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student section gets smoked During the game against Floirda, Sebastian sprayed the student section with the iconic smoke

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THE RUNDOWN 7 The Miami Hurricanes have a long tradition of homegrown talent showcasing itself on the football field. Tracy Howard, the Miramar, Fla., native and former star defensive back at Miramar High School, is not afraid to challenge himself and he certainly does not shy away from forming his own identity.

12 // Miramar to miami: tracy howard The Hurricane Club provides scholarship and operational support for University of Miami studentathletes. This support allows Miami to compete at the highest possible level by providing our student-athletes with the scholarships and services needed to excel in academics, athletics and life.


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Canes’ Corner is a Q&A series taking an in-depth look at the 2013 Miami volleyball team. This week, meet senior defensive specialist Julia Giampaolo from Torrington, Conn.



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#BYTHENUMBERS A statistical look at the Miami Hurricanes The Miami women’s basketball team will host 10 non-conference home games this season, beginning with the Nov. 8 matchup against North Florida.

10 3 2013 AP and ACC Coach of the Year Jim Larrañaga will be coaching at the University of Miami through May 31, 2022, following a contract extension



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Less than a week after touching a sled for the first time, Lauryn Williams - a three-time track and field Olympian and a former NCAA 100-meter champion for Miami - finished third Thursday at the U.S. national push championships.

Murielle Ahoure finished the women’s 200 meters in 22.32 seconds, winning her second silver medal at the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Sam Dorman became the first Hurricane to ever capture three gold medals at the National Diving Championships, partnering with teammate Zac Nees to earn first place in the 3-meter synchronized event


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Miramar to Miami: Tracy Howard

The Miami Hurricanes have a long tradition of homegrown talent showcasing itself on the football field. Canes legends like Michael Irvin, Sean Taylor, Jonathan Vilma, Santana Moss and Bennie Blades are just a handful of South Florida natives who shined while donning Miami’s orange and green. Over the course of the 2013 football season, will honor a Hurricane football player with South Florida ties as the Milam’s Market Homegrown Athlete of the Week. This week’s player spotlight is Miramar native Tracy Howard. Tracy Howard is a trailblazer. The Miramar, Fla., native and former star defensive back at Miramar High School is not afraid to challenge himself and he certainly does not shy away from forming his own identity. Howard, who was one of the top high school cornerbacks in the country his senior year of high school, was recruited by every major college football program in the United States. The 5-foot-11 corner could have chosen to play at in-state schools Florida or Florida State. Howard could have traveled west and played for USC or he could have followed the long line of Miramar Patriots to West Virginia. Instead, Howard chose to stay home and play for the Hurricanes. Howard’s decision to attend Miami is just one of many examples that prove his desire to forge his own path. He is one of four Miramar High alums on the 2013 roster, joined by Williams, receiver Malcolm Lewis and linebacker Jermaine Grace. After stepping foot on campus as a heralded recruit, Howard wasted little time making an impact. He played in all 12 games as a freshman in 2012, tallying 17 tackles and four pass breakups. Howard notched the first interception of his collegiate career in the Hurricanes’ 21-16 win over the rival Gators. The talented cover corner has three tackles and one interception through the first two games of the 2013 season. With 10 games to go in the 2013 regular season, Howard will be one of the many integral parts to Miami’s defensive successes. 12


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The “Windy City Flyer� did it again Sunday, powering the Chicago Bears special teams unit in a 31-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Hester, who set a new franchise single-game record with 249 return yards, broke his previous personal record of 245 in the victory. The Bears’ eighth-year specialist, who recorded returns of 74 and 80 yards on his first two attempts, recorded the third-highest kick return yardage in NFL history for a player who had five returns or fewer. Hester ranks first in the NFL with 280 return yards this season, 60 more than the next highest total, and is currently averaging 46.7 yards per return through week two.

