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April 25, 2018

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86Cane

The University of Miami baseball team looks to close out a five-game homestand on a high note Wed., April 25 when it hosts FIU at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

Freshman Chris McMahon (1-0, 3.00 ERA) opposes FIU righthander Chandler Raiden (0-1, 4.80 ERA) in the last regular-season game between the two teams this spring.

McMahon will look to continue his success from his last start, when he tossed eight dominant innings against FGCU in an 8-1 win on April 18.

McMahon's performance against the Eagles, when he allowed just one run and struck out eight batters with no walks, jumpstarted the best four-game stretch by UM's rotation all season.

In the last four games, Miami's four-man staff compiled combined totals of 34 strikeouts, five walks, four earned runs and 13 hits allowed in 30.2 innings.

Miami's staff ERA over the last week was a microscopic 1.17 and its strikeouts-per-nine inning total was 9.98. The Hurricanes' four starting pitchers posted a group WHIP of 0.59.

The Hurricanes' dominant week at the hill was bookended by McMahon's gem and Andrew Cabezas' sterling performance against Pittsburgh to help salvage a weekend series.

Cabezas tossed the first complete game shutout by a Miami hurler since May 14, 2015 in a 3-0 win over the Panthers. The fiery righthander tied a career mark with 11 strikeouts and allowed just three hits and three walks in the best start of his career.

86Cane

The University of Miami women's tennis team moved up two places to No. 15 in this week's Oracle/ITA rankings, as announced Tuesday afternoon.

The ranking is the highest of the season for Miami (15-6, 11-3 ACC) and its top mark since placing No. 12 on Jan. 25, 2017.

Miami is one of six ACC teams in the top 30, alongside second-ranked North Carolina, third-ranked Duke, fourth-ranked Georgia Tech, No. 18 Florida State and No. 20 Virginia. Additionally, No. 27 Syracuse, No. 34 Wake Forest, No. 38 NC State and No. 40 Clemson are ranked.

Sophomore Estela Perez-Somarriba held her position as the third-ranked singles player in the nation. She leads a group of eight ACC players in the top 25, four of whom are in the top seven. Senior Sinead Lohan comes in at No. 64 on this week's singles list, the same mark she held on April 10.

Miami has two ranked doubles pairs this week, with both featuring Perez-Somarriba. She teams with junior Ana Madcur in the No. 45 spot and with junior Daniella Roldan in the No. 79 positon.

The fourth-seeded Hurricanes will open ACC Championship play Friday at 9 a.m. in Cary, N.C., with their opponent still to be determined.

Terrance Sullivan

Boom Baby

His Royal Dudeness

The university of miami baseball....

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The university of miami womens....

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LOL. I keeps it real. 😂😂😂

CGNC

Women's Tennis is awesome. I don't play and never have, not my thing, but I have mad respect for the athletes who do.

Draft is tonight. Where do you think Berrios/McIntosh/Norton land?

Terrance Sullivan

I don't expect any of our players to get drafted until Saturday. Hope I am wrong tho. Women's Tennis rocks especially our Canes Women's Tennis Team.

CoCane

Walton, McIntosh, or Thomas will get drafted tomorrow...

CoCane

Maybe Norton

TruCane81

Walton will be a solid back in the league for a long time barring injury. I have a hard time seeing him go in the second round but I don’t know how deep this draft is at rb. He is good blocker, good receiver, good vision, great lateral quickness, and decent burst. You don’t often get a total package like that. That 2nd round grade might not be that far off.

The only knocks on him are he doesn’t have the blazing speed or bruising size. He also had some poor games against the better defenses but I think he was hung out to dry in that respect for several reasons.

Norton was not as consistently beastly for a guy with his size and athleticism. But if he drops he could be a steal. If he stuck too much on fat pockets and fast cars, could be out the league quick. I think he has pro bowl ability.

RJ will be a beast pass rushing day, maybe even Sapp level production. Not many guys can get skinny, hold leverage , and get upfield like him. Just has to shed blocks better and more consistently.

Berries will play 10 years and be a top five slot receiver in four seasons, maybe less. We really underused him in the short game. He will get lots of yards after catch iin the league.

CoCane

Don't sleep on Herndon. He would've put up big numbers with a accurate QB last season.

86Cane

The university of miami baseball....

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The university of miami womens....

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LOL. I keeps it real. 😂😂😂

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | April 26, 2018 at 12:10 AM

This is why U and people like U will always be considered "fringe" fans. U don't care about The U. U don't care about sports in general. U don't care about women. All U care about is Football.

U are weak and undesirable.

That is all.

