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Get all the latest blog entries about the University of Miami Hurricanes from Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Last Build Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:22:34 -0500

Copyright: ©2016 Sun Sentinel

Richt hoping 'Canes appearance in Russell Athletic Bowl pays dividends in recruiting

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:47:00 PST

Since the regular season ended a little more than two weeks ago, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt and his staff have put a huge emphasis on recruiting, crisscrossing the country to visit with players that have already committed to the program, while making their pitches to others still weighing their...


Elder, Badgley head list of 'Canes on coaches, AP All-ACC teams

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:34:00 PST

Post-season honors continue rolling in for several Hurricanes, including cornerback Corn Elder and Michael Badgley, who each earned first-team All-ACC honors this week from two groups.

Elder, a senior who had 69 tackles this season, was the lone Hurricane to earn first-team all-conference honors...


UM's Elder, Isidora, and Jenkins earn Senior Bowl invites

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:04:00 PST

Three of the Hurricanes top seniors will be playing in one of the top senior showcase games once they've played their final game at Miami.

Cornerback Corn Elder, offensive lineman Danny Isidora and safety Rayshawn Jenkins each earned invitations to the 2017 Senior Bowl, set for Jan. 28 in Mobile....


Miami's Bruce Brown earns ACC Freshman of the Week honors

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:39:00 PST

Already, some of the freshmen on Miami's football team have shown they're some of the top players in the conference, earning ACC honors.

Now the Hurricanes' basketball team is showing it has some talented young players too, with guard Bruce Brown earning ACC Freshmen of the Week honors on Monday...


'Canes to face West Virginia in Russell Athletic Bowl

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 17:32:00 PST

After a pair of chilly out-of-state bowl trips, the Hurricanes will end this year relatively close to home.

Miami’s four-game win streak to end the season helped the Hurricanes secure a spot in one of the ACC’s premier bowl games and Sunday, Miami accepted a bid to play in the Russell Athletic...


UM's Adrienne Motley earns spot on early-season Naismith Award watch list

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:29:00 PST

Hurricanes guard Adrienne Motley is already a two-time All-ACC pick.

This year, she's in the running for an even bigger prize: The 2017 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year Award. She was named to the award's watch list on Wednesday along with 49 more of the nation's top women's college...


UM hoops players Reed, Prather honored for work off the court

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:53:00 PST

Hurricanes basketball players Davon Reed and Khaila Prather were recognized Wednesday for their work off the court, with both being nominated to the NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams, respectively.

Reed, a senior on Miami's men's team, currently holds a 3.3 GPA, is one of the Hurricanes' captains,...


'Canes women's hoops team inside top 20 of both AP, Coaches polls

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:03:00 PST

After picking up a pair of wins in their Thanksgiving tournament, the Hurricanes women's basketball team has moved back inside the top 20 of both major college basketball polls.

Miami, which has won five straight since dropping its season opener to Kentucky, is now ranked No. 18 in the AP Top 25...


Some bowl projections have 'Canes staying (close to) home for the holidays

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:21:00 PST

After bowl trips to Shreveport and El Paso the last two years, the Hurricanes could be staying a little closer to home this time around.

At least, that’s what Miami athletic director Blake James said on Monday night during an appearance with Joe Zagacki and Don Bailey Jr. during WQAM-560’s Hurricane...


Richards, Elder, Vogel headline media All-ACC honors for 'Canes

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:48:00 PST

In his first season as a college football player, Hurricanes receiver Ahmmon Richards broke one of Michael Irvin's Miami records and twice earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

The freshman can now add another honor to his first-year resume: All-ACC pick.

Richards, along with cornerback Corn Elder...


UM defensive coordinator Manny Diaz among Broyles Award nominees

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:02:00 PST

In recent seasons, the Hurricanes defense has often been maligned, criticized, and scrutinized while putting together some less than impressive performances.

But under defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, this year, Miami's defense has proven a pleasant surprise, already notching more tackles for...


UM safety Cedrick Wright suspended for NC State game

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:23:00 PST

Hurricanes safety Cedrick Wright has been suspended for one game, Miami announced Wednesday afternoon. The freshman, a former Miami Gulliver Prep product, will not play Saturday at NC State.

In a school-issued release, Miami said Wright was suspended for the violation of an undisclosed team rule.


'Canes hoops team gets commitment from five-star prospect Lonnie Walker

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:58:00 PST

On the day his team secured two signed letters-of-intent from two top-notch prospects last week, Jim Larrañaga hinted the Hurricanes weren't quite finished on the recruiting trail.

