Capital One Orange Bowl Pregame Celebration

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President Frenk with an alumnus at the pregame celebration.

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the official Capital One Orange Bowl Pregame celebration. It was great to see so many 'Canes suppporting the team. Click here to see pictures from the event.

The Miami Hurricanes took on the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Orange Bowl, on Saturday, December 30.

Playing in the Orange Bowl for the 10th time in program history, the Hurricanes own a 6-4 all-time record in the game, including a 16-14 win over Florida State in their last trip to the Orange Bowl in 2004.

UM’s storied history playing in the Capital One Orange Bowl, which includes winning three National Championships, is best known for the famous defensive stand to stop Nebraska’s two-point attempt in 1984 and the “Game of the Century” showdown with Oklahoma in 1988. The ’Canes have made legendary plays to win epic games that are among the most memorable in the history of college football.

Prior to this year’s game, the UM Alumni Association and Hurricane Club invited all alumni and fans to join in the ultimate pregame celebration at the Hard Rock Stadium on December 30. 

Pregame Celebration Highlights:

Official UM Orange Bowl Pregame Celebration Photo Gallery

Jim Kelly, B.B.A. ’83

Special thanks to legendary quarterback Jim Kelly, B.B.A. ’83, who inspired us with his words and 'Cane pride. Kelly, pictured here, with a lucky 'Cane who took home a one-of-a-kind autographed ball.

 Jim Kelly

SoLo D Appearance

The event included a live show by SoLo D, performing his famous song Turnover Chain, inspired by the Miami Hurricanes. SoLo D is known for his football songs, and was inspired to create Turnover Chain for the remarkable season in which the Hurricanes gained turnover after turnover. He created it the week of the Virginia Tech game, shared on YouTube for the players and fans and it has since become the theme song for the team.

Solo D with fans

Beau Bradbury Live Art

Miami muralist Beau Bradbury painted an original Orange Bowl Sebastian, which was given as a door prize. Many ’Canes have already seen some of the Sebastian the Ibis art painted by Beau; his “You Don’t Scare Us Irma” shutter mural at the historic Geneva hotel in South Beach, his portrayal of Darrell Langham’s winning touchdown against Florida State that was donated to the University Sports Hall of Fame, his street art of Sebastian annihilating our opponents in Wynwood or the free art he puts up weekly around the broader Miami community and campus. Beau has earned the title “Cane Picasso” or #CaneCasso for his whimsical work. Thanks to Beau for creating this awesome piece and congrats to John Lomastro who took it home on Saturday!

Beau Bradburry winner of the art

‘Canes Gear Discount from the Campus Bookstore

You can still get all of your Hurricane gear online at and enter ALUM10 at checkout for a 10 percent discount.

- Go 'Canes!!