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    August 28, 2014
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    August 26, 2014

    The Canes Can Win Big if Donna Shalala Loosens the Reins

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the upcoming Hurricanes football season. On Labor Day, the University of Miami Hurricanes will begin their season with ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    October 9, 2013

    The Sad Ballad of Seantrel Henderson's Miami Hurricanes Career

    Seantrel Henderson came to the Miami Hurricanes as one of the most celebrated and heavily recruited offensive tackles. In Sunday's game against Georgia Tech, Henderson sat out the game -- yet again -- for unspecified team rules violations, and it looked like the Canes hardly missed him. His colleg ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Hurricanes-Gators Rivalry: The Seven Ugliest Moments

    Until the Gators decided to stick their big scaly tail between their stumpy little legs, the Miami Hurricanes-Florida Gators rivalry was a big deal. Indeed it was the oldest rivalry in the state, and perhaps at times even more heated then the FSU-UM rivalry. As one UM alum once put it, "I always w ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Mario Cristobal Hired Away from Hurricanes by Alabama

    It's nonstop Miami Hurricanes athletics news today. Mario Cristobal is leaving the Canes football staff less than two months after he was hired.The former Florida International University head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive-line coach.

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    February 12, 2013

    University of Miami Abandoning Florida's High School Football Stars

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke analyzes the Miami Hurricanes' sudden aversion to Florida high school football players.The University of Miami football program r ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Miami Hurricanes NCAA Investigation: Does Frank Haith Have More to Worry About Than Al Golden?

    Well, the week has come and almost gone, and despite reports that the NCAA could deliver its Notice of Allegations to the University of Miami this week, it doesn't appear that that's happening.However, the general feeling inside the school is that the football program could avoid major institutional ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    November 25, 2011

    Al Golden Gets Four Year Contract Extension After Losing to BC

    Last year the Miami Hurricanes finished a pathetically mediocre season with an embarrassing home loss to an inferior opponent and fired their head coach. This year they finished yet another pathetically mediocre season with an embarrassing home loss to an inferior opponent and ga ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Lil Wayne Snaps Back at Luther Campbell

    ​Seems Lil Wayne laid off the sizzurp for a brief second to respond to Luther Campbell's ultimatum that President Carter needs to start investing more time helping Miami's less fortunate souls or else. Last night, Young Weezy, via his handle @LilTunechi, tweeted, "This Nigga Luke trippin!!! I ... More >>

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    October 2, 2011

    Dolphins Need John Gruden to Be Their Coach

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why the Miami Dolphins should hire John Gruden as head coach.  The only way Miami Dolphins owner Stephen ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    September 5, 2011

    Miami Hurricanes vs. Maryland Terrapins: Well, It Could Be Worse

    ​As we all know college football is purely an amateur sport. The kind of mere amateur sport, of course, where a broadcast powerhouse can look at its TV schedule, realize it has a Labor Day hole, and coerce a team that historically guarantees good ratings to change its schedule so everyone can make ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Kirby Hocutt: The UM Scandal's Real Villain

    ​Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wonders when the NCAA will drop the hammer on former University of Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt. Now that the NCA ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Buzz Bissinger: Kill Miami Football Forever, Hold Congressional Hearings, Indict Shalala on Perjury

    ​Buzz Bissinger is a grumpy man who likes to yell about sports and who was once, and still occasionally moonlights as, a pretty damn respected journalist. Of course, in his post as a sports columnist for the Daily Beast, he mainly sticks to his angry, self-righteous sports-guy shtick and last nigh ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Travis Williams Seeks Release from Hurricanes After Marijuana Allegations

    ​Linebacker Travis Williams has announced that he will transfer from the University of Miami. Williams was one of four players believed to be suspended for infractions from the season opener, according to unconfirmed reports by subscription site Three of the players were apparently ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    University of Miami Football Player Jeffrey Brown Charged with Rape

    ​Jeffrey Brown, a 19-year-old red shirt Freshman on the University of Miami Hurricanes football team, has been charged with raping a woman on the school's Coral Gables campus. Brown has been suspended from the team indefinitely.

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    April 22, 2011

    Billy Corben Stumps for Luther Campbell On Sid Rosenberg

    How about a debate between Uncle Luke and Vicious Sid?​While making the local radio rounds this past 4/20 promoting his latest epic documentary, Square Grouper, Rakontur auteur Billy Corben articulated his unwavering support for Luther Campbell's mayoral campaign on Sid Rosenberg's 560 WQAM show." ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Ramon Buchanan, UM Linebacker, Suspended Over Felony Arrest in Coconut Grove UPDATED

    via University of MiamiRamon Buchanan​With Randy Shannon at the helm, the University of Miami's football team may not have won any titles -- but it did keep its nose clean, with zero player arrests since 2007. That's one record that new coach Al Golden's regime has already shattered.Ramon Buchanan ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Jacory Harris Back on Top Canes' QB Depth Chart

    ​Sure to be overshadowed by the alleged "Fuck the police" antics of linebacker Ramon Buchanan, but more relevant to next season's on-the-filed action comes the news that Jacory Harris is once again the number one QB for the Miami Hurricanes. The news comes as the team released their second depth c ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Yep, Kirby Hocutt is Leaving Miami for Texas Tech

