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February 18, 2013

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86Cane

I LOVE THIS...GO GET 'EM DONNA!!!

NativeCane

RCCF, you talkin' bout Coltrain? LOL

Go Canes!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

The Don is recruiting a different type of resolution at the University of Miami.

VA Cane

Get em Donna!!!!!

RuthlessPosse

Donna Shalala to Mark Emmert: "Turn up"

NativeCane

U tell em Donna!
Now is the time to end this foolishness!

Go Canes!!!

Da U N Houston

About DAYUM TIME!!!!!

Canesfan_1

It's about time!!!!!!!!!!!

86Cane

Donna Got This!

HawaiiCane

Greatest written statement ever! Period. End of story.

86Cane

Donna took round 1 with a couple of quick jabs, two solid uppercuts and a roundhouse right hook to end the round.

Emmert looks dazed, he had no idea his competition would fight back. As he went to his corner, he was seen with a nasty welt below his left eye.

Sarasota 'cane

It's not "about time", it's the "right time"! Donna has played this perfectly from the beginning. One thing that has been lost in all of this is that with the exception of the abortion allegation most of what was alleged was true.
We didn't have anything to "go get" until 23 Jan 13 when the NCAA admitted their wrongdoing. NOW we can go on the offensive! Before we were hoping for (eyes roll) mercy from the NCAA.
The smart play here is still a settlement, but Donna just put the NCAA on blast that she will accept nothing short of time served! Well played!
Go 'canes!

j.w.

Disagree, Sarasota. We had this info a long time ago and those shake-down letters would have Ben a food time to shoot one over their bow. But at least we're fighting and we're not getting yesterday back. So now we're all on the same page.

Terrance Sullivan

I love it Donna bring the Heat to the NCAA.

86Cane

Round two is just starting: Shalala looks really angry, she snarles and spits at Emmert, and then launches her attack...

dj moonbat

I'm no expert in PR, but the NCAA is really shocking me with its decision to keep blustering forward. They sort of got away with abandoning any semblance of due process at Penn State because the allegations were so . . . evil. But in this instance, where the NCAA isn't just making up rules as it goes along, but actively defying existing rules, I just don't see how they hope to maintain any illusion of legitimacy.

Canesfan_1


most of what was alleged was true.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | February 18, 2013 at 07:03 PM

I agree with your statement for the most part, but totally and completely disagree with the quote from ypu above.

There were violations for sure, and we punished ourselves for those. Like Donna said, for those were there was substantiation, we self imposed. What's been alleged is much more than what we've punished ourselves for. said, for those were there was substantiation, we self imposed. What's been alleged is much more than what we've punished ourselves for. What's been alleged has only been from media sources, like Robinson and Navarro. There have been no formal allegations from the NCAA. This is fact.

Show me where, how, when, and by whom, "most of what was alleged was true." Show me how the allegations were proven true.

I'm waiting.

Ohio_Cane

Go Donna, go Donna, it's ya burfday!

nemo2002

UM ought to file suit against the NCAA for $100,000,000.

Sarasota 'cane

I'm waiting....I'm waiting...

TonyCane

So is the NCAA. They just want to stretch this to August.

Canesteeler

Time to lawyer up and bring the big guns! The NCAA has no credibility and it is time for a settlement! My son was called out on a bad call to end a high school baseball game. His dumb ass drops an f bomb at the umpire. I am upset with him and I tell the coach he needs to sit for a couple of games in addition to running his ass off at, during and after practice. The coach (an ex college teammate) informs me that the umpire will send a report to the FHSAA and he is looking at a 3-5 game suspension. I say good, he deserves to be punished. I receive a call 24 hours later informing me my son has been suspended SIX WEEKS! Needless to say I researched what the FHSAA guidelines state and of course the ruling and guidelines don't match the punishment. This is about to get interesting.

Jack

Very well written! Miami once again may change college athletics! I don't think a university has ever sued the NCAA. Miami may be the first.

Hahaha....NCAA had a lack of institutional control, so damn funny!!!!

roachcane77

Oh SOUP? Where are you? We gots some trouble in the sandbox...

Hey VA Cane... What can you tell us about Ryheem Lockley... Know much about him?

roachcane77

Va Cane... Do you have anymore info you can give us on Ryheem Lockley?

Canesfan_1

Hey Sarasota, I'm your huckleberry

roachcane77

Typepad is eating my posts...

Canesteeler

Type pad is eating my post.

Jack

Canes #2 in b ball! Yahoooo!!!!! Go Canes!!