Dave Sanderson Named Miami Rowing HC

After a comprehensive search, the University of Miami has named Dave Sanderson as its head rowing coach. Sanderson, a native of Providence, R.I. and a Yale University graduate, returns to the Hurricanes’ program after spending a year as an assistant coach at Miami under Debra Morgan in 2006. “I am excited to have David back with the U family,” Miami Sr. Associate AD for Facilities & Event Operations Tim Wise said. “He is an established and successful head coach and will be a great fit for our program and student-athletes. I look forward to working with David and him continuing to move the program forward.” Following his year with the Canes, Sanderson accepted the head coaching position at Barry University in 2007. The accomplished coach guided the Buccaneers for six seasons and lead Barry to three straight NCAA Championships, but Sanderson is excited about the opportunity to return to Miami. “I am extremely honored to be the next head coach of the University of Miami women’s rowing program,” Sanderson said. “It has been fantastic to watch the team progress over the last few years and I look forward to continuing that trend to the next level. I am really looking forward to meeting the student-athletes and getting them out on the water taking strokes. I am sure they are eager to get on the water, too. I really appreciate getting this opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.” Prior to his first stint at the University of Miami, Sanderson served as an assistant varsity coach for Boston University men’s crew for three years and as a coach at Community Rowing in Newton, Mass. While with the Boston University Terriers, Sanderson helped the program achieve its best-ever result at the 2005 IRA National Championships with a sixth-place finish. Sanderson rowed at Yale as a member of three varsity lightweight crews while earning his bachelor’s degree in American studies in 1998. As part of his lightweight crews, Sanderson won two bronze medals and a silver medal at Eastern Sprints, as well as a silver at the IRA National Championship regatta.



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UM Sports Hall of Fame

UM Athletic Director Blake James (right) joined Mike Byrne, UMSHoF member Wayne Beckner and Mark Gordon at the 2012 UMSHoF Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The 21st Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Miami International Links/Melreese Country Club. Registration begins at 11 AM, with a 12 Noon shotgun start.

UM Golf Coach and Hall of Fame member Patti Rizzo (center) and her golf group at the 2012 UMSHoF Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Foursomes are available for $800, or individual golfers are $200. Entry fees include lunch provided by the Hole in the Wall Pub, goody bag, 18 holes of golf and award ceremony dinner, featuring a fantastic silent auction. Sponsorship packages are available. For more information, call 305-2842775 or go to

2012 UMSHoF Celebrity Golf Tournament winners: Mead McCabe, Peter Rippich, Chris Pulver and Scott Ritchey.

Peter Rippich recorded a “Hole in One� on the 15th hole at the 2012 UMSHoF Celebrity Golf Tournament.



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The UM Sports Hall of Fame is open weekdays from 12-5 p.m. and is free to the public.

Canes Don’t Let Canes Watch Games Alone For those Canes fans who are unable to travel to Miami Hurricanes football games, be sure to join your fellow alumni and friends at UM Alumni Association game watch parties taking place around the country. Hosted by alumni clubs, game watch parties are the perfect opportunity to cheer on the Canes and meet local alumni and UM fans in your area. 2013 UM Alumni Association Miami Hurricanes football game watch locations are below. All games unless otherwise noted.

Atlanta Big Kahuna 303 Peachtree Center Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30303 All games except for the FAU game. Mazzy’s Sports Bar & Grill 7160 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Norcross, GA 30092

Austin Blackfinn Ameripub 11410 Century Oaks Terrace (at the Domain) Austin, TX 78748

boston Lir 903 Boylston Street Boston, MA 2115

broward county Duffy’s Sports Grill 1804 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USF, North Carolina, Florida State, Duke, and Pittsburgh games. Jersey Wings & Raw Bar 12592 Pines Blvd, Suite #104 Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 USF, North Carolina, Florida State, Duke, and Pittsburgh games.

chicago Flagship Tavern & Grill 1622 W. Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60657

cincinnati Cock & Bull Public House 275 East Sharon Road Cincinnati, OH 45246 FAU, Florida, Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Virginia Tech games.


houston Mugsy’s on Richmond 2239 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77098

los angeles The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant 7038 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

louisville Home of Carlos Mendia, B.S.I.E. ‘86, M.B.A. ‘88 Florida State and Duke games. Please contact the UM Alumni Association for location information. Home of Michael Friedman, B.B.A. ‘74 All games except for Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Duke games. Please contact the UM Alumni Association for location information.

miami Brother Jimmy’s- Brickell 900 S. Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33130 USF, and Florida State games. Hosted by UM Athletics. Carolina Ale House 8669 NW 36th Street Doral, FL 33166 Duke game. Hosted by UM Athletics. Hooters 3301 SW 22nd Street #104 Miami, FL 33145 North Carolina game. Hosted by UM Athletics.

nashville Tin Roof 1516 Demonbreun Street Nashville, TN 37203 North Carolina and Virginia Tech games.

new york city

Pluckers Wing Bar 1709 Cross Roads Drive Grapevine, TX 76051

Brother Jimmy’s- Murray Hill 181 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016

Stan’s Blue Note 2908 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75206

Brother Jimmy’s- Union Square 116 East 16th Street New York, NY 10003

denver The Tavern Downtown 1949 Market Street Denver, CO 80202



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san francisco

Hurricane Grill & Wings 2401 W. SR 434 Longwood, FL 32779 Florida, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Virginia games.

