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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: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:43:29 -0400

Copyright: ©2017 Sun Sentinel
 



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...

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Muhammad, Grace to participate in UM's Pro Timing Day

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:55:00 PDT

Though neither of them played a down for the Hurricanes this season, both defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and linebacker Jermaine Grace will participate in Miami’s annual Pro Day event for NFL hopefuls, the school announced Wednesday.

They will join 13 of their former teammates for the event,...

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NCAA Tournament butterflies? Learn from Michigan, UM's Jim Larrañaga says

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

For the second straight year, the Hurricanes are off to the NCAA Tournament.

But while that eventual Sweet 16 team was filled with experienced veterans, this time around, Miami’s men’s basketball team will put a core of young players on the floor. Two of those players were wrapping up their senior...

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Where will the 'Canes go dancing? Selection Sunday looms...

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:45:00 PST

Many men’s college basketball experts had the Hurricanes pegged as a bubble team for most of the season.

But Miami’s big late-season upsets of both Virginia and Duke likely helped the Hurricanes lock up an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament. A win over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament this week...

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UM invites fans to celebrate with 'Canes on Selection Sunday, Monday

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:00:00 PST

Once again, the Hurricanes are headed to the NCAA Tournament.

And again, Miami is inviting fans to celebrate with both their men’s and women’s basketball teams as their tournament destinations and seedings are announced.

The school is hosting a pair of watch parties, one on Selection Sunday, the...

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Njoku among former 'Canes to put up big numbers at NFL Combine

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 13:40:00 PST

Everyone from scouts, to former teammates, to fans expected David Njoku to excel at the NFL Combine.

And the former Hurricanes tight end did exactly that, posting some of the most impressive numbers among players at his position, finishing as one of the top performers in three of the on-field workout...

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Miami Hurricanes' hoops teams to sport new uniforms this postseason

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:25:00 PST

When the Miami Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams take the court this month for postseason play, both will be sporting new uniforms.

While the Hurricanes women’s team debuted their new duds in last week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, the men’s uniforms will make their debut...

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UM's Thomas, Motley, Hof and Cornelius earn ACC honors

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:55:00 PST

As they continue working their way through the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, several Hurricanes are earning recognition for their work on and off the court.

Earlier this week guards Adrienne Motley and Jessica Thomas were both named second-team All-ACC selections after a round of media voting....

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Four-star receiver Brian Hightower commits to Miami, gives 'Canes top-rated recruiting class

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:50:00 PST

The caveat on all recruiting stories at this time of year is this: National Signing Day is 11 months away and a lot can change between now and then. 

But there’s no doubt that the Hurricanes have plenty of momentum on the recruiting front right now, and Wednesday night, things got even better for...

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Njoku expected to shine as former 'Canes head to combine

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:50:00 PST

For nine former Hurricanes football players, it’s set to be a busy few days in Indianapolis.

Safety Jamal Carter, receiver Stacy Coley, cornerback Corn Elder, offensive lineman Danny Isidora, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, quarterback Brad Kaaya, defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, tight end David Njoku...

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UM's Davon Reed earns honor as top ACC basketball scholar-athlete

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 08:35:00 PST

Davon Reed arrived at Miami after graduating from one of the nation’s most prestigious prep schools. Since, his stellar efforts in the classroom have only continued, with the senior set to graduate in May with a degree in sports administration and double minors in communications and marketing.

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Former 'Canes RB Gus Edwards headed to Rutgers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:15:00 PST

Running back Gus Edwards’ time at Miami has officially ended. 

Through Miami, Edwards announced last month he was planning to transfer out of the Hurricanes football program. After some speculation that he might end up at either Syracuse or Pittsburgh — two teams on the Hurricanes’ schedule next...

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UM's Brown earns ACC Freshman of the Week honors

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:20:00 PST

Bruce Brown had an impressive two-game stretch for the Hurricanes last week. Now the freshman is earning recognition for his efforts.

Brown, who hit the eventual game-winner in Miami’s upset of Virginia last Monday and then scored a game-high 25 points against Duke on Saturday, was named the ACC...