NigerianCane

If we make it out of this with little incident, ironically it might be because of the 2 most hated canes on this blog & others: Randy Shanon & Donna shalala.

Anthonyjmanis

I can always come here after a long day and find pure entertainment. Thank you all.

canezilla

DONNA JUST MADE MY NIPPLES ROCK HARD!!

orange 'n green in the vein

/\/\/\

If you believe the rumors about her, that's what she's said on several occasions I hear.

CaneRock

Somebody answer me this...What prison is Shapiro in, that He can have access to a cell phone?

laquinton

yessssss !! that's what im talking about Donna !

now its time to move Brennon Carroll back to TE coach and get Lockette now ! Lets go canes

Sarasota 'cane

Shapiro didn't have the cell phone, the NCAA investigator had a pre-paid phone, known as a "burner" on the street, so that his contact with Shapiro could not be traced! It's actually worse than giving the phone to Shapiro! This case gets better and better everyday!

Go 'canes!

Sarasota 'cane

Great comeback "D" Bag!

The only people who use the term "domestic partner" are themselves "domestic partners"! But don't worry, your secret is safe with me canefan1! Wink, wink...

Go 'canes!

Sarasota 'cane

Too little too late "D"! You already "outed" yourself!

CaneRock

Shapiro didn't have the cell phone, the NCAA investigator had a pre-paid phone, known as a "burner" on the street, so that his contact with Shapiro could not be traced! It's actually worse than giving the phone to Shapiro! This case gets better and better everyday!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | February 18, 2013 at 09:39 PM

True that...But I think Shapiro had a "burner" in the joint.

Canesfan_1

There have got to be some canes fam in the joint. Why haven't they spoken with Shapiro and straightened him out.

JCane

Great letter by Pres. Shalala. I'll be very curious to see how the next few days play out.

Huge game vs. UVa at home tomorrow, and maybe a scarier game at Wake Forest on the 23rd, as these road games may all be trap games at this stage. It's hard to win repeatedly...almost like a team needs a loss to get the monkey and pressure off its back. On the other hand, IU goes to now #4 Mich. State tomorrow night. If the U takes care of business this week, there's a good chance the #1 spot will be theirs for the taking imo. I'd say 80% MSU will take down IU at home, although both are hot right now. Nice that the U managed to get an early season win over MSU mixed amongst those games like FGCU and Ind. State...

NigerianCane

We need to find under the radar assistant coaches that r fundamentally sound in their discipline. They wouldn't be hired away for about 3 years. By then we would have gotten the best/most out of them. This superstars we r bringing in r been picked apart by pro teams & power houses. We need continuity in coaching staff to complete our recovery.

UpNorthCane

Cane on cane crime on this blog tonight lmaooo... I blame you NCAA!!!

86Cane

After a three-game sweep of Rutgers to open their spring campaign, the Miami Hurricanes rose eight spots to No. 20 in the first Collegiate Baseball poll of the 2013 regular season released Monday.

The Hurricanes, ranked No. 28 in the publication’s preseason poll, outscored the visiting Scarlet Knights 16-5 over the weekend. Despite adverse weather conditions and still missing two top arms due to injury, the Hurricane starters allowed zero earned runs in 17 combined innings of work.

Nine Hurricanes rookies made their debuts over the course of the weekend, and a number of them delivered key performances to help Miami open its season with a sweep. David Thompson (five RBI's), Alex Hernandez (three hits), Brandon Lopez (three hits) and Thomas Woodrey (one save), all part of a recruiting class ranked ninth-best in the nation by Collegiate Baseball, helped guide the Canes to a perfect weekend at Alex Rodriguez Park.

The Hurricanes return to the diamond Wednesday, when they travel to FAU for a midweek matchup with the Owls. First pitch from FAU Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.

86Cane

Easy folks, EASY.

I just found SOME of your comments in the filter and posted them. But please do not attack each other, attack the NCAA.

TonyCane

Per the Herald:

"Shapiro, now serving a 20-year federal prison sentence for his $930-million Ponzi scheme, has spent countless hours telling the NCAA how he provided more than 100 mostly former UM athletes with several thousand dollars worth of improper benefits from 2002 to 2010.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/18/3241012_p2/external-review-some-ncaa-staffers.html#storylink=cpy

So ultimately what we are talking about is several thousand dollars, total? That's it?

