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Gold Medalist Lauryn Williams Lauryn Williams runs away from the field and brings home the baton for Team USA in the prelims of the 4x100m. Williams earned gold as part of the 4x100m relay for Team USA in London. She also won a silver medal in Athens in 2004.


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The second season of Raising Canes hits preseason camp with an inside look at the first team meeting. Watch Coach Golden address the team and experience the opening stages of the season from the perspective of true-freshman Tracy Howard. Page 9

Player Spotlight After being selected by the New York Yankees on Day Three of Major League Baseball’s 2012 First-Year Player Draft, one of the greatest to ever come through Coral Gables gives his parting thoughts on a brilliant career with the Miami Hurrica nes. Page 17

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Sat, Aug 18 VB Alumni Game 4 p.m. Fri, Aug 24 VB Wofford 12:30 p.m. Fri, Aug 24 SOC Morehead St. 6 p.m. Student Tailgate Fri, Aug 24 VB Ole Miss 7 p.m. Sat, Aug 25 VB Rutgers 1 p.m. Sat, Aug 25 VB Samford 7 p.m. Fri, Sep 7 VB Florida State 7:30 p.m. Pack the Knight Organization of the Week Rally Towel Giveaway Fri, Sep 7 SOC Idaho 7:00 p.m. International Students Tailgate Youth Soccer Night Sat, Sep 8 CC Kendall Hammocks 7 a.m.

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CanesFest 2012 | Aug. 18 | BankUnited Center In preparation for the 2012 season, the University of Miami will be hosting its annual BankUnited CanesFest on Sat., Aug. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center on the UM campus. Fans in attendance will have the chance to pick up the new 2012 Miami football poster, receive autographs from Hurricane players and coaches, and purchase tickets to the Canes’ football season at Sun Life Stadium. Sebastian the Ibis will be on hand to greet fans, while trophies on loan from the UM Sports Hall of Fame for the event will include a national championship trophy, the Heisman Trophy and Orange Bowl championship. Hurricane youngsters can enjoy interactive games and inflatables, while fans young and old alike will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run through “the smoke.” In preparation for the upcoming season, Miami fans can purchase Hurricane-related apparel, including the new NIKE 2012 Coaches Sideline Polo. Stop by the BankUnited Center Aug. 18. for an event no Hurricanes fan should miss!

Reasons to come to #CanesFest

1. Get your 2012 Miami Football poster. 2. Take pictures with the 2012 Hurricanes players and coaches. 3. Meet Sebastian the Ibis. 4. Join the Hurricane Club. 5. The Coolest Event in Town. 6. Renew (or purchase) your Season Tickets. 7. Run Through the Smoke. 8. Take a Photo with the Heisman Trophy at the UM Sports Hall of Fame display. 9. Wear what the coaches wear and be one of the first fans to get the official NIKE Coaches Sideline Polo. Meet and take a photo with USA Olympic Track Coach Amy Deem 11. A 30-minute Q&A with Coach Deem, Coach Golden, and others. 12. Dance Team/Cheerleaders in attendance. 13. Visit YOUR school.

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Congratulations to Miami Hurricanes in the 2012 Summer Olympics Pictured Above L-R

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Log in to olympiccanes.tumblr.com to catch up on representatives from the University of Miami who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Watch videos from Miami and U.S. track and field coach Amy Deem on the blog, as well as results and athlete reactions from each event. Tumblr also links to Ciara Michel’s blog from Great Britain and has highlights from local and national TV stations.

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UM Volleyball Begins Preseason The University of Miami volleyball team officially reported to campus to begin the preseason on Tuesday. The team returns 10 letterwinners and four starters from last year, welcoming five newcomers to the fold. “We are very excited to get started with preseason and working towards our goals,” said head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch, who is entering her 12th season at the helm. “The team worked hard throughout the offseason and is ready to go. We look forward to getting out on the court and preparing for the season.” The Hurricanes are looking to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year, reaching the second round and posting a 26-5 overall record in 2011. With classes at UM starting on Aug. 22, the team will have two weeks to focus exclusively on volleyball to prepare for the upcoming season. In addition to practice and strength and conditioning, the team has also scheduled time for activities to help develop team chemistry. A highlight of the preseason will be the Alumni Match at the Knight Complex on Aug. 18, as players from past teams will return to Coral Gables to take part in a competitive scrimmage. Fans are invited to attend the event prior to heading to Canes Fest. The Canes will officially open the season at home in the Hurricane Invitational on Friday, August 24. Teams scheduled to compete in the tournament that weekend include Wofford, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Samford. For all the latest information on the Miami Hurricanes, follow the official Twitter feed, @HurricaneSports, or “Like Us” on Facebook at facebook.com/MiamiHurricanes. Follow @CanesVB on Twitter for specific news on UM volleyball. Alex Johnson

