Canes fans can meet and greet their favorite Hurricanes athletes and coaches from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the BankUnited Center on campus in Coral Gables.
The football players will sign autographs, and fans can purchase single-game and season tickets for the upcoming season. UM also will bring out trophies from the UM Sports Hall of Fame, including the National Championship trophy and Heisman Trophy, and allow fans to take photos with them.
As usual, there will be interactive games and inflatables for the kids, and according to a UM release, "fans young and old alike will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run through the smoke.''
USA Olympics coach Amy Deem, who heads the UM track program and earned some serious gold, will be in attendance.
Of note: The Miami Athletics Ticket Office is moving to the BankUnited Center and will offer fans one free ticket for the Sept. 15 home opener vs. Bethune-Cookman if they buy one. There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased.
Tomorrow's scrimmage is before CanesFest, but again, it is closed to family, friends, media and the public.
And unfortunately, don't expect any substantial statistics to come out of that scrimmage. I think Al Golden is going to withhold the stats this time -- except for maybe a few. We'll see.
Of note from Friday's practice: WR Allen Hurns (head) is still in a no-contact red jersey; DE Anthony Chickillo (sinus infection) was out of his limited yellow jersey and in a regular green one.
Have a safe weekend.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN