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June 01, 2011

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orange 'n green in the vein

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

86Cane

Individual game tickets for 2011 Miami Hurricanes home games at Sun Life Stadium will go on sale August 1st, 2011.

Individual game tickets will be available on the 100 level, 400 level and Club Level of the Stadium.

Once available, tickets can be purchased at HurricaneSports.com or via Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 800-745-3000.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Miami Hurricanes Ticket Office located at the Hecht Athletic Center on the University of Miami's Coral Gables Campus. Hours of operation are 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday thru Friday.

The best way to guarantee tickets to all Miami Hurricanes home games at Sun Life Stadium is to become a Season Ticket Holder or Club Level Member.

To speak to a ticket sales representative cal 1-800-GO-CANES (800-462-2637).

NOTE: You can buy season tickets straight up for $130 so NEVER pay even HALF of that for ONE game!

If it comes to that then just buy seaosn tickets and use the OSU game tix and sell the rest on line at Stub Hub.

Willie Will in Nashville

since no one called first could i be first? lol

Old Skool

Canesport saying DB Larry Hope committed

NativeCane

SS

Even Steve Spurrier doubted his proposal would be passed. But the South Carolina coach wanted to get it out there anyway.

The former Gators coach suggested players receive $300 per game to pay for expenses, a cost that would come out of the coaches' pocket. Or at least some.

Seven coaches, including Florida's Will Muschamp, signed Spurrier's proposal that was presented to the athletic directors at the SEC Spring Meetings on Wednesday.

"A bunch of us coaches felt so strongly about it that we would be willing to pay it, 70 guys, 300 bucks a game. That's only $21,000 a game," Spurrier said. "I doubt if it will get passed, but as a coach in the SEC, we make all the money as do universities, colleges, and we need to get more to our players."

Six coaches signed Spurrier's proposal, which he showed to the media then folded and put in his pocket. Besides Spurrier and Muschamp, Alabama's Nick Saban, LSU's Les Miles, Mississippi State's Dan Mullen, Ole Miss' Houston Nutt and Tennessee's Derek Dooley signed the proposal.


Although it was more of a gesture than something the conference is likely to pass, Spurrier wanted to make a point. Legislation of this nature would have to come from the NCAA level, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said. And it would have Title IX implications, as well.

Spurrier made his point anyway.

"I just wish there was a way to get our players a little piece of the pie. It's so huge right now," he said. "As you know, 50 years ago, there was not any kind of money and players got full scholarships. Now they're still getting full scholarships and the money's just in the millions. I don't know how to get it done. Hopefully there's a way to give our guys that play football a little piece of the pie."

All SEC coaches except Kentucky's Joker Phillips make at least $2 million annually. Vanderbilt recently hired James Franklin, who was the offensive coordinator at Maryland, but is a private school and does not report its coaches salaries.

Phillips was one of five coaches that didn't sign Spurrier's proposal, along with Franklin, Arkansas' Bobby Petrino, Auburn's Gene Chizik and Georgia's Mark Richt. Phillips said the proposal was received well and that coaches talked about a way to get players "some type of expense money."

"Just us having a dialogue was important," he added. "It wasn't a real standard deal, so I wasn't willing to put my name on anything that wasn't set in stone."

Miles agreed, saying coaches are looking for a way to close the gap between the cost of attendance and the amount awarded in full scholarships.

"I think Steve Spurrier makes a good point with the proposal," he said. "In the actual workings, I think it's flawed. But I'm for starting that dialogue. It opens the door."

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/os-steve-spurrier-paying-players-20110601,0,897876.story

NativeCane

Im with the Spurrmulator on this one, there is no reason players should not get a per game stipend on top of their scholarship.

4-Real

Larry Hope is rated a 2* according to espn. Here we go again! Start off smoking early on with several 4* kids then use the remaining offers on 15 or more 3 & 2* recruits.

SOUP

Start off smoking early on with several 4* kids then use the remaining offers on 15 or more 3 & 2* recruits.

Posted by: 4-Real | June 02, 2011 at 07:49 AM

Trust the process.

