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College Sports / South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The latest college sports news, especially for NCAA teams in Florida

Last Build Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:06:44 -0500

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Hurricanes freshman Chris Lykes turning heads, looking forward to DC homecoming

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:45:00 PST

At 6-foot-11 and 220 pounds, Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell — a former McDonald’s All-American — looks every bit the typical college basketball player.

The freshman teammate he’s been guarding this week in practice, however, still seems to turn heads every time he takes the floor, the 5-foot-7,...


Richt confident Hurricanes will fare well during December's early signing period

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:10:00 PST

In his 17 years as a college football coach, Mark Richt has seen and experienced plenty. But this will be something new.

With the December signing period set to begin Wednesday, Richt and his staff are hosting nearly two dozen top-notch prospects for official visits this weekend. The coach says...


College coaches, football prospects gear up for first December signing period

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:50:00 PST

For years, the first Wednesday in February has been a holiday of sorts for college football fans.

As National Signing Day played out across the country, top-notch prospects would formally sign their letters of intent, solidifying oral commitments and helping college programs round out their rosters.


Larrañaga, Hurricanes taking highest-ever December ranking in stride

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:10:00 PST

The Hurricanes have opened the season with eight consecutive wins — including an 86-81 victory over previously unbeaten Minnesota on the road — and have jumped to their highest-ever December ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 at No 6.

But with conference play still looming and a six-game road...


Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV earns ACC Rookie of the Week honors

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:35:00 PST

Lonnie Walker IV had a career night in the Hurricanes’ lone game last week and on Monday, the freshman earned recognition for his performance against Boston University.

Walker, who had a career-high 26 points and a career-high seven rebounds in his first start — a 69-54 win over the Terriers on...


Hurricanes men's basketball team jumps to No. 6 in AP Top 25

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:05:00 PST

The Miami Hurricanes haven’t played in nearly a week and won’t take the court again until Saturday, but their performance through the first month of the season has helped them secure their highest AP Top 25 ranking in more than four years.

Miami’s men’s basketball team, which is set to travel to...


Hurricanes guard Navaughn Donaldson earns Freshman All-American honors

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:20:00 PST

After arriving on campus last January as an early enrollee, Navaughn Donaldson didn’t need much time to make an impression on his new teammates and coaches as Miami.

His 6-foot-6, then 375-pound frame was imposing enough. His ability to move, his strength, and his quick grasp of the Hurricanes...


Hurricanes aim for wins this month in recruiting, Orange Bowl

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:40:00 PST

As the hype machine cranked up for the Orange Bowl, Miami coach Mark Richt made a point of stressing that the Hurricanes are in it to win it.

That, no doubt, will be the case when the No. 10 Hurricanes face the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers on Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium.

But at this moment, Richt and...


AP Source: Oregon to promote ex-Miami Hurricane Mario Cristobal to head coach

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:30:00 PST

Oregon will promote offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to head coach, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because a deal and announcement were still being finalized. Cristobal was co-offensive coordinator...


All-American quarterback Jarren Williams commits to Miami Hurricanes

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:40:00 PST

The Miami Hurricanes’ top-five 2018 recruiting class has its quarterback.

Jarren Williams, a U.S. Army All-American and the nation’s sixth-ranked dual-threat senior quarterback, according to Rivals and 247 Sports, committed to Miami on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-2 four-star prospect out of Central Gwinnett...


New UCF defensive coordinator Randy Shannon brings experience to Knights

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:35:00 PST

No Google search was required for new defensive coordinator Randy Shannon.

Shannon is a well known Florida football native, cutting his coaching teeth at his alma mater Miami. The veteran coach immediately drew high praise from players, fans and new UCF head football coach Josh Heupel after he...


Richt: Hurricanes focused on winning Orange Bowl

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:44:00 PST

Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt talks about the upcoming Orange Bowl against Wisconsin.


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Hurricanes star running back Mark Walton declares for NFL draft

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:15:00 PST

Mark Walton has played his final game for the Miami Hurricanes.

The star running back confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday that he will bypass his senior year and enter the NFL draft.

Walton, who missed most of this season due to an ankle injury, expressed gratitude for his time at the University of...


Hurricanes' Mark Richt named Walter Camp Coach of Year

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:25:00 PST

Honors continue to highlight the turnaround football coach Mark Richt has brought to the Miami Hurricanes in two seasons as he was named Tuesday as the Walter Camp 2017 Coach of the Year.

Last week Richt became the first Hurricanes coach named ACC Coach of the Year.

The Walter Camp Coach of the...


No. 10 Miami Hurricanes pull away from Boston U to remain unbeaten

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:05:00 PST

A breakout performance by Miami Hurricanes freshman Lonnie Walker IV earned him a congratulatory chest bump from the teammate he replaced.

Bruce Brown Jr., sidelined by a left hand injury, came onto the court during a timeout to join the celebration after Walker sank four 3-pointers in a 4-minute...


Sweet consolation: No. 10 Miami will stay home against Wisconsin in Orange Bowl

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 14:35:00 PST

After the sour taste of the thrashing they received from Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, the consolation prize couldn’t have been sweeter for the Miami Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes will stay home and play in the Orange Bowl for the first time since the 2003 season. They will face Big Ten runner-up...


College football bowl schedule

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 13:55:00 PST

The college football bowl schedule for this season is set. (image)

Miami gets commitment from former FSU commit Patrick Joyner

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 17:25:00 PST

It didn’t take long for the Miami Hurricanes to add to their 2018 recruiting class following the ACC Championship Game — and flip a commitment from their biggest rival.

A day after the loss to Clemson, Miami picked up a commitment from South Dade defensive end/linebacker Patrick Joyner on Sunday,...


Hyde: Five thoughts on Miami's 38-3 loss to Clemson

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 20:30:00 PST

Couldn’t run. Couldn’t pass. Couldn't even count on that Turnover Chain mojo.

Miami came up against a top-notch Clemson team on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game and didn’t come off well in a 38-3 loss. It showed what most people knew even in the midst of a great season:

There’s still...


Miami push for ACC title, playoff spot ends with bruising loss to Clemson

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 22:10:00 PST

If Miami wanted a glimpse of the future, the Hurricanes need only look across the field at Bank of America Stadium.

Clemson has been college football’s model of consistency under the leadership of Dabo Swinney. Since taking over the program in 2009, the Tigers have been to the ACC Championship...