Miami Press Release For Syracuse Game
Nov. 12, 2000
Covering the Canes
Miami players, excluding quarterbacks, are available up to the start of Thursday’s workout. QB’s are available until the start of Wednesday’s practice. Interviews with UM players and coaches must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance. The best time to interview players and coaches is Monday afternoon. Practices are open to the media for the first 30 and last 15 minutes only. Head Coach Butch Davis will address the media following each practice.
BIG EAST Conference Call
Each Monday – 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
BIG EAST Weekly Feed
Each Wednesday – 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Coordinates – Galaxy 4R, C-Band, Transponder 24, 99 degrees West.
Coach’s Press Conference
Every Tuesday – 12:30 p.m. Team Meeting Room, Hecht Center. Coach Davis conducts weekly press conference. Out-of-town media can call the Miami SID office to hear a recording after 2:00 p.m.
The Game: The Miami Hurricanes (8-1, 5-0 BIG EAST) travel to Syracuse (5-4, 3-2 BIG EAST) for a crucial conference match-up at the Carrier Dome. A win over Syracuse would assure UM at least a share of the 2000 BIG EAST title and keep UM in good shape for a BCS slot. The game is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff and is to be televised by ESPN.
Miami is ranked #2 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today rankings and enters the contest riding a seven-game winning streak, including victories over teams ranked #1 (Florida State on Oct. 7) and #2 (Virginia Tech on Nov. 4) during that stretch.
Syracuse enters the game on a two-game win streak, having defeated Temple and West Virginia on the road in consecutive weeks. Syracuse’ last home game was a 22-14 loss to Virginia Tech, where the Hokies rallied late on the Orangemen for the win.
The Series: Miami and Syracuse meet for the 19th time in the all-time series, dating back to the 1960 season. UM holds a 11-7 advantage in the series, including a 5-2 mark at the Carrier Dome. In BIG EAST play, Miami has won six of eight meetings.
In the two teams’ last meeting, the Hurricanes handed SU a 45-13 loss at the Orange Bowl in 1999. Prior to that game, the Orangemen, behind then-QB Donovan McNabb, handed the Hurricanes a 66-13 defeat in UM’s last visit to the Carrier Dome in 1998.
Last season, Ken Dorsey threw four touchdowns on the Orangemen at the Orange Bowl, which is a UM-record vs. Syracuse. Additionally, Dorsey’s attempts (31), completions (22) and passing yards (236) all place in the top five all-time vs. Syracuse.
OVER THE AIRWAVES
ESPN (Live): Ron Franklin (play-by-play), Mike Gottfried (analysis) and Adrian Karsten (sidelines).
Fox Sports Net Florida – (Tape Delay – Mon., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.): Frank Forte (play-by-play) and John Congemi (analysis).
Hurricane Radio Network (WPOW 96.5 FM): Marc Vandermeer (play-by-play), Joe Zagacki (analysis) and Don Bailey, Jr. (analysis). Josh Darrow will serve as studio host.En Espanol (WKAT 1360 AM): Jerry del Castillo (play-by-play), Joe Martinez (analysis) and Pepe Campos (studio).
UM Student Radio (WVUM 90.5 FM): Joel Mendez (Sports Director).
InternetInternet audio broadcasts of Hurricane games are available by accessing hurricanesports.com and clicking on “internet audio broadcasts” on the athletics home page.