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Atlantic Coast Conference recognizes safety Phillips

University of Miami junior safety Kenny Phillips was recently named to the All-ACC first team. Phillips was second in tackling on the Hurricanes with 95, a career high. He also averaged two interceptions, three forced fumbles and 6.5 tackles for a loss.

Guard Derrick Morse was recognized as part of the All-ACC second team, while defensive end Calais Campbell was named as an honorable mention.

Men’s Basketball
Hurricanes sign Jones and Johnson

The Hurricanes announced that they signed forward DeQuan Jones and center Reginald Johnson to National Letters of Intent. The two will join the university next fall.

Jones is an ESPN top 50 recruit for the class of 2008, the No. 8-ranked small forward by ESPN and the No. 11-ranked small forward by Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Johnson is the No. 38 center as ranked by Scout.com. He averaged 22.7 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocked shots per game during his junior year.

Former Hurricanes
Football Player Tragedy strikes Taylor family

Former University of Miami football star Sean Taylor was shot in his home this past Monday. What initially seems to be an attempted robbery ended up costing Taylor his life. He bled to death.

The University of Miami’s Donna Shalala, Paul Dee and Randy Shannon said the following in a statement:

“The University of Miami is deeply saddened by the incident that happened to Sean Taylor, who was an unfortunate victim of an intrusion at his home in Palmetto Bay. This is a terrible thing to have happened to a great person, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates.”

Information compiled from hurricanesports.com.

November 29, 2007

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