Matt Porter

Matt Porter covers the University of Miami’s sports teams for The Palm Beach Post. He previously covered high school, college and pro sports for the Post and The Boston Globe. He is a graduate of Emerson College and a native of Gloucester, Mass. Canes Watch blog

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Former Miami Hurricanes LB Darrion Owens heading to Houston
 Darrion Owens during a 2016 Miami practice. (Miami Herald) [
            
               Chad Thomas will play in the Senior Bowl
            ] [
            
               Grad transfer DT on the way to UM?
            ] Former Canes linebacker Darrion Owens will reunite with Mark D’Onofrio in Houston. Owens, 
            who left...

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Darrion Owens during a 2016 Miami practice. (Miami Herald) [ Chad Thomas will play in the Senior Bowl ] [ Grad transfer DT on the way to UM? ] Former Canes linebacker Darrion Owens will reunite with Mark D’Onofrio in Houston. Owens, who left...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes’ Chad Thomas gets Senior Bowl spot
 Chad Thomas hears it from the Hard Rock Stadium fans after his last regular-season game at home, Nov. 18, 2017 against Virginia.
               (Getty Images) [
            
               Illinois grad transfer DT coming to Miami?
            ] Chad Thomas will get another opportunity to show NFL scouts his in-game skills. According Patrick...

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Chad Thomas hears it from the Hard Rock Stadium fans after his last regular-season game at home, Nov. 18, 2017 against Virginia. (Getty Images) [ Illinois grad transfer DT coming to Miami? ] Chad Thomas will get another opportunity to show NFL scouts his in-game skills. According Patrick...
What could grad transfer DT Tito Odenigbo bring to Miami Hurricanes?
 Illinois defensive lineman Tito Odenigbo sits on the bench during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 14, 2017, in Champaign, Ill.
               Odenigbo is reportedly on his way to Miami as a graduate transfer. (AP) [
            
               Scouting each 2018 Miami opponent, see schedule
            ] Miami has added a former Illinois defensive...

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Illinois defensive lineman Tito Odenigbo sits on the bench during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 14, 2017, in Champaign, Ill. Odenigbo is reportedly on his way to Miami as a graduate transfer. (AP) [ Scouting each 2018 Miami opponent, see schedule ] Miami has added a former Illinois defensive...
NCAA says Miami’s loss in Orange Bowl counts as a home loss
   MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: A detailed view of Capital One Orange Bowl signage on pylon before the game between the Miami
               Hurricanes and the Wisconsin Badgers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty
               Images) An interesting short item (a brite...

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  MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: A detailed view of Capital One Orange Bowl signage on pylon before the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Wisconsin Badgers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) An interesting short item (a brite...
Scouting each Miami Hurricanes football 2018 opponent, schedule breakdown
 After LSU stomped Miami in the 2005 Peach Bowl, the teams scrapped off the field. (Getty Images) [
            
               10 thoughts on Miami’s 2018 football schedule
            ] [
            
               Inside look at how the non-conference slate came together
            ] SCOUTING 2018 MIAMI HURRICANES OPPONENTS LSU...

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After LSU stomped Miami in the 2005 Peach Bowl, the teams scrapped off the field. (Getty Images) [ 10 thoughts on Miami’s 2018 football schedule ] [ Inside look at how the non-conference slate came together ] SCOUTING 2018 MIAMI HURRICANES OPPONENTS LSU...
Analyzing the 2018 Miami Hurricanes football schedule
 [
            
               How the non-conference slate came together
            ] Miami’s full schedule for the 2018 season, its third under coach 
            Mark Richt, was released Wednesday. Without further ado, let’s take a look: (Getty Images photo, illustration by Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) 2018 SCHEDULE...

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[ How the non-conference slate came together ] Miami’s full schedule for the 2018 season, its third under coach  Mark Richt, was released Wednesday. Without further ado, let’s take a look: (Getty Images photo, illustration by Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) 2018 SCHEDULE...
Basketball: Five takeaways from Miami Hurricanes 83-75 Duke Blue Devils
 Duke and Marvin Bagley (right) got the better of Miami and Dewan Huell. (Getty Images) CORAL GABLES — The glass half-full view: this loss might make Miami better in March. Perhaps the Hurricanes will have learned by tournament time how to play cohesively on offense, how to share the ball and create
            opportunities from...

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Duke and Marvin Bagley (right) got the better of Miami and Dewan Huell. (Getty Images) CORAL GABLES — The glass half-full view: this loss might make Miami better in March. Perhaps the Hurricanes will have learned by tournament time how to play cohesively on offense, how to share the ball and create opportunities from...
Miami Hurricanes QB Evan Shirreffs announces plan to transfer
 In this 2016 photo, Evan Shirreffs (16) sets up to pass during a drill. Malik Rosier (12) and quarterbacks coach Jon Richt
               are behind him. (Miami Herald) Evan Shirreffs will not be a part of Miami’s impending quarterback battle. Shirreffs, entering his redshirt junior season with UM, announced on Twitter on Monday his...

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In this 2016 photo, Evan Shirreffs (16) sets up to pass during a drill. Malik Rosier (12) and quarterbacks coach Jon Richt are behind him. (Miami Herald) Evan Shirreffs will not be a part of Miami’s impending quarterback battle. Shirreffs, entering his redshirt junior season with UM, announced on Twitter on Monday his...
Miami Hurricanes basketball falls in AP poll before Duke matchup
 Jim Larranaga instructs his team against Florida State. (Getty Images) [
            
               Big collection of NBA talent for Miami-Duke
            ] The Hurricanes are hanging onto a top-25 spot entering its game against Duke. Miami (13-3, 2-2 ACC) fell seven spots to No. 25 in 
            the AP poll released Monday. UM is...

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Jim Larranaga instructs his team against Florida State. (Getty Images) [ Big collection of NBA talent for Miami-Duke ] The Hurricanes are hanging onto a top-25 spot entering its game against Duke. Miami (13-3, 2-2 ACC) fell seven spots to No. 25 in the AP poll released Monday. UM is...
Duke, Miami could put six 2018 NBA Draft first-round picks on the same floor
 Dewan Huell (20), DJ Vasiljevic (1), Bruce Brown (11) and Ebuka Izundu (15) have Florida State’s Christ Koumadje surrounded.
               (Getty Images) Before the season, Bruce Brown and Lonnie Walker were widely projected as lottery picks. While they haven’t been bad, 
            they haven’t exactly lit up the court...

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Dewan Huell (20), DJ Vasiljevic (1), Bruce Brown (11) and Ebuka Izundu (15) have Florida State’s Christ Koumadje surrounded. (Getty Images) Before the season, Bruce Brown and Lonnie Walker were widely projected as lottery picks. While they haven’t been bad, they haven’t exactly lit up the court...