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UM's David Njoku drafted by Cleveland with No. 29 pick

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:05:00 PDT

High school national high jump champion. Hurricanes starting tight end. Now, first-round draft pick.

Entering the NFL draft, every expectation was that David Njoku – one of the most athletic, skilled players on Miami’s roster last season – would be the first Hurricane to hear his name called.



The Miami Hurricanes' 1st-round picks through the years

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:35:00 PDT

Sixty-five times, teams have expended a first-round draft choice on a Miami Hurricanes player. An unprecedented 19 'Canes were selected in the first round in the four drafts from 2001-04, but no UM player had been drafted in the first round from in six straight drafts (2009-14) until tackle Ereck...


UM allows two runs in ninth in 5-4 loss to FIU

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:35:00 PDT

The Florida International baseball team had wasted plenty chances.

The Panthers more than made up for it when it counted the most. FIU scored two runs in the ninth to defeat the Miami Hurricanes 5-4 Wednesday at Mark Light Field.

“That’s a disappointing loss,” UM coach Jim Morris said. “We’re...


Despite QB uncertainty, Richt says Hurricanes' offense isn't changing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:45:00 PDT

With drop-back quarterback Jack Allison on his way out of the program and freshman N’Kosi Perry on the way, are the Hurricanes planning on changing their offensive system?

Not exactly, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said on Wednesday.

During the ACC’s annual post-spring football teleconference, Richt...


Njoku, Elder, Kaaya among former 'Canes waiting on NFL draft calls

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:10:00 PDT

For many of them, that final game in Hurricanes orange and green was something to remember.

But not long after Miami capped its season with a win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl last December, for the Hurricanes seniors – and two talented underclassmen – football changed.

It was...


As draft nears, former UM quarterback Brad Kaaya feels ready for next step

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:35:00 PDT

Brad Kaaya ducks in, heads to the counter and looks up at the menu board.

A regular here, he knows the options well, knows what will fit in with the new diet he’s been on, the one that has helped him change his body, add muscle, and has him feeling as healthy as he has in months.

And just as he...


Omar Kelly's 2017 NFL Draft Man-Crush List

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:16:00 PDT

Omar Kelly has had an impressive run of having the Dolphins select players on his annual "Man-Crush List" (Kendall Langford, Sean Smith, Mike Pouncey, Clyde Gates, Olivier Vernon, Lamar Miller, Cedric Thompson and Mike Gillislee). Here is his list for the 2017 draft.


QB Jack Allison leaving Miami Hurricanes program

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:30:00 PDT

Four days after the Hurricanes wrapped up spring practice, one of the quarterbacks competing for Miami’s starting job is leaving the program.

Redshirt freshman Jack Allison is transferring, the school announced Tuesday morning.

In a UM statement, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said he and Allison...


What we learned from Hurricanes' spring football practice

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:10:00 PDT

The Miami Hurricanes wrapped up 15 spring workouts this past Saturday with a scrimmage at Boca Raton High, coach Mark Richt’s alma mater. Here’s a look at some of the things that can be gleaned from the Hurricanes’ 15 spring workouts:


Miami named best 'NFL Factory' by ESPN

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:10:00 PDT

When the NFL Draft begins Thursday night in Philadelphia, former Hurricanes tight end David Njoku is expected to become the latest Miami player to add to his name to a glittering list of NFL talent.

Entering this year’s draft, Miami has produced 29 first-round picks since 2000. From 1995 to 2008,...


Former UM guard Jessica Thomas signs with San Antonio Stars

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:40:00 PDT

On the court this season, Adrienne Motley, Jessica Thomas and Keyona Hayes were the heart and soul of Miami’s women’s basketball team.

Now, all three of them will have the chance to earn spots on WNBA rosters.

Thomas, a 5-foot-6 guard out of Gainesville, signed a training camp contract with the...


Jeff James, nephew of Edgerrin James, leaving Miami football team

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:50:00 PDT

Miami Hurricanes safety Jeff James has left the Miami football team, the school announced Sunday evening.

James, the nephew of former UM great Edgerrin James, played in just one game last season, logging minutes against Florida A&M in the Hurricanes’ season opener. He was later one of seven players...


Rain, lightning wash out crucial FSU-Miami series finale

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:40:00 PDT

After a thrilling extra-inning, comeback win over Florida State late Saturday night, the Hurricanes entered Sunday’s series finale against the rival Seminoles hoping to pick up a much-needed series win.

Mother Nature had other ideas.

With Florida State leading 2-0 in the top of the third inning,...


Defense shines again as 'Canes cap spring with scrimmage at Boca High

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:50:00 PDT

The venue may have been a change of pace and technically, it wasn’t really dubbed a spring game.

But for the Miami Hurricanes and a select few of their fans, on Saturday afternoon, there was football.

And what those who made their way to Boca Raton High saw was a Hurricanes team that will head...


Mallory, Rousseau commit to UM's top-ranked recruiting class

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:50:00 PDT

Since arriving at Miami a little more than 16 months ago, Hurricanes football coach Mark Richt made it clear — when it came to recruiting, he and his staff were going to do their best to mine the best talent in South Florida, while also targeting select top-notch prospects from around the rest...


News, notes and numbers from UM's final spring scrimmage

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:50:00 PDT

For the Miami Hurricanes, Saturday was one last chance to impress coaches going into the offseason.

And a few of them — including offensive lineman Navaughn Donaldson, cornerback Malek Young, and receiver Dayall Harris — did exactly that, using the final scrimmage of the spring to add to, what...


Hurricanes cornerback Malek Young shines in final scrimmage

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:55:00 PDT

Miami Hurricanes cornerback Malek Young felt it was the perfect time to make a statement.

With the Hurricanes holding their final scrimmage of the spring Saturday at Boca Raton High School, Young made a point to make a lasting impression. He had two interceptions during the four-quarter scrimmage....


Hurricanes set to close spring with scrimmage at Richt's former high school

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:05:00 PDT

They will play football, some will have the chance to watch, and when it’s over, the offseason will begin.

While Saturday’s scrimmage won’t be the typical spring football game fans and players are used to having at Miami, the Hurricanes are trying to make the best of a less-than-ideal situation...


Former UM QB Jacory Harris embraces life in CFL

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:00:00 PDT

At 3:09 p.m. on a sun-kissed April afternoon and in the shadows of nearby high school baseball games, Jacory Harris stepped across Roy Campanella Boulevard and onto Field 4 at Historic Dodgertown. Without pads or helmet, Harris walked toward a cluster of footballs and picked one to warm up with...