Student-athletes, fans interact at popular BankUnited CanesFest

More than 4,400 loyal Hurricanes fans attended the annual event—a showcase of UM's intercollegiate athletic teams.

(August 20, 2013) — Clad in Hurricane orange and green, thousands of loyal University of Miami fans streamed into BankUnited Center on August 17 for CanesFest. While the annual event features student-athletes from several UM athletic teams, it was the UM football players that most of the 4,400-plus fans came out to see.

Star players such as quarterback Stephen Morris and running back Duke Johnson signed autographs. Head coach Al Golden, offensive coordinator James Coley, and defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio also signed autographs and greeted fans.

The Hurricanes open their season at Sun Life Stadium on Friday, August 30, at 8 p.m. against Florida Atlantic. The squad’s home schedule features opponents such as the Florida Gators and ACC rivals Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech.

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Duke Johnson, last year’s ACC rookie of the year, signs an autograph for a young ’Canes fan. For more on Hurricanes Athletics, click here.

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