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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Canes Football Prepares for GT, UM Hoops Season Tip-off

It’s a busy day for UM Athletics!

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Good Morning Canes Familia,

It’s another wonderful day to be a Hurricane. Once again, there’s plenty of news to dive into from Coral Gables. Without any further delay, time to dive into the headlines.

Canes Looking to Get Back in the Win Column

UM Football is enduring a cold streak unfamiliar to the South Florida. Having lost their past three games, the Hurricanes travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to take on Georgia Tech. Miami is 12-11 all-time against the Yellow Jackets and are currently riding a three-game win streak against their coastal division foes.

Injury Report

Travis Homer — Calf — CMR revealed that Canes starting RB has a strained calf muscle and has been dealing with the issue for a while. However, the coach is confident that Homer should be able to battle through the injury once again this week.

Captains for Saturday

Offense — RB Travis Homer

Defense — DT Gerald Willis, CB Mike Jackson

Special Teams — LB Mike Smith

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, N’Kosi

In case you missed it, yesterday QB N’Kosi Perry was the starter for Saturday. It will be the redshirt freshman’s first start since the Virginia game.

Hurricanes Hoops Makes Its Return Tonight

UM Basketball is set to start the 2018-’19 season against Lehigh. Tipoff is set for 7:00PM at the Watsco Center. You can watch the game on ACC Network Extra or hear the game on WQAM 560.

Declarations of State

Justin Dottavio breaks down the Yellow Jackets game plan on both sides of the ball entering tomorrow night’s contest

Who the heck is Tobias Oliver, Anree St. Amour and Tre Swilling? Discover the answers as well as who needs to deliver on Saturday for the Canes in this week’s matchup preview.

Once again, No. 5 is the guy. As mentioned earlier, N’Kosi Perry will be the starting quarterback this weekend. Cam Underwood examines what the news means for the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Before tonight’s season-opener, State of the U’s Michael Franca profiled Mens Basketball head coach Jim Larrañaga.

In an interview with The Rumble Seat’s Josh Brundage, SOTU’s Cam Underwood gains some further insight into the makeup of the Yellow Jacket roster.

Non- Revenue Roundup

UM Men’s Tennis will take part in the Longhorn Invitational beginning today.

Miami’s WBB is back in action this morning, hosting Stephen F. Austin this morning at the Watsco Center.

UM Women’s Volleyball returns to action this evening in a road game against Wake Forest.

Happy Belated Birthday to cornerbacks coach Mike Rumph!

Have a Great Day and Go Canes!