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Running Game Shines in First Scrimmage Stephen Morris

Jake Wieclaw

The Miami Hurricanes’ three-headed rushing attack of Mike James, Duke Johnson and Eduardo Clements stole the show Sunday during the first #CanesCamp scrimmage. The scrimmage lasted a little under two hours in the 90-degree heat and ended before a torrential afternoon thunderstorm. The scrimmage opened with goal line and short yardage situations as the offense showcased a number of different looks. The next set of plays flipped the field, with the ball being spotted inside the five-yard line. The running corps of James, Johnson and Clements showed toughness up the middle and burst to the outside throughout the day, while the offensive line showed athleticism and mobility to move to the outside and block to spring runs down the sidelines. The blocking wasn’t limited to the O-line; the wide receivers made some nice blocks on the outside to aid James and Johnson in long runs. “We need [big plays],” second-year head coach Al Golden. “We need some guys to step up. We lost some explosive players from a year ago.” The senior James rushed for a team-high 137 yards on 13 carries with three touchdowns, including an impressive 51-yard burst down the sidelines, while outrunning three defenders. Johnson had 49 yards on nine carries and posted four touchdowns – three rushing and one receiving. He took a Morris screen pass 37 yards for a score, eliciting several “oohs” and “aahs” from teammates on some of his cutback moves. “We’ve been saying it all camp: Mike [James] looks quicker,” Golden said. “He has always been strong but now he looks healthy. “[Duke Johnson] found [the end zone] a couple of times today,” Golden said. “He has a low center of gravity and a knack for diving and finding the end zone.” Quarterbacks Stephen Morris and Ryan Williams showed good footwork to elude pressure in the pocket and scramble for yards when needed. Morris completed 24-of-36 passes for 193 yards with four touchdowns and one interception towards the end of the scrimmage. Williams threw for 121 yards and three scores on 12-of-17 passing. “I thought both [quarterbacks] showed command of the offense,” Golden said. Morris and Williams threw completions a variety of receivers; Johnson led all receivers with 44 yards. Malcolm Lewis caught three passes for 42 yards, while Kendal Thompkins hauled in a team-best five catches for 22 yards. The scrimmage ended on an interception when Dwayne Hoilett batted a ball up in the air and into the hands of Tyrone Cornileus. A.J. Highsmith registered a team-high nine tackles, while Cornileus, Tracy Howard and Ramon Buchanan all recorded seven tackles apiece. Anthony Chickillo, JaWand Blue and Cornileus each recorded a sack for the defense. HurricaneSports.com • 8 • @HurricaneSports


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Raising Canes: First Fall Meeting

The latest episode of Raising Canes centers around freshmen Duke Johnson, Tracy Howard, Malcolm Lewis and Raphael Kirby and adapting to the start of #CanesCamp - their first official practice as college studentathletes.

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Department Staff Blake James, Sr. Assoc. AD for Development & Ticket Operations @CanesAllAccess Chris Freet, Associate AD for Communications & Marketing @ChrisFreet Jesse Marks, Assistant AD for Development @JessehMarks Communications Chris Yandle - Football, Women’s Golf @ChrisYandle Amy Woodruff- Men’s Basketball, Men’s Tennis @CanesHoops Scott Zavitz - Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis, Football @ScottZavitz Camron Ghorbi - Baseball, Soccer, Swimming & Diving @CamronGhorbi Jimmy Gill - Volleyball, Track and Field, Rowing @JGill027

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Preseason Football Awards Botts and Wieclaw Named to National Watch Lists Botts Named to 2012 Preseason All-ACC Team

