Hey, all you Miami Hurricane fans out there listen up. Yeah, I'm talking to U!
How about we get you to try to develop just a little bit of R E S P E C T for the University of Miami's women's basketball team?
The Lady 'Canes just finished tied for first place in the ACC with perennial basketball powerhouse Duke to claim a piece of the regular season conference title. And considering where they came from to accomplish that goal this season, it is nothing short of a miraculous turn around of the women's basketball program by UM head coach Katie Meyer and her players.
In one season the Hurricane lady hoopsters have literally gone from worst to first. No seriously, the actually went from last place in the ACC last season to tied for first this season. That is something that UM men's coach Frank Haith has not even come close to doing during his six season tenure at Miami.
Which points out the fact that anything Haith can do, Meyer can do better.
Last season the Hurricanes skidded to a 4-10 conference record and a No. 12 seed in the ACC Tournament. This year Miami finished the regular season with a #10 National ranking, a 26-3 overall record, a 12-2 record in the ACC and as winners of 25 of their last 27 games.
The conference record assured the `Canes a share of the ACC regular season title and a No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament.
UM players Shenise Johnson, Riquina Williams, Stefanie Yderstrom and Sylvia Bullock have started every game this season. That 29-game mark is tied for the most in the nation with one starting unit.
So let's give some well deserved R E S P E C T for Katie and her Lady Canes.
Even if it's just a little bit.