Eye of the Hurricane

April 6, 2011

ZING!

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Al Golden took a shot at Gainesville this week.  When asked about the lack of fans at games last year and spring games this year compared to other schools, Golden responded-“I know this– we have a better chance of filling our stadium than Gainesville has of putting an international city right outside its city limits.”

April 1, 2011

Because it’s not 90 Degrees Everywhere

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Although the weather in Florida (while disgustingly humid) is great for baseball, the rest of the country has not been as fortunate.

With the Hurricanes baseball team is in Chestnut Hill to play Boston College in a three-game series this weekend, the fact that there is snow on the ground and snow in the immediate forecast is putting the games in jeopardy.

Tonight’s matchup has already been cancelled and a double-header is now scheduled for Sunday, but considering the current conditions and the chance of snow tonight, it is possible that tomorrow’s game would be cancelled as well.

[Screengrab from Boston.com]

March 27, 2011

Men’s Tennis Gets Back on Track

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Two days after losing to the top team in the country, the University of Miami men’s tennis team rebounded to beat Virginia Tech 6-1.

The No. 29 Hurricanes (10-5, 4-1) and No. 36 Hokies (11-6, 3-2) entered this afternoon’s contest with the same conference record and tied for fourth place in the ACC behind No. 1 Virginia, No. 9 Duke, and No. 15 North Carolina. With the win, UM pulls ahead of Virginia Tech in the standings.

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March 21, 2011

Bruce Pearl “You’re Fired!”

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Bruce Pearl, head coach of Tennessee’s Mens Basketball Team, was informed today that he will no longer be head coach for the Volunteers. With all the recruiting sanctions and another early exit from the NCAA Tournament, there was just too much baggage for Tennessee.
In his six year tenure, He compiled a record of 145-61 as head coach. Pearl led the Volunteers to their first No.1 ranking and their first NCAA tournament regional finals in 2008. He was unlike any other coach, he was once found at a Lady Vols basketball game with his bare chest painted orange.
Bring Pearl to the U, he wouldn’t have to retire his orange suit. He would have an immediate impact on Miami basketball, not only would the team improve but also the fans interest would improve. However, because Frank Haith’s job was said to be safe and the tainted past of Pearl, it will be very unlikely to see him as a head coach at Miami. I guess Miami fans can only continue to dream… Thoughts??

March 9, 2011

Women’s Tennis

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The University of Miami women’s tennis team is now ranked third in the nation and is currently playing UNC, ranked sixth.North Carolina’s only losses thus far are to #1 Florida, #2 Stanford, and #13 Northwestern.  Miami’s two losses thus far have come against the Gators and #10 UCLA.

The Tarheels beat the Hurricanes in the doubles series to begin today’s play, so Miami is forced to win four of the six singles matches to win today.  A 3-3 split or worse in singles matches would give the Heels a victory.

The Canes are holding on Courts 1, 2, and 3, but are trailing in the remaining three courts all late in the first set.   Should be an interesting afternoon at the Schiff Tennis Center.

February 25, 2011

The Fans Go Wild

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This was the scene last night after Miami’s Women’s Basketball dominanted their rival FSU.

February 23, 2011

Kirby Hocutt to Texas Tech?

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Rumors are afloat in the land of twitter, with AP Sportswriter Tim Reynolds at the helm of the discussion stating that he has been told by multiple UM sources that current AD Kirby Hocutt may take the open AD job at Texas Tech.  Gerald Myers, the current Athletics Director at Texas Tech, had said that he would be retiring from his post on May 31st.  Nobody has been tapped as Myers’ successor as of yet.

I’m not sure what would go into Hocutt’s decision to leave if he were to do so, and not sure who would be in line to replace him.

Any thoughts either regarding the validity of the rumors or the potential repercussions?

 

EDIT: Reports that this has gone through and will be official shortly.

February 7, 2011

Damien Berry

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Miami’s running back Damien Berry had a great week at the Texas vs. the Nation All Star Game. His performance during the game and practices have boosted his draft stock to where he could be drafted in the middle rounds of the draft. He has received high remarks from scouts for his athleticism and physical running style.
But he’s not done yet, he’s been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. He’s previously run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, but if he can lower it to a 4.4 at the scouting combine, then his stock will rise even more.

Why is he wearing a Virginia Tech helmet???

January 31, 2011

ING Miami Marathon

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Wonder why you were stuck in traffic trying to get to the beach yesterday morning? Why cops were blocking off sections of Coconut Grove? Why thousands of people were lined up outside the AAA — before dawn?

No, this has nothing to do with the Miami Heat. But it has everything to do with one of the greatest sporting events held annually in South Florida.

A record 21,116 participants registered for this year’s ING Miami Marathon. The 13.1 mile half and 26.2 full marathon takes runners through some of Miami’s most scenic routes.

But the best visual of the race comes at the end. It’s not because of the palm trees or the water or the skyline. Instead, it’s the sea of faces. Faces of friends, family, and complete strangers all cheering together. For that random runner with his name on his bib. Everyone cheers for everyone. It’s community and sportsmanship that I challenge you to find somewhere else.

This year’s 26.2 winner is Tesfaye Alemayehu, who set a new ING Miami Marathon record with a time of 2:12:57.

I’ve been to several races in S. Florida. But the ING, much like Alemayehu crossing the finish line, stands alone.

Congratulations to all who participated.

March 28, 2010

WNIT Final Four bound

Sophomore forward Shenise Johnson picked the perfect day to have a career game. Her 33 points and 10 rebounds lifted Miami to a 73-65 win at Providence College Sunday afternoon.

The Hurricanes (21-13) opened on a 14-0 run to start the second half and held off the Friars (19-15). Miami will play at the University of Michigan (21-13) in a WNIT Final Four matchup at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Unlike women’s basketball, the 49th-ranked men’s tennis team continues on its skid as it lost 5-2 to host Virginia Tech (10-3, 4-1 ACC) on Sunday afternoon.

Miami (6-8, 0-5 ACC) dropped its second consecutive match and have lost six of its last seven matches dating back to March 6.

Junior David Simon and sophomore Ignacio Taboada picked up the Canes’ two points in the fourth and sixth positions, respectively.

Singles
1. #51 Yoann Re (VT) def. Christian Blocker (UM) 6-4, 6-1
2. #67 Luka Somen (VT) def. Carl Sundberg (UM) 6-7 (5), 7-5, 1-0 (6)
3. Corrado Tocci (VT) def. Keith Crowley (UM) 6-4, 6-3
4. David Simon (UM) def. Patrick Daciek (VT) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Will Beck (VT) def. Waylon Chin (UM) 6-3, 6-0
6. Ignacio Taboada (UM) def. #107 Sebastien Jacques (VT) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (12)
Order of finish: (5, 3, 1*, 6, 4, 2)

Doubles
1. Blocker/Simon (UM) def. Beck/Daciek (VT) 8-6
2. Jacques/Re (VT) def. #53 Crowley/Hector Nieto (UM) 8-3
3. Somen/Tocci (VT) def. Barnabas Carrega/Sundberg (UM) 8-3
Order of finish: (3, 2*, 1)

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