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This week, the Canes travel to Chestnut Hill, Ma., to face Boston College in their fourth ACC game of the year. This week's Cane "Behind Enemy Lines" is a recent graduate of the University of Miami that is excited to be in Conte Forum supporting her Canes...
2012 University of Miami Graduate
did you become a Hurricanes fan?
"Growing up, I was a huge sports fanatic. I knew that wherever I went to school, it needed to be a good sports school. When I decided to go to Miami, I immediately went out and bought tons of gear. One of my favorite moments of my college career was the first Hurricanes football game where we got to walk on the field. Thinking back on college, my best memories were at football, basketball and baseball games. I always had a blast supporting my team in some of the best college sporting events I have ever seen."
Do you find it difficult supporting Miami while living in Boston?
"I don't find it too difficult to support Miami being in Boston. There are a lot of alumni in the area and we get together for all of the sporting events. Tonight we are headed to the game at BC. I wish that I could be at more of the Miami games, but sitting at a bar watching on TV is also fun. Supporting the Miami Heat in Boston is what I find more challenging. Last year at Game 7, I got shoved and booed at."
Is there a place you visit to watch Hurricanes games in the city? Have you found any other Hurricanes fans in Massachusetts?
"There is a University of Miami alumni bar in downtown Boston called 'Lyr.' It's a really popular bar so it's a lot of fun getting to go watch the games there. I go with my other friends that went to Miami and meet other alumni there. I have even converted some of my friends to be Miami fans, like my roommate. He throws up 'the U' more than I do!"
How do you support the Hurricanes - Any apartment decorations? Do you
have a favorite piece of Canes gear? Travel for games?
"My apartment is covered in Miami gear and decorations. I have Miami glasses, mugs, shot glasses and pictures on the wall. My apartment is all about the U! As for my Canes gear, I'd have to say my favorite was the matching outfits that me and my roommate wore to the FSU away game last year: Orange and green leg warmers, orange tights, Miami hoodies and those orange and green Miami snow hats with the pom-poms on top."
Any favorite memories or stories from your time as a Hurricanes basketball fan?
"My favorite memory of a basketball game was watching the FSU game at home last year and rushing the court after we won! That was definitely a great game."