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Imminent QB Commitment? Many recruiting experts are expecting QB Preston Dewey, 6'3'' and 190 lbs is commit to the Canes soon. Stay tuned.

Papa Cane - Breaking News: Al Golden Camp Defensive Back MVP Larry Hope verbally commits to UM. He is 5'11'' and 165 lbs.

Ohio_Cane

Larry Hope is rated a 2* according to espn. Here we go again! Start off smoking early on with several 4* kids then use the remaining offers on 15 or more 3 & 2* recruits.

Posted by: 4-Real | June 02, 2011 at 07:49 AM
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U know how many 4 and 5 stars were in the Super Bowl last year? 1.

Stars are generated by how many offers they have from colleges.

Ray Lewis was a 3 star.

ftmcane

we can't win with some fans. pissed when we don't recruit an unheralded kid and he becomes a star at a lower level school, and pissed when we do recruit an unheralded kid. I think we're doing outstanding so far. Film on the Dewey kid looks just as good as the other QB prospects. Who cares about the stars. Hope came to camp and earned MVP awards, it's not like nobody is recruiting him either, Nebraska, Kentucky, WV. don't be so negative, be 4-Real.

solarcane

Feldman: NCAA back in OSU looking at impermissable benefits since '01. Car salesman Kniffin told me he still hasnt spoken to NCAA.

shame if they have to vacate a bunch of wins

solarcane

National Spelling Bee: Probably one of the last honest amateur competitions ESPN airs.

SOUP

Ray Lewis was a 3 star.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 02, 2011 at 09:50 AM

Who's Ray Lewis? Three stars? Must be a punk who can't be any good then right? Prolly went to some small school like La Tech right? RIGHT???

Ohio_Cane

Who's Ray Lewis? Three stars? Must be a punk who can't be any good then right? Prolly went to some small school like La Tech right? RIGHT???

Posted by: SOUP | June 02, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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LOL!!

Ohio_Cane

College Football Talk - "Release: "Don Treadwell announced today that RB Tracy Woods was officially released from the Miami University Football Team."

Ohio_Cane

^^ Didn't read that thoroughly enough... Sorry.

Herbieibis

It's okay when you have coaches who can develop the 3 star Ray Lewis's of the world or Ed Reeds but the problem is the previous coaching staff hasn't gotten good mileage from those type guys.Then you have the 5 star guys who have come here and out of the last 10 who have come here who has really distiguished themselves? Coaching is the answer to the above questions. Larry Hope may be a star now but what will he end up in November? If he does not progress up in stars, then these coaches better be good and the jury is still out on them. Remember we have 25 or so schollies to give and ain't everyone going to be 4 or 5 stars but we do need an abundance of help on the defensive side of the ball, like play makers!

4-Real

Everybody ain't nor will they ever be a Ray Lewis or a Ed Reed. Those are once in a lifetime type players. But if u guys don't have a problem with being the doormat of the big 3 then more power 2 u. Just don't come back 3 years from now bitchin & griping bout how we sukk. The point is that U cant keep filling ur class up with 2 & 3 * recruits in hopes of them becoming a Ray Lewis, Ed Reed or J. Vilma! Thats being 4-Real!

86Cane

Thats being 4-Real!

Posted by: 4-Real | June 02, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Just email or send a Tweet to Golden, or Carroll or any of the other UM coaches so they know who U want them to recruit so they can go get 'em.

I am certain that they want to spend every waking hour keeping U and every other UM fan who knows MORE than they do about recruiting happy.

Better yet, just post the list here of the recruiting targets U want and they can just read it from the blog or if U want I will forward it to them for U?

ftmcane

There are plenty of 4* guys that have come through here the last few years and dissapointed. I'm not saying Hope is the next Ed Reed, what I am saying is that our staff saw enough in him to offer him a scholarship. I don't see us filling our class with low rated guys and I do agree that we should take more high profile guys than not, but this kid obviously showed something in camp and he is one of the better db's in dade this year. Alot of how well these guys do depends on coaching and what their ceiling is anyway.

canechic

Ryan Moore, Lance Legget, Kyle Wright, just to name a few. Ugh...Lance and Ryan really were the worst! And how Lance disrespected Coker in that last game....just downright disgusting! I wonder what Lance is doing these days....maybe working at Winn Dixie?

