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May 24, 2011



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) or Email Us at: canestix@miami.edu


Go Canes hit those books, hopefully we can hit our competition just as hard!


3rd? Lol


Ohio...checking email now and will get back to you.

BTW...UM's Chris Freet says "hi" to all U Canespacers out there!


Nice stats SOUP.

In the end... these kids need an education. It's obvious the U provides that, and in spades. (Most will NOT be professional athletes after all.) And even those that DO have pro sports careers will need to be prepared for a life after their physical abilities wane.

While the kids coming out of high school may not be able to fully appreciate these academic stats... I'm sure their parents' do... Let's Go Canes!


These are fabulous achievements which demonstrate to the parents of recruits that the []_[] does truly care their child secures a diploma before leaving Coral Gables.


Has a top 25 football team ever lost an single scholarship for being under the APR?



We're making great points for UM & Education.

Yet, I know some will say that "I am a fan of FOOTBALL, and care less about anything but winning games that I pay to see! If you can't win, then I won't care about top ten in the classroom."

This is what happens in a city where virtually every sports team has won championhips on the field, with the U leading in Championships won by a long shot. Spoiled & demanding fan base.


Very proud of my alum!!!

I cant wait for football and basketball season. For fellow bball fans we started a BLOG just for UM hoops


Please check it out and leave some comments, and let us know if you'd like to contribute!!


Jerry...welcome to The Space.

Post here, post often!


Scribe...I have enjoyed your comments lately. Keep them coming!


Grades are great but can we get some wins on the football field? I'm just sayin!


Grades are great but can we get some wins on the football field? I'm just sayin!

Posted by: canesteeler | May 24, 2011 at 07:08 PM

10 wins comin' up!



Walk-on (RS) Sophomore WR Shawn O'Dare was a pleasant surprise this spring for the Miami Hurricanes. He caught four passes for 56 yards during the second spring scrimmage on April 9, which raised more than a few eyebrows from both the coaches and fan base.

O'Dare, who transferred from the University of Jacksonville after just one semester, is a 5'10", 192-pound self-made success story who continues to climb the depth chart for the Hurricanes. At one time, he was a 148-pound high school quarterback who ran a 5.0 40. Four years and 44 pound later, O'Dare runs a consistent 4.5 and can occasionally run in the high 4.4 range.

Hard work with Vero Beach, FL personal trainer Tom Siano got O'Dare to Miami, and his development has continued under University of Miami strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey.

"I’m studying the playbook as much as I can this summer," O'Dare said. "I sat down with (Coach Swasey) before the summer and he gave me a workout plan to follow until I get back. I’m sticking to that as much as I can, and working out hard every day with Tom (Siano)."

O'Dare isn't a feel-good "Rudy" story, he's a late bloomer who is competing for playing time in a wide receiving corps which dropped 67 passes in 2010.

"I went from a guy last year who was just happy to have a spot on the roster, to now maybe getting onto the field sooner than I thought," O'Dare said. "Last year I knew I wasn’t going to get to play because I had to sit out a year after transferring. I was just trying to help out on the scout team, or however I could. This year I see myself fighting to get onto the field and getting some playing time."
Dsc_0126_crop_340x234 O'Dare and Complete Athletic Training Director Tom Siano shown here doing band resistance training in January in Vero Beach, FL.

The first time O'Dare ever played receiver was his first day of camp at Miami. It was a rough transition at first, but after a year, he's much more comfortable with the position headed into summer.

"I’m just trying to get a spot on special teams right now on kickoff, punt return, punt block, or something like that—if receiver comes, it comes," O'Dare said. "Receiver-wise, we have a couple of good seniors in Travis Benjamin, LeRon Byrd, and Tommy Streeter. I think we have one of the best receiving corps in the nation, but we were a little underachieving last year."

"But we’ve got a new receiving coach this year, Coach George McDonald," O'Dare added. "He’s getting us right, and I think if we reach our potential we can be the best receiving corps in the nation."

Practices are a lot different under new head coach Al Golden, and he sees a lot of positivity coming out of the new-found discipline within the Miami program.

"All of our practices are scripted, There's not a minute where you don’t know what you will be doing," O'Dare said. "We our script before practice, so everyone knows where they are going. He’s serious, and I think he’s going to right the ship."

"We have breakfast every morning now, we didn’t have that last year," O'Dare added. "We have a 7 a.m. breakfast every morning with the whole team in the cafeteria. I think that really helps out with the team bonding—we didn’t have stuff like that last season."
206928_10150165424000789_514345788_6641517_527643_n_original_original_original_original_original_crop_340x234 O'Dare showing his "U" swag in this 2010 photo op.

