“Joe Z” has been a staple on University of Miami game broadcasts since 1989, where he worked alongside the late Sonny Hirsch. He’s has been the play by play voice of the Miami Hurricanes football, basketball and baseball teams since 2002.
Zagacki has called all 5 University of Miami football championship games, 22 Bowl games, and The ACC basketball championship. Joe has also broadcast 2 of the 4 Hurricane College World Series championships and has called over 40 CWS games- the 3rd most in CWS history.
Joe Z started his career in 1979 at WIOD. He was also the very first program director at Miami’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM, helping launch it as a sports-talk outlet in 1992. He has hosted a variety of programs on the station and also spent time as a television sports anchor on CBS 4.
Joe graduated from Chaminade High School in Hollywood, FL and attended Florida International University.
The 3rd ranked Miami Hurricanes are now squarely in the national spotlight and face the consequences that come with it, which means playing a do-or-die game every week.
A generation ago Miami and Notre Dame battled in a galaxy of their own and the matchups were epic.
This week the University of Miami rolls into Chapel Hill to face North Carolina in a 12 p.m. kickoff from Keenan Stadium.
You might call this week’s Miami Hurricanes game with Syracuse the fast and furious.
When the Miami Hurricanes take the field Saturday against Georgia Tech, first place in the Coastal Division of the ACC will be on the line.
It’s always the game that is circled on the calendar.
For the 8th time in the last nine years the Miami Hurricanes will open ACC play on the road.
After a three week break because of Hurricane Irma the Miami Hurricanes will take the field on Saturday against the Toledo Rockets.
There are many things to be excited about with the Hurricanes as they kickoff the season Saturday against Bethune-Cookman.
It’s been a tough few weeks for the University of Miami football team.