Steff’s Sports Bar 141 2nd Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Miller’s Field 7958 Via Dellagio Way Orlando, FL 32819 FAU, Florida, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Virginia games.

Serendipity Racquet Club 3600 Torrey Pines Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238

palm beach county Duffy’s Sports Grill 11588 US Highway 1 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 USF, North Carolina, Florida State, Duke, and Pittsburgh games. Miller’s Ale House 1200 Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 USF, North Carolina, Duke, and Pittsburgh games.

philadelphia Field House 1150 Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

phoenix Wolfley’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 FAU, Georgia Tech, and Florida State games.

portland Lil’ Cooperstown Bar & Grill 1831 SW River Drive Portland, OR 97201 Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech games.

richmond Bailey’s Smokehouse & Tavern 7502 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23294 Florida, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh games.

san diego Randy Jones All American Sports Grill 7510 Hazard Center Drive #215 San Diego, CA 92108 All games except for the Pittsburgh game.


savannah/hilton head Gruby’s New York Deli 198 Okatie Village Drive Bluffton, SC 29909 Savannah State, and Florida State games. The Distillery 416 W. Liberty Street Savannah, GA 31401 Savannah State, and Florida State games.

seattle 95 Slide 722 East Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122

st. louis Buffalo Wild Wing’s 1210 Strassner Drive Brentwood, MO 63144 All games except for FAU, and Savannah State games.

sw florida Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way Naples, FL 33907 Florida State game.

tampa Brass Tap 10019 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33618 All games except for USF game.

washington, DC Penn Quarter Sports Tavern 639 Indiana Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004



The Dolphins’ second-year running back delivered some big carries in Indianapolis, including the team’s second touchdown of the day on a 10-yard dash to the endzone. Miller, who paced all Dolphins rushers with 69 yards on 14 carries, came just five yards shy of setting a new personal record single-game rushing yards. The Miami, Fla., native clinched the 24-20 win in the fourth quarter with a big run for a first down, and led all running backs in the contest by averaging just shy of five yards per carry (4.93). The touchdown was just the second career score for Miller, who will shoulder much of the Dolphins’ rushing attack in his second season with the hometown team.




SCHEDULE/RESULTS (5-2-0) Fri, Aug 16 Sun, Aug 18 Fri, Aug 23 Sun, Aug 25 Sun, Sep 01 Fri, Sep 06 Sun, Sep 08 Thu, Sep 12 Sun, Sep 15 Thu, Sep 19 Sun, Sep 22 Thu, Sep 26 Sun, Oct 06 Thu, Oct 10 Sun, Oct 13 Thu, Oct 17 Sun, Oct 20 Thu, Oct 24 Sun, Oct 27 Thu, Oct 31

Miami Opens ACC Play After a flawless finish through its nonconfernece schedule, the University of Miami women’s soccer team opened its grueling ACC slate with a trip to North Carolina for matchups with No. 12 Duke and No. 7 Wake Forest. The Hurricanes looked far from outmatched against one of the nation’s premier sides at Duke, as the visitors entered the halftime locker room to a scoreless draw. Junior goalkeeper Emily Lillard made four first-half saves, including two at close range, to keep the Blue Devils off the board, while Miami countered with a balanced offensive attack. The visitors had the best chance of either team in the first frame, as senior Tara Schwitter lined up for a penalty kick just five minutes before halftime. The Oradell, N.J., native, who earned the chance after being taken down in the box, saw her shot saved by Duke goalie Ali Kershner on an impressive dive to maintain the empty scoreboard.

Despite the early chances, Miami faltered down the stretch, eventually falling 3-0. “I give Duke a lot of credit, they were able to finish the dangerous chances they created,” head coach Mary-Frances Monroe said. “In these games you can’t be dispossessed of the ball in critical areas of the field. You can lose it, but what you do after that is crucial.” Even after a 4-0 loss on the road in WinstonSalem, Monroe and her staff are excited for the opportunity to return home to the Cobb Stadium pitch and face two more talented foes: NC State and North Carolina. “We need to get the entire team on the same page,” Monroe said. “We’re looking forward to our next two games and are excited to play in front of our home crowd again.” NC State (Thurs., Sept. 19) kickoff is set for 7 p.m., while UNC (Sun., Sept 22) is slated for 1 p.m.