The prime-time Monday night game against Maryland is one of the many he points to as games which will have a great atmosphere. Of course there is always the Florida State game, and the rematch against University of South Florida this year—both of the contests will be revenge games for "The U" in 2011. There's one more game, however, which really stands out to this lifelong Hurricane fan.

"Our second game is at home against Ohio State, and we lost to them last year," O'Dare said. "I still have personal feelings from 2003 National Championship, I don’t know how everyone else feels. That’s definitely going to be a big game."




how bout dem HEAT............37-28 second qtr


Jon Jay batting .329
Gaby Sanchez batting .316
Jemile Weeks batting .313

just a couple of canes doing it big....


Six thanks!

I think the super light camcorder and the multiple base attachments are from GoPro Hero.
I bought their head strap camcorder holder and it's first rate. Same one you see lots of BMX, motocross and white water kayaking footage shot with.
I caught a couple bass while wearing it and am still adjusting the angle and field of view my JVC camcorder shoots with it.
I'm taking the headstap/camcorder to a water park here soon and trying to shoot some footage.

There are some bad azz women kayakers up here for sure.
A bunch of them are on a kayak team that races on the 96 Olympic course here on weekends.


Hey whats going on canespace its been a while..... Times flying and my 4 month old daughter is amazing.

I have a question ive embarked on a buisness partnership with a friend of mine and we need to create a website, i was wondering which site is the best at hosting, offers the opportunity to create the website their, and is economical.....or if anyone here builds websites feel free to email me so i can give you the ideas and what we are looking to accomplish my email address is FC.Elite18@gmail.com






Tough Loss....still Da BULLS

RCCF 12%


Jon Jay batting .329
Gaby Sanchez batting .316
Jemile Weeks batting .313

Posted by: SlingBlade | May 24, 2011 at 09:28 PM

Lovin every minute of it!


Tough Loss....still Da BULLS

Posted by: RCCF | May 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Lovin every minute of it!




By Barry Jackson


With the Heat playing late Tuesday, we give the floor today to University of Miami coach Al Golden — who addressed several topics during a conversation in his office — and Charles Barkley, who had a few more points to make off the air:

• Golden wants more from his quarterbacks, has questions about middle linebacker and said his team is “far, far” from being in great shape and not wearing down. After analyzing the spring, Golden said neither Jacory Harris nor Stephen Morris is even slightly ahead.

“Flat-out dead heat. And just to make it easy for me,” he said sarcastically, “they decided to throw the same number of interceptions in the spring game.”

So does he go with the younger or older player if they are even in late August? Golden said he hasn’t considered that scenario.

Here’s what he wants more of from each: From Harris: “The preparation, the film study, the reads, the decisions making,” he said. “Where we want the ball to go. That’s key with both, most particularly with Jacory. He’s going to a couple of camps this summer so he will be around pro quarterbacks and the best college quarterbacks. Hopefully, he will learn a lot from that.”

And Morris? “With Stephen, we’re trying to get him to be more vocal, be more of a leader, be confident in his skill set and ability to lead,” Golden said. “You can’t play quarterback if you don’t lead. He’s made a lot of progress there, but that’s the area we’re looking for more.”

• Golden wants five or six quarterbacks for 2012, meaning he must add two or three to supplement Morris, Memphis transfer Ryan Williams and Clearwater’s Gray Crow, an oral commitment who will enroll in January. Westminster Christian’s David Thompson also has orally committed but might play pro baseball instead.

“If you’re a quarterback, this is an incredible opportunity, the greatest deal in college football right now,” Golden said.

Golden raves about Williams, who will be eligible in 2012. “Big, strong arm, he said. “Clearly a pro-style quarterback. He got rid of the ball with speed and authority and made good decisions. He started nine games and college coaches all over America slobber over a guy that starts nine games against good teams.”

• Golden is comfortable with JoJo Nicolas at one corner spot. The other? “If we can get Brandon McGee going, he will be a really talented player for us,” he said. “ Lee Chambers came on — [defensive coordinator] Mark D’Onofrio is impressed with him. Thomas Finnie has been a nice addition. [Senior transfer] Mike Williams gives us a guy that’s been in the league at Wake Forest; it’s not like we’re tied into a four-year deal.”

And Golden said safety Kacy Rodgers will play some corner.

• With Storm Johnson leaving, look for Maurice Hagens to get more carries behind Lamar Miller and Mike James. “It’s funny,” Golden said, “because I was the guy at the end of spring really pushing the coaches to make sure we’re getting Hagens enough work in one-back sets because he is a good runner. At 235 [pounds], he gives us a power back, too.”

