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Feb 18, 2020
This Week in ‘Canes Baseball: February 18 Edition

This Week in ‘Canes Baseball: February 18 Edition

Credit: Miami Athletics Miami has one of the biggest series of the college baseball season coming up this weekend. This week will be one of Miami’s toughest of the season. The Hurricanes will play their first mid-week game of the season against one of the preseason MAC favorites in Kent State, and then the weekend sees a series against the second-ranked Florida Gators. The Hurricanes got off to a great start to the season, with a sweep of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The sweep pushed the Hurricanes up in the polls, with Miami a consensus Top-3 team and ranked No.1 by D1Baseball: The...
Feb 17, 2020
Canes Hoops: Freshman Guard Isaiah Wong Named ACC Freshman of the Week

Canes Hoops: Freshman Guard Isaiah Wong Named ACC Freshman of the Week

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The freshman has really found himself and has now earned his first accolade. The Miami Hurricanes have won two straight games to find some momentum in what has otherwise been a difficult year in Atlantic Coast Conference play. And a big reason for the recent string of success has to do with the improved play of freshman guard Isaiah Wong. Isaiah Wong is our Freshman of the Week! This week Wong became the first @CanesHoops freshman with back-to-back 20-point games since January 2001 ↓ pic.twitter.com/amjSKMIkLI— ACC Men's Basketball (@accmbb)...
Feb 16, 2020
No.3 Miami 13, Rutgers 6: Cecconi Dominates as ‘Canes Sweep

No.3 Miami 13, Rutgers 6: Cecconi Dominates as ‘Canes Sweep

Credit: Miami Athletics Miami got their first sweep of the season on Sunday Slade Cecconi dominated and Miami’s bats scored in every inning but two as the Hurricanes earned their first sweep of the season Sunday afternoon against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Hurricanes got off to a strong start yet again. Starter Slade Cecconi set down Rutgers in order in the top of the first. In the bottom of the inning, a double from Tony Jenkins followed by an RBI single from Adrian Del Castillo gave the ‘Canes an early lead, but Miami wasn’t done in the inning. Another double, this time...
Feb 16, 2020
No.3 Miami 8, Rutgers 2: Del Castillo, Rivera Power ‘Canes to Win

No.3 Miami 8, Rutgers 2: Del Castillo, Rivera Power ‘Canes to Win

Credit: Miami Athletics Miami worked around the rain to get their second win of the season. Miami worked around rain and a suspended game to get their second win of the season against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Adrian Del Castillo and Gabe Rivera powered the Hurricanes to the win, with three home runs and seven RBIs between the pair. The ‘Canes played seven innings last night, here’s our recap from that part of the game last night: Miami got off to a strong start in the game. In the top of the first UM starter Chris McMahon put down Rutgers in order, striking out two. In the...
Feb 16, 2020
Analyzing the ACC’s pre-season SP+ rankings

Analyzing the ACC’s pre-season SP+ rankings

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Bill Connelly has released his pre-season SP+ rankings, the most reliable rankings in college football ESPN’s Bill Connelly has released his pre-season SP+ rankings (click here for the full article). The SP+ out scores the Las Vegas odds makers, who are typically the best predictors of college football results. What are the SP+ pre-season rankings based off of? First, Bill calculates for returning production. Then, he calculates in the past two recruiting classes heavily, and dips into some older recruiting to a lesser degree. Bill rounds out the SP+ pre-season...
Feb 16, 2020
Second-Year Success Is a Trend, Can Manny Diaz Follow It?

Second-Year Success Is a Trend, Can Manny Diaz Follow It?

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Manny Diaz has achieved a full reset for the 2020 season—will it result in wins? It seems that Diaz was a bit overwhelmed in his first season as head coach of the Hurricanes. On-and-off field issues plagued Miami throughout the year, often resulting in a lack of focus from the players, as stated in a tell-all interview with The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. NEW: UM discussing strengthening drug policy, with stiffer penalties. And a different behind-the-scenes problem that the Canes program knows must be fixed: https://t.co/TInUJbI64z— Barry Jackson...
Feb 15, 2020
Miami’s Saturday Night Game Against Rutgers Suspended

Miami’s Saturday Night Game Against Rutgers Suspended

Credit: Miami Athletics Miami’s second game of the season will resume at 12:00 tomorrow. The Miami Hurricanes have a lead in their second game of the season, but the game isn’t quite over yet. Miami got off to a strong start in the game. In the top of the first UM starter Chris McMahon put down Rutgers in order, striking out two. In the bottom of the frame Adrian Del Castillo hit an opposite field home run to give the ‘Canes an early 1-0 lead. Rutgers put together a response in the top of the third. Four consecutive two-out hits gave the Scarlet Knights a 2-1 lead. The rally...
Feb 15, 2020
Canes Hoops: Healthy Miami Wins Second Straight Game

