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Miami Hurricanes headlines

2017 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes Pro Day live blog, results, recap

2017 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes Pro Day live blog, results, recap

The end zone of one of the practice fields at Greentree. (Matt Porter) CORAL GABLES — Keep it locked here for coverage of the Hurricanes’ Pro Day, which begins at 8 a.
Hurricanes basketball notes: Lonnie Walker, Chris Lykes honored; Chris Caputo interviews

Hurricanes basketball notes: Lonnie Walker, Chris Lykes honored; Chris Caputo interviews

Chris Caputo (second from left) has been by Jim Larranaga’s side for 15 seasons. (Getty Images) A couple notes from the Canes hoops side of things … Five-star signee Lonnie Walker — arguably the most heralded basketball recruit Miami has ever had, at least in this millennium — is making an impression among a star-studded group at the McDonald’s All-American Game...
Reason for optimism concerning Miami Hurricanes’ offensive line; another Navaughn Donaldson tale

Reason for optimism concerning Miami Hurricanes’ offensive line; another Navaughn Donaldson tale

Hurricanes offensive line coach Stacey Searels is looking forward to a steadier season. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [Richt encouraged by cornerbacks] [A few spring surprises in WR corps] Of the 16 offensive linemen who will be on scholarship this fall, position coach Stacy Searels estimated he “might have nine or 10” he’d feel comfortable putting in a game.
Recruiting: DB Gurvan Hall commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: DB Gurvan Hall commits to Miami Hurricanes

Gurvan Hall (courtesy PrepBuilders.com) Alabama coach Nick Saban once flew in by helicopter to recruit him, but Mark Richt will get to coach him.
Recruiting: WR Mark Pope commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: WR Mark Pope commits to Miami Hurricanes

Mark Pope, considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2018 class, is bound for Miami. (247Sports) There was a little bad news for Miami on Monday, and some very good news.
Miami Hurricanes knew they were going to ‘whip’ West Virginia up front in Russell Athletic Bowl

Miami Hurricanes knew they were going to ‘whip’ West Virginia up front in Russell Athletic Bowl

Miami’s defensive line did a lot of celebrating during the Russell Athletic Bowl. (Getty Images) [Questions and projections for UM Pro Day participants] [Canes begin sorting out post-Kaaya QB situation]   Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz returns nearly every contributor from his front seven, and the group has all the makings of one of the nation’s best.
Questions and projections for Miami Hurricanes 2017 Pro Day participants

Questions and projections for Miami Hurricanes 2017 Pro Day participants

Brad Kaaya (left) and David Njoku tried to impress scouts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. (Getty Images) [Canes begin sorting out post-Kaaya QB situation] Everyone’s got something to prove at Pro Days, the series of showcases that take place at campuses nationwide between the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft.
Recruiting: Akeem Dent decommits from Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: Akeem Dent decommits from Miami Hurricanes

Pahokee High cornerback Akeem Dent (11) reacts to a big hit in the fourth quarter during Pahokee’s win over Baker in the FHSAA Class 1A state football championship at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 8, 2016.
As Brad Kaaya looks on, Miami Hurricanes begin sorting out QB race

As Brad Kaaya looks on, Miami Hurricanes begin sorting out QB race

Will Jack Allison (right) impress Mark Richt this spring? (247Sports) CORAL GABLES — Even though coaches insist it’s an open competition with no early leader, there could be no question who was the best quarterback on the University of Miami practice field Saturday.
Miami Hurricanes have fallback plan if Sheldrick Redwine doesn’t fit at safety

Miami Hurricanes have fallback plan if Sheldrick Redwine doesn’t fit at safety

Sheldrick Redwine (Getty Images) The University of Miami Hurricanes hope shifting Sheldrick Redwine from cornerback to safety will benefit all concerned.
We didn’t catch that: Miami Hurricanes’ Ahmmon Richards says freshman year just ‘OK’?

We didn’t catch that: Miami Hurricanes’ Ahmmon Richards says freshman year just ‘OK’?