86Cane

This is exactly the reason NOT to have a UM sports blog. U might as well just have a FOOTBALL blog and call it a day. I am so done...

BEERicane

VT 2 first rounders. The U a big fat 0. Will be lucky to put up a 2nd rounder.

Looks like Richt knows how to get a hell of a lot more out of his non-NFL ready talent than Golden did our ofnhis league ready kids.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 86Cane | April 26, 2018 at 10:55 PM

Yeah, but when you do football, I so appreciate it! 😉

86Cane

HRD...U think I exist to meet your needs?

U need a psychiatrist.

UMike

Well Mallory won the 110M hurdles and 100M regionals and is doing to state. Is that rare for a TE?

BigWindyCane1


Well Mallory won the 110M hurdles and 100M regionals and is doing to state. Is that rare for a TE?

Posted by: UMike | April 27, 2018 at 07:39 AM

Yep! Mallory has the talent to be a great Cane TE

UMike

Will***

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 86Cane | April 26, 2018 at 11:54 PM

Here 86, eat a Snickers, you turn into a grouch when you are hungry.

His Royal Dudeness

UMike,

I thought Njoku wss also a track/hurdles champion?

Go Canes!!

High jump

UMike

Yea high jump. I know we have HS track stars, just don't remember any of them being TE's

roachcane77

W. Tennis Tops Virginia Tech, 5-1, to Reach ACC Semis

Miami is now 17-12 all-time in ACC Championship play, including 16-10 at Cary Tennis Park, 7-2 as the fourth seed and 1-0 against Virginia Tech.

The Hurricanes will now take on top-seeded and third-ranked Duke Saturday at 10 a.m. in their third straight semifinal appearance, live on ACC Network Extra.

Let's Go CANES!

Terrance Sullivan

Thanks for the update Roach! Really appreciate it.

86Cane

Here 86, eat a Snickers, you turn into a grouch when you are hungry.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | April 27, 2018 at 10:11 AM

You are right.

I ate the Snickers and I feel much better!

Thanks to you for reaching out to help a friend.

86Cane

Let's Go CANES!

Posted by: roachcane77 | April 27, 2018 at 04:44 PM

U got THAT right!

Terrance Sullivan

Chad Thomas to the Cleveland Browns!

thirstybuzzardcane

Norton and McIntosh we're dumb to leave. If your not going to be drafted in the first 2 rounds stay in school. They might not even be picked in the 3rd.

86Cane

Norton and McIntosh we're dumb to leave. If your not going to be drafted in the first 2 rounds stay in school. They might not even be picked in the 3rd.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 27, 2018 at 10:03 PM

YUP

86Cane

Can't log in to the blog account?

BEERicane

Norton and McIntosh we're dumb to leave. If your not going to be drafted in the first 2 rounds stay in school. They might not even be picked in the 3rd.
Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 27, 2018 at 10:03 PM

🤔. Think I remember saying this like 6 months ago. The rest of you, not so much. Same goes for Walton. You guys would never make GM.

86Cane

You guys would never make GM.

Posted by: BEERicane | April 27, 2018 at 11:47 PM

U got that right!

jgatsby1112

Speaking of dumb decisions...where is Joe Yearby??? Who gets in these kids heads? Oh, yeah...Drew Rosenhaus.

86Cane

Joe Yearby, undrafted free agent, his sad story:

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article147844049.html

Go Canes!!

Some of you guys think risking injury while playing for free automatically makes a guy go higher in the draft the following year. And some of you don’t know what it’s like to be poor.

Some of these guys are very happy to get on an NFL roster in the 4th or 5th round and get paid to play while working for their second contract.

There’s nothing wrong with that path if that’s what they feel is best for them.

There are zero guarantees staying helps them.

CoCane

I have a older friend that came with me to the GT game last season. He's close McIntosh's fam. I won't say how but Soup, CGNC and them met him at the tailgate. He introduced me to McIntosh. McIntosh was pressured by his girlfriend to declare early. I can't speak for the others but McIntosh decision was on dumb sh*t. His fam wanted him to stay. They ain't rich but they ain't poor either. The power of the P-U-S-S-Y!

Terrance Sullivan

Chris Herndon to the New York Jets, Mark Walton to Cincinnati!

Terrance Sullivan

RJ McIntosh to the New York Giants!

Terrance Sullivan

Cocane the Vagina has, is, and always remain undefeated. Luckily for RJ at least he got drafted and to a good organization and playing in New Jersey he could do worse but yeah it happens.

BEERicane


Some of you guys think risking injury while playing for free automatically makes a guy go higher in the draft the following year. And some of you don’t know what it’s like to be poor.