Punter Dalton Botts and placekicker Jake Wieclaw, both of whom excelled as first-time starters with the Hurricanes in 2011, were named to national watch lists at their respective positions. Botts was named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List, while Wieclaw earned placement on the Lou Groza Award Watch List. Botts was also named to the 2012 Preseason AllACC Football team, the conference announced. The Preseason All-ACC team was voted on by media members at the annual ACC Football Kickoff. The Ray Guy Award honors the nation’s top collegiate punter, while the Lou Groza Award is presented to the nation’s top placekicker. Both accolades are coordinated by the National Football Awards Association. Botts, who served as the Hurricanes’ punter in all 12 games last season as a junior, finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in punt average at 42.7 yards per punt. He booted a season-long 62-yarder in the season finale against Boston College and had one of his best games against then-No. 17 Ohio State with an average of 47.8 yards on four attempts. Originally from Taft, Calif., he had only three touchbacks in 48 attempts, with 11 kicks inside the 20 and 11 punts of at least 50 yards. The Ray Guy Award was created by the Augusta Sports Council in 2000 to honor Thomson, Ga., native and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. The award winner is determined by a national voting body of sports writers, college coaches, sports information directors and past Ray Guy Award winners. Among the statistics used to identify the winner is net punting average, number of times a punt is downed or kicked out of bounds inside the opponents 20-yard line, total yardage punted, average returned yardage and percentage of punts not returned. The winner must display team leadership, self-discipline, and have a positive impact on the team’s success. The Watch List includes 25 punters. Wieclaw, also a rising senior, converted on 11-of-14 field goals and all 29 extra point attempts in his first season as the starting placekicker to merit status as a Lou Groza Award Semifinalist in 2011. He did not miss a kick until the Hurricanes’ seventh game of the year and was named Special Teams MVP. The New Lenox, Ill., native nailed a game-winning field goal as time expired to defeat USF on the road, while successfully connecting on a season-long 43-yard boot in a victory at North Carolina. Wieclaw, who also handled kickoffs, limited opponents to an 18.6 yard kick return average for the year. The 30 kickers on the Lou Groza Award Watch List, presented by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, were chosen based on statistics from the 2011 season and 2012 expectations. The Award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although he was an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker. Semifinalists for both awards will be named later in the season, with the winners announced on Dec. 6 during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Award Show, broadcast live from Orlando, Fla.

James Nominated to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced Tuesday that University of Miami senior running back Mike James has been named a nominee for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. As one of college football’s most prestigious off-the-field honors, the award recognizes a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities. James has played in every game for the Hurricanes the past three seasons (38) and was named Miami’s 2011 Strength Training Athlete of the Year. The Haines City, Fla., native was second on the team with eight total touchdowns in 2011, and has reached the endzone 13 times in his career. James is working toward a degree in Sport Administration with a minor in Sociology. Since coming to Coral Gables in 2009, James has been involved with several community service groups and initiatives, including the Annual University of Miami Marrow Donor Drive, Empowered Youth, The Ronald McDonald House, The Miami Rescue Mission, Rushing the Community and Canes on Patrol. In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining a strong academic standing.

Allen Hurns Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

Wide receiver Allen Hurns has been included on the 2012 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List - given to the nation’s top receiver - as announced Tuesday by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. Hurns, a native of Carol City, Fla., had a breakout season as a sophomore recording 31 receptions for 415 yards, a 13.4 yard per reception average. His four touchdown catches on the season were second on the team to only Tommy Streeter (8) - the sixth round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. will announce the 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on Nov. 12, 2012, following the vote by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on November 19, 2012. The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation’s outstanding college football receiver (the award defines receiver as any player who catches a pass) by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. (TQC). The TQC Foundation, Inc. is an independent, charitable organization that was founded in 1994. Present Chairman and Founding Trustee, Professor Walter W. Manley II, Founding Trustee L. Thomas Cox, Jr., Founding Trustee Rocky Bevis and Founding Trustee Bob Teel established the award and the TQC Foundation, Inc. that sponsors it. Many more trustees have contributed to its development as one of the most prominent awards in college football.