Ahmmon Richards, shown here making a reception against Virginia, is the top freshman receiver in Miami history. (Getty Images) There are words to describe Ahmmon Richards’ freshman season at the University of Miami. Record-setting, for example. Eye-catching. Promising. Then there’s the way Richards himself describes his opening act. “OK.” OK? Yes, OK is the way Richards painted...
Dionte Mullins, Sheldrick Redwine could help Miami Hurricanes, coordinators say

Dionte Mullins, Sheldrick Redwine could help Miami Hurricanes, coordinators say

Manny Diaz directs linebackers at an Aug. 2016 Hurricanes practice. (Miami Herald) [Bright future for big Navaughn Donaldson] [Video podcast: recapping Day 1 of spring practice] Notes from today’s interviews with offensive coordinator and Thomas Brown and defensive coordinator Manny Diaz: * Brown praised starting running back Mark Walton, who recently lost his mother.
Future bright for Navaughn Donaldson, Miami Hurricanes’ prized freshman OL

Future bright for Navaughn Donaldson, Miami Hurricanes’ prized freshman OL

Navaughn Donaldson, shown during his first UM spring practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [What did Richt see from his QBs at practice?
Watch: Miami Hurricanes defensive line drills at spring practice

Watch: Miami Hurricanes defensive line drills at spring practice

Demetrius Jackson (31) and a teammate work together during practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [What did Richt see from his QBs at practice?
Reports: James Johnson leaving Miami basketball for N.C. State

Reports: James Johnson leaving Miami basketball for N.C. State

James Johnson during his days as Virginia Tech’s coach. (Getty Images) [Projecting the 2017-18 Canes hoops lineup] James Johnson is reportedly back in the ACC as an assistant coach.
Video podcast: Matt Porter recaps Day 1 of Miami Hurricanes spring practice

Video podcast: Matt Porter recaps Day 1 of Miami Hurricanes spring practice

Palm Beach Post UM beat writer Matt Porter at practice. (Selfie) [What did Richt see from his QBs at practice?
Mark Richt discusses Miami Hurricanes quarterback race, freshman OL, team on Day 1 of spring practice

Mark Richt discusses Miami Hurricanes quarterback race, freshman OL, team on Day 1 of spring practice

Mark Richt talks to reporters on the first day of Miami spring practice, 2017. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [Position notes from Day 1, video of QBs, OL] [Watch: RBs at work during first spring practice] [Mullins, Dallas impress as playmakers] CORAL GABLES — Mark Richt watched his quarterbacks perform Tuesday, during the first day of spring practice.
Dionte Mullins, DeeJay Dallas make early impressions at Miami Hurricanes spring practice

Dionte Mullins, DeeJay Dallas make early impressions at Miami Hurricanes spring practice

Dionte Mulllns, shown during his first UM practice last fall. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) Post)[Position notes from Day 1, video of QBs, OL] [Watch: RBs at work during first spring practice] CORAL GABLES — As the Hurricanes search for playmakers in the passing game behind Ahmmon Richards, a former All-American recruit turned heads on the first day of spring practice.
Watch: Miami Hurricanes running backs on Day 1 of spring practice 2017

Watch: Miami Hurricanes running backs on Day 1 of spring practice 2017

Mark Walton rushes upfield during a ball-security drill on Day 1 of UM spring practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) Spring football is here.
Freshman OL Navaughn Donaldson working with Miami Hurricanes first team

Freshman OL Navaughn Donaldson working with Miami Hurricanes first team

Offensive line coach Stacy Searels coaching Navaughn Donaldson (55) and Bar Milo (79) during Day 1 of spring practice.
Basketball: Projecting the potential 2017-18 Miami Hurricanes lineup

Basketball: Projecting the potential 2017-18 Miami Hurricanes lineup

Bruce Brown (center) will try to lead the Hurricanes back to the NCAA Tournament as a sophomore. (Getty Images) The Hurricanes were disappointed to lose the way they did, but they believe that getting to the NCAA Tournament in the first place was an achievement for a young team.
Producer of sacks and beats: Multi-talented Miami DE Chad Thomas makes track for Rick Ross

Producer of sacks and beats: Multi-talented Miami DE Chad Thomas makes track for Rick Ross

Chad Thomas, shown here performing at an event before the Russell Athletic Bowl last December, made the backing track for a new Rick Ross song.
Spring football 2017: Five questions Miami Hurricanes coaches want to answer

Spring football 2017: Five questions Miami Hurricanes coaches want to answer

Mark Richt, shown here watching his first Hurricanes practice after being named head coach in Dec. 2015, opens his second spring Tuesday.
Expect Hurricanes to bounce back quickly after disappointing NCAA loss

