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EKU Colonels Beat No. 18 Miami Hurricanes in Upset of the Year

The EKU Colonels pulled off the biggest upset of the college basketball season thus far in their demolition of No. 18 Miami, 72-44. After taking a 27-25 lead into halftime, EKU opened the second half with a 24-4 run to take a commanding lead, including a span of 10 minutes without allowing a made basket. […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

UM's only committed QB for Class of '15 pulls commitment. Guess who scared him away?

  As I wrote in Friday's Miami Herald article, UM freshman All-American quarterback Brad Kaaya is a powerful recruiting tool for the Hurricanes.   He also could scare folks away, such as high school senior quarterbacks who might otherwise have come to Coral Gables to play for UM.   Thursday night, four-star quarterback Dwayne Lawson of Hillsborough High in Tampa -- UM's only...
Via Eye on the U
20 hours ago

The good, the bad, and the cold, hard truth: part 2, the bad

It’s easy to pile on and foster knee-jerk, emotional responses to Miami’s perfectly mediocre 6-6 record, especially after a decade of complete and total irrelevance. The way UM ended the 2014 regular season, on a three-game losing streak, dropping two games to sub .500 ACC Coastal opponents, leave many that support the program with an empty, pessimistic feeling about the direction...
Via CaneInsider
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Independence Bowl breakdown: Miami vs. South Carolina

INDEPENDENCE BOWL: MIAMI (6-6) VS. SOUTH CAROLINA (6-6) SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 3:30 P.M. ET, ABC KEY MATCHUP Miami running back Duke Johnson ranked seventh in the country this season with 1,890 all-purpose yards (1,520 rushing yards). He ranked second in the ACC in rushing, and his worst game of the season was an 88-yard performance on the road against Virginia. Johnson will be the unquestioned...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This can only help: top-ranked JC TE Jerome Washington signs with Canes

TOP-RANKED JUNIOR COLLEGE TIGHT END SIGNS NLI Four star-rated Washington will enroll in January CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jerome Washington, the top-ranked junior college tight end in the country, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Miami Hurricanes and will enroll in January. Washington, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound standout from Elizabeth, N.J., will have four...
Via Eye on the U
2 days ago

Miami signs top JUCO tight end Jerome Washington

CORAL GABLES — Notes from Greentree Practice Fields, where the Nike logos are already seem outdated … JUCO TE signs: On the first day of the junior college signing period, Miami landed Jerome Washington, the top-ranked JUCO tight end in the nation. Washington, listed at 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, will enroll in January and have four years of eligibility. Washington, rated four...
Via Canes Watch
2 days ago

JUCO TE Jerome Washington signs NLI to play for Hurricanes

Jerome Washington, a top-ranked junior college tight end, signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Miami. Washington will be tasked with replacing John Mackey Award finalist Clive Walford, who graduates as the program's all-time leader in receptions, yardage and touchdowns for a tight end. He joins sophomore Standish Dobard (six catches, 115 yards) and freshman...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Fire 7v7 team merges with BallerNation in Palm Beach

After years of building the 7-on-7 platform in the tri-county area, two powerhouse clubs, the Florida Fire and BallerNation, are merging to form the nation’s premiere 7-on-7 organization. These two squads have combined to produce over 80 alumni that have played major Division I football, with several of those players going on to become All-American selections. BallerNation will...
Via CaneInsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

"Uncle Luke" weighs in on FAMU coaching search

A day after athletic director Kellen Winslow Sr. resigned, FAMU fans still don't know who will guide their program back to glory. Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell knows exactly who he thinks should run the show at FAMU: interim coach Corey Fuller.#FAMU NEED TO KEEP @Coreyfuller4— LUTHER R CAMPBELL (@unclelukereal1) December 16, 2014Though Campbell, a Miami native, is most closely associated...
Via HBCU Gameday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami QB Ryan Williams sees career go full-circle

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- For Miami quarterback Ryan Williams, transferring and joining the Hurricanes three years ago was a homecoming of sorts. His final game with the Hurricanes will be another. When Miami faces South Carolina in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27, Williams will be standing on the sideline in Shreveport, Louisiana -- the place where he was born, and a fitting site...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami QB Ryan Williams sees career go full-circle

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- For Miami quarterback Ryan Williams, transferring and joining the Hurricanes three years ago was a homecoming of sorts. His final game with the Hurricanes will be another. When Miami faces South Carolina in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27, Williams will be standing on the sideline in Shreveport, Louisiana -- the place where he was born, and a fitting site...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Kaaya, Miami Hurricanes motivated by The U Part 2

CORAL GABLES – Al Golden hasn’t watched it. Brad Kaaya caught it on tape, but fell asleep “just before the Nevin Shapiro part.” Jermaine Grace was especially annoyed seeing the Ohio State part. “The U Part 2,” the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary which premiered last Saturday, has been a conversation topic among Hurricanes fans this week. However, many current players are more...
Via Canes Watch
3 days ago

Kaaya, Canes react to The U Part 2 documentary; Perryman, Walford selected AP All-Americans