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Canes Receive Votes in Preseason Poll, Win Two Exhibitions The University of Miami Hurricanes’ soccer team is receiving votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I Preseason Top 25, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday. Miami was one of 13 teams listed just outside the NSCAA’s initial Top 25. The Hurricanes won their first NCAA Championship game in program history with a double-sudden victory decision over visiting Alabama at Cobb Stadium during the 2011 postseason. The Atlantic Coast Conference was well-represented in the rankings, with nine of 11 teams making the cut. In addition to the Hurricanes, the ACC placed Duke (No. 2), Wake Forest (No. 3), Florida State (No. 4), Virginia (No. 7), North Carolina (No. 8), Boston College (No. 11), Maryland (No. 13) and Virginia Tech (No. 22) in the NSCAA’s initial Top 25. Based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches’ organization in the world. The University of Miami women’s soccer team cruised to a 4-0 win over homestading University of Dayton in the season-opening exhibition for both teams. Behind goals from Ali Brennan, Jasmine Paterson, Gina Maddi and Ashley Flinn, the Hurricanes overwhelmed the Flyers’ defense in the first exhibition. Miami dominated the run of play during the contest, maintaining its signature control of possession under head coach Tom Anagnost in Friday’s contest. The Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead into halftime behind a goal from de- Kate Howarth fender Ali Brennan, while goals from Paterson, Maddi and Flinn sealed the deal in the later stages of the contest. The Miami Hurricanes capped off their weekend on the road with a second consecutive exhibition victory, taking down the homestanding Ohio State Buckeyes by a final score of 1-0. Freshman Jasmine Paterson continued her impressive start to the season, netting what proved to be the gamewinner in the 47th minute. On a long ball played into the box from sophomore defender Maddie Simms, Paterson capitalized with a shot off a deflection that made its way inside the far post from 15 yards out. Both Paterson and sophomore Ashley Flinn had multiple chances that either deflected wide or just missed. Miami outshot Ohio State 14-10, while Emily Lillard managed to keep the Buckeyes off the board with a clean sheet. The sophomore transfer made three saves over 90 minutes of work. HurricaneSports.com • 11 • @HurricaneSports


Kennedy Enshrined into NFL Hall of Fame Former University of Miami AllAmerican Cortez Kennedy was officially enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. The induction ceremony was broadcast on both ESPN and the NFL Network. The defensive tackle is the fifth Hurricane to earn the honor, joining Jim Otto (1980), Ted Hendricks (1990), Jim Kelly (2002) and Michael Irvin (2007) in Canton. Kennedy registered 58 sacks and scored one touchdown on a fumble recovery in his 11-season career with the Seattle Seahawks. The No. 3 overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, Kennedy had a streak of 116 games played, earned selection to eight Pro Bowls (1992-97, 1999, 2000) and missed just nine games out of a possible 176 in his career. As a senior defensive tackle in 1989, he emerged as a dominant force on what many considered to be the nation’s top defensive line unit. Kennedy started all 12 games and his tenacious defense helped lead UM to a 11-1 season, a victory in the Sugar Bowl over Alabama and the 1989 National Championship. He earned second team AP All-American honors.

Cortez Kennedy Bio Defensive Tackle ... 6-3, 298 ... Northwest Mississippi Community College; Miami (FL) ... 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks ... 11 playing seasons, 167 games ... Seahawks 1st round draft pick (3rd player overall), 1990 NFL Draft ... First Team All-America choice at Miami in 1989 ... Extremely durable, played in 167 of possible 176 games ... Injury ended streak of 116 straight games played and club record 100 consecutive games started ... Named first-team All-Rookie by PFWA ... Voted to a team-record eight Pro Bowls (1992-97, 1999, 2000) ... Named firstteam (1992, 1993, 1994) or second-team (1991, 1996) All-Pro five times ... Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 while playing for a 2-14 team ... That season led all interior linemen with 14 sacks and career best 92 tackles; had four forced fumbles; recovered fumble and batted down two passes ... Recorded one of finest seasons in 1999 recording 73 tackles, 6.5 sacks, intercepting two passes, helping Seahawks reach playoffs for first time since 1988 ... In all, registered 58 sacks, intercepted three passes and scored one touchdown on fumble recovery during career ... He twice led the team in sacks (1992 and 1995) ... Born August 23, 1968 in Osceola, Arkansas.