Expect Hurricanes to bounce back quickly after disappointing NCAA loss

The air was delicate, like a hospital waiting room. Those who spoke, did so in hushed tones. Any loss hurts, one that ends a season much more so, but for it all to happen that way made stares long and eyelids hang heavy. As bad as Friday’s 78-58 loss to Michigan State was, it wasn’t hard to find hope in the Hurricanes’ locker room. For them, there was little reason to leave the BOK...
After quick start, Hurricanes fall apart, are bounced from NCAAs

After quick start, Hurricanes fall apart, are bounced from NCAAs

The most succinct description of what happened in Tulsa on Friday night came from Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. “They took it to us,” he said. “And after that first seven or eight minutes, we played some of the best basketball we’ve played not only this year but in a couple of years.” That was more than enough to put Miami on the mat. The Hurricanes had a rollicking...
Miami Hurricanes present, future bright under Jim Larranaga

Miami Hurricanes present, future bright under Jim Larranaga

Together, the first weekend of March Madness and the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day create one delicious cocktail. So let us raise a toast: Miami keeps coming back to this party, and no one is surprised anymore. Jim Larranaga has made the Hurricanes relevant, regardless of a win or loss in Friday’s late-night date with Michigan State. They are here, and it can be the expectation annually...
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: New faces on special teams

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: New faces on special teams

Zach Feagles (left) is the odds-on favorite to win Miami’s punting job, but Jack Spicer (right) will compete.
Miami’s Larranaga doesn’t know what to expect with young team in tourney

Miami’s Larranaga doesn’t know what to expect with young team in tourney

Ask Jim Larranaga if he thought he would be here, preparing for a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament, and he’ll respond in a typically Larranagan way: with a story that illustrates his feelings. “In 2012, I went into a board of trustees meeting and told the board of trustees to get behind the team if they wanted to see the best basketball team in school history,” he said, recalling...
Miami Hurricanes veteran Kamari Murphy back in Oklahoma and tough as ever

Miami Hurricanes veteran Kamari Murphy back in Oklahoma and tough as ever

Kamari Murphy (Getty Images) TULSA, Oklahoma — No Hurricane has appeared in more NCAA Tournaments than fifth-year senior forward Kamari Murphy, who made the dance twice at Oklahoma State before transferring to Miami.
Future Miami Heat star brought Jim Larranaga and Tom Izzo together

Future Miami Heat star brought Jim Larranaga and Tom Izzo together

Tom Izzo (left) and Jim Larranaga. (Getty Images) TULSA, Oklahoma — Jim Larranaga was a first-time head coach at Bowling Green and was about to land his first star recruit.
After leaving Miami Hurricanes, Manu Lecomte finds happiness at Baylor

After leaving Miami Hurricanes, Manu Lecomte finds happiness at Baylor

Manu Lecomte poses for a photo in the hallway of the BOK Center in Tulsa. (Matt Porter) TULSA, Oklahoma — Several larger teammates, some wearing highlighter-colored practice jerseys, are engaging in dunk contest for the delight of the oohing-and-aahing crowd of 500.
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: Looking for the best DBs

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: Looking for the best DBs

Jaquan Johnson’s playmaking instincts are a valuable part of Miami’s secondary. (Getty Images) Eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Hurricanes heading into spring practice, which begins March 21.
Watch: Brad Kaaya shows love for ‘The U’ on Jon Gruden’s QB Camp

Watch: Brad Kaaya shows love for ‘The U’ on Jon Gruden’s QB Camp

Brad Kaaya on the set of Gruden’s QB Camp. (ESPN) ESPN’s Jon Gruden‘s annual “QB Camp” series brings the top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft to the network for a film session and some of Gruden’s trademark weirdness.
Miami Hurricanes Pro Day 2017 set for March 29 at UM

Miami Hurricanes Pro Day 2017 set for March 29 at UM

  Dallas Crawford fights through a downpour during UM’s rain-soaked 2016 Pro Day. (instagram.
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: LBs aim to achieve greatness

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: LBs aim to achieve greatness

Shaq Quarterman (left), Zach McCloud (right) and fellow linebacker Michael Pinckney (not shown) had plenty to celebrate in 2016.
Improving, not NBA Draft, on the mind of Miami Hurricanes freshman Bruce Brown

