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Published 02/13/2013
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Green Out the BUC on Tuesday

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - University of Miami men's basketball fans are encouraged to wear green for the Hurricanes' Feb. 19 game against Virginia in an effort to "Green Out" the BankUnited Center.

The Athletics Department has teamed with the university's Energy and Conservation Organization to help promote their first annual Recycle Madness event. Recycle Madness is a program geared towards increasing waste diversion at athletic events and improving waste behavior in an effort to make Miami athletic events more "green friendly".

In addition to Recycle Madness, the first 1,000 students to enter the BankUnited Center will receive a free "40 Minutes of L" t-shirt.  All other fans can visit the official Miami Hurricanes online store to purchase green apparel for the nationally televised game on ESPNU.

"We are team and family oriented and anytime we can collaborate with such a good cause, we want to do it," said Coach Jim Larranaga. "Keeping our planet safe is a really good cause.  Our fans wearing green and supporting green efforts is great for everyone involved."

The Hurricanes will also host a "White Out" game against Georgia Tech on March 6. 

Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at or by phone at 305-284-2263.