• Golden said he’s “not satisfied yet” with his middle-linebacker play: “I think [incoming freshmen] Eddie Johnson and Gionni Paul will have something to say” about the position, he said. “ Jordan Futch made progress; Jimmy Gaines made the most progress of anybody. Kelvin Cain was hampered by injuries. He needs a good summer, needs to have a consistency in his game.”

• He said he feels better about tight end than he did earlier. “And it’s not just because Blake Ayles showed up, “Golden said. “It’s because Cory White established he is going to be a really good point-of-attack guy. He gave us more in the pass game than I thought he would at 278 pounds. Clearly, Clive Walford’s emergence made us feel better. The irony is, when I watched practice last December, I thought Asante Cleveland was our best tight end. So the guy who didn’t practice this spring still might be a wild card in this whole competition.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/25/2233219_p2/golden-talks-quarterbacks-barkley.html#ixzz1NMaHuFd4



Katie Meyer wins Babe Zaharius Award

By Jim Varsallone


University of Miami women’s basketball coach Katie Meier was the Babe Didrikson Zaharias award winner during the 28th Women Athletes: Reach for the Stars ceremony Tuesday at Don Shula’s Hotel & Resort’s Grand Slam Ballroom in Miami Lakes.

The annual South Florida event also honored 80 of the best middle school and high school female student-athletes in Miami-Dade County.

“This is a phenomenal event to recognize young women and having them aware of the past struggles women went though,” said Meier, who was named The Associated Press and Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Canes to a share of the ACC regular-season title and a NCAA Tournament berth.

“In this room, there are so many successful young women who will do well in life because athletics are a foundation for building confidence and self-esteem,” she said.


The award recognizes an outstanding amateur or professional athlete or coach who has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to the world of women in sports.

Meier, who joins the ranks of past recipients such as Chris Evert, Flo Hyman, Nancy Lieberman, Dot Richardson, Patti Rizzo, Jennifer Rodriguez and Louise Crocco, gave an inspired speech after accepting the honor.

Because of her success as a basketball player, Meier earned a college scholarship to Duke and took advantage of the free education.

“When I tore my knee up, I thought that was it. I would never play again,” Meier told the young honorees. “Then they told me about a red shirt. I didn’t know about that. I could red-shirt and get another year of free school.”

Meier parlayed that into a master’s degree.

She continued: “Stand up for yourself and don’t limit yourself.”

Meier received a standing ovation, and as she walked from the podium, she ended by saying, “Go Heat,” and the crowd applauded even more.

“She was the most inspiring, down to earth, enthusiastic recipient of all of our Babe Didrikson Zaharias award winners,” said Sports Society President Dr. Marjorie Wessel. “We are proud to honor her.”

UM basketball player Shenise Johnson, who is in Colorado for the USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team Trials, was also honored by The Sports Society.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/24/2233613/canes-meier-receives-honor.html#ixzz1NMd5ZzNx


Tate Forcier explains why he didn't enroll at Miami -


Love this comment - "He wants to play closer to home so he is considering transferring to Auburn. Geographically illiterate I see". hahahaha


Tate Forcier explains why he didn't enroll at Miami -


Love this comment - "He wants to play closer to home so he is considering transferring to Auburn. Geographically illiterate I see". hahahaha

Posted by: raizecane | May 25, 2011 at 07:50 AM

Awww, BURN!



Anyone else clicking it will have to read the comments to get it!



Papa Cane - Shawn O'Dare - Preferred Walk-On: Check out this nice article on a walk-on that's kicking butt: http://ow.ly/52yTq Follow him: @SODCanes28

Former UM RB Storm Johnson will visit UCF this weekend - Don't be surprised if he goes there. They were in his top 3 list in High School.

New Offer: Miami just offered Safety Lucas Thompson, 6'2'' and 180 lbs. They are now his #1 school. Top of the list.


Can we post images in the comments on here? Never tried...


...Or does it have to be linked?


Susan Miller Degnan - New #um #hurricane WR Phillip Dorsett (STA) named Miami Herald brow cty 6A-4A Male Athlete of Year


It's great that we have Einsteins in the classroom, now if they will just play that smart on the football field

orange 'n green in the vein

"The irony is, when I watched practice last December, I thought Asante Cleveland was our best tight end. So the guy who didn’t practice this spring still might be a wild card in this whole competition.”

Well, this quote proves Golden isn't blind, which is, of course, a good thing. It might take a while for him to get back from the knee injury but he's got all the building blocks to be great.


Better Safety? Reed or Polamalu - http://nfl.cpl.delvenetworks.com/player/yahoo/popup/?mediaId=1d3c900fa17845f5b9426c70ba5680a3

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