Category Archives: I.bis Sports Related Events

Kicking off the year with #theU

We are gearing up for a great year and want to share it with U!

We owe a big shout out to Kim Oren for putting together a lovely professional networking happy hour last week. Thank U, Kim!

Coming up, we have a tough season of football, a posh new location for game watches, and an indoor tailgate party to kick the season off. Please join us. As always, students/parents/friends/fans are welcome at our events.

“Tailgate”/Kickoff

Saturday, September 1, 2012

“Tailgate” – 1:30pm

Join local Miami alumni/fans for a pre-game (indoor!) “tailgate” full of Hurricane spirit and campus updates. We’ll kick off the new season Tejas style with some appetizers (Thank U, Mark Gordon!) and friendship. We’ll share some social time before the game kicks off and then enjoy The U’s favorite sport.

Game – 2:30pm

Miami at Boston College

New Location – Cover 2

on 183 north; exit at Lake Creek
13701 Research Blvd Austin, TX 78750
512.506.9935
cover-2.com | facebook | Twitter | Online menu: page 1, page 2 | .pdf menu download | Online weekend brunch menu | During Brunch, Cover 2 also has a Bloody Mary Bar.

It’s really helpful if we know how many to expect, so please sign up to attend our “Tailgate”/Kickoff event.

Ibis Sports Hosts

These two board members have the most time-consuming jobs on our board. When you see them at the watch parties, buy them a beer!

Michele Dunn, ’97 (512-633-1973) and Kevin White ’01 (305-562-8332) i@austincanes.com

Austin Canes is Social

Like, follow, AustinCanes, already.

MiamiAlumni | facebook | Twitter | flickr

Board and Planning for 2012-2013

Board

As many of you know, our little chapter that Mike, Kristi, both Marks, and others got off the ground has a history of meeting all the goals set by the University of Miami Alumni Association. In order to keep with that tradition, we need a few volunteers. We are looking for board members for the 2012-2013 year. When a few volunteers are coupled with those of us who return from ’11-’12, we’ll be able to keep the jobs small and easy.

There is a wide variety both in types of work and in work load. Some roles plan one little event a year. Others have several ~weekly responsibilities. We’ve already had a couple of volunteers in a couple of areas.

Some Changes/Ideas

  • I’d like us to have two I.bis volunteers: maybe one “home” and one “away” so those people would only be responsible for the sign in sheets and decorations for half of the season. Four of the game times are already set. I’d also like to see us gather for one basketball game and one baseball game.
  • One person volunteered to manage our facebook group, so we can create a position for that.
  • Other changes/suggestions are welcome, too, of course.

Plan for Fall

We also have a little planning work to get ready for the fall season. We have successfully planned the entire fall in one conference call over the last few years. I think that will work again.

If you are interested in any of the positions (see the ’11-’12 board listed below), please email me, Lori Luza, lori@texasbluelime.com , with the roles you’d like to consider.

Finally, if you have suggestions for activities for the year, send those, too! Some of our best ideas come from members.

And, just for fun: there is a Google calendar of all our games that you can subscribe to. Preview it here:
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=ncaaf_11_%254diami%2B%2528%2546%254c%2529%2B%2548urricanes%23sports%40group.v.calendar.google.com

So, who’s with us? 😉

It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane in Austin!
-Lori Luza

 

2011-2012 Austin Canes Board

President – Mark Gordon, BBA ’81
Vice President – Michael Grad, MD ’98
Past President – Kristi Morgan, JD ’05
Treasurer – n/a [no dues/fees…no real need for a Treasurer]
Secretary – Kristi Morgan, JD ’05
Communications – Jay Schutawie, BS ’83
Website – Lori Luza, BBA ’93

P.rofessional and Social Networking – Lori Luza, BBA ’93
R.ecruitment of Students and Scholarship Fundraising – Mark Gordon, BBA ’81
I.bis Sports Related Events – Mark Gordon, BBA ’81 [let’s get two of these this year: one “home” and one “away” to divvy up the decorating duties]
D.evotion to Community – Michael Grad, MD ’98
E.ducation for Alumni – Allan Bonilla, AB ’62 and Pat J. Bonilla, BS ’63

BBall watch party with FSU

BBall Watch Party – with FSU

Star Bar
600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701-2706
(512) 477-8550

Saturday, February 11th
Tipoff at 12noon

The Austin Seminole Club has graciously invited the Austin ‘Canes to their basketball watch party.