By the way Solar you are just LOL'ing me these days. So true about the spelling bee but somehow I know we are going to come to find out these kids are really being controlled via some new tech gadget by their parents....LOL!!!!!!

4-Real

86, y don't u continue to brag bout the APR and everything else fans of winning programs care nuthin about :(

ftmcane

i also think we get too excited about the APR

Ohio_Cane

Mike James - "Legacy is upholding my mom's name, the University of Miami's name, and my last name."

What a fantastic answer from a fantastic kid.

raizecane

Ohio - I think Mike James is going to have a great season this year. How can you NOT like that kid.

Ohio_Cane

Ohio - I think Mike James is going to have a great season this year. How can you NOT like that kid.

Posted by: raizecane | June 02, 2011 at 01:00 PM
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Agreed. Not possible to not like that kid. He's an amazing person, especially considering what he's been thru.

86Cane

86, y don't u continue to brag bout the APR and everything else fans of winning programs care nuthin about :(

Posted by: 4-Real | June 02, 2011 at 12:20 PM

I agree with U there, most don't care, but I do and UM the educational institution certainly does. Trust me on this.

Look, I wasn't really trying to bust your chops but the whole 2 star, 3 star, 4 star argument is as old and irrelvant as Disco music.

Golden's job depends on who he recruits. Do U really think he's gonna purposely offer a player who he thinks can't help him win?

Anyway, send me that list of players U want at Maimi and I will personally make sure that Golden and Carroll both get the list via email and handed to them personally.

SERIOUSLY.

Ohio_Cane

Anyway, send me that list of players U want at Maimi and I will personally make sure that Golden and Carroll both get the list via email and handed to them personally.

SERIOUSLY.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 02, 2011 at 01:07 PM
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Find me 21 more Mike James' and I'll be happy as a pig in $#it!

86Cane

Raize...I edited and added several photos to your article. I will post it next week after the Regional baseball tourney in G'ville this weekend.

I will be going to G'ville on Sunday AM to cover the championship game because I am assuming that UM and UF are going to meet for the title that day/night.

86Cane

Find me 21 more Mike James' and I'll be happy as a pig in $#it!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 02, 2011 at 01:13 PM

And U will be holding a BCS trophy which undoubtedly will make U even happier.

Sebas57 knows more stuff than most and he has been RAVING about Mike James for MONTHS now even since the new workouts started.

MJ was my LOF in 2009. Love that guy!

solarcane

I wonder how many lists Brennan gets a week and follows up with a personal thank you email as he tosses the list into the trash can?
One thing this new staff has got down pat, that the previous staff never understood is how to make everyday small potato fans feel like personal friends of theirs.
That grows a lot of support.

raizecane

I will be going to G'ville on Sunday AM to cover the championship game because I am assuming that UM and UF are going to meet for the title that day/night.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 02, 2011 at 01:14 PM

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Thats the way to think positive.......

86Cane

I wonder how many lists Brennan gets a week and follows up with a personal thank you email as he tosses the list into the trash can?

Posted by: solarcane | June 02, 2011 at 01:21 PM

I hear at first he had to empty it several times a day.

Then he gottired of that and just asked for a larger trash can.

I got two or three in the bottom of that one already, so what's one more?

solarcane

MJ was my LOF in 2009. Love that guy!

You picking MJ over your BBF Lamar Miller proves you have mad love for smiley that is for sure!

86Cane

You picking MJ over your BBF Lamar Miller proves you have mad love for smiley that is for sure!

Posted by: solarcane | June 02, 2011 at 01:26 PM

Tru dat!

solarcane

soup,
I think BC respects the longevity of the Space and actually reads your stuff.

But think for real how many coaches moms dads sporting good store owners etc send can't miss players to him everyday??

86Cane

Solar...BC is so smooth and so way cool it is hard to describe. He has California cool written all over him.

I saw and talked to him at the Spring game in between his meeting with recruits on the sidleine before the game.

