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No longer prime-time: Miami-FSU set for a 3:30 kick in rescheduled Oct. 7 game

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:00 PDT

A national audience will still get to see longtime rivals Miami and Florida State face off on October 7 in Tallahassee — but they won’t be watching in prime-time.

The ACC announced on Monday the game — rescheduled from its original playing date on Sept. 16 because of Hurricane Irma — will kick...


UM's Mark Richt hopeful Ahmmon Richards will play at Duke

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:10:00 PDT

There was, maybe, a chance the Hurricanes would have their top receiver back against Toledo last week.

That didn’t happen.

But Mark Richt said Monday morning he’s more confident Ahmmon Richards will be available Friday night when the 14th-ranked Hurricanes open Atlantic Coast Conference play at...


What we learned: Five takeaways from No. 14 Miami's 52-30 win over Toledo

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:35:00 PDT

For the first time in three weeks, the Miami Hurricanes played a football game on Saturday afternoon.

Because of Hurricane Irma, Miami saw its game against Arkansas State canceled, it’s game against Florida State pushed back to Oct. 7. And before returning to post-Irma action against Toledo on...


Injured ankle and all, UM's Walton has career day to help lift Hurricanes over Toledo

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:25:00 PDT

Underneath the pile, Mark Walton started to feel a physical pain he had never experienced.

As the Miami Hurricanes’ athletic training staff and doctors ran out to help him and began tending to his throbbing ankle, the running back wondered if his afternoon was done. Worse, was his season done?



Ahmmon Richards warms up, Demetrius Jackson does not ahead of Toledo kickoff

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:35:00 PDT

For the Hurricanes, there will finally be football again.

No. 14 Miami is set to kick off against Toledo in less than half an hour. Because of Hurricane Irma, it’ll be the Hurricanes first game since their Sept. 2 opener, a 41-13 win over Bethune-Cookman.

In that win, Miami was without receiver...


Notes, numbers and what to watch for as No. 14 Miami hosts Toledo

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:55:00 PDT

For the first time since Sept. 2, the Hurricanes will play a football game. It’s been an odd start to the season for No. 14 Miami, which had one game canceled and another postponed because of Hurricane Irma.

Here, a look at some key statistics and what to watch for as the Hurricanes return to action...


UM receiver Ahmmon Richards questionable for Toledo game

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:37:00 PDT

Miami coach Mark Richt said Miami is being cautious with the progress of injured receiver Ahmmon Richards.

The sophomore missed the Hurricanes’ opener against Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 2 with a hamstring injury and Richt said his status for Saturday’s showdown with Toledo at Hard Rock Stadium is...


Miami Hurricanes’ defense prepares for dynamic Toledo offense after time off

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:48:00 PDT

Under the hot mid-day sun, the Miami Hurricanes’ defense was hard at work at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in the shadow of Disney World.

The UM defense wasn't sharp during its season opener against a Bethune-Cookman team it should have dominated and, perhaps more than any other position...


UM counting on fan support, donations for hurricane relief Saturday

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:55:00 PDT

As the 14th-ranked Hurricanes prepare to return to Hard Rock Stadium for their first game in nearly three weeks, Miami’s players and coaches are hoping their fans will be there in big numbers to support them.

And in return, the Hurricanes say they understand the kind of impact their game against...


Richt: 'It's dangerous, to me, to play football and your mind is somewhere else'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:15:00 PDT

After days of uncertainty because of Hurricane Irma, the Miami Hurricanes football team is starting to get back into its normal routine.

Miami, which canceled its Sept. 9 game at Arkansas State and hasn’t practiced since Sept. 5 because of Irma, returned to work on Saturday morning at Disney’s ESPN...


UM women's hoops team to open ACC play against conference powers Duke, Notre Dame

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:45:00 PDT

After the graduations of senior leaders Adrienne Motley, Jessica Thomas and Keyona Hayes, and with point guard Laura Cornelius set to redshirt after tearing her ACL in the offseason, the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team will be in transition this season.

Their conference schedule will force...


UM falls in latest AP Top 25 poll after Arkansas State cancellation

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:45:00 PDT

The Miami Hurricanes didn’t play a game this past weekend and got mixed results in the latest major college football polls afterward.

Miami, which did not travel to Arkansas State for its game against the Red Wolves, dropped a spot to No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25 poll which was released Sunday.


Hurricane Irma pushes UM-FSU to Oct. 7, Georgia Tech game to Oct. 14

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 17:25:00 PDT

Hurricane Irma’s projected path through Florida has already impacted one Miami Hurricanes football game.