…and after beating Duke we might have a chance to win!

Come join the fun with FSU’s friendly Austin Alumni.

Please claim a ticket if you plan to come so we can let FSU know how many seats we’ll need.

For questions or more information, contact Lori.

Game Watch: Miami vs Boston College

Game Watch: Miami vs Boston College

Put down that turkey sandwich, step away from that Black Friday sale, and come watch Miami take on Boston College with other Miami Hurricanes in Austin! Kickoff is at 2:30.

Friday, November 25th, 2:30pm

http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-vs-boston-college/

Host: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440

The Park is in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758, 512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Game Watch: Miami at South Florida

Game Watch: Miami at South Florida

Saturday, November 19th, 2:30pm

http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-at-south-florida/

Host: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440

The Park is in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758, 512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Game Watch: Miami at Florida State

Game Watch: Miami at Florida State

Saturday, November 12th, 2:30pm
http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-at-florida-sate/

Host: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440

The Park is in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758, 512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Game Watch: Homecoming! Miami vs Duke

Game Watch: Homecoming! Miami vs Duke

Saturday, November 5th at 2pm.
http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-vs-duke/

Host: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440

The Park is in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758, 512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Game Watch: Miami vs Virginia

Game Watch: Miami vs Virginia

Thursday, October 27th at 7pm.

Sign up: on this site.

Host: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440

The Park is in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758, 512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Game Watch: Miami hosts Georgia Tech

Miami hosts Georgia Tech
at The Park at The Domain
with special guests:
the Austin Alumni of Georgia Tech

Please RSVP for this one. We need a headcount for The Park.
On this site, or
On facebook

Host: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440

The Park is in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758, 512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Game Watch: Miami at North Carolina

North Austin – at The Park at The Domain

sign up: http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-at-north-carolina-north/

Hosts: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440 and Allan Bonilla ’62 – 512.992.1663

in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain, 11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758, 512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Downtown Austin – at Trifecta

sign up: http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-at-north-carolina-downtown/

Host: Thomas Lovell ’04 – 312.545.2638

at 3rd & Nueces, 360 Nueces #30, Austin, TX 78701, (512) 505-6267
trifectaaustin.com | facebook | Twitter

$3 personal pizzas

Game Watch: Miami at Virginia Tech

North Austin – at The Park at The Domain

sign up: http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-at-virginia-tech-north/

Hosts: Mark Gordon ’81 – 512.423.6440 and Allan Bonilla ’62 – 512.992.1663

in the bottom of the Aloft hotel at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive, Austin Texas 78758
512.478.PARK
theparkdomain.com | facebook | Twitter

Drinks

  • $3.50 domestic drafts
  • $10 domestic pitchers
  • $4 wells
  • $5 house wines

$5 Food

  • Chips N 4 Dips
  • Hummus Trio
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Smoked Brisket Quesadillas

Downtown Austin – at Trifecta

sign up: http://austincanes.com/events/event/miami-at-virginia-tech-downtown/

Host: Thomas Lovell ’04 – 312.545.2638

at 3rd & Nueces, 360 Nueces #30, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 505-6267
trifectaaustin.com | facebook | Twitter

$3 personal pizzas

Game Watch Party (north): Miami vs Kansas State

Thanks to everyone who made it to The Park for our Game Watch against Kansas State. The loss is disappointing, but we were glad to see a good crowd for our watch party.

We had a huge group of fans join us for this game. It was interesting to see how some of them are connected to UM. In addition to several spouses, we also had one girlfriend of a fan. She went to BC, considered grad school at FSU, but eneded up at UT’s program, is dating a huge Miami fan! Welcome to you all. Thanks for joining us!

Go ‘Canes | #theU