Kids have to love him, they just gotta.

solarcane

Miami commit Ereck "Big Red" Flowers
repost just because I like that name

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpUGjtDWaB0&feature=player_embedded

macjones de Albuquerque

FWIW... Athlon college football mag' has yoUr Miami, F-L-A Hurricanes ranked at No.19.

And A.C.C. foes f.s.WHO and Virginia Tech are in Athlon's Top 10 list. Yikes! Ohio St. is also ranked in their Top 10.

" Miami will have a lightning-fast defense and an experienced offensive line, but stability is badly needed at quarterback. The play of Jacory Harris or Stephen Morris will determine the early returns on the Golden era. "

http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/top-25/miami-hurricanes#comments

Bon Jour

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Number 85 in Top 100 list. Go Canes! @hurricanesports Football. Washington Listed Among College Football's Elite http://tinyurl.com/3hb39el

86Cane

THE BUZZ: Washington was about as close to perfect as a lineman can get in a 31-3 rout of Pittsburgh last year, as he graded out at 99 percent. But he's no one-game wonder; he was named the ACC offensive lineman of the week twice despite not getting honored after the Pitt game. Washington also earned first-team All-ACC honors and could emerge as the league's top overall offensive lineman in 2011.

Scribe747SP

4-real:

The skills for being a good cover man is very unique; hard to claim and fool anyone you have it if you don't. Most importantly, do you really think that all these coaches would judge some kid "worthy" of playing ELITE level Football and be wrong.

This kid went against lots of receivers at camp. You should feel much better offering a DB that you SEE & EVALUATE at your own camp than a kid with 4-5 stars, that you pick from rivals, i.e, D. Farr

Brevardcane

Finnie was a 3star; reports seem to indicate he is doing well.

86Cane

Scribe...can U please stop using something stupid, you know like common sense or logic, when posting comments on the blog?

I mean isn't it apparent to everyone on the blog that some guy named "4 Real" knows more about which players UM should offer a scholly to than some very experienced college coaches who just watched a kid perform at their own camp for several days?

U silly goose!

solarcane

Bosher was a 3 star how did that turn out

solarcane

Hank signs with Addias mo money mo money mo money
http://bit.ly/cW248V

Ohio_Cane

2013 verbal commit WR Kermit Whitfield just ran one of the fastest tenth grade 100-meter dash times in U.S. history: 10.31.

Ohio_Cane

2013 verbal commit WR Kermit Whitfield is tied for the second fastest time in the 100 meter dash this year...for the entire country.

solarcane

Why you are glad you didn't name your kid Randy
and how maybe you should wait awhile before you name your daughter Goldie.


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An Ohio State Fan Who Named His Kid "Tressel"

Rob Harvilla —Andy Tomcho is a Cleveland native, former Ohio State student, and die-hard Buckeyes fan who, upon the arrival of his first-born son, graced him with the only name that made sense: Tressel Andrew Tomcho. Named, of course, for deified OSU football coach Jim Tressel. This was nearly two years ago, far happier times for the Tressel aura of on-field success and off-field spiritual infallibility, back when it seemed profoundly unlikely that—just to use an arbitrary hypothetical example—poor old Jim would be forced to resign under the cloud of a bizarre tattoos-for-memorabilia scandal.

Which, of course, happened over Memorial Day weekend. You can be certain Andy, who now lives in Chicago and works in the admissions department of a small private college, is taking this harder than the average Buckeyes fan; it seemed like a good idea to chat with him about it. (Disclosure: We went to high school together, and once bonded over our shared affinity for Bobby Brown.) Hopefully OSU's football program as a whole handles this fiasco as calmly and reasonably.

These are tough times, I'm afraid, to have a son named after Jim Tressel. How are you feeling?
Pretty disappointed. It's sad to see something that you valued and admired go down in flames so fast.

What was the initial thought process behind the name? What was it about Jim Tressel that drew you to him? His status as a religious/honorable man? The 2002 national championship? The sweater vests?
Definitely the integrity and honor that Jim seemed to bring to tOSU [Note: This is Andy's abbreviation, not mine] after those crazy Cooper years. Winning the championship and the sweater vests weren't too far behind though!