Some of these guys are very happy to get on an NFL roster in the 4th or 5th round and get paid to play while working for their second contract.

There’s nothing wrong with that path if that’s what they feel is best for them.

There are zero guarantees staying helps them.
Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 28, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Fair points GC. Take out some disability insurance on yourself if they are that worried about injury.

Staying at least gets them a degree.

BEERicane

I have a older friend that came with me to the GT game last season. He's close McIntosh's fam. I won't say how but Soup, CGNC and them met him at the tailgate. He introduced me to McIntosh. McIntosh was pressured by his girlfriend to declare early. I can't speak for the others but McIntosh decision was on dumb sh*t. His fam wanted him to stay. They ain't rich but they ain't poor either. The power of the P-U-S-S-Y!

Posted by: CoCane |

Now this is some funny sh*t. Cuz it’s entirely believable.

BEERicane

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-dHgZbu44nhn4u/the_40_year_old_virgin_2005_pussalia_the_great_goddess/

CoCane

So I was told...

BigWindyCane1

Berries to the Patriots in the 5th round.

BigWindyCane1

Chad Thomas to Brown in third round
Christopher Herndon to Jets in the fourth round
Mark Walton to Bengals in the fourth round
RJ McIntosh to Bengals in the fifth round
Braxton Berrios to Patriots in the sixth round

TonyCane

I called Berrios to Patriots! Perfect fit.

BEERicane

How are the patriots so damn good at drafting, when they select practically last every damn time?

Terrance Sullivan

Kendrick Norton to the Carolina Panthers!

TonyCane


Norton and McIntosh we're dumb to leave. If your not going to be drafted in the first 2 rounds stay in school. They might not even be picked in the 3rd.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 27, 2018 at 10:03 PM

YUP

Posted by: 86Cane | April 27, 2018 at 10:13 PM

2018 - Kendrick Norton (DT) - 7th Round
2018 - RJ McIntosh (DT) - 5th Round
2017 - Joe Yearby (HB) - Undrafted
2017 - Brad Kayaa (QB) - 6th Round
2012 - Brandon Washington (OL) - Undrafted
2011 - Tommy Streeter (WR) - 6th Round

TonyCane

Sorry, meant to write that Washington was selected in the 6th as well.

TonyCane

That’s the risk with going early. It’s very easy for a team to part ways with a late round draft choice, whereas a 1st to 3rd has a high likelihood of making it, if only for potential and to justify the team’s investment. The players above had no margin for error in the preseason after they were drafted.

Brad Kayaa is on his third NFL team in less than a year, and has already been released three times.

thirstybuzzardcane

It's going to be fun seeing Berrios catching passes from Brady! Patriots are masters at drafting kids!

BigWindyCane1

Berrios to the Patriots is definitely bitter sweet. I am pulling for Berrios to break Patriots receiving records, but just not against my Dolphins.

BigWindyCane1

TonyCane makes great points. Recently, those Canes declaring early haven’t had much success in the NFL. Can’t believe Norton would be so weak-minded as to allow his girlfriend to persuade him to do something that every NFL scout was advising him not to do.

Terrance Sullivan

Brad is still in the league so what's your point. Most of us would dream make 500,000 in a year and he will make another 500,000 this year but hey Trash talk him all u want lol. Just like I am happy for Colbert, Elder, Carter, etc making roughly the same but have at it. The only one that massively screwed up was Joe Yearby. Unless you are making more money than them have several seats.

JCane

Herndon to the Jets makes it unlikely Walford makes the Jets' roster. Probably odds weren't the best for the young man anyway. Hate to see any Cane miss out, but life is cutthroat.

Terrance Sullivan

Facts JCane hope he catches on somewhere else.

BEERicane

Brad is still in the league so what's your point. Most of us would dream make 500,000 in a year and he will make another 500,000 this year but hey Trash talk him all u want lol. Just like I am happy for Colbert, Elder, Carter, etc making roughly the same but have at it. The only one that massively screwed up was Joe Yearby. Unless you are making more money than them have several seats.
Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 28, 2018 at 09:56 PM

I do. Their salary is actually slightly less than I pay in income tax. So they can take the seat. ; )

TonyCane

Brad Kayaa potentially would have been a 3rd or 4th round draft choice this year had he stayed put. Instead he went pro early, was drafted in the 6th round by the Lions, was cut and picked up by the Panthers, was cut and picked up by the Lions, and was them cut and signed by the Lions to their practice squad. And then was signed by the Colts. All in the span of 6 months. Had he stayed with Miami, had he be drafted higher the team who took him would have had more of a stake in him. He could have had the
Opportunity to develop, instead of scratching and clawing to remain on the periphery of the league.

