University of Miami's first freshman football game

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23 Oct 1926

The University of Miami’s freshman football team played its first game ever, beating Rollins College 7-0 on this date. It was during this first season that the team adopted the nickname “the hurricanes,” although no one is sure exactly where the name originated. UM later added a varsity team which finished the 1927 season with a 3-6-1 record. Over the past 86 years the University of Miami has won five national championships, the most recent in 2001.


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