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Johnson quiets critics with MVP performance

At the beginning of the season Andre Johnson and the Miami receiving core was the Hurricanes’ biggest question mark. At the Rose Bowl they became the answer. Johnson and Co. led the Hurricanes to 362 yards passing – a Miami bowl record. Johnson led the Hurricanes with seven receptions for 199 yards (also a Miami…

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Boniface, cross country dealing with leader’s departure

How does a team move forward after losing the only captain it’s ever known? That’s the daunting task my young teammates and I will have to face during the 2002 cross-country season. When I transferred to Miami in the fall of 2000, junior Jeff Gaulrapp of Baldwinsville, N.Y., was just taking over the reigns as…

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‘Canes land another stellar recruiting class

After losing 12 seniors and three underclassmen from their 2001 championship team, the Hurricanes proved that speed and talent can be reloaded, as head coach Larry Coker announced one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. “We had an excellent recruiting season coming off our national championship year and I’m very pleased that we…

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Swim, dive teams make a splash

With dissolution close at hand, the men’s swimming and diving teams are sure going out with a bang. Due to Title IX restrictions the squads are being phased out, yet the Hurricanes continue to wrack up individual achievements. Miami placed divers Imre Lengyel, Stefan Ahrens and Miguel Velazquez on the NCAA Swimming & Diving Men’s…

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Berlin trades Gator Blue for ‘Cane Green

“Quarterback U” should have no problem living up to its name even after Heisman hopeful Ken Dorsey graduates. In addition to signing freshman quarterback Marc Guillon, UM coach Larry Coker landed the nation’s top recruit, albeit from 1999, Brock Berlin – a transfer from the University of Florida. “This is a little bit of a…

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Lengyel captures NCAA title

The University of Miami can add another national championship to its list of recent successes. This one, however, is individual. Senior diver Imre Lengyel can stand tall along with the championship UM football team, as he captured first place in platform diving at the 2002 NCAA finals in Athens, Georgia. Lengyel’s accomplishment marks the 12th…

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Dominant front seven, wide receivers lead football’s bid to repeat

At the Rose Bowl post game press conference, UM Coach Larry Coker quipped that he was returning for the 2002 season amidst speculation of some early Hurricane entries into the NFL Draft. Indeed, three of Miami’s key contributors to last season’s championship run – cornerback Phillip Buchanon, running back Clinton Portis and tight end Jeremy…

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Rowing finishes sixth at Big East Finals

The University of Miami women’s rowing finished sixth overall at the Big East Women’s Rowing Challenge on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Miami’s varsity eight qualified for the Petite Final, where it finished first with a time of 7:08.21, ahead of Connecticut (7:09.44) and Georgetown (7:29.14). Syracuse placed first in the Grand Final, ahead of…

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Figueroa twins offer double trouble to opposition

When you took a look at players on the UM baseball team this past season, you may have thought you needed your eyes checked. The Hurricanes have a pair of identical twins on their squad – identical in both their appearance and their play on the field. Danny and Paco Figueroa have been playing baseball…

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Seven ‘Canes picked in MLB Draft

Each and every year the Miami Hurricane baseball team has it’s sights set on one thing – the College World Series. Under head coach Jim Morris, the team has gone to Omaha, Neb. seven times, and each time they have depended on a different group of guys to get the job done. This coming year’s…

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Penn Relays await Miami standouts

In its 107 previous meets, the Penn Relays, in Philadelphia, PA. have boasted more competitors than any other single meet in the world. This weekend, the University of Miami men’s track team will add six more runners to that list. Head Coach Michael J. Ward is taking senior Jeff Gaulrapp to run the 3,000-meter steeplechase,…

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MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING Miami junior Kyle Prandi broke an 11-year old American record in platform diving at the 2002 World Cup Trials in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday. Prandi scored a 104.76 on his second dive, breaking the previous American record of 101.85 set by Mark Lenzi at the 1991 U.S. Indoor National Championships. The…


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