Just as football season is heating up, Wingstop and the University of Miami announced that the award-winning chicken wing chain was named the Preferred Wings of the University of Miami Hurricanes.

As a new official partner, University of Miami student, alumni, and fans, will receive exclusive offers and giveaways at the 13 Wingstop restaurants throughout South Florida.

Wingstop will also host a VIP pregame tailgate at the Miami vs FSU showdown in October, as well as co-host the Sideline Club during all home games.

"Wings and sports are a winning combination, and the University of Miami, its students, and Hurricane sports fans are an integral part of the Miami community," says Rod Stokes, president of the Wingstop South Florida Advertising Cooperative. "Hurricane sports has one of the most accomplished college athletic programs in the nation. We believe this is a perfect partnership and are excited to join the team and support the university."

Wingstop has a strong history of successful partnerships with professional and college sports. The concept holds "Official Wing" status with Grambling State University and the University of Memphis Tigers, as well as the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakes, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox sportscaster Troy Aikman has served as the company's spokesman since 2003.

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