Is this something you had to actively talk your wife into? Your mother? Your mother-in-law? Did any friends/family balk at it? Tell me a bit about the negotiation process.
Well, it started out as a joke with some friends of ours. They were going to name their son Eddie George Hickey, and we were going to name ours Tressel Andrew Tomcho. Since I live in Chicago now, most people didn't really understand the name, but the more we joked about it, the more people thought it was a cool and unique name. My family all back in Ohio thought I was kidding/crazy. Eventually the name stuck, it grew on my wife, and we decided, why not? Now we know why. Oh, and our friends didn't name their son Eddie George; however, that might have been a better name in hindsight.

Was Maurice Clarett Tomcho ever under consideration?
No, but there was some mention of Carmen Ohio Tomcho if it was a girl. (That's the tOSU alma mater.)

Did you discuss, at the time, what would happen if Jim Tressel were to be fired or otherwise disgraced? Do you have some sort of contingency plan in place?
No contingency plan. My wife is only a fan of tOSU because of me, and has no allegiance to them. The name was something she actually liked. Plus we didn't think we'd ever have to worry about anything like this.

Are you regretting the name, or considering changing it?
No name change. We'll just shorten it for a while to T or Tre.

Is there anything Jim Tressel could do at this point to make you permanently change your mind? Revelations of gambling, stealth videotaping, doping, etc.? A cross-country shooting spree? Signing on as head coach up in Michigan?
Wow, that's loaded. I suppose if he ever went to *ichigan, I would have to then change it. Other than that, the Mayans say the world will end next year—maybe I won't have to worry about it much longer.

As this tattoos-for-memorabilia controversy started ramping up, did you fear for this moment? Did the announcement of his resignation come as a surprise?
I never thought it would get this far, to be honest. I'm not surprised he resigned after more and more of the information came out. It seems like Jim was taking a lot of the blame, almost let it all fall on him, especially since he didn't involve the university at all. There are two ways to look at that: Either he was trying to protect the university and his players, or he is really stupid.

Full sizeWhat do you think of the controversy, the charges themselves? Do you think Jim, and the program at large, deserved what they got?
Personally, it amazes me that there is a five-game suspension for players for getting tattoos at a discount and selling/trading their own property. It's unbelievable to me what the NCAA values most. You can buy the players' game-worn shoes, jerseys, and shirts on the school's website, but it's not okay for a player to sell their awards they have earned. So as long as the universities and NCAA can continue to make money off the "student athletes" that bring in millions of dollars if they win and go to a bowl game, it's okay. But the "student athletes" better not cut into their profit! You have players' parents asking for and receiving money for their kids' commitments, and no suspension there. But mess with the NCAA's profit, HELL NO! This is a business, let's not kid ourselves that it's about an education. Now for Jim, misleading and hiding the knowledge that he had, his suspension was warranted, and he should have been fined the legal fees the university had to pay to support him and the players. High risk, high reward. You try to change young mens' lives that are considered high risk, and you may get to the championship game, but you will get burned eventually.

Are you a lifelong OSU fan? Did you go to school there? What are some other examples of your intense Buckeye fandom?
Pretty much lifelong, I grew up in Northeastern Ohio. I did attend tOSU during the end of the Cooper years and beginning of Tressel's era. Living in Columbus and experiencing Buckeye Saturdays, Hineygate, the VC and Catfish Bifs, that's something that cannot be beat. I tailgate every time the Bucks play out here at Northwestern, and drive down to Purdue and meet up with my family in Ohio for the game. For last year's Purdue game, I was highlighted as the tailgate of the day, and got to show them around our family's setup with canopies, cornhole, and grillin' out. My son Tressel got to go to his first game last year versus Marshall. Obviously my son's room is scarlet and gray, with an tOSU blocks border, framed #1 jersey, and signed poster by Jim Tressel with the team's 2009 schedule (his birth year).