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Four-star QB prospect Artur Sitkowski commits to Miami

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:10:00 PST

In the weeks since National Signing Day, the Hurricanes have made significant progress on their next recruiting class. 

That continued Saturday night with four-star quarterback prospect Artur Sitkowski verbally committing to Mark Richt and the Hurricanes. 

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Sitkowski took...

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Former 'Canes QB Brad Kaaya to be featured on ESPN's Gruden's QB Camp

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:55:00 PST

Former Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya, Miami’s all-time leading passer, is about to get some national exposure ahead of the NFL Draft.

Kaaya, who opted to bypass his senior year and enter the draft, is one of seven quarterbacks that will be featured on ESPN’s Gruden’s QB Camp.

The show, which...

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Newton apologizes, Larrañaga dances and 'Canes move closer to NCAA tournament

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:15:00 PST

For a good chunk of Monday night, things looked bleak for the Hurricanes men’s basketball team.

Miami trailed Virginia by as many as nine points in a game where defense made a difference and scoring was at a premium. For a third straight game, it was playing without its suspended starting point...

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'Canes pick up pair of commitments from Carol City teammates

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST

The Hurricanes hosted some of the state’s top high school football prospects on campus Saturday for one of their “Junior Day” events and as one might have expected, it turned in some good results. 

Miami and coach Mark Richt — who was celebrating his birthday Saturday — got verbal commitments from...

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UM's Blake James says 'Canes close on indoor facility funding, school still finalizing spring football plans

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:42:00 PST

As spring sports begin in earnest at Miami, Hurricanes athletic director Blake James is plenty busy.

Miami’s baseball team will play its season opener on Friday. Its basketball teams are wrapping up regular-season play with both the men and the women eyeing the postseason. The Hurricanes tennis...

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Richt promotes Kuligowski to assistant head coach

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:23:00 PST

For the Hurricanes, one of the most effective units last season was the defensive line, a group that showed marked improvement under assistant coach Craig Kuligowski.

On Friday, Kuligowski's efforts in his first year at Miami were rewarded with Hurricanes coach Mark Richt announcing he was naming...

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Five-star 2018 running back prospect Lorenzo Lingard commits to Miami

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 19:26:00 PST

It's been a little more than a week since the Hurricanes landed a solid class on National Signing Day, but already the push is on for some of the nation's top 2018 prospects.

And on Thursday afternoon, Miami landed a verbal commitment from one of those prospects, five-star running back Lorenzo...

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UM assistant Ron Dugans welcomed top-notch recruits -- and a baby -- ahead of National Signing Day

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:41:00 PST

Ron Dugans has been coaching long enough to know the drill. His wife, Yasheka Dugans, knows it too.

When National Signing Day looms, it’s pretty much all hands on deck for coaches and their families.

There are prospects making campus visits. Trips to take. Countless phone calls and texts to answer.

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UM's Demetrius Jackson to help with NCAA rules, governance

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:56:00 PST

Hurricanes defensive end Demetrius Jackson has worked to make life better for those in his community.

Now he’s hoping to try and do the same for fellow NCAA athletes.

Jackson was one of three ACC athletes that will serve on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Autonomy Committee and will have voting...

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UM dismisses Courtel Jenkins from football team

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 12:28:00 PST

The Hurricanes have dismissed defensive lineman Courtel Jenkins from the football team, Miami announced Friday afternoon. 

Jenkins, who played three seasons for Miami, was dismissed after "a violation of team rules," the school said in a statement. 

A rising senior, Jenkins played in 10 games last...

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Homegrown players and 'True 'Canes' define UM's recruiting class

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 10:51:00 PST

Mike Harley concedes there was a bit of back-and-forth during his recruitment, but there was never any question he grew up a Hurricanes fan. Of that, there was never any doubt.

Trajan Bandy grew up a Hurricanes fan, too. So did De’Andre Wilder. And Jon Ford. Even Amari Carter, who grew up more...

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'Canes DC Manny Diaz breaks down UM's defensive recruiting class

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:12:00 PST

Like most coaches across the country on Wednesday, Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was pretty darn happy with the crop of players that signed with Miami.

Unlike most coaches, though, Diaz pulls no punches when describing what it is that makes his newest players talented -- or...

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