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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Gameday at Boston College, What is the “Red Bandana” Game?


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Good Morning Hurricanes Familia!

It’s Friday, and of course, it’s gameday! Tonight your Miami Hurricanes take on the (5-2) Boston College Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Both programs are coming off a bye last week, each looking to stay afloat in a push to win their respective ACC division.

Malik Rosier remains the starting quarterback. Head coach Mark Richt has emphasized that QB N’Kosi Perry could see some time this week.

If you’re not making the trip to the northeast, you can catch the game at 7PM EDT on ESPN.

Miami Captains

Offense — RB Travis Homer

Defense — LB Shaq Quarterman, LB Michael Pinckney

Special Teams — S Jaquan Johnson

Injuries: Brian Hightower remains out (could return next week against Duke), Lorenzo Lingard, Michael Irvin II, Greg Rousseau

The Red Bandana Game

Tonight’s contest serves as a special game for the Boston College community, as they commemorate the life of Welles Remy Crowther. A former Boston College lacrosse player and volunteer firefighter, Crowther was credited with saving the lives of at least 12 individuals during the 9/11 attacks. Sadly, Crowther died when the South Tower fell. Better known as the ‘Man in the Red Bandana’, Crowther’s act of heroism was the subject of the documentary 9/11: The Man in the Red Bandana. Last year, Crowther’s story was turned into a book by ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi.

Boston College will be handing out red bandanas to those in attendance and Under Armour has designed a special uniform with red bandana accents on the helmets, gloves, socks and cleats to honor Crowther.

The 1983 and 1993 Boston Eagles team will be on hand for the big game. Which means that Hurricanes fans will be once again subjected to Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary game winner in 1984.

Declarations of State

SOTU’s Marshall Thomas gives you the lowdown in this evening’s battle with the Boston College game preview.

Reflecting on past Hurricane regimes, Justin Dottavio examines what’s been ailing Miami’s offense.

NyCanesGuy analyzes what the Canes could do to improve production against BC.

Craig T. Smith has you covered with your week nine college football picks.

Miami in the Media

Christy Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel previews basketball prospect Vernon Carey. Jr’s upcoming official visit to UM.

In a preview of tonight’s matchup with BC, Miami Herald reporter Susan Miller Degnan dives into what’s at stake for QB Malik Rosier and the Hurricanes.

Canes Baseball is back!

At least for a day, the Hurricanes baseball team will hit the diamond as part of the Fall Game against FAU on Saturday. You can catch Canes baseball at Alex Rodriguez Park At Mark Light Field at 1PM.

Non-Revenue Round-up

Miami’s Women’s Tennis will take to the courts in the Auburn Fall Invitational today.

UM’s Cross Country Team competes today in the ACC meet.

UM Womens Volleyball (12-6) returns to the hardwood of the Knight Complex to take on Virginia Tech.

Have a Great Day and Go Canes!