DeeCane

I got some pretty Interesting news to give..Im friends on Instagram with Ermon Lane (Lane_to_Live) ... 2015 Tim Irvin (big_dreams_Tim) and 2015 DB Jaquan Johnson (authentic_quan) and they recently put up a picgram stating "People are goin to hate when US Richmond football players when we play in college together"...it was followed by a U symbol...they all played pop warner together at Richmond Giants in Richmond Heights...I knw a few of their relatives from the area and they all have a strong vibe they will be at Miami....coach Barrow and coach Coley have a huge influence

86Cane

DEE...great news!

j.w.

The one strange, worrisome comment I've seen is the one that UM's lawyers knew about Perez and didn't say anything becaues they wanted to cooperate. Strange that they are using it to justify their failure to hold the NCAA itself cuplable. Worrisome in that it accomplished just the opposite in 2011, leading to Pee Wee's infamous interview with Feldman. It won't matter now wiht Pee Wee's crap, but I'm wondering what else we could have kept out if we objected back then.

CoCane

JW,

Smh... You don't get it. UM's lawyers didn't say anything because they were letting the NCAA hang themselves with their own noose. Duh...

By doing that, now look who has who by the balls...

CaneRock

Strange that they are using it to justify their failure to hold the NCAA itself cuplable.

Posted by: j.w. | February 18, 2013 at 11:49 PM

YUP! Talk about blaming the victim.

j.w.

CoCane- I do get it, better than you may know. I recognize the strategy they used,and after reading the entire report, there's still cause for concern. I'm reminding myself that the committee who hears the NOI is looking at this from a different perspective than Emmert. We have months to go, but at least we're putting on the gloves.

usagainsttheworld

donna truly exhibiting an "usagainsttheworld" attitude!

now that's what i'm talking about!

usagainsttheworld

"People are goin to hate when US Richmond football players when we play in college together"...it was followed by a U symbol...they all played pop warner together at Richmond Giants in Richmond Heights...I knw a few of their relatives from the area and they all have a strong vibe they will be at Miami....coach Barrow and coach Coley have a huge influence
Posted by: DeeCane | February 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

deecane-- what u know about them richmond heights boys?

i played there in the early-mid 80's on some unbelievable teams. glad to see the U building a pipeline there. where are these kinds playing hs ball right now?

UpNorthCane

Puttin on gloves? Hell nah take the gloves off put on some brass knukles take a bat and go to work on the NCAA and all of their people...!!!

BEERicane

I don't know about this whole investigation will play out. Seems to me that while the NCAA admitted its wrongdoing, they fully intend to proceed with the case and now that The Donna has spoken there is a clear divide in this matter between the two sides in what once seemed to be a mutual understanding. Now the gloves are off. It is the NCAA vs The U now. If the NCAA imposes/suggests sanctions beyond those already self-imposed, The Donna will have no choice but to pursue aggressive legal action against the NCAA given her new anti-NCAA posturing. Best case - no additional sanctions levied against UM. Likely case - drawn-out legal battle.

BEERicane

Besides, you think the NCAA will ignore the information it improperly ascertained? No way. It will still be there. Maybe not in black and white allegations, but reflected in the punishment they dole out. You can count on that.

nemo2002

Have another BEERi. Right on point!

dj moonbat

UM's lawyers didn't say anything because they were letting the NCAA hang themselves with their own noose. Duh...

By doing that, now look who has who by the balls...

Posted by: CoCane | February 18, 2013 at 11:58 PM


Well, I would spin it slightly differently than that. I think they held onto the Perez payoffs as an insurance policy.

I think UM thought (quite reasonably) that if UM essentially set the standard for investigation compliance, the NCAA would go relatively easy in recommending penalties. Donna was perfectly OK with getting punished, because she thought (probably correctly) that some punishment was warranted. So the self-imposed penalties began, along with bending over backwards to assist the investigation.

Then, I think, a draft allegation letter went out. And UM was surprised to learn that the NCAA still intended to throw the proverbial book at 'em.

At that point, UM says: "Whoa, hold on there. This whole investigation is tainted. Y'all need to check yourselves 'fore you wreck yourselves." (But in legalese.)

So the NCAA has checked itself, and nonetheless appears willing to wreck itself. Thus, I for one appear to have vastly overestimated the value of the Perez payoff insurance policy.

UpNorthCane

I really like Quincy Wilson as a safety prospect.... the kid has more skills then highsmith and is physical as hell.... hope they offer the young man.

dj moonbat

I really like Quincy Wilson as a safety prospect.... the kid has more skills then highsmith and is physical as hell.... hope they offer the young man.

Posted by: UpNorthCane | February 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM


More skills than Highsmith? Wow . . .

