Eye of the Hurricane

March 2, 2011

Farewell to Adrian Thomas

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Tonight  the University of Miami men’s basketball team hosted the Maryland Terrapins for their last regular season home game. The Hurricanes beat the Terrps 80 to 66,  receiving a standing ovation from fans. The game marks the last time graduate student Adrian Thomas suited up to play for the Hurricanes here in Coral Gables. The basketball program honored Thomas who has been with the team for  the past six years. Thomas ended the night with 12-points and 4-rebounds. Many fans are sad to finally say goodbye to the most experienced player on the Hurricane’s roster.


February 28, 2011

Do Knicks Deserve “Big Three” Title?

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One night after the upset the New York Knicks delivered to the Heat in Miami leaves a single question: why is Chauncey Billups so underrated? I’m not going to argue that Billups is the best player in the NBA but have we forgotten all of his previous accomplishments. The man is in fact a four-time NBA All-Star, a NBA Finals MVP, and  owns his own championship ring. After reviewing the trending topics on twitter from last nights game, there seems to be a census that Billups deserves to be included in the Knicks very own version of “The Big Three.” Many fans of basketball questioned why Ray Allen was immediately included in Boston’s original “Big Three” while poor Mr. Billups has had to prove himself to the media. I’m not suggesting that Billups will have an outstanding run as a Knick, or will lead his new team to the NBA promise land. I just think the man deserves a little more respect.

February 9, 2011

Big Regg Comes Up Big

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The Hurricanes men’s basketball team traveled up to Winston Salem, N.C. Wednesday evening to play Wake Forest. Once again the Hurricanes found themselves in an ACC dog fight. Reggie Johnson made key free throws with four seconds on the clock, putting the Hurricanes up 74-73. Big Regg lead the Hurricanes with 25 points.

With a win over Wake Forest the Hurricanes seem to have built a little momentum just in time to return home and play Duke this Sunday. All eyes will be on the Blue Devils, giving the Hurricanes the perfect opportunity to try and sneak in the back door.

February 7, 2011

Al Golden Addresses Student Reporters

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The University of Miami’s head football coach, Al Golden, opened up to UM’s Student Press Corps Monday evening.

After years of secrecy the UM’s football program seems to be welcoming the media. Under Coach Randy Shannon, operations taking place with UM football left the media nearly shut out.

In recent years the business of making money off of student athletes has grown, and universities across the country have begun to build public relations (PR) barriers. These PR barriers have prevented the media from providing indepth coverage of the individual players and teams.

Athletic departments at many big universities focus on shutting out the press to build good PR, instead of cracking down on student athletes and demanding better behavior on and off the field.

With Golden addressing student members of the media, it is apparent that he gets bigger picture.