Sorry: Hineygate?
It used to be a huge tailgate that they held outside of the Holiday Inn just off campus. A band called the Danger Brothers played every gameday, it was a big party. It's sadly no longer, since the university bought the Holiday Inn and turned it into a dorm.

How much shit are you taking from your friends right now, exactly?
Well, my friends are fine—it's all the other people out here in Chicago that don't understand fanatic college football fans that I'm catchin' heat from. Most people are surprised I'm not in a week-long drunken stupor.

Does young Tressel have any thoughts on this, at the moment? Have you brought this up to him at all?
Right now he is more concerned with the new Cars movie coming out here in the middle of June.

How do you plan on explaining this to young Tressel when he comes of age? At this point it's a pretty complicated birthright.
When he gets old enough I'll use it as a lesson. You can do nothing but good in your life, but it takes one defining moment that can knock you down. It's up to you to define the moment and your life. Never take for granted what you have.

NativeCane

Posted by: solarcane | June 02, 2011 at 05:14 PM

Ohio version of "Boy Named Sue"

Go Canes!!!

muschump

Ray Lewis was 5 star recruit
Ed Reed was 4 stars

Old Skool

Dang Solar.
My eyes hurt from just looking at that field.

Why stop there? They should go all the way and let Peter Max (artist from the Yellow Submarine) art direct the whole stadium.

4-Real

86, y don't u be 4-Real 4 a change and stop riding Al's Golden rod as if he wuz your 1st & only choice 4 replacing Shannon. Be 4-Real!!

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: muschump | June 02, 2011 at 06:49 PM

As usual a troll knows nothing. Get ready for the bowl streak to end this year, suicide watch starts early in the middle of nowhere this year.

SOUP

86, y don't u be 4-Real 4 a change and stop riding Al's Golden rod as if he wuz your 1st & only choice 4 replacing Shannon. Be 4-Real!!

Posted by: 4-Real | June 02, 2011 at 07:29 PM

OK, OK, I'm done raggin on U if can agree to stop sayin stupid stuff. DEAL?

And I'll admmit, Golden was not my FIRST choice. But everything he has done since being hired has made me a fan.

I think and HOPE he will do well but really only time will tell.

I'm just gonna believe for now that he knows a little more about recruiting that you do. And that just me being 4 Real!

OhioCane

LET'S GO HEAT!!

AlpharettaCane

Solar: Campbell's video showing him head-butting that guy from the Rams, just like a real mountain goat / ram, is my absolute all-time favorite clip.

Love the way he's got the rock hanging out like a piece of meat-loaf, but tucks it back in just about the time his uni is getting shredded to pieces - shoulder pads flapping, jersey ripped to shreds, what a great runner.

Only clip that compares is an old classic of John Mackey, old TE for the Colts - he had some awesome highlights.

Bo's quote to the Boz when he ran him over on his way into the endzone:

"Next time, bring bus fare."

SOUP

Heat 28, Mavs 28

Have I mentioned that the first three quarters of basketball are worthless?

Yeah, I thought so.

4-Real

Soup, what exactly did I say that was just downright stupid or malicious? Just expressing my harmless opinion like always only to be jumped & dogged like always. I too like the hire of Al Golden but I'm not about to label him the next Nick Saban. I can't DOWN him, nor can u CROWN him b4 he coaches a single down 4 the U. I like the way recruiting has gone so far but I also remember how we were singing the same praises to Shannon 4 yrs ago. Not trying to piss on the Golden parade but just like Canechic I'm not about to set myself up 4 a big let down.

SOUP

4-Real...I hear U. It's just that the whole "STAR" game recruiting BS is a touchy subject for me. Give me 22 FOOTBALL PLAYERS in place of a few 5 star lazy flops anyday.

U are cool. No harm, no foul.

Blog on...

Canechic

4real I do feel you! Lots of wait and see fans out there!

SOUP

Dallas 51, Heat 51 at the half.

Did I mention that...

OhioCane

About 25 mins ago, Brennan Carroll tweeter "Welcome o the U"

Means we got a new commit. Not sure which one tho

OhioCane

Tweeted**

AngryCane

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OhioCane

Unreal collapse by the Heat. 15 point lead with 6 mins left. Wow

CaneRock

DAMN! I know Dallas has done this before, but we choked plain and simple...

