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Miami Hurricanes ranked No. 25 in national polls
Basketball, Sports

Miami Hurricanes ranked No. 25 in national polls

Coach Jim Larrañaga is showing why he deserves some serious consideration for ACC Coach of the Year. He has led the University of Miami to its first appearance in the national rankings this season – No. 25 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. For the majority of the season, the Hurricanes have…

Canes to host Virginia Tech in yet another critical game
Basketball, Sports

Canes to host Virginia Tech in yet another critical game

Following a thrilling double overtime victory at Boston College, Head Coach Jim Larrañaga’s University of Miami Hurricanes hope to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive against the Virginia Tech Hokies 7 p.m. Wednesday at the BankUnited Center. Last week, Larrañaga said his team needs its rating percentage index (RPI) to be in the top 40 to make the NCAA…

Three Canes earn ACC Player of the Week
Football, Sports

Three Canes earn ACC Player of the Week

After Miami’s 30-6 win at Virginia Tech, three Canes were honored with ACC Player of the Week on Monday. Junior running back Duke Johnson was named Offensive Back of the Week after his career best 249-yard performance. Senior center Shane McDermott was named Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore linebacker Jermaine Grace was honored…

Double-digit lead fizzles, Miami falls in OT
Basketball, Sports

Double-digit lead fizzles, Miami falls in OT

After an extended cross-country road trip that included losses to George Washington and Nebraska as well as victories against Cal State Fullerton and Arizona State, the Miami Hurricanes (5-5, 0-1 ACC) returned home on Sunday to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (7-3, 1-0) in their first conference matchup. The familiar turf, however, did not…

Hokies outplay Hurricanes through storm
Football, Sports

Hokies outplay Hurricanes through storm

  In the dismal rain, the Miami Hurricanes (No. 24 AP as of Sunday) failed to preserve their perfect home record and fell to the Virginia Tech Hokies, 42-24. With Saturday’s loss, the Hurricanes drop to 7-2 overall, 3-2 in the ACC and squandered their best chance to clinch the Coastal Division title. The game…

Bus handling dampens game day
Opinion

Bus handling dampens game day

During Saturday’s football game against Virginia Tech, the student buses to campus began returning at halftime. But in the midst of the rainy and windy night, there was much disorder. The discomfort of the rain made students want to leave the game early, even though the university has been trying to encourage us to stay…

Golden optimistic Miami can adjust without Johnson
Football, Sports

Golden optimistic Miami can adjust without Johnson

Miami is prepping for another showdown, but it’s missing a deadly weapon – the injured Duke Johnson. On Saturday, the No. 11 Hurricanes (7-1, 3-1 ACC) take on Virginia Tech (6-3, 3-2 ACC) at Sun Life Stadium in a matchup that has created several memorable moments over the years. Miami leads the overall series 18-12,…

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An Eye on the Hurricane: Preparing for February’s issues

With every spring semester the staff as a whole groans at the idea of basketball season. It means late games and even later deadlines. And with our strict 11 p.m. deadline with The Miami Herald, it puts us in a bind. But our long nights in the newsroom are made sweeter when our ancient television…

Sports

ACC baseball breakdown

Atlantic Division Boston College: The Eagles finished the 2010 season with 30 wins for the second straight year. Leading the team at the plate is infielder Mickey Wiswall, who finished last season with 19 homeruns and 61 RBI. Despite having holes to fill both at the plate and on the mound, they are extremely strong defensively….

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