chris Dunckel, RB Mike James, WR Davon Johnson, OL Ben Jones, LS Paul Kelly, OL Jeremy Lewis, OL Eduardo Lopez, DB Brandon McGee, WR Shawn O'Dare, DL Darius Smith, DB Andrew Swasey, S Vaughn Telemaque, WR Kendal Thompkins and PK Jake Wieclaw.
STUDENT BUS SCHEDULE
Buses will leave the University of Miami campus from Stanford Circle and will begin departing 3 hours prior to kickoff and will return at halftime.
All parking lots will be open four hours prior to kickoff at 11 a.m. Preferred tailgate (GREEN) lots (3, 5A) will open five hours prior to kick (10 a.m.), while RV lots will open six hours prior at 9 a.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.
GATE INFORMATION | NEW SLS FAN CONDUCT RULES
All stadium gates will open at 1:30 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
Great seats are still available for the USF game. Call 1-800-GO-CANES, visit HurricaneSports.com or stop by the BankUnited Center on campus Thursday to get your tickets. On gameday, ticket offices at Sun Life Stadium will open at 11 a.m. at Gates B, D, F and H. Ticket Will Call and Media Will Call will open at 11 a.m. at Gate H.
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 1 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.
Date / Time: Sat., Nov. 17, 2012 / 3 p.m. ET
Site: Miami Gardens, Fla. / Sun Life Stadium (74,916)
TV: RSN (Sun Sports in South Florida)
Play-by-Play: Rich Waltz; Analyst: Keith Jones; Sideline: Jenn Hildreth
Local Radio: 560 WQAM
Play-by-Play: Joe Zagacki; Analyst: Don Bailey Jr.; Sideline: Josh Darrow
Spanish Radio: Caracol 1260 AM
Play-by-Play: Roly Martin; Analysts: Pepe Campos and Joe Martinez
Student Radio: 90.5 FM WVUM
Talent: Chris Wittyngham, AJ Ricketts, Nick Greenberg
Satellite Radio: Sirius 136/XM 195
Live Stats: HurricaneSports.com
Twitter Updates: @HurricaneSports / @LosHuracanes
Series: Miami leads, 3-1
Miami: Miami leads, 2-1
Tampa: Miami leads, 1-0
First Meeting: 2005 - W, 27-7
Last Meeting: 2011 - W, 6-3
Streak: Miami, 1 win