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2012 Membership Renewals

2012 Active Members: 5,187 40for40 Participants: 933 @ $50,200 States Represented: 46 + Washington, D.C. Countries Represented: 3 Click Here to Renew Your Membership Please use your Account ID and your security password. If you do not have your security password, use the password reminder link at sign in. Click Here for Giving Opportunities Brochure

Goals • Raise $10.1 million for scholarship support • Increase Hurricane Club to 5,500 active members • Achieve a 40 percent participation rate among active members in the 40for40 Campaign in honor of the Hurricane Club’s 40th anniversary, with each member increasing his or her annual gift by $40 Important 2012 Dates • 11/15 Priority Points update #3

Please Note • All Hurricane Club donations were due in full or on an approved payment plan by January 31, 2012. • Ticket invoices for 2012 football and 2012-2013 men’s basketball for seats requiring a donation will not be mailed until your Hurricane Club membership is renewed in full or on an approved payment plan.

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Canes Corner Hurricane Club members: if you would like to share your family photos, please email your favorite Canes photos to k.richie@miami.edu to appear in an upcoming issue of HurricaneSports Magazine. The photos will also appear on our website uhurricaneclub.com under the CANES CORNER section. Ideas for photos include: tailgating, weddings, births, travel, etc. We want to showcase pictures of fellow family members of the Hurricane Club. Please ensure you include your name when submitting photos via email. By submitting your photos, you are agreeing to give the University of Miami Athletic Department the right to use, edit, modify, or duplicate your photo(s). We look forward to seeing all your Hurricane Club family photos in a future issue. GO CANES!


2012 Non-Conference Men’s Hoops Schedule The University of Miami men’s basketball team officially released its 2012 non-conference schedule, highlighted by six contests at the BankUnited Center and five match-ups against teams that qualified for the 2012 postseason. The Hurricanes kick off their non-conference slate Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against St. Leo and conclude two months later with a home match-up against La Salle (Jan. 2). Other highlights include Michigan State’s visit for the annual ACC/Big 10 Challenge (Nov. 28) and the Hurricanes’ trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, for the Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22-25). “There are basically three components to your schedule - non-conference, the ACC regular season and ACC tournament. We always schedule very competitive non-conference opponents so that will help prepare us for the very, very rigorous ACC challenges that we’ll have ahead of us. This year’s non-conference schedule is particularly difficult, because of the number of teams that we will face that were in postseason play last year.” Miami opens its regular season campaign with a trio of in-state competitors: Stetson (Nov. 9), Florida Gulf Coast University (Nov. 13) and Jacksonville (Nov. 16). Detroit (Nov. 24) and Michigan State (Nov. 28), who both made the NCAA Tournament in 2012, will travel to Coral Gables for two highly anticipated match-ups in late November. The Spartans, who earned a No. 1 seed in the tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16, were ranked the No. 9 in ESPN.com’s preseason Top 25 poll. The Hurricanes will play at home only once in December, as five of the month’s six games take place outside Coral Gables. They will face UMass in Amherst, Mass., (Dec. 1). before a trip home and a showdown with UNC-Charlotte (Dec. 14). After their brief stay, the Canes will make the drive to Orlando, Fla., for a match-up with in-state rival UCF on Dec. 18.

Jim Larranaga and staff will spend the holidays in Hawaii for the annual Diamond Head Classic, which includes six teams that qualified for the postseason in 2012. The Hurricanes will face either Arizona or East Tennessee State (Dec. 23) following their opening day matchup with the University of Hawaii (Dec. 22). The Hurricanes will conclude the tournament on Christmas Day with possible matchups against San Diego St., Ole Miss, San Francisco or Indiana State (Dec. 25). The Hurricanes will wrap up their non-conference schedule Jan. 2 at home against LaSalle before opening up conference play on the road against Georgia Tech. “Even though we have 18 games now in the ACC, we wanted to really challenge ourselves in the nonconference and we feel like we’re going to do that,” said assistant coach Eric Konkol. “Each team brings a different element to our schedule, which will create a very strong RPI and balanced slate for us.” Click here for complete article.

