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Boston College Game Press Release

Nov. 19, 2000

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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 ConferenceEvery 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 (9-1, 6-0 BIG EAST) host Boston College (6-4, 3-3 BIG EAST) in a crucial conference match-up with the out-right BIG EAST Championship on the line. Miami clinched a share of the title with its 26-0 win at Syracuse last week. UM last won the BIG EAST Championship in 1996. Miami is averaging 41.7 points per game to opponents 16.4 points, a 25.3 margin of victory.

A win over Boston College would keep the Hurricanes in the running for a spot in the BCS National Championship game in the Orange Bowl Classic at Pro Player Stadium. The game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff and is to be televised by nationally by CBS.

Miami is ranked #2 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today rankings and enters the contest riding an eight-game winning streak, including victories over teams ranked #1 (Florida State on Oct. 7) and #2 (Virginia Tech on Nov. 4) during that stretch.

Boston College enters the game coming off a bye week following a 28-16 loss to Notre Dame in South Bend. In BIG EAST play the Eagles are riding a two-game win streak over Temple and Rutgers.

The Series: Miami and Boston College meet for the 22nd time in the all-time series, dating back to the 1955 season. UM holds a 18-3 advantage in the series, including a 12-1 mark at the Orange Bowl. In BIG EAST play, Miami has won all nine meetings since 1991.

In the two teams’ last meeting, the Hurricanes had their biggest comeback in school history, coming from 28 points down in a 31-28 win at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill last season.

Boston College is one of three schools in the BIG EAST never to defeat Miami in conference play, along with Rutgers and Temple. The last Boston College win in the series was the 47-45 “Hail Flutie” game in 1984.

OVER THE AIRWAVES

Television
CBS (Live): Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analysis) and Jill Arrington (sidelines).
Fox Sports Net Florida – (Tape Delay – Mon., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.): Frank Forte (play-by-play) and John Congemi (analysis).

RadioHurricane Radio Network (WQAM 560 AM): Marc Vandermeer (play-by-play), Joe Zagacki (analysis) and Don Bailey, Jr. (analysis). Josh Darrow will serve as studio host.
En Espanol (WACC 830 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.