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Danny Matienzo eager to improve

After two seasons as one of the Miami Hurricanes top hitters, designated hitter/first baseman Danny Matienzo decided he needed a new challenge. So, with the graduation of catcher Greg Lovelady, Matienzo decided he wanted to be the man behind the plate for the Hurricanes. Matienzo, who saw spot duty at the catcher position during his…

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UM sweeps Minnesota

Danny Matienzo and Kevin Howard led the offensively charged Miami Hurricanes (5-4) to a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-3) this past weekend. After losing three straight games, Miami bounced back with 38 runs in the series to more than double their previous run total of 30. Two of Howard’s four home runs…

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Lady ‘Canes fall to Florida Int’l at home

The Miami women’s basketball team took a step back in the quest for an NCAA Tournament bid, falling to the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday night, 71-65. The game looked like it might turn into a blowout in the first half as FIU jumped out to an early 17-2 lead, but Miami battled back…

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Hurricanes lose another road game

The Miami Hurricanes may be 21-5 this season, but their inability to win crucial road games may prove to be costly when the Big East and NCAA Tournaments roll around. The Hurricanes dropped another contest away from the Miami Arena on Sunday, falling to Rutgers 64-61 at the Lewis Center in Piscataway, N.J. Miami trailed…

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WOMEN’S TRACK A school record performance in the pentathlon by freshman Amber Williams and a strong showing by a trio of athletes in the long jump led the University of Miami women’s indoor track and field team to third place in the team standings in the first day of the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Track…

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‘Canes Bounce Back

Talk about bouncing back. The Hurricane men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough conference loss on Sunday to blowout the St. John’s Red Storm, 79-56, on Wednesday at Miami Arena. After falling to Boston College, the Hurricanes kept themselves in contention for the conference title, remaining just a half game behind first-place Connecticut. “I’m extremely…

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SWIMMING Freshman Katalin Ferenzci won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.45 seconds, breaking the school record and leading the UM women to victory over Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Florida. The Miami women won 139-100 while the UM men’s team lost 94-54. Ferenzci’s mark was .13 of a second faster than Amey Bosseler’s previous…

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Moser produces despite setbacks

By x Hurricane Sports Writer University of Miami track and field standout Aaron Moser has had many ups and downs but he continues to work hard and be successful. Moser attended UM on a four to five-year football scholarship, even though the senior had accomplished so much in track and field in high school. As…

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Rodriguez seeks to leave on top

Many people often wonder what it would be like to be a pro or college athlete. With all the glory and glamour that fans see on the field, they really don’t get a chance to take a look at all the hard work going on behind the scenes to make that star athlete. Becoming a…

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No. 11 Hurricanes falter on national stage

The Miami Hurricanes failed to show a national audience Sunday afternoon that they deserve to be among the top teams in the country, as they came out flat and were dominated by Big East foe Boston College. The Eagles defeated the No. 11 Hurricanes 76-63, in a contest marked by BC’s ability to hit open…

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Sheila James

Sheila James’ career at the University of Miami has been about facing adversity. From the moment she stepped on campus, she had to overcome her 5-5 height, and this past off-season, James had to deal with a major stress fracture suffered late in the 2000-2001 campaign. James, however, has overcome both her height and injury…

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N. Dame – 116 G’town – 111 Matt Carroll scored seven of his 30 points in the fourth overtime and Notre Dame won its fifth straight, outlasting Georgetown 116-111 Saturday in the highest-scoring game in Big East history. Carroll scored the final seven points for Notre Dame (17-6, 7-3), connecting on a 3-pointer and then…


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