2012 Miami Men’s Basketball Schedule

Fri., Nov. 2 St. Leo (Exhibition) Fri., Nov. 9 Stetson Tues., Nov. 13 at Florida Gulf Coast University Fri., Nov. 16 Jacksonville Sat., Nov. 24 Detroit Wed., Nov. 28 Michigan State Sat., Dec. 1 at UMass Fri., Dec. 14 UNC-Charlotte Tues., Dec. 18 at University of Central Florida Sat., Dec. 22 Diamond Head Classic – Hawaii Sun., Dec. 23 Diamond Head Classic Arizona/East Tennessee St. Mon., Dec. 25 Diamond Head Classic San Diego St./Ole Miss/San Francisco/Indiana St. Wed., Jan. 2 La Salle

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UM Launches Redesigned HurricaneSports.com Click here for a video tour of the new site

The University of Miami Athletics announced a partnership Tuesday with NeuLion to provide Hurricanes fans with an enhanced and improved experience through the redesigned HurricaneSports.com. UM has worked with new partner NeuLion over the course of several months to deliver an innovative, custom design and layout that delivers news and information to Miami Hurricane fans around the world - anytime, anywhere. The new flexible layout of HurricaneSports. com will allow the department to adapt its delivery of news to feature the most important and engaging items at the most important times. “Over the last two years, we have revamped our online philosophy and seen a tremendous response from our fan base to our focus on story-telling and engagement,” Associate AD for Communications and Marketing Chris Freet said. “With this new partnership, we focused on delivering that content to more platforms and in a more efficient manner than ever before.” HurricaneSports.com will continue to crank out news, video, social media, blogs, score updates, shopping and much more. Canes All Access is now at your fingertips on every HurricaneSports.com page, as well as being housed in a newly-designed video portal experience for fans to browse the complete directory of on-demand video, as well as watch live video throughout the year. Coming this fall will be live video for soccer, volleyball and football press conferences as well as live audio for all football games. Newly available will be condensed games and full-game replays of all football games this season. Check out Canes All Access for more information. Also, launching this fall will be HurricaneSports.com mobile and tablet applications available for download on your iPhone, Android and iPad. Miami fans can stay up to date on all HurrricaneSports.com news, scores, schedules, rosters, live audio, video on-demand, photos and more. “Between the new, high quality video offerings and the new mobile and tablet apps, I am confident fans will find it easier than ever to get information on every Hurricane team,” Freet said. Among the new and enhanced features on HurricaneSports.com are:

Improved and user-friendly design; Exclusive on-demand and live video content; Better video delivery to Miami fans; Deeper social media integration across all of the Miami Hurricanes official platforms - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram; Newly-designed Canes All Access video portal; Mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android (available this fall); Largest inventory of Hurricane memorabilia and merchandise on the web. NeuLion is the leader in creating dynamic solutions that remain on the cutting edge of the college athletics industry. Backed by proprietary technology, NeuLion’s suite of digital services include live and on-demand video delivery to multiple devices, web publishing, social media integration, ticketing, donor management, ecommerce and advertising. Trusted by over 170 top colleges, universities and conferences, NeuLion continues to grow its partnerships and provide the most innovative, high quality, interactive experiences in college athletics that are proven to increase fan engagement and drive new revenue.

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The Captain’s Log: Eric Erickson

Eric Erickson

After being selected by the New York Yankees on Day Three of Major League Baseball’s 2012 First-Year Player Draft, one of the greatest to ever come through Coral Gables gives his parting thoughts on a brilliant career with the Miami Hurricanes. I honestly couldn’t believe how quickly our season ended - it was heartbreaking. We had enough talent on our team to make a good run in the postseason but we weren’t playing consistent baseball throughout the season, so I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. One great thing about college baseball is that there are natural changes made to the roster and to the attitude and approach to the game from year to year, and I’m sure the 2013 Hurricanes will be something very special. Just take the 2007 Hurricanes compared to the 2008 team as an example. Between 2007 and 2008, there weren’t many changes made to the roster, but the confidence level and the realization of what we were capable of doing became a huge factor in our performance. So there’s no need to panic, and I’m confident that Miami will own the state of Florida in baseball again soon. I’m always going to be a Miami Hurricane. I’ll never forget all of the wonderful relationships I made while I was at UM, or the obstacles I overcame. I’ll never forget what it was like to wear orange and green, and to represent the best school in the country. I’ll never forget pitching against Florida State in the World Series, and beating them. And I’ll never forget to thank God for leading me down I-75 from Sarasota to Miami and putting the University of Miami and everything that came along with it into my life. I’m forever grateful. The newest chapter of my life is happening in the New York Yankees organization. I’ve worked very hard to get here and know that this is where I belong. My dad grew up in Brooklyn, and when I was five years old he took me to my first baseball game in the Bronx to watch the Yankees and the Red Sox play. I remember everything, and I’ve been a Yankee fan ever since. In fact all of my childhood memories of baseball revolve around the New York Yankees. My dad would take me to card shows where former Yankee players would go to sign autographs, and we would wait in line to meet them and have them sign baseballs and photographs. I’ve met Whitey Ford, Phil Rizzuto and Yogi Berra just to name a few. I had Yankee wallpaper in my bedroom when I was a kid . It is absolutely amazing that the organization drafted me when I was coming out of high school, and have drafted me again six years later after all I’ve been through. Ever since I reported to camp in Tampa I’ve been walking around with a feeling that is too good to describe. I’m with my dream team, and the opportunities that are in front of me are things that I’ve been thinking about and dreaming about since I was five years old. The ultimate goal is to make it to the Major Leagues, but regardless of what happens, I am very blessed and am going to make the most of this opportunity. Go Canes! Go Yankees! “I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee.” –Joe Dimaggio -Easy E HurricaneSports.com • 17 • @HurricaneSports