Improving, not NBA Draft, on the mind of Miami Hurricanes freshman Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown is focused on improving as a player, not his NBA future. (Getty Images) [Insider’s look at Michigan State | Porter’s Final Four picks] [Setting the table for Canes-Sparty | Miami dancing again, gets 8-seed] [PHOTO GALLERY: Game-by-game look at the NCAA Tournament] CORAL GABLES — So many games in the NCAA Tournament are won by talented, aggressive guards who take over...
Hurricanes hope to live up to ACC standards in NCAA Tourney

Hurricanes hope to live up to ACC standards in NCAA Tourney

Miami is happy to be in the NCAA Tournament any year, especially this one. “This was a special year for me and the staff and the players,” coach Jim Larranaga told reporters Tuesday morning, before the eighth-seeded Hurricanes flew to Tulsa, Okla., for Friday’s first-round game against ninth-seeded Michigan State. “(We went) into the season with six very inexperienced players...
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: DL is a major strength

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: DL is a major strength

Demetrius Jackson (left), Chad Thomas and Miami’s defensive line had a lot of quarterbacks on the run in 2016.
2017 NCAA Tournament: Matt Porter’s Final Four picks are … March Madness

2017 NCAA Tournament: Matt Porter’s Final Four picks are … March Madness

Kansas mascot Big Jay may do a better job picking the NCAA Tournament than Matt Porter … though he would have picked the same champion.
2017 NCAA Tournament: Roundtable Q&A with Michigan State beat writers

2017 NCAA Tournament: Roundtable Q&A with Michigan State beat writers

Michigan State is deeper than freshman star Miles Bridges, but he’s quite a special talent. (Getty Images) [Larranaga, Canes disrespected by comments] [Nuggets about the Miami-Michigan State matchup] Here at Canes Watch we haven’t seen too many minutes of Michigan State basketball this season.
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: Finding the right mix at OL

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: Finding the right mix at OL

Miami’s offensive line came together toward the end of 2016. (Getty Images) Fifth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Hurricanes heading into spring practice, which begins March 21.
2017 NCAA Tournament: A grab bag of things to know about Miami-Michigan State

2017 NCAA Tournament: A grab bag of things to know about Miami-Michigan State

The Michigan State-Miami matchup is more than coaches Tom Izzo (left) and Jim Larranaga. (Getty Images) The casual fan watching Miami-Michigan State may be interested in the sidelines.
Florida State has best chance among state schools to make Sweet 16

Florida State has best chance among state schools to make Sweet 16

Florida State has the best chance of our state’s four tourney teams to make the Sweet 16 round, which is befitting a No. 3 seed. Miami gets a raw draw with NCAA tournament blue bloods Michigan State and Kansas as immediate roadblocks on the opening weekend. Florida can breathe a sigh of relief because Vanderbilt, the one team the Gators can’t handle, is being sent way out west to Salt...
2017 NCAA Tournament: Miami Hurricanes open with Michigan State in Tulsa

2017 NCAA Tournament: Miami Hurricanes open with Michigan State in Tulsa

Davon Reed (5) and the Hurricanes are in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in five seasons. (Getty Images) [Bilas on UM’s Sweet 16 potential] [Ranking the eight opening weekend sites] [Canes hope to move on after ACC Tournament setback] CORAL GABLES — Young roster.
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: TE spotlight shines on Chris Herndon

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: TE spotlight shines on Chris Herndon

Outgoing tight end David Njoku believes Chris Herndon (above) could be just as special as he was. (Getty Images) Fourth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Hurricanes heading into spring practice, which begins March 21.
No Miami Hurricanes spring game because Hard Rock ‘not accessible’

No Miami Hurricanes spring game because Hard Rock ‘not accessible’

Hard Rock Stadium before Miami-North Carolina. (Matt Porter) Tom Garfinkel, president and CEO of the Dolphins, said Friday that it was his organization that informed the University of Miami it could not hold its spring game at Hard Rock Stadium because of the final phase of renovations.
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: WRs in wait-and-see mode

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: WRs in wait-and-see mode

Ahmmon Richards was Miami’s top receiver as a true freshman. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) Third in a series of position-by-position looks at the Hurricanes heading into spring practice, which begins March 21.
Recruiting: Miami Hurricanes signee Chris Lykes has crazy hops

Recruiting: Miami Hurricanes signee Chris Lykes has crazy hops

Chris Lykes gets high up in this image from a video his team posted online. [Related: Ranking Miami’s potential NCAA Tournament destinations] Make no mistake: Chris Lykes is small, but he can get skyward.
Basketball: Potential Miami Hurricanes NCAA Tournament destinations, ranked

Basketball: Potential Miami Hurricanes NCAA Tournament destinations, ranked

Salt Lake City tops the list of potential NCAA Tournament destinations for the Hurricanes. (VisitSaltLake.
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: At RB, who’s backing Walton?

