Game two of Miami's five-game home football schedule features a first-time battle as Miami University hosts the University of Massachusetts next Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Minutemen's first-ever Mid-American Conference game. Miami's Homecoming Game kicks off at 12 noon vs. UMass.
The UMass game will be McFamily and Friends Day presented by McDonald's. For only $44, fans can purchase four game tickets, receive four McDonald's Value Meals, and pick up four FREE Miami baseball caps (while supplies last).
Prior to Saturday's game, at 9:30 a.m., Miami will host the public unveiling of the new Paul Brown statue. The ceremony will be held at the Cradle of Coaches Plaza, adjacent to the south end of Yager Stadium.
At halftime, the 2012-13 Cradle of Coaches Association inductees will be recognized. The illustrious ground includes current Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta, Miami Athletics Hall of Famers Randy Ayers and Joe Novak, plus Sandy Pearsall and Sue Ramsey.
The Cradle of Coaches Celebration dinner, honoring all six of Miami's distinguished coaching luminaries, is on Friday, Sept. 21 in the Shriver Center Multi-Purpose Room. A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.