Ohio State (exhibition) 0-1 (L) Dayton (exhibition) 2-1 (W) Cincinnati 2-0 (W) at Jacksonville 3-2 (W) at Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2-1 (W 2ot) Cleveland State 6-1 (W) at FAU 2-1 (W) at #12 Duke * 0-3 (L) at #7 Wake Forest * 0-4 (L) North Carolina State * 7 p.m. North Carolina * 1 p.m. at Florida State * 7 p.m. Notre Dame * Noon Pittsburgh * 7 p.m. at Syracuse * Noon Maryland * 7 p.m. Boston College * 1 p.m. at Virginia * 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech * 1 p.m. Clemson * 7 p.m.

DID U KNOW? Ashley Flinn registered the first hat trick for a Miami player since Kate Howarth accomplished the feat during her freshman season back in 2009. Flinn scored three goals in a 6-1 rout of Cleveland State, including the gamewinner, to increase her season total to a teamleading six tallies.

MORE ABOUT @CANESFUTBOL *Junior striker Ashley Flinn is tied for second in the conference with six goals through the team’s first seven games. *Junior goalkeeper Emily Lillard ranks fourth in the ACC in two categories: total saves (22) and saves per game (3.14). *With two goals and one assist, forward Jasmine Paterson is just three points shy of setting a new career high in the category. She registered seven points on two goals and three assists en route to 2012 ACC AllFreshman honors a season ago.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS GOALS Ashley Flinn Jasmine Paterson Paige Lombard

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GOALKEEPING (saves) Emily Lillard 22 Catalina Perez 7

ASSISTS Blake Stockton Gianna Dal Pozzo Paige Lombard Betsy Middleton Jasmine Paterson Tara Schwitter

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POINTS Ashley Flinn Jasmine Paterson Gracie Lachowecki Paige Lombard Erin McGovern Tara Scwhitter

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Canes Corner with Emani Sims

JULIA GIAMPAOLO Torrington, Conn. | Torrington High School Majoring in Athletic Training

Canes’ Corner is a Q&A series looking at the 2013 Miami volleyball team. Each day leading up to the beginning of volleyball season on Aug. 30, a new Canes’ Corner will be released giving @CanesVB fans a I committed schools because: it presented a perfect opportunity to combine chance to get to Miami know over theirother favorite playerss. high quality education and athletics.

This edition of Canes’ Corner features juniorWhen middle blocker Emani Sims. I think of: family. I think of Miami volleyball, Name: Emani Sims My favorite part of being a Hurricane volleyball player is: the memories and experiences I share with my teammates. Hometown: Glenview, IL If I had to describe the team in one word it would be: “dedicated.” High School: Glenbrook South Major: Advertising Coral Gables is different from my hometown because: it’s beautiful!

I committed to Miami over other schools because: to I liked the team ofchemistry and proud. atmosphere. When I committed the University Miami, I felt: I love volleyball because: I have played it all my life.

When I think of Miami volleyball, I think of: hardwork and athleticism.

My favorite moment in my volleyball career was: putting on a UM jersey

foris: thebeing first time freshman year. My favorite part of being a Hurricane volleyball player able my to represent the University through a sport I love. I started playing volleyball at age: 10.

If I had to describe the team in one word it would be: energetic.

Favorite Athlete: LeBron James/Tiger Woods

Coral Gables is different from my hometown because: there are palm trees. Favorite Professional Sports Team: NY Giants

Meal: My mom’s homemade lasagna The biggest adjustment Favorite from high school to college has been: balancing practice and school and traveling. My favorite place on campus is: the student center.

When I committed to the University of Miami, I felt: like a lot of hard work paid off. My favorite University of Miami alumni is: Vinny Testaverde.

I love volleyball because: it allows us to show our athleticism. My favorite class at UM has been: Anatomy with Dr. Harriell.

My favorite moment in from my volleyball beating FSU at home last season. The farthest place home I’vecareer been is:was: Jamaica. first pet was: a German shepherd. I started playingMy volleyball at age: 16. Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince

Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan

Favorite Movie: Titanic

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Chicago Bulls Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids If I could take a vacation anywhere in the world, I would travel to: Italy. Favorite Meal: Mom’s cooking

Favorite Candy: Reese’s Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids

In my spare time, I like to: go to the beach. My favorite sport to watch on TV is: basketball. My nicknames are: Jules or Gulia.