On Wednesday, they added yet another major piece to their class.

Five-star shooting guard Lonnie Walker announced...


Richt says conversations with draft-eligible players coming soon

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:52:00 PST

Brad Kaaya hasn't been too interested in speaking publicly about his future.

The last time the Hurricanes quarterback faced questions about the decision he'll have to make about whether to stay at Miami for his senior year or declare for next year's NFL Draft came this summer, during the ACC's...


Miami finalizing deal for home-and-home series with Texas A&M

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:20:00 PST

The Miami Hurricanes have already secured two high-profile matchups against SEC opponents, and it seems they’re ready to add another in the coming years.

Miami is close to finalizing a deal with Texas A&M for a home-and-home series with the Aggies in 2022 and 2023, a source confirmed to the Sun...


Second-half adjustments making difference for 'Canes of late

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:04:00 PST

Against Virginia, the Hurricanes gave up a pair of touchdowns in the first half, then held the Cavaliers scoreless in the second, forcing four turnovers in the process.

Against Notre Dame, the offense rebounded from a lackluster performance in the first two quarters to eventually take a brief lead...


Takeaways from Miami's 34-14 win over Virginia

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 11:50:00 PST

After snapping their four-game losing streak against Pittsburgh last week, the Hurricanes were adamant: they wanted to build on that success, turn the corner and finish the season on a positive note.

They took a big step toward that ultimate goal Saturday with a 34-14 win over Virginia.

For Miami,...


'Canes DT Courtel Jenkins held out of Saturday's game at Virginia

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:27:00 PST

The Hurricanes will be without defensive tackle Courtel Jenkins on Saturday afternoon when they take on Virginia for a chance to become bowl eligible.

Jenkins did not travel to Charlottesville with the Hurricanes, a source told the Sun Sentinel on Saturday, saying it was a coaches' decision to...


UM men's, women's hoops teams land top-notch talent in early signing period

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:58:00 PST

Miami men's basketball coach Jim Larrañaga and women's basketball coach Katie Meier had a hard time wiping the smiles off their faces Wednesday evening as they discussed how their respective programs have fared through the early signing period.

That's because both Hurricanes basketball teams will...


UM men's basketball team suspends G Rashad Muhammad three games

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 12:14:00 PST

Highly touted transfer Rashad Muhammad will have to wait to make his Hurricanes debut after Miami announced Tuesday the junior guard has been suspended three games to start the season.

Muhammad, who sat out last year to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements, will miss the Hurricanes' opener on Friday...


UM receiver Ahmmon Richards earns second ACC Rookie of the Week honor

Mon, 7 Nov 2016 14:45:00 PST

Already once this season, Hurricanes receiver Ahmmon Richards has earned conference recognition for his play. On Monday afternoon, he did it again.

Richards, who had eight catches for a Miami freshman record 144 yards in Miami's 51-28 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, was named ACC Rookie of the...


Takeaways from Miami's 51-28 win over Pittsburgh

Sun, 6 Nov 2016 08:06:00 PST

They changed how they practiced. They adjusted some of their blocking schemes. They tried new things.

And the Hurricanes snapped their four-game losing streak.

That 51-28 win on Saturday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium was exactly what Miami needed after four frustrating weeks in which the Hurricanes...


'Canes get verbal commitment from linebacker De'Andre Wilder

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 07:20:00 PDT

As the Hurricanes have struggled through their four-game losing streak, Miami coach Mark Richt hasn't been shy about publicly recruiting top-notch prospects, saying more than once that the Hurricanes need to add impact players to their thinned roster.

And neither he nor Hurricanes defensive coordinator...


'Canes respect Pitt's James Conner on the field, and his journey off it

Thu, 3 Nov 2016 10:01:00 PDT

Manny Diaz has watched enough film to know James Conner could pose a problem.

The Pittsburgh running back is big, burly and known for bulldozing the opposing defenders trying to bring him to the ground. This week, those defenders will include Miami’s trio of freshmen linebackers, all of whom are...


UM's Elder, Colbert missing early during 'Canes practice

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 07:53:00 PDT

As the Hurricanes took the field Tuesday for practice ahead of Saturday's game against Pittsburgh, they were without two of their more experienced cornerbacks during the media viewing portion.

Neither Corn Elder nor Adrian Colbert took part of individual drills during the 15-minute portion of practice...