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Hurricanes field youthful squad

The 2002 Miami Hurricane baseball team has its work cut out for itself if they intend to repeat as National Champions. Following their triumphant victory in Omaha, Neb., site of the College World Series, the Hurricanes lost a school record 13 players to graduation and the Major League Baseball Draft. That number included five position…

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Bengochea becomes elder statesman

For the past two seasons, Miami Hurricane pitcher Kiki Bengochea has worked his way up in the UM pitching rotation while being tutored by some of the staff’s aces. With his junior season about to begin, Bengochea is not only moving into the role as Miami ace, but also into the role of mentor. Bengochea…

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Figueroas are double trouble freshman combo

Danny and Paco Figueroa have been playing baseball together since little league and they are not about to stop now. The pair of twins, identical in appearance as well as their play on the field, are two of the newest additions to the defending National Champion Hurricane baseball team. “Our mom put us together from…

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UM Baseball Team part 4 of 4

Not Pictured #30 Greg Dini – C Freshman 6-2, 200 R/R Last Season: Dini was an All-Florida selection after his senior season at Bishop Moore High School in Longwood. This Season: Dini brings potential and power to Miami, and will likely see some occasional starts at the position.

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UM continues dominance

The Hurricane men’s basketball team was taken to overtime in its last two games, squeaking past its Big East foes at Miami Arena. But on Thursday night against the Villanova Wildcats, there would be no need for an extra period. The ‘Canes routed the Wildcats, 76-58, thanks primarily to a 27 -3 run to start…

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UM crushes Alumni, 20-3

For the first time in 2002, Mark Light Stadium was active on Saturday night, with many familiar names filling the atmosphere. Names such as Charlton Jimerson, Mike Rodriguez, Tom Farmer, and Greg Lovelady – only this time they weren’t sitting in the home dugout. These were just a few of the many members of this…

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Coker gets his man

National Signing Day is still a week away, but UM coach Larry Coker has already landed the nation’s top football recruit – just not this year’s top recruit. Brock Berlin, USA Today’s 1999 National Offensive Prep Player of the Year, was introduced to the South Florida media on Thursday for the first time since transferring…

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UCONN – 100 ‘Zona – 98 (OT) Connecticut freshman Emeka Okafor fell a blocked shot shy of a triple-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds and Ben Gordon matched his career-high with 23 as the Huskies (13-4) won their sixth straight, defeating No. 12 Arizona 100-98. Jason Gardner scored 24 of his 30 points in…

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Hurricanes avenge last year’s loss

Last season at the Knight Sports Complex, the Miami Hurricanes played possibly their worst game of the year against Rutgers, turning the ball over 33 times in a 39-37 loss. Fortunately for the ‘Canes, Rutgers’ return to Coral Gables brought a slightly different result for the Hurricanes. Miami avenged last season’s loss to Rutgers, defeating…

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Women’s tennis off to 2-0 start in the spring

The University of Miami’s tennis teams finished their opening weekend on a positive note as the No. 37 ranked women’s team (2-0) defeated Barry University, 5-2, and the No. 18 ranked men’s team (1-1) defeated University of South Alabama, 4-3. The women’s team recorded its first victory of the season against Florida Atlantic University on…

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Transfer to sit in 2002

National Signing Day is still a week away, but UM coach Larry Coker has already landed the nation’s top football recruit – just not this year’s top recruit. Brock Berlin, USA Today’s 1999 National Offensive Prep Player of the Year, was introduced to the South Florida media on Thursday for the first time since transferring…

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‘Canes pick up valuable road win

By Hurricane Sports Writer With goals of appearing in a postseason tournament, the University of Miami women’s basketball team continues to find new ways to win. On Wednesday, the Hurricanes defeated Big East doormat St. John’s, 68-51, in Jamaica, New York, extending their win streak to three games. The victory improved Miami’s record to 12-6,…


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