133 Canes Named to ACC Honor Roll More than 130 University of Miami student-athletes were named to the 56th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, the conference announced Wednesday. Miami had 133 honorees. Duke led the league with an ACC-record 452 honorees, and Boston College followed with 369. Virginia was third with 291 honorees, closely followed by North Carolina with 290. Maryland saw 259 student-athletes earn honors, followed by Virginia Tech (225), NC State (209), Clemson (194), Florida State (192), Georgia Tech (149) and Wake Forest (140). The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. The conference acknowledged a record 2,903 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year. Headlining this year’s list are 26 student-athletes that are five-time ACC Honor Roll recipients: Boston College’s Irene Delagrammaticas (softball), Kristin Igoe (lacrosse), Nathan Richman (football) and Madeline Wallace (track and field); Clemson’s Keegan Priest (soccer), Duke’s Casey Beyel (lacrosse), Emma Hamm (lacrosse), Molly Lester (soccer) and Will Snyderwine (football); Florida State’s Gonzalo Barroilhet (track and field), Parker Brunelle (baseball) and Jessica Price (soccer); Georgia Tech’s Hunter Clasen (track and field), Joseph Fulton (track and field), Laura Hilton (softball), Roddy Jones (football), Mary Kownack (track and field) and Erica Penk (track and field); Maryland’s Erin Cahill (acrobatics/tumbling),

Meghan Dean (field hockey) and Brett Harman (baseball); North Carolina’s Krista Jasper (gymnastics), NC State’s Gregory Dame (cross country/track and field), Robert Moldovan (cross country/track and field) and Vance Williams (baseball), and Wake Forest’s Camille Collier. The 2011-12 Academic Honor Roll features 19 ACC Players of the Year. Those student-athletes include Clemson’s April Sinkler (women’s outdoor track and field); Duke’s Curtis Beach (men’s indoor track and field), C.J. Costabile (men’s lacrosse), Lindy Duncan (women’s golf ), Ali McCurdy (volleyball) and Elizabeth Williams (women’s basketball); Florida State’s Michelle Jenije (women’s indoor track and field) and James Ramsey (baseball); Maryland’s Jesse Bernhardt (men’s lacrosse) and Katie Schwarzmann (women’s lacrosse); Miami’s Lane Carico (volleyball); North Carolina’s Stephanie Peacock (women’s swimming), Lori Spignola (softball pitcher) and Tyler Zeller (men’s basketball); NC State’s Ryan Hill (cross country); Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter (wrestling), Logan Shinholser (men’s diving) and Alexander Ziegler (men’s outdoor track and field) and Wake Forest’s Katie Stengel (women’s soccer). The league saw six ACC Freshmen of the Year named to the honor roll, including Duke’s Williams (women’s basketball), Florida State’s Colleen Quigley (women’s cross country), Miami’s Hannah Hawks (rowing), Virginia’s Mitchell Frank (menis tennis) and Ellen Williamson (swimming) and Virginia Tech’s Nick Brascetta (wrestling).

