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Consistency key as 'Canes evaluate quarterback contenders

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:20:00 PDT

For the better part of two years it was a common sight at Miami, Brad Kaaya throwing to David Njoku.

It happened again Saturday afternoon on the Greentree Practice Field, the former Miami Hurricanes quarterback tossing darts to the high-flying tight end that so many times, made dazzling plays for...


Miami adds another star 2018 recruit with Pope commitment

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:25:00 PDT

Mark Pope, an electric four-star receiver from Miami Southridge, is deciding to stay home for college.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound speedster committed to Miami on Monday, bolstering the Hurricanes’ already stellar 2018 class.

Pope, rated by 247 Sports as the nation’s third-best receiver and 22nd player...


Coordinator catch-up: Manny Diaz breaks down the first two days of 'Canes spring practice

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

For most college football teams, spring practice is all about learning and adjusting.

It’s a chance for teams in transition to start trying to fill holes in positions of need. For coaches to get to know some of the young players that have recently joined the roster. To try new faces in new places.


Now veterans, Hurricanes sophomores try to set tone for teammates

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:05:00 PDT

Zach McCloud can’t help but smile a bit when he thinks back to what life was like a year ago.

Then, he was a wide-eyed freshman trying to navigate his way around Miami’s campus while trying to adapt to the rigors of college football as an early enrollee at a major program.

These days, McCloud is...


Navaughn Donaldson making early impression at 'Canes spring practice

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:40:00 PDT

The Hurricanes returned to Greentree Practice Field for their second workout of the spring on Thursday and though it’s hard to draw many conclusions from the 10-minute practice window reporters are allowed to watch, one thing seems to be clear: freshman offensive lineman Navaughn Donaldson has...


Miami's big lead proves too much for FAU to overcome late

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:45:00 PDT

Through the early part of the season, the Hurricanes have been uncharacteristically inconsistent.

There have been games in which hits were beyond elusive, others in which the offense has impressed.

Games in which the pitching has been efficient and effective, others in where opponents have teed...


Spring football starts, but UM (likely) won't name starting QB until fall

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:10:00 PDT

University of Miami coach Mark Richt issued the news almost immediately after Day One of spring practice Tuesday -- he won’t name a starting quarterback after spring practice concludes.

In fact, the starting quarterback might not have even been on the Greentree Practice Field for the first day...


Miami Hurricanes: Top 10 players to watch at spring football practice

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:26:00 PDT

PLAYERS TO WATCH: As the Miami Hurricanes opened spring practice, here’s a look at some of the key players that will be looking to earn a spot on the depth chart.


Photos: Miami Hurricanes spring football practice

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:01:00 PDT

See photos from the Miami Hurricanes' spring football practice, which started on Tuesday.


Kc McDermott says team is focusing on one thing at a time

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:00:00 PDT

Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman, Kc McDermott, says his team is focusing on one thing at a time.


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For UM's seniors, a heartbreaking finish to impressive careers

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:50:00 PDT

When the final buzzer sounded, Adrienne Motley and Jessica Thomas sank to the floor, in disbelief.

The pair – the emotional heart and soul of the Hurricane’s women’s basketball team – wept openly, while teammates and coaches tried to offer solace. It’s solace that probably won’t come for a bit.


Fourth-seeded UM women upset by 12th-seeded Quinnipiac in NCAA Tournament

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:55:00 PDT

Two years ago, on a heartbreaking afternoon in Iowa City, they stood together on the edge of the floor and just watched.

Hurricanes women’s basketball coach Katie Meier wanted her budding star of a point guard, Jessica Thomas, to see what it was like for a team to celebrate clinching a Sweet 16...


Five things to watch for as the Hurricanes open spring practice

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:35:00 PDT

Things were plenty different for the Hurricanes when they took to the practice field last spring.

They had new coaches. An established quarterback and offensive playmakers. Defensive stalwarts.

This time around, Mark Richt may know a lot more about the players he’ll be leading in drills for the...


UM women seek second Sweet 16 berth in program history

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:50:00 PDT

When she signed on to become a Hurricane, Jessica Thomas believed in Miami’s potential.

She saw the success Hurricanes women’s basketball coach Katie Meier had had with the likes of Riquna Williams and Shenise Johnson. She trusted in the recruits Meier was trying to bring to Coral Gables.

And she...


UM defensive line excited to see where 'Coach Kool' takes them next

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Not long after taking over as Miami’s defensive line coach, Craig Kuligowski sat down to watch film.

His hope was that as he started learning more about his new players, he’d find some he could work with, some he could begin to mold to look like some of the dominant Hurricanes linemen of the past.


Big Ten thrives at NCAA tournament — while ACC flops

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:15:00 PDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference started the NCAA tournament as the most rewarded league by the selection committee with nine teams in the field.

It was no surprise as the conference was frequently called the best in the nation this season.

But one by one, ACC teams have been plucked out of the tournament....


UM women hang on for win over Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA opener

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:30:00 PDT

There had already been one upset on the floor earlier in the day.

It took everything the Miami Hurricanes had in the game’s final minutes to keep it from being two.

Miami, which led by as many as 13 points in its women’s NCAA Tournament opener, saw its lead evaporate as upset-minded Florida Gulf...


Photos: UM 62, FGCU 60

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:37:00 PDT