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Tennis teams look to build on rankings

By Hurricane Sports Writer Members of the University of Miami’s men’s and women’s tennis teams enjoyed a successful individual meet season, which concluded last November. Now, the real thing is about to begin. The men’s squad, ranked No. 18 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, kicked off the dual meet season yesterday against Florida Atlantic and…

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UM wins, but no one’s there to see it

It is depressing to go to the Miami Arena for a Hurricane men’s basketball game and be able to count the number of fans with my fingers. The team is off to a spectacular start 17-2 (4-2 in the Big East) to the 2001-02 season and not many of you know it. Miami is a…

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WOMEN’S GOLF University of Miami head women’s golf coach Lela Cannon was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday, January 23 at the Sheridan World Resort in Orlando, FL. Cannon, entering her 19th season, has led the Hurricanes to 15 NCAA Tournament berths,…

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Another Close Call

What appeared to be a bland game on paper, was instead one highlighted by several clutch shots and late game heroics, as the Hurricanes defeated the Providence Friars, 102-96 in overtime on Saturday at Miami Arena. It was also the breakout game for sophomore phenom Darius Rice, who scored a season high 32 points. He…

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UM wins despite poor shooting

Sometimes winning a game doesn’t necessarily equal playing the best brand of basketball. On Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes defeated Seton Hall, 56-54, at Miami Arena despite shooting just over 30 percent from the field. The Hurricanes also struggled at the line, connecting on just 15 of 26 free throws, while turning the ball over 21…

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SWIMMING AND DIVING The Miami swimming team competed at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on Friday. The College of Charleston slipped by the men’s team, 93-89, while the UM women posted victories over North Florida, 129-97, and the College of Charleston, 132-62. Miami’s Manon Van Rooijen continued her impressive sophomore season by winning…

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UM off to best start in school history

The Miami men’s basketball team has no plans of allowing the school’s recent athletic success to culminate with the football team’s national championship. The Hurricanes are off to an explosive 16-2 start, earning national respect under second year head coach Perry Clark. Miami is ranked No. 20 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and No….

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‘Canes glad to be home

After dropping the final two decisions of their season-long three game road trip, the University of Miami women’s basketball team found the perfect remedy for their slump – home cooking. The Hurricanes took advantage of a large Wednesday night crowd, defeating Big East foe Syracuse in a 75-71 overtime thriller. Sophomore forward Shaquana Wilkins came…

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Tennis rebounds during Spring Fling

Despite winning only two of their first eleven singles matches, the University of Miami men’s tennis team maintained their focus on victory throughout this past weekend’s Miami Spring Fling. This determination guided the Hurricanes to win nine of the last eleven singles matches, balancing this weekend’s singles record to 11-11. The preseason tournament consisted of…

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TRACK AND FIELD The Miami men’s and women’s track teams competed at the Florida Intercollegiates Meet at the University of Florida in Gainesville last Saturday. The event featured athletes from UM, Florida, Florida State, UCF, South Florida, Bethune-Cookman, FIU, Florida A&M, North Florida and Jacksonville. Lauryn Williams won the women’s 55-meter dash and broke the…

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Berlin transfers from UF – Spurrier’s old home

When the Hurricanes renew their regular season series with Florida in September, there will be a significant absence from the Gators sideline. The visored-one, Steve Spurrier, will no longer be roaming Florida Field in Gainesville, having departed for the NFL and the Washington Redskins. In his stead will be Ron Zook, a former Gators assistant…


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