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Game Times Set for ACC/Big Ten Challenge ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, matching the University of Miami against Michigan State University on Wed., Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. The matchup is one of four games broadcast on ESPN during the Challenge, which features top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioner’s Cup ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 Challenge games over a two-day period (Nov. 27-28). All 12 games will also be available via WatchESPN, which delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 on PCs, smartphones and tablets to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks or Verizon FiOS TV. The ACC won the first 10 Challenges, while the Big Ten has captured the Commissioners Cup for past three events, including an 8-4 win advantage last year. In the event of a 6-6 tie, the Commissioners Cup will remain with the conference that won the previous year. Durand Scott

In 2012-13, Coach Jim Larranaga and his staff will begin their second year at the helm in Coral Gables. Having posted a 20-13 record and an appearance in the NIT (second round) in his first campaign, Larranaga was the first Canes coach to open his UM career with 20 wins. Miami finished the season tied for fourth in the conference, a program-best, and registered Miami’s first-ever winning record in the ACC (9-7). Six of the top seven scorers and eight of the top nine rebounders from the NIT team return for the 2012-13 campaign, including nine scholarship players from the 2011-12 roster. UM, which boasts six seniors and four juniors, returns all three players who earned conference recognition a year ago. Kenny Kadji was selected to the All-ACC Third Team, Durand Scott was voted an honorable mention performer and Shane Larkin earned a spot on the ACC All-Freshman Team, while Reggie Johnson was a 2010-11 honorable mention performer.

2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge (All times ET)

Tuesday, November 27 7:15 p.m. ESPN2 Minnesota at Florida State 7:15 p.m. ESPNU Iowa at Virginia Tech 7:30 p.m. ESPN NC State at Michigan 9:15 p.m. ESPN2 Maryland at Northwestern 9:15 p.m. ESPNU Nebraska at Wake Forest 9:30 p.m. ESPN North Carolina at Indiana Wednesday, November 28 7 p.m. ESPN2 Virginia at Wisconsin 7:15 p.m. ESPNU Purdue at Clemson 7:30 p.m. ESPN Michigan State at Miami 9 p.m. ESPN2 Georgia Tech at Illinois 9:15 p.m. ESPNU Boston College at Penn State 9:30 p.m. ESPN Ohio State at Duke HurricaneSports.com • 19 • @HurricaneSports


The Rules of the Game Dear Hurricane Fans, As we embark on another year of Hurricane Athletics, we want to say THANK YOU for your support and belief in our program. With our success comes a responsibility and commitment to conduct our business within the bounds of all NCAA regulations. You, as a “representative of athletics interests� are equally responsible for that commitment. The NCAA has strictly limited the role that you, as a Hurricane fan, may take with regard to prospects and student-athletes. I invite you to take a look at this interesting and informative pamphlet highlighting some of the NCAA rules, and should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our Compliance Office at 305-284-2692. Thanks for your continued support and GO CANES!


The Rules of the Game

ARE YOU A REPRESENTATIVE OF UM ATHLETICS? YOU ARE IF YOU HAVE: Participated in or are a member of an organization promoting UM’s athletics programs; Contributed to the Athletics Department or any of its Booster Clubs (Hurricane Club, Diamond Darlings, etc.); Assisted or have been requested by athletics staff to help in the recruitment of a prospective student-athlete; Assisted in providing benefits to enrolled Hurricane athletes and/ or their families; or Been involved in otherwise promoting UM’s athletics programs. Please note that once an individual is identified as a “representative of athletics interests,” he or she retains that identity indefinitely. UM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ALL ATHLETICS BOOSTERS, such that, the University can be placed on probation for the activities of boosters whether or not they are known to or are being monitored by the University’s administration.


Our UHealth Sports Medicine Team attends to players on and off the field.

Lee Kaplan, M.D., Chief of UHealth Sports Medicine, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Bryson Lesniak, M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist and Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics

We’ve got a game plan to get you off the sidelines If an injury is keeping you from doing what you enjoy most, call in the Sports Medicine pros at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, the official medical provider for the Miami Hurricanes and the Miami Marlins. Our nationally-recognized orthopaedics, neurology, and physical therapy experts use the latest research and apply the newest treatments to give all of our patients, including the Hurricanes and the Miami Marlins, the best chances of getting back in the game. Call 305-243-4000 or visit www.UHealthSportsMedicine.com

Michael Baraga, M.D. Sports Medicine Specialist and Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics

Clifton Page, M.D., CAQSM, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

LOCATED AT UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL 1400 NW 12TH AVENUE, MIAMI, FL


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HurricaneSports Magazine - Aug. 13, 2012  

HurricaneSports Magazine - Aug. 13, 2012