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: At RB, who’s backing Walton?

Mark Walton was outstanding as a sophomore, but he can’t do it alone. (Getty Images) Second in a series of position-by-position looks at the Hurricanes heading into spring practice, which begins March 21.
UNC coach Roy Williams: ‘Our president tweets bulls—‘

UNC coach Roy Williams: ‘Our president tweets bulls—‘

North Carolina coach Roy Williams: not a fan of Trump’s Twitter game. (Getty Images) Another day at the ACC Tournament, another cantankerous coach cursing.
2017 ACC Tournament: Five takeaways from Miami’s loss to North Carolina

2017 ACC Tournament: Five takeaways from Miami’s loss to North Carolina

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (left) was one source of frustration for Bruce Brown (right) and the Hurricanes.
2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: QBs hope to impress Mark Richt

2017 Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: QBs hope to impress Mark Richt

Will Jack Allison (right) impress Mark Richt this spring? (247Sports) First in a series of position-by-position looks at the Hurricanes heading into spring practice, which begins March 21.

2017 ACC Tournament: Jim Larranaga, Kamari Murphy, Davon Reed talk Miami’s win over Syracuse

Kamari Murphy had a big game against Syracuse in his Brooklyn homecoming. (Getty Images) Extended thoughts from Jim Larranaga and seniors Kamari Murphy and Davon Reed after the Hurricanes opened the ACC Tournament with a win over Syracuse in Brooklyn: [Related: Five takeaways from Miami 62, Syracuse 57] LARRANAGA: “That was a great college game.
2017 ACC Tournament: Five takeaways from Miami’s 62-57 win over Syracuse

2017 ACC Tournament: Five takeaways from Miami’s 62-57 win over Syracuse

DJ Vasiljevic had a hot hand in Brooklyn. (UM Athletics) The Hurricanes opened the ACC Tournament with a bang, snatching a 62-57 win over Syracuse as the underdog in a noontime Wednesday 8-vs.
Miami Hurricanes football: scholarship count entering spring 2017

Miami Hurricanes football: scholarship count entering spring 2017

Ahmmon Richards is Miami’s top scholarship receiver. (Getty Images)   We’ll get more into the position battles later this week and next week, in advance of the Hurricanes’ first practice of the spring on March 21.
2017 NFL Draft: How did Miami Hurricanes do at 2017 NFL combine?

2017 NFL Draft: How did Miami Hurricanes do at 2017 NFL combine?

Brad Kaaya (left) and David Njoku tried to impress scouts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. (Getty Images) [Rosier sets UM QB powerlifting record] [UM spring practice schedule is out] Count Florida International coach Butch Davis, who visited the NFL Scouting Combine as an NFL assistant and head coach following his pair of stints at Miami, among those who believe it’s a little puffed up.
Malik Rosier sets Miami Hurricanes QB powerlifting record

Malik Rosier sets Miami Hurricanes QB powerlifting record

Malik Rosier (Twitter, Miami Herald images, Post illustration) We don’t know whether Malik Rosier is a strong enough competitor to win the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback spot.
Miami Hurricanes unveil new Adidas basketball uniforms for March 2017

Miami Hurricanes unveil new Adidas basketball uniforms for March 2017

(UM Athletics) [Can Miami make it out of the NCAA Tournament first round?] [Bilas on Bruce Brown: Don’t rush to NBA] Another March, another Miami-Adidas basketball uniform unveiling.
ACC Tournament starts Miami Hurricanes’ NCAA Tournament run

ACC Tournament starts Miami Hurricanes’ NCAA Tournament run

Miami’s win at Virginia is one reason analysts consider it a potentially tough opponent in the tournaments.
Jay Bilas on Bruce Brown: Don’t rush to the NBA Draft

Jay Bilas on Bruce Brown: Don’t rush to the NBA Draft

  Bruce Brown has performed at his best against big-name opponents. (Miami Herald) The best of Bruce Brown — 30 points against UNC, 25 against Duke, 17 against FSU, an early-season triple-double — has given rise to casual talk about his potential longevity as a Hurricane.
Seminoles wrap up No. 2 seed in ACC Tourney with win over Hurricanes

