October 28, 1999

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 25thranked University of Miami Hurricanes
held their customary, two-hour Wednesday practice in pads at Greentree
Practice Field. The Hurricanes look to improve upon their 4-2overall
record and 2-1 BIG EAST mark when they host Boston College in their
annual Homecoming game Saturday at 6:00 in the Orange Bowl.
“For the second consecutivegame we face one of the nation’s top
running backs,” said coach Butch Davis. “Last week it was West
Virginia’s Amos Zereoue. This week it’s Mike Cloud. Defensively,we
will have our work cut out for us and be put to the test. Weneed to
come ready to play.”
Cloud leads the BIG EASTin rushing, averaging 164.6 yards per
game and is the nation’s second leading rusher. The senior runningback
needs 92 yards to break the league’s career rushing record of 3,114
yards. The Hurricane defense ranks second in the conference allowing
110.8 rushing yards per game.
Saturday’s game will benationally televised on espn2. Tickets
are available at the UM ticket office, all TicketMaster locations,or
can be order by calling 1-800-GO-CANES.

Quotes in Reaction to the Verdict in the Marlin Barnes case
Head Coach Butch Davis:
The most important thing,hopefully, is that it will give
(Marlin’s mother) Charlie Mae and the family the opportunity for closure
and possibly a little bit of peace in their lives for the first timein
a long time. It’s good that justice was served.

Athletic Director Paul Dee:
The families of these twofine people (Marlin Barnes and
Timwanika Lumpkins) will be able to take some degree of comfort fromthe
fact that the solution was found and the prosecution was made.
Hopefully they can find solace.