Canes Hoops: Healthy Miami Wins Second Straight Game

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Hurricanes proved once again that with a roster at full strength, they are formidable. The Miami Hurricanes continued to prove that in spite of an overall record that may be less than to be desired, that when at full strength, they are a dangerous team to face. That’s because UM wasted little time Saturday afternoon racing out to a lead against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, letting some of it slip in the second half but ultimately prevailing, 71-54. The win is the second straight for the Hurricanes (13-12, 5-10 ACC), both with either full lineups...
Feb 15, 2020
Miami Hurricanes 2021 QB offer breakdown: Miller Moss

Miami Hurricanes 2021 QB offer breakdown: Miller Moss

Student of the Game’s 2021 Quarterback series continues with Miller Moss. Miller Moss is a 6’2” pro style pearl from Mission Hills, California. This recent Under Armour All-America game quarterback invitee turned heads at the Under Armour LA camp last week. He has the pocket poise, the stature, the arm and a smoothness that is almost criminal. The current the 62nd ranked prospect nationally by the 247sports composite, Moss amassed 3233 yards in the air including 30 touchdowns while operating at a 67% completion percentage in 2019. #ESPNJR300 Top-Five PP QB Miller Moss was one of...
Feb 14, 2020
No.3 Miami 2, Rutgers 1: ‘Canes Earn Opening Night Win

No.3 Miami 2, Rutgers 1: ‘Canes Earn Opening Night Win

Credit: Miami Athletics Miami got off to a good start to their season with a hard-fought victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Miami got a 2-1 win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a close game on opening night. The Hurricanes used good pitching and solid defense to win a tough, hard-fought, low-scoring game. The game got off to a slow start offensively. Starting pitchers Harry Rutkowski and Brian Van Belle worked two scoreless frames to start off the game, and each appeared ready to settle in to a pitcher’s duel, until the bottom of the third. Miami started off the inning with...
Feb 14, 2020
What I Love About the University of Miami

What I Love About the University of Miami

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ It’s Valentine’s Day, so I took a look at one of the loves of my life: UM. Welp, it’s Valentine’s Day. And no, I don’t say that with a whole lot of excitement. Someone says the word, and I think back to any number of personal disappointments over the years. That being said, it’s time to take a look at the day from the perspective of appreciation, and I do so today in the context of one thing I hold very dear: the University of Miami. The city of Miami is such an incredibly different place from the rest of the country. Really the rest of the world. And...
Feb 14, 2020
This Week in ‘Canes Baseball: February 14 Edition

This Week in ‘Canes Baseball: February 14 Edition

Credit: Miami Athletics Miami starts off their highly anticipated 2020 campaign Friday. The Miami Hurricanes begin their highly anticipated 2020 campaign at 7 p.m. Friday against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Miami, a consensus top-10 team heading into the season, will hope to rise to the expectations this season. The Hurricanes have a very good chance to return to Omaha for the first time since 2016. Unfortunately, the season got off to a rough start. On Thursday it was announced that star shortstop Freddy Zamora would miss the entirety of the 2020 season due to a knee injury. Freddy...
Feb 13, 2020
Rhett Lashlee Evaluates the Canes’ Talent, Talks QBs, and His Love of Tempo

Rhett Lashlee Evaluates the Canes’ Talent, Talks QBs, and His Love of Tempo

Miami Hurricanes Athletics Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee talked about the Canes’ new talent, the quarterback room, and his love of speed. Miami’s offseason has been on fire. With star transfers like former Houston Cougars QB D’Eriq King and Temple Owl Quincy Roche, a blazing recruiting class, and new additions to the coaching staff, the assemblage of talent is not a problem for the Canes. The architect behind Miami’s high-anticipated offense is spread guru, Rhett Lashlee. After National Signing Day, Lashlee spoke to the media about the quarterback room, how he plans to...
Feb 13, 2020
BREAKING: Hurricanes Starting SS Freddy Zamora Out for Season

BREAKING: Hurricanes Starting SS Freddy Zamora Out for Season

The Hurricanes star shortstop will miss the year with an ACL injury. Miami Hurricanes star shortstop Freddy Zamora will miss the 2020 season with an ACL injury. The injury seems to have happened in practice, although information is limited at the time. Zamora was poised to be a key piece for the Hurricanes this season, and his loss will not be easy for Miami to overcome. Freddy Zamora suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice earlier this week and will miss the entire 2020 season.We wish Freddy well in his recovery. pic.twitter.com/DWSSL1mm5W— Canes Baseball (@CanesBaseball)...
Feb 12, 2020
Canes Hoops: Miami Goes on Large First Half Run to Return to Win Column

Canes Hoops: Miami Goes on Large First Half Run to Return to Win Column

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports A strong first half and a late game run created plenty of much-needed breathing room for Miami in their win over Boston College. The Miami Hurricanes were in dire need of a night with the lineup (mostly) intact, momentum before the falling too far behind in the game, and the ability to use that momentum to play a complete game all the way to the finish line. UM got that on Wednesday night in front of its home Watsco Center crowd, outscoring the Boston College Eagles 24-2 over a nine minute stretch in the first half on their way to a 85-58 win. The win...