Canechic

What a waste of three hours and nick is saying not very nice things about a certain German.

orange 'n green in the vein

Time for a panic button push Heat. They started jacking threes with the big lead and got away from the dribble set up on offense that got them that huge lead to begin with.

CaneRock

I don't like LBJ's response in that presser. He basically said that if we didn't score another point, and Dallas went on a 12-0 run, we would've won by 3...HUH?!?! Earth to Lebron, you're a salaried employee, you get paid to play 48:00(+) of basketball, your response should've been, "WE SHOULD'VE KEPT OUR FOOT ON THE GAS AND IN THEIR ASS!!!"

NativeCane

MH

Gainesville Super Regional

No matter how much the Miami Hurricanes would like to tuck the Florida Gators deep into the recesses of their psyches, in the end they know that all roads to the College World Series go through Gainesville.

For the third consecutive year, the Canes find themselves in Gainesville for the NCAA baseball tournament — this year and in 2009 in a regional; last year in a super regional. They were eliminated by the Gators in the two most recent tournaments, not to mention losing nine of the past 10 games to them.

“It’s definitely a tough place to play,” said UM pitcher Steven Ewing (7-2, 2.77 ERA), a sophomore left-hander who usually pitches midweek but will start at noon Friday in the Hurricanes’ regional opener against No. 3 seed Jacksonville. “But personally, I don’t think it would feel right to move on to the super regional and Omaha [Neb.] without beating Florida.”

First, No. 2 regional seed UM (36-21) must knock off Jacksonville (36-22), which defeated No. 2 national seed Florida 11-2 in a midweek game May 17. Jacksonville will start senior left-hander Matthew Tomshaw (8-3, 3.78 ERA).

No. 4 seed Manhattan College (34-17) meets Florida (45-16) at 4 p.m. Friday at McKethan Stadium. The winner of the Canes’ opener will play the winner of the second game at 4 p.m. Saturday. The losers will fall to the losers’ bracket for a noon game Saturday.

The tournament could end as early as Sunday if one team wins three in a row, or as late as Monday. The winners move on to a super regional June 10-12.

“I can’t wait to play them,” Gators infielder Josh Adams said of the Hurricanes. “But we’ve got to get past the first game.’’

The Hurricanes, ranked as high as 16th by Baseball America and as low as 23rd in the USA Today/ESPN coaches’ poll, are 79-19 against Jacksonville. The Dolphins, who play in the Atlantic Sun Conference, have a .313 team batting average and are led by Adam Brett Walker, the A-Sun Player of the Year who batted .416 with 13 home runs and 72 RBI.

“They might be the best hitting club in the state of Florida,” UM coach Jim Morris said.

The Canes won national titles in 1982, ’85, ’99 and ’01 but have bleak recent memories of Gainesville. Last year, Miami committed seven errors in its final super regional game against UF — three in the final two innings. UM infielder Harold Martinez watched that game from a hospital bed in Gainesville, where he had a massive infection scooped out of his left shin.

“It was tough to lose the way we did and not be able to help,” Martinez said. “We’ve had bad experiences there.

“But now we’re excited to go back because we know if we want to be a national championship team, we’re going to have to beat UF anyway sooner or later.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/03/2248377/miami-hurricanes-out-for-better.html#ixzz1ODA2AhAD

NativeCane

^^^^^^^^^Regional^^^^^^^^^

SOUP

Off to the 813. C ya...

raizecane

GO MAVS......lol. Sorry, I am just not liking the Heat. Not because they are trying to buy a title but because I am a Magic fan.

Solar - I kind a like the color of the turf.

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Per @MikeBakasScout Texas QB Preston Dewey, 6'3'' and 195 lbs, could become Miami's newest commitment very soon. Stay tuned.

Texas QB Preston Dewey was named to the U.S. Army All-America All-Combine Team, Nike Elite 11, and 2010 All-SPC Team.