Turns out it will now force two more significant changes to the Hurricanes’ schedule.

The ACC announced Saturday night that Miami’s game at Florida State — originally scheduled for Sept. 16 —...


As Irma nears, UM players speak out after Arkansas State cancellation

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 06:45:00 PDT

They were supposed to be practicing on Wednesday morning.

Instead, Miami Hurricanes football coach Mark Richt gathered his team and told them their plans were changing in a big way with the threat of Hurricane Irma growing greater for South Florida. On Wednesday, school officials made the decision...


Miami-Alabama 2021 season opener finalized, 'Canes rise in latest AP Top 25

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 11:50:00 PDT

It’s official: Miami and Alabama are set to meet again.

The two schools, along with the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, announced Tuesday the Hurricanes and Crimson Tide would open the 2021 season in the high-profile showcase game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

An exact date and kickoff time are...


Quick hits from Mark Richt's press conference ahead of Arkansas State

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:10:00 PDT

The Hurricanes are set to travel to Arkansas State this weekend to take on the Red Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

Each Tuesday, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt addresses reporters ahead of that week’s game. Here, a few thoughts from him on Arkansas State and more.

On Arkansas State:

“Coach Anderson...


Ahmmon Richards returns to practice, UM monitoring progress of Hurricane Irma

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:00:00 PDT

The Hurricanes could have their top receiver back this week at Arkansas State.

Sophomore Ahmmon Richards, a former freshman All-American, did not play in Miami's opener Saturday against Bethune-Cookman while nursing a nagging hamstring injury. Tuesday morning when Miami returned to practice, the...


What we learned: Five takeaways from No. 18 Miami's 41-13 win over Bethune-Cookman

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 11:25:00 PDT

For the 18th-ranked Hurricanes, Saturday’s opener against Bethune-Cookman went largely as expected.

Miami got a 41-13 win, Mark Richt and his coaches were able to get a good look at some of the new faces on their team and several of the veterans on the roster showcased their playmaking abilities.


Notes, numbers and what to watch for as No. 18 Miami hosts Bethune-Cookman

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:15:00 PDT

The Hurricanes are set to start a new season on Saturday when they host Bethune-Cookman at Hard Rock Stadium for their season opener. Here, a look at some of the key players, story lines and things to watch during Saturday’s game.

Bethune-Cookman at No. 18 Miami

Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami...


'Canes expect multiple freshmen to get playing time in opener

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:35:00 PDT

Mark Richt and his coaching staff haven’t been in Coral Gables all that long, but they’ve already shown that at Miami, the best players will play.

If those players happen to be freshmen, well, that’s fine with them.

Last season, the Hurricanes started a trio of freshmen — Shaq Quarterman, Mike...


Quick hits from Mark Richt's Week One press conference

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:30:00 PDT

The Hurricanes are set to take on Bethune-Cookman on Saturday in their season opener at Hard Rock Stadium.

On Tuesday, Miami coach Mark Richt spoke to the media for the first time during game week and addressed a number of topics.

Here, some highlights from what he had to say as No. 18 Miami...


UM president visits 'Canes as game week begins in Coral Gables

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

It is, officially, game week in Coral Gables.

After wrapping up camp this weekend and getting a day off Monday, the 18th-ranked Hurricanes returned to the Greentree Practice Field on Tuesday, their sights set on Saturday’s opener against Bethune-Cookman.

A couple quick notes from the limited portion...


Hurricanes WR Mike Harley set to start if Ahmmon Richards can't go in opener

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 05:30:00 PDT

While the Miami Hurricanes may have depth issues at some positions, receiver isn’t one of them.

Senior Braxton Berrios is back. So is former freshman All-American Ahmmon Richards. Veteran Lawrence Cager has performed well in camp and seems to recovered completely from the knee injury that sidelined...


ESPN's Herbstreit expects 'Canes to play for ACC title

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:20:00 PDT

For the first time in seven years, the Miami Hurricanes will start a new season as a top-25 team, with Miami earning the No. 18 spot in the preseason AP Top 25 last week. And the Hurricanes are the preseason favorite to win the ACC’s Coastal Division championship and play for their first conference...


UM defensive coordinator Manny Diaz names Mike Smith, Michael Jackson starters

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:20:00 PDT

With three scrimmages behind them, the Miami Hurricanes are still working through a few position battles (one that comes to mind immediately? Punter. Special teams coach Todd Hartley said Friday he hopes to have that decided over the weekend).

But with a little more than a week left until No. 18...