Best Miami Hurricanes Fan Gear

Miami Hurricanes tee-shirt

The pride is back in South Florida as the University of Miami Hurricanes – as their nickname implies – is ready to sweep back over the nation of college football. The Hurricanes are once again considered among the elite teams in the country and are poised to relive the school’s glory days of previous decades. If you’re a UM fan in need of gameday gear, here are some suggestions.

Miami Hurricane glasses

Here’s to happy hour

These 14-ounce tumblers will look great on the shelf next to the college diploma or filled with spirits during the big FSU game. Amazon

Have you ever been curious why a “U” is the symbol at Miami instead of an “M?” It dates back to 1973 when the school’s athletic fundraising arm commissioned a new logo for the sports teams. Attempting the avoid the glut of other “UM” options already shared by other colleges, Miami designer Bill Bodenhamer suggested the “U” idea based on slogans such as “U gotta believe” and “U is great.” Celebrate his clever idea with these finely etched glasses featuring a satin finish.

Buy Now: Miami Hurricanes 2-Sided Etched Satin Finish Rocks Glass Set of 2

South Florida pride

The 305 telephone area code is long associated with the southern half of the state. Amazon

Miami fans are known to do JUST a little boasting when it comes to showing support for “The U.” This “Straight Outta The 305” shirt is a natural fit for hardcore alumni and local fans. The shirt features Miami’s official school colors as chosen back in 1926: Orange represents the fruit of the orange tree, while green honors the leaves, and white beckons the blossoms.

Buy Now: Straight Outta The 305 Orange T Shirt

Riddell helmet

Alternate look

The Canes are known to mix up their gamely look from time to time, including employing this snappy headgear. Amazon

If you don’t own a few mini-helmets, are you even a true football fan? (I own a college one, NFL, USFL and even an Arena Football League mini-helmet). This alternate helmet is 5 inches tall and is just itching for a return to greatness. Did you know that following the departure of Lou Saban as head coach in 1978, the school’s board of trustees held a vote on whether to drop the football program entirely? The measure failed and Howard Schnellenberger, the offensive coordinator for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, was hired. He would soon lead Miami to its first national title.

Buy Now: Riddell NCAA Miami Hurricanes Helmet Mini Speed

For chillier nights

There aren’t many nights in South Florida where fans need to huddle for warmth, so keep this at home for road games and nights in front of the TV. Amazon

This 46-inch by 60-inch throw blanket has a design on it that will scare away any Gator or Seminole fans. Just make sure to machine wash it in cold water on a delicate cycle. After the Saban and Schnellenberger eras, many other legendary coaches have taken over at Miami over the years, including Jimmy Johnson, Dennis Erickson and now Hurricane alumnus Mario Cristobal.

Buy Now: Northwest NCAA Miami Hurricanes Unisex-Adult Micro Raschel Throw Blanket

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