On Tuesday, November 7, the University of Miami tragically lost a member of our football family, Bryan Pata.
Bryan was a fine person and a great competitor. He will be forever missed by his coaches and teammates. We offer our thoughts and prayers to his family.
Our players are deeply saddened and are grieving. We ask that their privacy be respected in the coming days.
The University of Miami urges anybody with any information on this tragedy to contact the Miami-Dade Police Department Homicide Bureau or Crimestoppers.
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Campus Memorial Service For Bryan Pata
UM Gusman Hall, Wednesday, November 15, 12 Noon
Due to the size of the venue, the memorial is only open to the family and the University of Miami community, not the media and the general public. The public is encouraged to attend the funeral service at the New Birth Baptist Church located at 2300 NW 135th St. in North Miami. The service is set for Tuesday at 1 p.m. No cameras (still or television) will be allowed inside Gusman Hall during the memorial. Liveshot TV parking will be outside of Gusman Hall. UM personnel will be on hand to lend assistance beginning at 10 a.m. Media are to park in lot 42 which is under the Metro-rail at the corner of Ponce De Leon and San Amaro Drive (accross from Mark Light Field). Shuttle busses will be available beginning at 11 a.m. to transport people to Gusman Hall.Live audio from the service will be carried on WVUM 90.5 FM and streamed via www.wvum.org.