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Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

Posted on: January 15, 2008 5:24 pm
 

As everyone knows, Miami has a great tradition of winning in football and in baseball. Many national titles in Football, with an incredible tradition, and many College World Series runs in baseball. But could they become a 3 sport school?

Well, my belief in the 'Canes,started last year when we upset Maryland in the ACC Tourney. We didnt even make the NIT that season and we were last in the ACC, but I knew something good was gonna happen to this team. Frank Haith is one special coach. Since hes from North Carolina, hes recruited some of our best players from there. Mc Clinton, Graham, and others. Also, when one guy has an off night, the rest step up. At least that's happened 14 out of 15 times this season.

At the beggining of the season, the " experts" picked us once again to finish last in the ACC, which is no shame. But as the first couple of games rolled in, I could see how good this team was. When we won the Puerto Rico Tipoff Challenge, beating teams like VCU and Providence, I had some hope, and you could see the chemistry on this team. They were on their feet in the bench the whole game, and they didnt care if they played or not, they just wanted to win.

Then, we played Mississippi State, which was supposed to be our first big test. We dominated the whole game and we rolled in to the Top 25 rankings as #22. We won a couple more games against weak teams and moves to #19.

And then the turning point came. We were off to face under .500 Winthrop, in our home away from home, the Bank Atlantic Center, about an hour away from Coral Gables. Mc Clinton, our star player, played a pretty good game, but made some errors towards the end, and noone else stepped up, and we lost a crucial game which knocked us out of the top 25.

We beat another weak team and we rolled back in as #25, where we are now. And that was the end of our Non Conference Schedule, which many people called weak. We bit almost every team we were supposed to beat, which many "quality" teams didnt do.

And then our Conference Schedule Started. As everyone knows, the ACC is one of the hardest conferences to play at, if not the hardest conference. We were to face Georgia Tech first. Last year, they were a great team, but lost many guys to the NBA. Early on in the game, they went on a run, while Miami shot terribly. But a couple of technichal fouls and 3 point plays turned the game around for Miami, which went into a run of their own. They ended up winning the game, with Dews shooting lights out, McClinton making lots of free throws, Graham, King, shot great from inside, and Miami ended up winning the game confortably by 10 in front of a packed Bank United Center.

So am I saying Miami will beat North Carolina, Duke, and win the National Championship? No, but they should contend, and I would not be surprised if they make the Big Dance in San Antonio. Last in the ACC? Defenetely not.

Category: NCAAB
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Comments

Since: May 24, 2008
Posted on: May 24, 2008 11:54 pm
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

The basketball team did very well in the tourney losing to a tough Texas team. The football team had what many experts believed to be the number one recruiting class. and tomorrow the Canes are playing in the acc championship game. so yes they are a 3 sports school



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2008 8:14 am
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

Im not going to say I told you so. Because this team hasnt done anything yet. But we have beat Duke, and are going to finish at least at .500. in the ACC. If they win on Saturday, were finishing 9-7 on the ACC. I think that, plus the premier win, should get us in. I think we can do some damage in the Tourney. I say Sweet 16, Elite 8, somewhere like that



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2008 3:58 pm
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

Tough game against Duke right now. On ABC. Were hanging tough early




Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2008 8:43 am
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

We held on against UNC a lot longer than I expected. The first half was extremely even, and it could've been tied, but because of the end, we were down by 7. UNC had a lot of offensive rebounds the whole game. Second half started bad, and we never got "close". Turnovers cost us. Sportscenter didnt show the game we really played, but we played pretty good. Clemson up next. It would be a huge win



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2008 12:03 am
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

The Yellowjackets almost pulled the upset over NC and we beat them by 10.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 4:43 pm
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

Hopefully we can, but I need to start understanding were not gonna win every game in the ACC.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 2:44 pm
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

 MSU beat Kentucky which makes our win more impressive and it will help our SOS during touney time. I think we can upset NC or Duke. The other day we had too many post that want to argue how we wouldn't beat squat. I gave up trying to defend our point of view.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 8:46 am
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

Also, MSU beat Kentucky which makes our win more impressive




Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 8:29 am
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

Its really the same exact title and exact same post though. It was a horrible game against BC. Noone stepped up. When we shot from outside, we missed. When we shot inside, we turned it over. Horrible defense, and many players battling for the same rebound. Hopefully well turn it around on Saturday



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 12:53 am
 

Miami Hurricanes "A 3 Sports School?"

thanks for the spelling it out for those who misunderstood the post from a few days ago. You wrote a nice article on our beloved Canes. It does feel nice to say we have a good BBall program that's only going to get better. Tough loss to BC tonight FG% was horrible. Thanks again.


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