Sometimes being in the ACC seems like sitting at the dorks' table in the cafeteria, but then you realize the conference is such a mediocre mess that even with a 3-2 conference record, you still have a path to being king of the dorks' table.Whether or not Miami will still have a clear shot at that el ... More >>
According to voters in the just-released preseason Coaches Poll, the University of Miami Hurricanes are about on the same level as the Florida Atlantic University Owls: Neither team received a single vote in the poll. Every other Division I FBS team in Florida did, though. Even Florida International ... More >>
Despite reports the University of Miami had reached out to the Big 12 conference to gauge interest in a possible move in case several ACC members leave for more Midwestern pastures, athletic director Shawn Eichorst has broken his silence on the matter. He laims the U is "committed to the ACC."
Ready for your unsubstantiated sports mega-rumor of the day? The University of Miami has informally contacted the Big 12 conference to gauge the interest in the possibility of ditching the ACC and joining the Texas-centric conference, according to one report at least. Of course, there are already ru ... More >>
Could all three of Florida's traditional football powerhouses end up in separate conferences? News broke this weekend that Florida State University could be entertaining a move to the Big 12. That lead to some rumbling in the sports rumor-sphere that the Big 12 could also end up targeting some other ... More >>
When former Coral Park Senior High standout Arrington Jenkins chose to play for Florida State University over his hometown team Miami, he told an ESPN reporter: "I don't have to worry about the 'U' anymore. I want to put them in the ground for the next four years."However, after getting arrested ... More >>
The Nevin Shapiro scandal may have left all those folks talking up the Hurricanes football program as an upstanding group of brainy, good two-shoed scholars eating crow, but you better believe Donna Shalala is still dead-set on keeping up the school's academic reputation.Maybe that's why its likely ... More >>
It hasn't been an especially good sports year for hemophiliacs of the green and orange variety, and nothing drives that point home more than the lack of Hurricane wins over Seminole teams. In true team sports, only the Volleyball team has managed to top a 'Noles team this school year. Leave it to ... More >>
There's something special going on this season with the Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team, but the squad experienced its first setback since their second game by falling to FSU last night 66-59. The loss ends Miami's 17-game winning streak, which tied Duke's longest winning streak in the n ... More >>
Those of us who bleed orange and green may have been left holding back tears of orange and green after the disappointing football season, but cheer up Hurricanes fans. The most promising University of Miami team so far this year appears to be the women's basketball Ttam. They entered the AP p ... More >>
Michael MillerCentral running back Devonta Freeman is FSU-bound, but not before another tilt at Northwestern and a state titleDevonta Freeman grew up running through the thick mud on the riverbanks in Georgia. By the time he was a teenager, he was sprinting for cash on the street corners of Littl ... More >>
ESPN loves 3D, and despite the fact the technology is only available in a small number of American households they've launched the country's first 3D cable network this summer with ESPN 3D. They also seems to have a love hate relationship with two certain Miami sports teams, so it only makes sens ... More >>
College athletic conferences are always finding new and exciting ways to further screw with the already tortured fabric of college football. The Big Ten has been talking for so long about expanding to 12 in order to get a championship game that we're surprised it hasn't happened. N ... More >>
Surfer Blood's "Floating Vibes" clip, filmed by Pitchfork and currently streaming here, could be an official video judging by its multiple camera angles and gratuitous product placement. No pajama shots like their last one, though. Read a liveblog of the thrilling action in the garage (did Weezer ev ... More >>
Despite the fact UM Basketball has only lost one game this season they've lingered in the "also receiving votes" section of the AP's college basketball poll. Most likely because detractors pointed to the team's relatively easy early season schedule. But Saturday's win against ACC rival Wake Forest s ... More >>
For a sold-out 65,000-plus seat complex during a supposed rivalry game, Raymond James Stadium was eerily quiet throughout much of Saturday's game between the Miami Hurricanes and the South Florida Bulls.Your intrepid blogger braved sitting in the USF student section and was warned by a Bulls fan ... More >>
The big legal battle over a little book has come to an end today. The U.S. Supreme Court decided it won't take up the case.The Miami-Dade County School Board removed Vamos a Cuba from library shelves in 2006 after a parent complained that the 32-page book for young readers portrayed a sunny descr ... More >>
The AP poll is out, and the Miami Hurricanes are a ranked team once again, while the Florida State Seminoles have been totally knocked off from their former 18th spot. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes' next three opponents line up one after another in the poll, with Oklahoma at 13, Virginia Tech at 14 ... More >>
I wouldn't say US News & World Report's annual list of best colleges is a total joke, but the fact that about 25 percent of the ranking for each school is determined by a survey of reputation filled out by college presidents should raise some serious speculation as to how seriously the list sh ... More >>
Being a Hurricanes fan is a bit tough at the moment, but there's always baseball. Oh, there will always be the baseball team. One of the greatest programs in college baseball are perennial contenders, but things haven't worked out that well this year. A 36-20 record is nothing to ... More >>
Well, gosh darn it, ya'll. Your Miami Hurricanes basketballing team lost pretty badly to FSU: 80-67. There goes hopes of finishing out ACC regular-season play with more wins than losses. [Democrat]One of the top producers at Stanford Group's Miami office says he raised red flags about something fish ... More >>
After a series of heartbreaking overtime losses, the Canes have fallen to 4-7 in ACC play and desperately need to rack up a few more conference wins to keep those NCAA tourney hopes alive. The good news for UM is that the remaining ACC teams left to play are more than beatable. Tonight at 7, the Can ... More >>
Unlike last year, when the Hurricanes got to play the Ponytown High School Flag Football Fightin' Sad Clowns, or whatever that no-name team was, to kick of their season, next season they'll start things off with their oldest rivals, FSU, in Tallahassee. As previously reported, we'll also be playing ... More >>
Oh, wait. Castro's views of Obama were divulged to the press. He doesn't doubt Obama's honesty. [NBC6]R.I.P., Claudine Ryce, Jimmy's mum. [Herald]The county wants to text you anytime there's a hit and run. [CBS4]Charlie Crist is ready to veto the hell out of the budget cuts passed by Congress. [CBS4 ... More >>
This season, the Miami Hurricanes came out way behind their in-state rivals, UF and FSU, by most on-the-field standards, losing to both teams. Now here's a little salt for those wounds: Both the Noles and the Gators made Higher Ed Watch's Top 25 for academic achievement, while the Canes went unranke ... More >>
Miami versus FSU rocked. Next up: Stanford.
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