UpNorthCane

my point beign moonbat is... if highsmith is on the team or rodgers or gaines or tyrone cornelius, the staff should off Quincy wilson because he looks better then those guys and he's in high school.

dj moonbat

my point beign moonbat is... if highsmith is on the team or rodgers or gaines or tyrone cornelius, the staff should off Quincy wilson because he looks better then those guys and he's in high school.

Posted by: UpNorthCane | February 19, 2013 at 10:58 AM


I know; I'm just feeling feisty this morning 'cause of this NCAA bull$#!+.

86Cane

So the NCAA has checked itself, and nonetheless appears willing to wreck itself.

Posted by: dj moonbat | February 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM

There IT is right there.

Old Skool

Donna's got her swagger on. Give her an MMA intro and theme music at the next B-Ball game.

VA Cane

Lockley attends Middleeex HS. He is a very gifted athlete. He is about 6' 4" 220...not super fast, but 40 is 4.6. He is a good football player good hands, good build can player several positions if need be. Can catch, run, probably be a a good DB....he is an all state basketball player Tidewater District Player of the Year. Smart kid, very humble and a real team player. Also good in track and field. I know a couple guys from Saluda, they say he is quite a kid. I seem him as H back, TE, WR, kicks...hes got good size and still growing!!!

VA Cane

Middlesex HS sorry.

VA Cane

He reminds me a lot of Jimmy Graham, a gigted athlete. JG is a little bigger, but the kid has good skills, and from my connections is a real team guy who is down to earth and focused. Thnik he can help us in areas and will give us great effort. Thats what I want from kids that effort.

j.w.

Puttin on gloves? Hell nah take the gloves off put on some brass knukles take a bat and go to work on the NCAA and all of their people...!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | February 19, 2013 at 07:24 AM

Lol, UpNorth- I was thinking of this as a boxing or MMA match!

UpNorthCane

LOL J.W, i wanna see some real backyard 1940's back alley ass whoopings being given to the NCAA.

VA Cane

Back when The Boz called them Natoinal Communists Against Athletes we all thought he was FOS. Now we look at the things that are happening USC situation involved disreputable criminals being used for info, Shapiro is a dirtbag....and yes some things haappened at PSU, but no athlete was in on it and they never had any recourse....it looks like communism justice. Yes some things went wrong at the U.....but this has turned into a mistrial, a witch hunt to punish the NCAA whipping boy The U. I say slap them with a nasty ass lawsuit, as it is beyond the pale of justice.

CGNC

Happy Tuesday Party People

Ohio_Cane

Spammers really trying to take advantage of Typepad's missteps lol

Spam filter filling up haha

Hassan

Chickity check

CoCane

VA Cane,

You've always been cool with me, always will be but. Penn State got what they deserved...

The Dude

Players or coaches Diehard?

Players: Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin, Berinie Kosar

Coaches: Schnell, Jimmy, Erickson and ??? Coker?

DeployedDiehardCane

Players or coaches Diehard?

Players: Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin, Berinie Kosar

Coaches: Schnell, Jimmy, Erickson and ??? Coker?

Posted by: The Dude | February 19, 2013 at 01:20 PM
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Both, not each but combined.

86Cane

Ohio...I already emptied the Spam bank of JUNK like 10 times today and posted only a FEW valid comments. I sent them another "Help Ticket" saying that things were getting worse not better. Some spam got throught the filter which I deleted and some vaild comments did not make it through the filter.

CAN U SAY FRUSTRATING?

DeployedDiehardCane

My picks; Schnellie, Jimmy, Ray, Irving. Bernie, Sean, DErickson and Dorsey as Honorable Mention.

86Cane


Happy Tuesday Party People

Posted by: CGNC | February 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Finally shipped your custom engraved Canespace coffee mug today. Should be there on Thursday. I enclosed a Canespace T-shirt for U to sleep in. All ladies should wear Canespace to bed! LOL

Speaking of ladies...is OcalaGirl still out there?

Ohio_Cane

If there was a Mt Rushmore for Canes football who do yall think would be on it?

Posted by: DeployedDiehardCane | February 19, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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Schnelly (obviously), JJ, Butch Davis, and Ray Lew

DeployedDiehardCane

For those who haven't watched this video, check it out. It'll make u feel a helluva whole lot better about our new recruiting class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15mapSdZXas

TonyCane

Schellenbrrger, JJ, Dorsey, Irvin, R Lewis, S Taylor, J Brown, and Sebastian the Ibis.