Seminoles wrap up No. 2 seed in ACC Tourney with win over Hurricanes

Florida State won close games and routs. There were plenty of road struggles in the 2016-17 season, but the Seminoles polished off an undefeated home season. Sophomore wing Dwayne Bacon scored 23 points and senior forward Jarquez Smith added 11 points and five rebounds as FSU wrapped up an 18-0 record at the Donald L. Tucker Center with a 66-57 victory over Miami on Saturday afternoon. Senior guard...
NFL Draft 2017: Brad Kaaya believes he could have won national title with Miami Hurricanes

NFL Draft 2017: Brad Kaaya believes he could have won national title with Miami Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya (15) rolls out against North Carolina Tar Heels in Miami Gardens, Florida on October 15, 2016.
Mother of Miami Hurricanes RB Mark Walton dies

Mother of Miami Hurricanes RB Mark Walton dies

Walton The mother of a star Hurricanes football player has died. Kimberly Rogers, Mark Walton’s mother, died Thursday according to the Miami Herald.
Basketball: Miami looking for upset of Florida State before tournament time

Basketball: Miami looking for upset of Florida State before tournament time

A passionate Hurricane, Davon Reed wants his last time playing Florida State to be a screaming good time.
NCAA berths weren’t so automatic during Rick Barry’s golden era at UM

NCAA berths weren’t so automatic during Rick Barry’s golden era at UM

If you’re a Miami basketball fan and disappointed to see the 20-9 Hurricanes rating only about a No.
2017 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes All-Time NFL Combine All-Star Team

2017 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes All-Time NFL Combine All-Star Team

Former Hurricanes wide receiver Andre Johnson shined at the 2003 NFL combine. (Getty Images photo, Post illustration) [Miami has the No.
Tracking Hurricanes: Kevin Beard, Demarcus Van Dyke, Kevin Patrick, Alex Figueroa

Tracking Hurricanes: Kevin Beard, Demarcus Van Dyke, Kevin Patrick, Alex Figueroa

Kevin Beard is moving on up. (Getty Images) [Miami has the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation] One in an occasional series that aims to keep track of former Miami Hurricanes players and personalities.

Canes rally to defeat Owls, snap 4-game losing streak

Taking the short drive from Coral Gables, the Miami Hurricanes sent a massive statement and ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Florida Atlantic Owls on Wednesday night. Miami, which hadn’t won since Feb. 18, scored first with a third-inning home run by center fielder Carl Chester. Hitting in the two spot despite a .182 average entering play, Chester crushed a 1-1 pitch from...
Recruiting: WR Brian Hightower commits to Miami Hurricanes, boosts class to No. 1

Recruiting: WR Brian Hightower commits to Miami Hurricanes, boosts class to No. 1

Brian Hightower (247Sports) [ESPN: UM a legitimate national title contender in 2017] Signing day is 11 months away, but Miami is off to an outstanding start with its 2018 recruiting.
Miami Hurricanes not holding a spring game in 2017; full spring practice schedule

Miami Hurricanes not holding a spring game in 2017; full spring practice schedule

The end zone of one of the practice fields at Greentree. (Matt Porter) UM will not host a traditional spring game because of ongoing renovations to Hard Rock Stadium, it announced Wednesday.
ESPN considers Miami Hurricanes a ‘legitimate national title contender’ in 2017

ESPN considers Miami Hurricanes a ‘legitimate national title contender’ in 2017

Could Mark Richt reach college football’s promised land in his second season at his alma mater?

Video: Scouting new Hurricanes CB Dee Delaney vs. Florida State, South Carolina

Dee Delaney helped The Citadel score an upset win at South Carolina in 2015, slowing star receiver Pharoh Cooper.
FCS All-American transfer CB Dee Delaney picks Miami Hurricanes

FCS All-American transfer CB Dee Delaney picks Miami Hurricanes

Dee Delaney is heading to Miami for his final season. (SoConSports.com) The Hurricanes made a major upgrade via the transfer market Tuesday.
Snapshot of Miami Hurricanes’ returning starters presents incomplete picture

Snapshot of Miami Hurricanes’ returning starters presents incomplete picture

Who will emerge as starters for the Hurricanes this fall? (Miami Herald) Miami ranks among the most experienced teams in the nation according to Phil Steele’s annual count of returning starters, which he released this week.
2017 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock sees Brad Kaaya as ‘developmental’ prospect, assesses Miami Hurricanes talent