Here are highlights of Texas QB Preston Dewey who is rumored to possibly commit to Miami in the very near future: http://ow.ly/59jxe

solarcane

CBS sports 100 countdown of the 2011 season's 100 most influential players, coaches, administrators, venues, or any other related things in college football


48. AL GOLDEN, head coach, Miami. The Hurricane coaching search was heavily publicized and tossed around flashy names like Jon Gruden and Dan Mullen, but the final decision was on the decidedly less-flashy, hard-nosed Golden. Since joining the program, Golden has talked about changing the "culture" of Miami football. After watching the team prepare for the Sun Bowl, Golden said he wanted to practice faster, hit harder, and increase the toughness up and down the roster. His winter conditioning program produced players' tales of being worked harder than ever, and his gritty demands continued well into spring practice.

But Golden needs to be more than a strength coach and philosopher for the Hurricanes. He needs to be the face of the program moving forward, and the team needs to believe in his word. There is a roster full of talent in Coral Gables that has not come close to sniffing a conference championship. Since joining the ACC in 2004, the Hurricanes have yet to produce so much as a Coastal division title. Golden's arrival has brought a lot of excitement back to The U, but also the expectations for winning. If Golden is going to get the trust of Randy Shannon's team, he will need to show them that his "culture" produces championship-caliber football. -- CP

canechic

Honestly watching the end of the Heat game last night......really, really starting to question if these games are not rigged. You cannot go from making every shot, to making none in less than 15 seconds....really, really makes me think??? Dallas was not that good on defense. And with all the news about corruption in sports, sadly this would not shock me.

ftmcane

does anybody know who the recent commit is?

Ohio_Cane

From last night? I dunno which one he meant since Carroll can't say any names

Ohio_Cane

Shaq retirement presser on ESPN and ESPN.com at 1pm EST for anyone who wants to watch it.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6619600

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Leaving The Trailer For The Tainted Dome: 4-Star OL Jordan Prestwood is transferring from FSU to Notre Dame. Big loss. Was not happy at FSU.

macjones de Albuquerque

Honestly watching the end of the Heat game last night......really, really starting to question if these games are not rigged. You cannot go from making every shot, to making none in less than 15 seconds....really, really makes me think??? Dallas was not that good on defense. And with all the news about corruption in sports, sadly this would not shock me.

Posted by: canechic | June 03, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Take moi's absolUte word C.C., N.B.A. " playoff games " are not fixed. Bloody Capice.

Now on the other hand, the N.B.A. regular season is a total different breed of zebra. If U-know-what I mean, eh. Get outta' here.

In other words, believe or not. Some, but not most, N.B.A. regular season games are rigged, to use yoUr venacular.

And being a lost former gambling degenerate, I have FIRST-HAND knowledge of the shenannigans that go on during the regular campaign of the league. FWIW

Because baby, there be some beacoup green bucks thrown down on " certain " N.B.A. games. Say it ain't so.

Just check out actor Caan's flick THE GAMBLER. A pretty interesting story about big league gambling.

Bon jour

Ohio_Cane

New UM verbal commitment Preston Dewey is 6'3'' and 195 lbs. He is a razor sharp precision thrower, and has lots of poise in the pocket.

Highlights of Texas QB Preston Dewey who just committed to the University of Miami: http://ow.ly/59jxe

Big props goes to @MikeBakasScout for predicting Preston Dewey's commitment to the U. Between he and Crow UM should be set.

I believe UM is done at QB for 2012. That means that folks like Chad Kelly are not coming...was never aggresively recruited. FSU bound?

Ohio_Cane

[]_[] Family Reunion on Sunday

The second Al Golden Football Camp at the U will once again look like a U Football Family Reunion as former Hurricanes return to coach at Sunday’s camp.

Orlando Franklin

Alex Johnson

Roland Smith

Brandon Harris

Ray Bellamy

Ken Dorsey

Rich Mercier

Wesley Carroll

Gerard Daphins

Rohan Marley

Ryan Collins

Kenny Berry

Darrell Fullington

Will all be in attendance on Sunday, June 5 for the second of six one-day camps. For more information on the camp or to register, visit algolden.com.

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