Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. They're still searching for a consistent player at the quarterback position, as well as receivers in the passing game. The one thing Georgia Tech does have, of course, is a talented group at running back. Against Duke last week, Jordan Mason recorded his second yard game of the season. On the year, Mason has rushed for yards and five touchdowns while averaging 5.
Origins[ edit ] Storm Surge is the official student section of Miami Hurricanes men's and women's basketball.
It was founded in Prior to Storm Surge's creation, Miami had been victim to years of inconsistent student attendance and a lack of student interest in the basketball program, and prior attempts to create a lasting student section such as "UBeach" and "Haith's Faithful" were largely unsuccessful.
Storm Surge works directly with Miami's athletic department to enhance the game day experience and encourage greater involvement from the student body.
Storm Surge began with members, but saw average student attendance jump to over 1, for ACC games in — , its second season. Traditions[ edit ] Storm Surge has become famous for its creative and unique free throw chants and distractions, digging up embarrassing facts and pictures of opposing players, and its slogan, "Pack The BUC," which can be seen on T-shirts, signs, and promotional materials at UM home games.
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Like many student sections, Storm Surge distributes cheer sheets prior to each game, detailing specific cheers for that game. The group also has the ability to create cheers on the fly through the use of a large whiteboard at the front of the student section, which is used to coordinate all cheers.
Storm Surge's official color is orange, and all members wear orange to every game.
The student section is situated behind both baskets and consists of bleacher seating and traditional seating. As bleacher seating is closest to the floor, the students in the bleachers are typically the team's biggest supporters. Before each game, Storm Surge sings the national anthem together, even if the anthem is being sung by an individual performer.
During opposing teams' introductions, students turn around to face away from the court and throw up "The U. For Miami's free throws, students hold up one finger, all jumping once on a made free throw and twice on the second free throw if both free throws are made.
Storm Surge also organizes watch parties and live online blogs for every away game. These events are open to all students and typically take place on campus.
Following major road wins, the group gathers at the BankUnited Center to greet and congratulate the returning Hurricanes team, a tradition that has since carried over to football.
Membership in the organization also entitles students to exclusive meet and greets with players, priority seating to games, and promotions and giveaways. Students camped out for several other games during the — season , including sold out contests against FSU and UNC.
Storm Surge was again in the national spotlight following Miami's 90—63 rout of Duke in January when students rushed the court in celebration.