January 24, 2013 |
WITH A STEADY din coming from the sea of orange behind the visitors' basket, No. 1-ranked Duke had a tough time making a shot. The Blue Devils went more than 8 minutes without a field goal in the first half Wednesday night, and a sellout became a blowout for No. 25 Miami, which delighted a boisterous home crowd with a 90-63 victory. The defeat was the third-worst ever for a No. 1 team, and Duke's worst in nearly 5 years. "It wasn't demoralizing; they played better," said guard Rasheed Sulaimon, who led Duke with 16 points.
October 8, 1987 |
The combat fatigues are gone. So are the screeching sirens of police cars. The palm tree-lined campus is quiet. The University of Miami Hurricanes no longer are the party animals of college football. At least, that is what the school would have everyone believe. University officials have embarked on an aggressive public relations campaign to erase the headline-grabbing "Miami Vice" image the Hurricanes acquired last season, when their players' names appeared on police blotters as often as the sports pages during their unsuccessful bid for the national championship.
January 27, 1996 |
Bishop Carlos Malone, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Heights, Fla., was preaching one Sunday about the role of the church in society today. Among the parishioners, listening intently, was a Miami Hurricanes basketball player. "We need to begin to do more," Bishop Malone told his audience, and he asked all the single mothers with children to come to the front of the church. "I think I was the first person up there," recalled Carmen Morris, a new parishioner at the time.
February 4, 2000 |
Top offensive line prospect Jonathan Colon was apparently so torn between the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes that he decided to sign with both schools. The 6-7, 300-pound youngster's indecision had both schools claiming Colon as theirs yesterday. Colon, a tackle from Miami Central, announced Wednesday that he had signed a national letter of intent with the Gators. But Colon also signed hours earlier with Miami, Hurricanes coach Butch Davis said. Because the Hurricanes were first, Davis said, the Gators are out of luck.
July 15, 2010
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw yesterday confirmed speculation that, in recent months, there had been discussions about a potential football game against the Miami Hurricanes at a neutral site, possibly even Yankee Stadium. "We would always be interested in playing a game like that at a neutral site," Bradshaw said. A source familiar with the situation indicated that there had also been internal conversations about a game against Penn State at a neutral site, but that there had been no conversations in about 8 months.
January 4, 1987
Penn State 14, Miami 10. It was close all the way, as intense and hard-fought a football game as any played in a long time. In whatever way a team wins the national collegiate football championship, it's a glistening achievement. But the way Penn State upset Vinny Testaverde and the rest of the high-flying Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl Friday night was something special - something to be long remembered and savored. After all the pre-game hijinks, the Miami players' jiving and boasts, the Lions more than squared accounts in a very determined way. Coach Joe Paterno's crafty defense did exactly what it was designed to do - give Testaverde, the nation's top-ranked college player, a lot of trouble and prevent him from completing long passes.
January 24, 2015 |
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The first sign that things are different now for Ja'Quan Newton is his attire. He arrived to a media session on Wednesday wearing warm-up pants and a T-shirt - not his normal January winter wardrobe. Another radical change for Newton, a 6-foot-2 freshman point guard for the Miami Hurricanes, is his playing time. After a brilliant prep career at Neumann-Goretti High - he was ranked the No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 37 in the nation, according to Rivals.com - Newton is now a reserve, averaging 12.6 minutes per game.
August 29, 1999 |
If the Miami Hurricanes are going to get back among college football's elite, they should consider adopting the attitude of their starting tailback, James Jackson. With just one college start under his belt heading into today's Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium, the junior speedster has proclaimed he is going for 2,000 rushing yards this season. Folks are used to seeing some swagger in the 'Canes. Jackson has got it. And he's willing to explain the reasoning behind it. "You have to set the bar," Jackson said.
November 29, 2012 |
SENIOR Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points and the host Miami Hurricanes held No. 13 Michigan State without a field goal for a pivotal 5 1/2-minute stretch in the second half in a 67-59 victory Wednesday night in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game. McKinney Jones went 5-for-7 from three-point range, including a basket that capped a 14-2 run to start the second half that put them ahead 41-33. The lead grew to 57-45, and the Hurricanes (4-1) went 8-for-8 from the free throw line over the final 2:11 to seal the victory.
August 1, 1997 |
It's been a kinder, gentler offseason for the Miami Hurricanes, who once reigned as the undisputed Bad Boy of college football. No arrests, no academic casualties, no NCAA violations. Coach Butch Davis vowed that he would clean up the mess he inherited from Dennis Erickson, when he became the Hurricanes' coach in 1995. He has kept his word. Now, all he has to do is win a national championship or two for the university to embrace him as a bona fide savior. Last season's team went 9-3, including a win in the Carquest Bowl.