This is what junior players who are fringe mid round draft choices risk when they go pro early.

Terrance Sullivan

Well great for U Beericane! Gold Star for U. The Majority of Americans don't so that's nothing to sneeze at. Once again congratulations on your success.

Terrance Sullivan

Tonycane unless he was going to be a 1st round pick highly unlikely. It didn't matter but have at it. Basically between rounds 3 and 7 the money is not significant. That's why I brought up other teammates. U keep going over his travels yet didn't have a report to my point that he made 500,000 last year and will make that again this year so what's the point. Just like some of his teammates that will make between 450,000-600,000 last year or this year. Most of the people drafted between rounds 3 through 7 make between 400,000 to 600,000 a year . The only one who screwed up royally was Joe Yearby who is coaching high school football in Miami as a Assistant at least he is back at Miami working towards getting his degree for Free.

BEERicane

Thanks Sully. But the $ isn’t the point man and shouldn’t be the measurig stick by which we judge one’s successes.

It’s just about doing the most with the tools that you have. Part of this is informed decision making. Certainly, GC’s point about risk of injury is valid and factors into that process. In the end, we have the benefit of time, a perfect lens, to judge their decisions, which is unfair to them. However, we all saw it coming for them, so it’s hard to believe they didn’t. Ultimately the process likely cost them a bit of their careers.

TonyCane

Terrence, point taken. You’re absolutely right - he made 500k last year. The point is, how hard will it be for him to make that again in year 2? If he had been a third or even fourth round pick, he would be very likely to get at minimum a two year run with the team that drafted him, and opportunities to develop under that staff. Instead as a late round pick, it’s easy for the team to cut him. Now he’s scrambling to get a job - any job - for a team that is just looking for a body to fill it a temporary roster spot.

Let’s use Philip Dorsett as an example. He’s a first round draft choice. The Colts have invested a high resource to get him. They are patient, and give him some wiggle room and time to grow. And while he’s doing that, he’s earning a consisten salary. I can state that it is likely that if Dorsett was a 6th round draft choice, he would not have had a three year NFL career because the Colts would have likely cut him after his first preseason.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: TonyCane | April 29, 2018 at 12:46 AM

Except Dorsett isnt with the Colts any more. Lol.

His Royal Dudeness

My guess is this is Dorsett's last year to make an impact in the NFL before he's playing ball in Canada.

BigWindyCane1

37 of record 106 early entry underclassmen go Four more with remaining college eligibility also went undrafted.

on.nfl.com/P9CwwT #NFLDraft 

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TonyCane

Right, but by virtue of his being a recent first round pick with potential the Patriots traded for him and kept him on their roster last season. His two year stint with the Colts and that trade...that doesn’t happen if he is a sixth round pick.

Terrance Sullivan

Tonycane I guess U didn't read he will make 500,000 again this year as well with the Indianapolis Colts. I wish U put more of your energy in the sad state that is the Joe Yearby story but unfortunately U seem just fixated on trying to trash BK. Carry on Carry on, lol.

Terrance Sullivan

Tonycane Case Keenum and Kirk Cousins would disagree with your take lol.

Terrance Sullivan

Tonycane I guess you didn't see where Gus the Bus Edwards. The Guy who passed Joe Yearby for the back up role behind Mark Walton in 2016. Which reduced Joe Yearby to 3rd string but decided to enter the draft lol. Gus Edwards got his degree from Miami played a Grad Transfer year at Rutgers and signed a Undrafted Free Agent deal with my Baltimore Ravens and where is Joe Yearby now but you fixated on BK lol.

TonyCane

I’m not fixated on him, but he and Streeter make for the best examples of the danger of going early.

As for Yearby, since he’s mentioned let’s talk about this...I think that the likelihood is high that Yearby would have seen significant playing time this season. Walton was injured most of the year and at worst Yearby would have split time with Homer. Yearby would have had more to showcase for scouts and potentially been drafted.

TonyCane

Case Keenum was in college for six years, Kirk Cousins for five. We’re are not taking about players whose eligibility was expended. This is about the risk that players take with wary entry when they are not projected to be first or second day draft choices.

Keenum is the exception in the success and development he has achieved, as was Tony Romo. Cousins was a fourth rounder, so in his case the drafting team had more invested in him and was more likely to retain him than Brad.

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: TonyCane | April 29, 2018 at 12:38 PM

McDermott and Darling cane back and didnt even get a combine invite.

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