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December 1, 1998

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami Hurricanes held a two-hourpractice today in pads at Greentree Practice Field in preparation for Saturday’sregular-season finale against third-ranked UCLA in the Orange Bowl.The Hurricanes look to rebound from last week’s defeat at Syracuse.

“This team can best be described as resilient,” commentedcoach Butch Daivs. “They have shown themselves to be quite capableof overcoming adversity. I expect them to bounce back for Saturday’sgame and come ready to play against a very good UCLA team.”

Right cornerback Leonard Myers practiced on a limited basis today.Myers has been hampered by lingering effects of arthroscopic surgery onhis left knee following the Florida State game.

“Leonard aggravated his knee in the Syracuse game,” said Davis.“He had fluid drained from it and is experiencing swelling. Tomorrowwill be the acid test for him. If he is not able to do more in practicetomorrow it then becomes doubtful that he would be able to play Saturday.As it stands, if he is able to play he will not start.”

Davis said that true freshman Michael Rumph or junior Nick Wardwould start in Myers’ place.

The ESPN College Game Day crew of Chris Fowler, Lee Corso andKirk Herbsteit will be broadcasting live from Touchdown Alley in the eastendzone of the Orange Bowl on Saturday from 11:00-12:00 Fans areencouraged to come out and be a part of the show’s live audience.Gates to Touchdown Alley open at 10 a.m.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are available at the UM ticket office andall TicketMaster locations, or can be ordered by phone at 1-800-GO-CANES.Day of game tickets can be purchased at the Orange Bowl South Plaza beginningat 10:00, and at all Plazas at 12:00. “Canes & You for $42” ticketpackages, including 5 general admission tickets, 5 game programs, and 5soft drinks are also available in advance, or at the West Ticket Plazaof the Orange Bowl on game day.

INJURY REPORT: There were no new injuries reported.