1926 ~ The Miami Hurricanes’ First Season

How did UM’s athletic program get started? What did the first team look like? Do you know how we came to adopt the name “the Hurricanes”?

With the fall semester and another exciting football season just around the corner, there’s no better time to explore the history of our team. A new exhibit from the University Archives features materials related to the Hurricanes’ first season, in 1926.

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The exhibit is located on the third floor of Richter Library, adjacent to the Presidential Portrait Gallery, which includes portraits of the five presidents of the University, from 1925 to present.

Sports history is one of the most frequently referenced topics at the Archives. In addition to directories and programs that have been donated to us by the University of Miami Athletics, resources such as the University of Miami Historical Photograph Collection, IBIS yearbooks, and The Miami Hurricane Archive Online (1927-2004) hold a wealth of information about UM sports through the decades.  In the coming year, even more information on the subject will be available from the fifty linear feet of historical images, press clippings, and publications that were recently donated by the department.

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If you would like to learn more about the items on display in the exhibit or explore other topics related UM’s history, come by the University Archives, located on the 8th floor of Richter Library.