2017 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock sees Brad Kaaya as ‘developmental’ prospect, assesses Miami Hurricanes talent

Mark Richt, Brad Kaaya and Stacy Coley sort out strategy during UM’s win over Florida A&M.
Basketball: Miami returns to rankings, Bruce Brown is ACC freshman of the week

Basketball: Miami returns to rankings, Bruce Brown is ACC freshman of the week

Bruce Brown celebrates with fans after the Hurricanes’ win over 10th-ranked Duke. (Miami Herald) Last week’s pair of upsets over ranked teams — both sparked by Bruce Brown — led to Monday honors for the Hurricanes and their standout newcomer.
Gus Edwards transferring to Rutgers; transfer RB, CB visit Miami Hurricanes

Gus Edwards transferring to Rutgers; transfer RB, CB visit Miami Hurricanes

Gus Edwards (7) holds off cornerback Michael Jackson in UM’s 2016 spring game. (Miami Herald) Gus Edwards is heading to Rutgers, according to a report from Scout.
2017 NFL Draft: Combine ‘Canes hoping to prove themselves

2017 NFL Draft: Combine ‘Canes hoping to prove themselves

Former Miami players training for the NFL pose during a workout in Miami on Feb. 23, 2017. Left to right: David Njoku, Stacy Coley, Corn Elder, Justin Vogel, Tracy Howard (now with the Cleveland Browns), Stan Dobard and Jamal Carter.
Recruiting: Four-star QB Artur Sitkowski commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: Four-star QB Artur Sitkowski commits to Miami Hurricanes

Artur Sitowski (247Sports) Nice little Saturday for Miami fans, with a basketball win over 10th-ranked Duke and a football commitment of high importance.
Matt Porter: Hurricanes hit another high with win over Duke

Matt Porter: Hurricanes hit another high with win over Duke

It’s becoming common, sure. But does it ever get old? No way. Miami scored another upset win over Duke on Saturday, by a 55-50 score. Students stormed the court and jumped around afterward. Bruce Brown and Jim Larranaga were interviewed on CBS. Mike Krzyzewski was talking about better times ahead. Meanwhile, for Hurricanes basketball, these are the good old days. This team, picked to finish...
Father-and-son story makes emotional moment for Mark Richt

Father-and-son story makes emotional moment for Mark Richt

A father and son walk onto Miami’s practice field at the All-Pro Dad event on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
David Njoku’s goal: Be best tight end in 2017 NFL draft, Miami Hurricanes history

David Njoku’s goal: Be best tight end in 2017 NFL draft, Miami Hurricanes history

David Njoku, shown training for the NFL combine in Miami on Feb. 23, 2017, wants to be the top tight end in the upcoming NFL draft.
Jameis Winston’s advice to Miami QB signee N’Kosi Perry: ‘Focus on the details’

Jameis Winston’s advice to Miami QB signee N’Kosi Perry: ‘Focus on the details’

Jameis Winston (top left) is giving tips to future Hurricane N’Kosi Perry (bottom left). In the image at right, the two are shown during a recent workout in Tampa.
As suspension ends, Ja’Quan Newton vows ‘to never be a distraction again’

As suspension ends, Ja’Quan Newton vows ‘to never be a distraction again’

Ja’Quan Newton (Getty Images) Sitting at home watching Miami’s big win at Virginia, Ja’Quan Newton reflected on his situation — and had a few things to say.
NCAA tournament-bound? Miami Hurricanes grab major win at No. 18 Virginia

NCAA tournament-bound? Miami Hurricanes grab major win at No. 18 Virginia

Bruce Brown was gigantic in Miami’s win at Virginia. (Getty Images) No starting point guard, a rotation of seven players, and a Boa constrictor defense coming at them.
S Cedrick Wright no longer with Miami Hurricanes football

S Cedrick Wright no longer with Miami Hurricanes football

In this image from Gulliver Prep’s signing day ceremony, Dionte Mullins (right) celebrates with teammates Joseph Jackson (left) and Cedrick Wright.
NCAA tournament bracketology: Are Miami Hurricanes a bubble team, or better?

NCAA tournament bracketology: Are Miami Hurricanes a bubble team, or better?

