Posts Tagged ‘Miami Hurricanes’

Miami Athletics Announces Virtual Reality Channel: UM Athletics partnered with EON Sports VR to create Canes VR [Press Release]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami Athletic Department is excited to announce a cutting edge partnership with EON Sports VR to create a state of the art virtual reality (VR) channel, Canes VR, for the Hurricanes’ loyal and passionate alumni and fans.

 

The partnership between Miami and EON Sports VR, the world’s leading virtual reality sports training and fan experience company, is among the first offerings nationally in intercollegiate athletics to provide fans with an all-access virtual reality channel.

 

Through EON Sports’ proprietary technology, the University of Miami can upload dynamic content to their customized VR channel to provide their fans an immersive behind-the-scenes experience in a customized virtual reality environment.

 

To access the VR channel, Hurricane fans will have the opportunity to purchase a UM-branded VR headset. Practice footage, scrimmages, huddles, and interviews are just a few examples of the types of content to be streamed to the channel.

 

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with EON Sports to put this virtual reality channel together. At the University of Miami, we strive to be on the cutting edge of digital, video, social, and web technologies and EON and their team have helped immensely in that endeavor,” said Jason Layton, Miami Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Sales. “After an investment in broadcast and video production, we wanted to expand into other ventures, including 360º video and we’re able to do that with this immersive product. As we look forward to an October launch, we’re excited to show off what our team has been working on in conjunction with EON Sports.”

 

The University of Miami is aiming to debut the new technology to fans in early October providing content from both their men’s, and women’s teams.

 

“We are thrilled to partner with the University of Miami, and together, look forward to providing the Hurricanes fan base with a new & immersive way to experience Hurricanes content,” said Adam Pummill, COO of EON Sports VR. “Fans are always looking for ways to get closer to the action. With Canes VR, they’ll experience content like never before.”

 

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Legend of The U Adidas Unis [Press Release]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Legend of The U, #3StripeLife

Legend of The U, #3StripeLife

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami and Adidas today unveiled the Hurricanes’ new ‘Legend of the U’ Primeknit football uniforms, which will make their debut on Oct. 8 when the Hurricanes take on the Florida State at Hard Rock Stadium.

As the Miami football program begins a new era under the guidance of former quarterback and new head coach Mark Richt, the ‘Legend of the U’ uniforms echo the past while looking to the future, and that overarching theme inspired the collaborative design between the University of Miami’s athletic department and Adidas Football.

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Merging innovation and style to produce the perfect blend of modern technology with a historic, national championship-yielding look, the retro style uniforms were designed as a nod the legacy and domination of the teams from the 80’s and 90’s which saw the Hurricanes win four national championships. Attention to detail was crucial to replicate a retro look, and during the research phase of the design, jersey numbers, stripes and logos were precisely measured from archival products worn by the Hurricanes to create an accurate execution of the design elements.

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Mirroring the dynasty years, the retro uniforms are highlighted by two combinations that will become the home and away looks for the program effective upon their debuts. The first uniform, debuting on Saturday, Oct. 8, will feature orange jerseys paired with white pants, and the second uniform, set to debut Thursday, Oct. 20, will feature white jerseys paired with orange pants.

Made with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability and abrasion resistance, Primeknit is the premier compression uniform system, featuring the latest generation of adidas TECHFIT technology. Primeknit helps keep players cool and increases range of motion, giving athletes an unrivaled level of comfort and allowing them to perform at their highest levels. The jersey’s padlock system secures tension over the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player, making it difficult for opponents to grab, hold or tackle.

U Home Jersey

Additional design details include the adizero 5-Star 5.0 cleats, which contain a sockliner that depicts Sebastian the Ibis and a fire extinguisher, a nod to the mascot’s exhilarating actions on the sideline and the Hurricanes’ pre-game entrance. Additionally, an oversized graphic of Sebastian the Ibis is featured on the inside of adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves with 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack for consistent control in all weather conditions, while the backside of the gloves includes a triangular patch that’s embedded into the white gloves to replicate the gloves used during the 80’s.

U Away Jersey

 

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Quick Slants 8/29/16

Monday, August 29th, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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College Football week 1 is here. We will be dropping a ton a of content this week so stay tuned and make sure to follow me on twitter @FPerdueSports. Sign up for the College Football Pick Em for a chance to win $25 gift card and much more.

Miami still facing distractions heading into week 1

Florida State doesn’t need any distractions either, especially with all that is going on in Tally.

The Florida Gators clear their playmaker to play in season opener

WATCH: Nick Saban Jumps Into Lake Burton

College Football was a success down under

 

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I have a problem with the NCAA and their treatment of so-called “Student Athletes”.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Does the NCAA really believe that eligibility is a more punishable offense than DWI’s, Assaults, Stalking, or any of the offenses committed by the University of Florida players. When you juxtapose the situation in USC and The University of Florida do you really believe that USC should be punished? That is a joke!!

The problem is the special treatment given to great athletes. Outstanding athletes, especially on the collegiate level are allowed to get away with pretty much anything because of their talents. No one holds them accountable for questionable morals as long as they help schools make millions of dollars. By the time these athletes get to the professional level these behaviors are exposed. The amalgamation of their fame and the amount of money they are paid only adds fuel to the fire.  Two hours at a rookie symposium does not erase 21 years of ignorant behavior.   At the professional level, players get fined, suspended, cut or traded for behavior that is not new. How do they expect these boys to become men and show good judgment when their behavior has been allowed for years? These moral transgressions have been allowed for years and now the organizations and the fans expect them to magically disappear. That won’t happen. More than likely they will end up like Braylon Edwards.

Jimmy Williams