DeployedDiehardCane

Schnelly (obviously), JJ, Butch Davis, and Ray Lew

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 19, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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How the hell did I completely forget about Butch?!

nb

The best part of all of this NCAA fiasco is

NCAA's payment to Shapiro and Shapiro's lawyer > The entire amount alleged to have been spent by Shapiro on players.

Ohio_Cane

The best part of all of this NCAA fiasco is

NCAA's payment to Shapiro and Shapiro's lawyer > The entire amount alleged to have been spent by Shapiro on players.

Posted by: nb | February 19, 2013 at 01:35 PM
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Best part for me is that the NCAA bought a burner phone to contact Shapiro... What are they, drug dealers now?

5shipsago

Make no mistake, the NCAA is still going to try and punish us more. They think because they got rid of the people responsible for the underhanded misconducts, they've done their part to right the ship. I see a legal battle, now that Donna has layed everything on the table. The worst case scenerio, we lose a few more ships after it's all said and done but I wouldn't grant them bums another ship. Take'em to court and kick their butts there. We've paid an alredy dear price, with 3 recruiting classes under the threat of sanctions, not to mention 2 bowls, ACC- ship game, lost ships and visits. F'em and lets move on!

calGary Cane

$4,500 to Shapiro's prison commissary account to fund communications. p21.

That's a lot of talk there! I wonder...

Ohio_Cane

Ohio...I already emptied the Spam bank of JUNK like 10 times today and posted only a FEW valid comments. I sent them another "Help Ticket" saying that things were getting worse not better. Some spam got throught the filter which I deleted and some vaild comments did not make it through the filter.

CAN U SAY FRUSTRATING?

Posted by: 86Cane | February 19, 2013 at 01:22 PM
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There's still some spam making it through, yet mine are getting spammed. LOL

I hear ya...

dj moonbat

You've always been cool with me, always will be but. Penn State got what they deserved...

Posted by: CoCane | February 19, 2013 at 01:05 PM


What PSU did was very bad. However, you can't have authorities just making up punishments out of the blue.

With PSU, the NCAA was acting without any real rules authorizing or barring its actions. Against UM, they are going into a new area: willful violation of the NCAA's own rules in order to make its case against a member institution.

Even if what comes down next is a total slap on the wrist, the NCAA's legitimacy will suffer for going ahead with this case at all. Given that the NCAA must KNOW that, I am very, very concerned that what they intend to hand out is far more severe than a slap on the wrist.

CaneRock

Mayweather vs Guerrero May 5th.
Bout DAMN TIME!

RBLCane

Schnelly (obviously), JJ, Butch Davis, and Ray Lew

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 19, 2013 at 01:28 PM


NO WAY Butch Davis gets in after the way he left.

And Ray Lew? Love the guy but he's famous for his NFL career, which is indescribable, and not necessarily his college career, which was outstanding but not more outstanding than MANY other former Canes players.

Schnelly and JJ are shoo-ins IMO. As for the other two, it would be extremely difficult for me to choose (MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE A CANES FAN VOTER-DETERMINED BRACKETOLOGY AND SEE WHO MAKES THE FINAL FOUR?). I'd have to consider Dan Morgan, Dorsey, Santana Moss, Sean Taylor and Ed Reed from our last run and a whole slew of players from back in the 80s who had spectacular careers as Canes, players like Bennie Blades, Jerome Brown, and Michael Irvin (and this is just off the top of my head... I'm sure there are a bunch of worthy candidates I'm forgetting... greatness has been abundant at The U!).

And how about some running backs, guys like Otis Anderson and Edge? Alonzo Highsmith is another one to consider. And why not Kosar?

If I absolutely had to choose, my top 4 would be Schnelly, JJ, Irvin and a toss-up between Dorsey and Reed.

GO CANES!!!

Ohio_Cane

Posted by: RBLCane | February 19, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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I was obviously going strictly by memory, but Ray Lew's passion for the school is top notch, which is why I put him in there.

Butch, well, he turned the corner in the late 90's. His recruits won the '01 ship and IMO won the '02 ship.

Like U said, there's so many to pick from, but yes, Schnelly and JJ are locks.

canezilla

JUST GOT MY TICKETS FOR MIAMI - FAU TOMORROW NIGHT..MY SONS FIRST BASEBALL GAME

Ohio_Cane

Denzel perryman ‏@D_Perryman52

RIP to one of my biggest supporters Jordan Denion.. It's sad I never got to meet you but I will dedicate this season to you..

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