Bruce Brown and the Hurricanes are trying to rise above the NCAA tournament bubble. (Miami Herald) [Progress for Canes in win over Clemson] Last year at this time, we were not asking how, but how high.
Recruiting: RB Camron Davis commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: RB Camron Davis commits to Miami Hurricanes

Camron Davis poses with Miami coach Mark Richt. (Twitter) [Looking at Miami’s top 2018 targets] [Beason kicks in $250K for indoor facility] [Richt: ‘May take a minute’ to find next QB] A great 57th birthday for Mark Richt got even better Saturday evening.
Recruiting: S Randy Russell commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: S Randy Russell commits to Miami Hurricanes

Randy Russell poses with UM safeties coach Ephraim Banda before committing to the Hurricanes. (Twitter) [Beason kicks in $250K for indoor facility] [Richt: ‘May take a minute’ to find next QB] Mark Richt celebrated his 57th birthday on Saturday by hosting dozens of underclassman recruits at an on-campus event.
Basketball: Miami Hurricanes showing progress in critical win over Clemson

Basketball: Miami Hurricanes showing progress in critical win over Clemson

Kamari Murphy’s jumpers were two of the positive signs for UM in its win over Clemson. (Getty Images) CORAL GABLES — Miami would like to have Ja’Quan Newton on the floor.
Former Miami Hurricanes CB Leonard Myers dies at 38

Former Miami Hurricanes CB Leonard Myers dies at 38

Hurricanes Mike Rumph, Al Blades, Ed Reed and Leonard Myers pose in this picture in , which was later used as a promotional image for ‘The U Part 2’ documentary.
Mark Richt on finding a new Hurricanes QB: ‘It may take a minute’

Mark Richt on finding a new Hurricanes QB: ‘It may take a minute’

Mark Richt leads a practice in Aug. 2016. (Miami Herald) [Sweaty games, sleepless nights for Larranaga] If you think Malik Rosier has a leg up on the Hurricanes’ quarterback race by virtue of his game experience, think again.
Life on the NCAA bubble means sweaty games, sleepless nights for Jim Larranaga

Life on the NCAA bubble means sweaty games, sleepless nights for Jim Larranaga

Jim Larranaga directs his team against Florida State. (Getty Images) Of course, North Carolina is Miami’s best win to date.
Baseball: Nine opening-day questions for the 2017 Miami Hurricanes

Baseball: Nine opening-day questions for the 2017 Miami Hurricanes

Senior Johnny Ruiz is Miami’s top returning hitter, but the Hurricanes will rely on pitching and defense in 2017.
Q&A: Manny Diaz on the ideal Miami Hurricanes linebacker, 2017 growth of his LBs, avoiding sophomore slump

Q&A: Manny Diaz on the ideal Miami Hurricanes linebacker, 2017 growth of his LBs, avoiding sophomore slump

Manny Diaz directs linebackers at an Aug. 2016 Hurricanes practice. (Miami Herald)   Manny Diaz is one of the best interviews in South Florida sports — perhaps rivaled only by Miami Heat President Pat Riley in his ability to string together illustrative sentences, according to longtime local observers.
Basketball: Starting point guard Ja’Quan Newton suspended three games

Basketball: Starting point guard Ja’Quan Newton suspended three games

Ja’Quan Newton dribbles against Notre Dame. (Getty Images) The Hurricanes will be without their point guard for part of the stretch run.
Recruiting: 2018 names to watch, Miami Hurricanes key positions of need

Recruiting: 2018 names to watch, Miami Hurricanes key positions of need

Mark Pope, considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2018 class, is high on Miami. (247Sports) Even in the hours before signing day, coaches thinking about recruits who are two, three, even four years away from college.
Miami Hurricanes’ David Njoku now projected as Dolphins’ top pick

Miami Hurricanes’ David Njoku now projected as Dolphins’ top pick

Miami Hurricanes tight end David Njoku (86) picks up yardage against North Carolina. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) It’s good to be David Njoku these days.
2017 NFL draft: ACC-high nine Miami Hurricanes invited to NFL combine

2017 NFL draft: ACC-high nine Miami Hurricanes invited to NFL combine

Brad Kaaya warms up for the Russell Athletic Bowl. (Getty Images) [UM AD talks IPF, Edwards, facilities, spring game] [Recruiting: DT Silvera commits to Miami] [Njoku to NFL combine; more Canes to follow?
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