UM quarterback Brad Kaaya said he couldn't keep his eyes open long enough to sit through "the Nevin Shapiro part" of The U Part 2 documentary he watched over the weekend, but he and his teammates said they saw enough of Billy Corben's ESPN 30-for-30 special to come away feeling inspired by the film. "For me, it was big motivation," said Kaaya, who on Monday was named to ESPN's Freshman...
Via Eye on the U
3 days ago

Hurricanes' path back to relevance begins on recruiting trail

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Less than 24 hours after the Nov. 29 loss to Pittsburgh, University of Miami head coach Al Golden and his staff went on the road to recruit what they hope are future legends of the program. As of Dec. 15, Miami's Class of 2015 ranks 21st in the nation with 20 commits. National Signing Day isn't until Feb. 4, so much can change from now until then. Despite a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami-South Carolina Preview

The Independence Bowl may be the season finale for Miami, but it may also mark the beginning of Al Golden's last chance to rebuild "The U." Out to end a disappointing season on a positive note and build for the future, the Hurricanes face South Carolina on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana. A late-season swoon that started by blowing a 13-point halftime lead in a 30-26 defeat to College...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hurricanes land JUCO OL commit Jahair Jones

One of the most pressing positional needs for the Hurricanes – offensive line — was reportedly addressed Monday when junior college prospect Jahair Jones committed to UM. CaneSport.com reported Jones, who plays offensive tackle for Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College, called Al Golden to commit. Jones (ASA College) Jones, listed at 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, is a three-star recruit according...
Via Canes Watch
4 days ago

Miami Hurricanes climb to No. 18 in latest AP basketball poll

The University of Miami men's basketball team moved up two spots to No. 18 in the Associated Press' latest poll released on Monday. Last week, Miami dropped from No. 15 to No. 20 when the Hurricanes lost to Wisconsin-Green Bay, 68-55, on Dec. 6. They bounced back to beat Savannah State, 70-39, two days later. Miami (9-1) returns to the court on Friday night to host Eastern Kentucky...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to our fence?

In the early 80’s, former Miami head coach Howard Schnellenberger coined the phrase “build a fence around the state of Miami.” For the next twenty years, the Hurricanes dominated college football, winning five national championships. Since the early 2000s, Miami has raced back to the pack. What happened? South Florida has remained a recruiting hotbed!?! What happened to that...
Via CaneInsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patchan not taking any more visits, will arrive next month

2015 DE Scott Patchan of IMG Academy in Tampa, FL is rehabbing a knee injury. He updated CaneInsider on the latest. “It’s coming along great. I’m already running again and I’ll start cutting again very soon, hopefully next month.” Patchan said he’s not taking any other visits and that he plans to arrive on campus the first week of January. “Nope, I’m done. I’m...
Via CaneInsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami (FL) RB Duke Johnson Will Announce Whether He’ll Go Pro On Dec. 28

Dec. 28 is a big day for Miami (FL) running back Duke Johnson. Not only is it the day after his Hurricanes take on South Carolina in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, but it’s also his mother’s birthday. According to Johnson, Dec. 28 will hold extra importance this year, because Miami’s all-time leader in rushing yards will announce whether he will return to Coral Gables...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson Announces NFL Decision Date

Duke Johnson has announced when he will make his NFL Decision whether to turn pro or return to the Miami Hurricanes.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes hand out team awards at 2014 banquet

Here’s the list of awards UM handed out at its postseason banquet Friday. The Mariutto Family Scholar Athlete Award Nantambu Fentress Scout Team Players of the Year Garrett Kidd Demetrius Jackson Strength Training Athlete of the Year Phillip Dorsett Hurricane Media “Good Guy” Award Olsen Pierre Training Room Comeback Player of the Year Ryan Williams Walt Kichefski Hurricane...
Via Canes Watch
6 days ago

Miami Hurricanes hold their football team awards ceremony Friday at Gusman Concert Hall

From the Hurricanes: CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes held their 2014 Canes Football Awards Show on Friday night at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall located inside the Frost School of Music. Former Miami offensive lineman and current analyst on the Hurricane Sports Radio Network Don Bailey, served as the awards show’s emcee. The show opened with the top 14 plays of...
Via Eye on the U
7 days ago

'Canes notes: Miami back at practice, RB Duke Johnson NFL decision upcoming

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- For the first time in two weeks, the University of Miami football team practiced. Players donned helmets rather than lifting weights and opening books. Former UM and NFL great Willis McGahee looked on. When the Hurricanes last took the field, they dropped their third consecutive game in forgettable fashion against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the regular-season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes finish first bowl practice, generate plenty of news: Duke, Walford, Bush, Waters, Gayot.

   After nearly two weeks off, the Miami Hurricanes hit the practice field Friday in preparation for the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.     And what a happy, engaged and energetic bunch of players they were on this sunny, crisp and absolutely beautiful South Florida morning.     Here’s what you need to know before I get back to writing my more in-depth story to post...
Via Eye on the U
7 days ago
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