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UM wins conference thriller

In the latest installment of what has become one of the great rivalries in the Big East, the Hurricanes men’s basketball team knocked off its enemy from the north in dramatic fashion. On Saturday night, less than a month after UConn snuck out a one-point victory in Connecticut, the ‘Canes retaliated with a 68-66 win…

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Baseball wins first series

The Hurricanes baseball team took it’s first step in defending its national title this weekend at Mark Light Stadium by rallying to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers in a three game series with a 9-4 comeback victory on Sunday afternoon. UM junior third baseman Kevin Howard was the hero of the game as his two run…

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Women take ‘one step closer’

After Miami’s 80-52 loss at Villanova last Tuesday, Hurricanes head coach Ferne Labati’s top priority was to make sure that result didn’t carry over to the rest of Miami’s games. On Saturday, Labati accomplished that goal, as Miami defeated Pittsburgh 77-61 at the Knight Sports Complex. The win boosted the Hurricanes’ record to 14-7 (7-4…

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WOMEN’S TENNIS The No. 38-ranked Miami women’s tennis team remained undefeated after beating No. 25 South Alabama, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The match came down to No. 2 singles where senior Marcy Hora went to three sets with Silvia Sosnarova of South Alabama. Hora was up 4-1 in the third…

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SWIMMING AND DIVING The 2002 University of Miami swimming and diving team will travel to Boca Raton for a dual meet with FAU tomorrow. The Hurricanes previously hosted the Owls at the Norman Whitten Student Union Pool in Coral Gables on October 27th, 2001. The women won 161-137 while the men lost 149-106. For the…

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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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Bell, Eagles hand UM first home loss

Just when their fan support was slowly increasing, the Hurricane men’s basketball team did something Tuesday night they had not done the entire season – lose at home. Miami couldn’t match Boston College All-American guard Troy Bell and his seven points in the last two minutes, as the Hurricanes fell for the first time at…

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Hot Rice keeps the Hurricanes cooking

Darius Rice finds it difficult to go unnoticed on and off the court. Not only does he share the last name of NFL legend, Jerry Rice, but he also wears red Jordan’s as opposed to the teams’ choice of green shoes. More notably, however, is the fact that Rice is an All-America candidate and an…

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Intramural Sports

Soccer Playoffs: Women’s Independent Championship: Knee Breakers- 2 UMSM Women- 1 UMSM- 2 Almost Legal- 1 Latin America F.C.- 3 ISUM- 1 Alpha Sigma Phi- 2 (PK) Zeta Beta Tau- 1 Lambda Chi Alpha- 1 Alpha Epsilon Pi- 0 January 28, 2002 Panhellenic Championship: Delta Phi Epsilon- 2 Delta Delta Delta- 0 Men’s Independent Championship:…


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