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UM baseball advances to ACC tournament semis with win over Wake

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:45:00 PDT

It seems late-inning heroics have become the new norm for the Miami Hurricanes baseball team.

For the better part of the afternoon against Wake Forest on Friday, the Hurricanes looked listless and struggled at the plate while the third-seeded Demon Deacons held the lead.

Then came Edgar Michelangeli,...


ACC players who could make an impact in 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:27:00 PDT

The ACC is coming off one of its most successful college football seasons that includes Clemson’s national title win and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy. With that in mind, here are several players worth watching this season:

Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest

The Buzz: Bates...


'Canes guard Laura Cornelius to redshirt after tearing ACL

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:20:00 PDT

The Hurricanes women’s basketball team already lost three of their top players to graduation in recent weeks.

Now an injury has sidelined one of their top underclassmen.

Guard Laura Cornelius tore her ACL during an offseason workout and Thursday posted on Twitter that she underwent surgery earlier...


Miami-FSU set to again get prime-time treatment

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:45:00 PDT

It’s almost always a game filled with big hits, big plays and lots of passion.

No wonder Miami and Florida State will again get prime-time treatment when they meet later this year.

The ACC announced Thursday that the annual showdown between the Hurricanes and Seminoles, set to take place Sept....


'Canes get back to work, on field, in classroom and in community

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:10:00 PDT

The start of training camp may be more than two months away, but the Hurricanes are back to work.

They’re enrolled in summer classes. Muscles are aching again as offseason workouts kick up a notch. New teammates have arrived on campus in recent days, and Wednesday, players began participating in...


Hyde: Cortez Kennedy was a big talent with a big personality fitting those UM teams | Commentary

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:05:00 PDT

When told Cortez Kennedy was found dead Tuesday in Orlando, Leo Armbrust picked up the phone and started down the roster. He called Warren Sapp, who broke down in tears at the news. He called Randal Hill, who was stunned in silence.

The chaplain for those Miami football teams called Russell Maryland,...


UM runner Aiyanna Stiverne wants some national titles — just like dad

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 PDT

As a little girl, Aiyanna Stiverne played on Miami’s Greentree Practice Field. She ran on the track at Cobb Stadium long before she ever wore a Hurricanes uniform. And there were countless workouts beside her father in the Miami weight room, all while some of the biggest names in Hurricanes football...


UM downs Ga. Tech in 13 innings to open ACC baseball tourney play

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:20:00 PDT

The Hurricanes entered the ACC tournament in a position they haven’t been in very often.

A bubble team that struggled early in the year, Miami – one of college baseball’s traditional powerhouse programs – needs wins to try to bolster its resume ahead of Selection Monday if it is to extend its streak...


Photos: Cortez Kennedy through the years

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:00 PDT

Cortez Kennedy, a former University of Miami and Seattle Seahawks star defensive tackle, died in Orlando at the age of 48 on Tuesday.


NFL, UM star Cortez Kennedy dies in Orlando

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:35:00 PDT

Cortez Kennedy, a former University of Miami and Seattle Seahawks star defensive tackle, was found dead in Orlando Tuesday. He was 48.

“There is nothing suspicious to report, but we are conducting an investigation regarding his unattended passing,” an Orlando Police Department spokeswoman said.


Perry, Thomas, Harley, Bandy headline group of newest UM football enrollees

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:50:00 PDT

Throughout spring practice, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt made two things clear: he wasn’t going to name a starting quarterback and when freshman N’Kosi Perry arrived, he’d have every opportunity to compete for the job.

Let the competition begin in earnest.

Perry officially enrolled at Miami and...


Offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu transferring from Miami

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:30:00 PDT

Hurricanes offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu missed most of spring practice while recovering with an injury he suffered against Florida State last season, but the expectation was that he’d be fully recovered and ready to play come August.

Turns out that return won’t come at Miami.

Odogwu, a redshirt...


UM baseball to open ACC Tournament play Tuesday against Georgia Tech

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:20:00 PDT

After finishing the regular season with a three-game series sweep of Virginia Tech and one of its most dramatic victories of the year, the Miami baseball team is heading to the ACC Tournament on a high note.

The Hurricanes, who enter the tournament still looking for wins to continue bolstering...


Edgar Michelangeli's walkoff 3-run homer leads UM to 7-5 victory against Virginia Tech

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:00:00 PDT

Miami Hurricanes third baseman Edgar Michelangeli had no choice but to come out and take a final bow.

After hitting a three-run walkoff homer in the 10th inning of UM’s 7-5 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday, Michelangeli made his way to fans standing behind home plate. He posed and waved...


'Canes hope late wins will help them extend NCAA Tournament streak

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:30:00 PDT

At almost every turn Tuesday night, the Miami Hurricanes looked every bit a regional tournament baseball team.

Evan McKendry pitched a gem, striking out a career-high 10 hitters. Edgar Michelangeli had a well-timed double that cleared the bases and staked Miami to an early lead. Carl Chester added...


ACC hopes to maintain recent college football prominence nationally

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:30:00 PDT

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher and North Carolina’s Larry Fedora remember the sentiments before the Atlantic Coast Conference achieved its recent football success.

With the Southeastern Conference riding a streak of seven consecutive national championships from 2006-12, the...


Official: ACC Network still on track for 2019 debut

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

The ACC is eagerly awaiting the 2019 debut of its new television network, which is “completely on schedule,” according to league commissioner John Swofford.

“We continue to have absolute complete assurances from [ESPN president] John Skipper directly and ESPN in terms of everything being full blast...


Miami seeing big payoff following hire of Mark Richt

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:05:00 PDT

Miami football coach Mark Richt has exceeded many of the expectations placed on him by a dedicated fan base.

Richt’s accomplishments during his first year in Coral Gables have impressed his current boss, athletics director Blake James.

“A lot of positive energy,” James said of the impact Richt...


Evan McKendry shines as UM baseball gets much-needed win over FGCU

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:20:00 PDT

The postseason won’t start for another week, but the Hurricanes have been in playoff mode for a bit.

After a slow start this year, Miami has found itself scrambling to collect wins in order to try and extend its streak of 44 straight NCAA Tournament berths, the longest such postseason streak in...