    ​Well, it was all but official, but University of Miami Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt is leaving Coral Gables to take the same job at Texas Tech. Hocutt was seen as a rising star in the world of college athletics directors, and while his new job is certainly less high profile it will pay bet ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Kirby Hocutt, Hurricanes Athletics Director, May Leave for Texas Tech

    ​University of Miami Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt has interviewed for the same position at Texas Tech, according to The Sun-Sentinel, and apparently the interest is mutual. Hocutt has only served in the position in Coral Gables since 2008, but he's reigned over an uncertain era of Hurricane spor ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    December 14, 2010

    Urban Meyer Leaves UF to Protect His Legacy

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke probes Urban Meyer's resignation as head coach of University of Florida's football team.Urban Meyer is not retiring becau ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Urban Meyer to Step Down as Gators' Coach

    ​Yet another of Florida's "big three" college football teams will be coach-less as Urban Meyer is expected to his announce his resignation as coach at the University of Florida at a press conference later this afternoon. From a statement Meyer has already released it seems that the decision is lin ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Report: Stephen Morris Will Start Saturday Even Though Jacory Harris is Healthy

    So much for avoiding a quarterback controversy. Despite reports that Jacory Harris is healthy and cleared to play, a source close to the Hurricanes tells NBCMiami that freshman QB Stephen Morris will start against the USF Bulls this Saturday. Are the Harris days for the Hurricanes over? 

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    October 21, 2010

    Uncle Luke and Vicious Sid Squash Their Beef

    ​As expected, Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell and WQAM talk show host Sid Rosenberg put on a delightfully entertaining debate yesterday regarding the state of the University of Miami football program. Campbell went on Rosenberg's show yesterday afternoon after the two controversial perso ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Uncle Luke vs. Vicious Sid

    Who's got the bigger mouth? ​Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell has launched a twitter war against WQAM sports talk personality Sid Rosenberg, whose controversial on-the-air antics put him on an even playing field against the nastiest rapper to ever get his own column. The two men could squ ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes Take on Clemson Tigers in First ACC Test

    Even before these season started we would have been happy for the Hurricane's first ACC championship and a win in the Orange Bowl to ice the cake. Maybe then we could start clearing room, in our minds at least, for that elusive sixth national championship. With their loss to Ohio State, ba ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 21, 2010

    Canes QB Jacory Harris Needs To Chat With Coach Chris Perkins

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke says the Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback needs a talking-to from his high school quarterbacks coach.Jacory Harris sho ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes Under NCAA Investigation for Text Messages

    ​Earlier today, Dan LeBatard sent fears down the spine of Hurricane fans by announcing on his radio show that the Miami Herald would be breaking a negative story about the sports program this afternoon. Well it's here, and it a minor little thing that involves, uh, text messages.

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    August 3, 2010

    Gibraltar's Happy Hour Offers Tasty Bites and Stunning Views

    Oprah's turkey burger sliders and some coconut shrimp. ​The place: Gibraltar (at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa)4 Grove Isle Dr.Coconut hours: Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.The deals: Enjoy two-for-one select champagne flutes and well drinks ($10 for two). A b ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Seantrel Henderson Might Not Have Visited Hurricanes This Weekend But Seems Ready to Ditch Trojans

    Nothing better than watching a college football recruiting saga play out. While the Canes have been on the more painful end of some recent ones (Bryce Brown and Willie Williams, to name just two), the Seantrel Williams saga looks like it might end up in Miami's favor. There are dueling reports about ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Nevin K. Shapiro's Beautiful Asian Babes and $900 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court< stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition of Luke's Gospel, the former 2 Live Crew frontman discusses Nevin K. Shapiro, a University of Miami booster who ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Jason Taylor Meets with The Jets, Even Though He Hates Their Fans

    Jason Taylor, we're not sure if Sparano and Parcells share in it, but the city of Miami loves you. We understand Big Tuna and Lil Tony don't seem pumped on the idea of bringing you back for another season with the Dolphins, but why you got to play with our emotions by reportedly meeting with the Jet ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Disappointing Season Doesn't Even Earn 'Canes A Disappointing NIT Berth

    For college basketball teams, getting an NIT invite is kind of like winning an all-expense paid, mid-winter trip to Detroit.Better than nothing,kinda, but tough to get too excited about. Win the NIT, and you're officially the 66th best team in the land. Wooo!So what, exactly, is equivalent to gettin ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    October 5, 2009

    Jacory Harris Puts Canes on Steady TV Diet of SpongeBob

    ​Seems the Miami Hurricanes are well aware of everyone saying, "Well, let's see how long this lasts before it goes to their heads and they screw up" -- even though players and coaches alike are telling the media they still feel like underdogs.QB Jacory Harris has taken steps to ensure his team doe ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Coker Eyeing Coaching Comeback

    Larry Coker got fired from his gig as University of Miami's football coach after a six-loss season, and left the school with a respectable winning percentage of .800 and a national championship. Shortly thereafter, he lost out on a coaching job at Rice and has held some analyst gig at ESPNU ever sin ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    CNN talking med head Sanjay Gupta is likely to be named Surgeon General. Apparently, Dr. Phil, Doctor Who, Doogie Houser, MD, the cast of Scrubs, Dr. Hibbert, and House were already busy. [CNN]Cliff Stearns, a Republican congressman from Florida, has kindly asked that the US Cong ... More >>