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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...


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...


Miami Hurricanes tight end Chris Herndon ruled out for the season due to knee injury

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:00:00 PST

The Miami Hurricanes were dealt a huge blow when the team announced tight end Chris Herndon would miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

Herndon sustained the injury in last Friday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Hurricanes play Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship...


Notes, numbers and what to watch for as No. 2 Miami travels to Pittsburgh

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:30:00 PST

The second-ranked Hurricanes head north to Pittsburgh for a matchup against the Panthers on Friday afternoon. Here’s a quick look at the matchup and what Miami will have to do to secure its first unbeaten regular season since 2002.

Preview: No. 2 Miami at Pittsburgh, noon, Friday

Where: Heinz Field,...


Hurricanes' deep pool of talented receivers making most of opportunities during UM's run

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:15:00 PST

Entering the year, the Hurricanes figured they had a deep group of talented receivers who could make plays. With one game left in the regular season and Miami still unbeaten, that group has more than lived up to expectations.

Through the Hurricanes’ 10 games, 16 different players have caught at...


Quick hits from Hurricanes coach Mark Richt's news conference ahead of Pittsburgh

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:25:00 PST

The Hurricanes are set to close out the regular season on Friday at Pittsburgh and just like last week’s game against Virginia, it has all the makings of a potential trap game for No. 3 Miami.

The Hurricanes and Panthers will kick off at noon, there likely won’t be a frenzied crowd as there was...


From ACC Championship tickets to Turnover Chain gear and more, undefeated Hurricanes a hot sale

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:30:00 PST

For the Hurricanes, this season has been the stuff of dreams.

Miami enters its final regular-season game against Pittsburgh on Friday having won 15 straight games dating back to last season. It’s clinched its first Coastal Division championship and will play for its first ACC title next week. The...


Hurricanes Jaquan Johnson, Trent Harris earn ACC Player of the Week honors after Virginia win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:25:00 PST

Jaquan Johnson’s stellar season continues.

Two days after his interception and touchdown return gave the Hurricanes a spark in their 44-28 win over Virginia, Johnson was voted ACC Defensive Back of the Week for a third consecutive week.

He is the first Hurricane to earn a spot on the weekly ACC...


After comeback against Virginia, Hurricanes remain No. 2 in AP Top 25

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:05:00 PST

After a slow start against Virginia on Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes rallied to score 30 unanswered points en route to what was eventually a 44-28 win over over the Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium.

On Sunday, the voters in the Associated Press Top 25 didn’t penalize UM for its struggles, keeping...


Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Miami's comeback win over Virginia

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:35:00 PST

Resilient? Disciplined? Mature? In full belief?

That sums up where the University of Miami is after a more-entertaining-than-expected 44-28 win over the Virginia Cavaliers in which the Hurricanes scored the final 30 points of the game.

To tell the story: Running back Travis Homer had 5 yards at...


Notes, numbers and what to watch for as No. 3 Miami hosts Virginia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:25:00 PST

For the first time this season, the Hurricanes will take the field as one of the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings and that means, they have to adjust to a new role — being the hunted, instead of the hunter.

Virginia, a team which has given Miami problems during the Hurricanes’...


Hurricanes coach Mark Richt a Munger Coach of the Year Award semifinalist

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:05:00 PST

Hurricanes coach Mark Richt has won 18 of his first 22 games at Miami. He has led the Hurricanes through a 14-game win streak, the longest in major college football entering this weekend’s games. And Miami has clinched its first Coastal Division title, will play for an Atlantic Coast Conference...


Third-ranked Hurricanes' run shaped by last year's four-game skid

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:10:00 PST

The first four games of the Mark Richt era in 2016 went pretty well for Miami. Then came a brutal four-game losing streak last October that frustrated players, coaches and fans.

There was heartbreak against rival Florida State, a late blocked extra-point helping the Seminoles hang on for a 20-19...


Turnover Chain mojo? Hurricanes say motivational tool gives them a spark, opponents a 'letdown'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:05:00 PST

A video surfaced not long before Miami and Notre Dame took the field Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium, and the language in it was anything but family-friendly.

During a pre-game pep talk at midfield this past Saturday night, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko tried to fire up his players,...


Unbeaten Hurricanes take No. 3 spot in College Football Playoff rankings — behind one-loss Clemson

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:00:00 PST

All season long, after every win, the Miami Hurricanes have stressed they aren’t paying much attention to their ascent in the national rankings. As long as they keep winning, they say, things will continue taking care of themselves.

But it’d be hard to fault the Hurricanes if they weren’t at least...


Veteran Hurricanes unsurprised by team's successful run

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:20:00 PST

In the days since Miami’s 41-8 win over Notre Dame, Hurricanes players and coaches have watched as some college football experts and pundits have begun praising their program.

It’s a change from last week, where more than one Hurricane said they felt a little bit disrespected by some in the national...


Miami, Clemson set for prime-time showdown in ACC Championship Game

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:25:00 PST

Technically it isn’t part of the College Football Playoff, but when defending national champion Clemson and Miami meet in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game, there will likely be playoff implications.

And so, the matchup between the Tigers and Hurricanes will get prime-time exposure...


Quick hits from Hurricane coach Mark Richt's news conference ahead of Virginia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:10:00 PST

The Miami Hurricanes, who already have locked up the Coastal Division championship, are riding high in the polls after a dominating 41-8 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.

There’s plenty of attention surrounding the program and this week, they turn their attention to a matchup against ACC foe Virginia...


Hurricanes Jaquan Johnson, Navaughn Donaldson and Zach McCloud earn ACC Player of the Week honors

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:25:00 PST

After Miami's 41-8 win over Notre Dame this past Saturday, three Hurricanes — Jaquan Johnson, Navaughn Donaldson and Zach McCloud — were each voted ACC Player of the Week at their respective positions.

It’s the second straight week Johnson earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week recognition. The...


Demetrius Jackson joined by Hurricanes teammates as he delivers turkeys at childhood elementary school

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:05:00 PST

Getting in and out of the car wasn’t exactly comfortable. Neither was navigating the crowded school hallway or handling the heavy boxes full of frozen turkeys and canned goods he’d bought with the money his foundation had been raising for weeks.

But even a week removed from season-ending knee surgery,...


Hurricanes coach Mark Richt on Trajan Bandy and UM's freshmen: 'You've got to let people play'

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:30:00 PST

It was, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt called it, “the biggest play” in Miami’s 41-8 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night.

With 22 seconds left in the first half and the Hurricanes already holding a 20-0 lead, the Fighting Irish were hoping to make a play, any kind of play, to try and cut into that...


What we learned: Five takeaways from Miami's 41-8 win over Notre Dame

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:25:00 PST

For the Miami Hurricanes, something special happened Saturday night.

Not only did they win their first Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division crown even before taking the field for their matchup against No. 3 Notre Dame, once that game started the Hurricanes were a force that could not be stopped.