My pregame rituals are: praying and looking at a picture of my grandparents. Favorite TV Show: Scandal

Favorite Music Artist: Frank Ocean







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CANES SPLIT HOME SERIES WITH LSU Miami head coach Jose “Keno” Gandara notches first home win in five sets University of Miami head volleyball coach Jose “Keno” Gandara added another piece of history to his head coaching resume. Gandara secured his first home victory Sept. 14 when his Hurricanes beat the visiting LSU Tigers in five sets at the James L. Knight Sports Complex. “Keno” has the Canes at 5-2 early in his first season at the helm in Coral Gables. “I am pleased with where we are at this point in the season,” Gandara said. “We have made a lot of progress and we are training better. Our players are learning how to make changes in their game and we are getting better.” Miami, who split its recent home series with LSU, has played well under Gandara. The Hurricanes opened the season with a perfect showing at the USF Invitational, beating both Austin Peay and USF. Miami dropped a tough match against Saint Mary’s, but went 2-0 in the Bay Area Challenge with wins over Long Beach State and San Francisco. After two weeks on the road, Miami hosted their first home match of the season on Sept. 13. The Canes jumped out to a quick lead int he match, taking the first two sets. But LSU fought back and took the match in five sets. Senior Alex Johnson, a Preseason All-ACC selection, reached a milestone in Miami’s

home opener, playing in her 100th career match. A day later, senior libero Ryan Shaffer reached the 100 match mark and collected 36 digs to help the Hurricanes beat LSU in five sets. Miami got significant contributions from several veteran players over the two-game series against LSU. Johnson recorded double-doubles in both matches, tallying a total of 34 kills and 25 digs on the weekend. Junior outside hitter Savanah Leaf led the Miami attack, collecting 40 kills over the two matches, while middle blockers Emani Sims and Alexis Mourning combined for 22 blocks over the two-game series. Setters Catilin Donahoe and Blair Fuentez combined for 94 assists against the Tigers, helping the Hurricanes compile 128 kills against LSU. The Canes will play three matches at the NIKE Invitational in Norman, Okla. this weekend,facing Nebraska-Omaha, Oklahoma and Tulsa. Miami opens ACC play on Sept. 28 at Boston College. Their next home match falls on Oct. 11 when they will host Pitt at the Knight Complex. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 305-2842263.

Miami head coach Jose “Keno”Gandara notched his first win at the James L. Knight Sports Complex. The Canes defeated LSU 3-2 career head coaching victory when the Canes defeated Austin Peay, 3-1 on Aug. 30. The win was Gandara’s first as a collegiate head coach and his first while guiding the Hurricanes.

100 MATCH MILESTONE A pair of Hurricanes recently reached the 100 match milestone. Senior Alex Johnson, who has started every match in her Miami career, reached the mark on Sept. 13 against LSU. A day later, seniorRyan Shaffer played in her 100th match, helping the Canes beat the Tigers in five sets.

ASSISTING THE ATTACK Setters Caitilin Donahoe and Blair Fuentez have combined for 264 assists over Miami’s first seven matches. Donahoe, a sophomore who collected 64 assists against Long Beach State, leads the Canes with 153 assists. Fuentez, a junior who had a season-high 44 assists in Miami’s season opener against Austin Peay, has compiled 111 assists this season.

BLOCK PARTY The Hurricanes have 66 blocks over their first seven matches, ranking 100th in the country wiht 2.28 blocks per set. Miami’s duo of junior middle blockers lcurrently pace the Canes in blocks. 2012 AVCA Third Team All-American Emani Sims leads all Hurricanes with 24 blocks on the season, while 2013 Preseason All-ACC selection Alexis Mourning ranks second on the team with 21 blocks.


DO YOU COMMUNICATE VIA THE INTERNET? The internet has provided the opportunity for Canes fans and supporters from all over the world to communicate with each other in a ways not possible before. The following regulations regarding the internet are very important for all Canes to know: Message Boards: University of Miami fans participating on a message board are not permitted to write, call, instant message, text, chat with, or e-mail a prospect. Further, as soon as someone on a message board e-mails or sends a message out to a recruit, they automatically become a booster and are subject to the NCAA rules prohibiting such contact. Social Networking: Boosters are not permitted to use social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to contact or otherwise attempt to correspond with prospects. This includes, but is not limited to, posting on a wall, using the inbox/e-mail feature, instant messaging, “@replies”, “mentions”, or direct messaging. As electronic communication technology continues to advance, the opportunity for the supporters of an athletics program to have impermissible contact with a prospect or that prospect’s family is greatly increased, however, the institution’s responsibility for that contact remains the same. We ask that all Canes fans and supporters who have access to the type of Web sites described above assist us in following the guidelines that govern those sites. As always, your efforts to help the University of Miami maintain a culture of compliance are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. “Ask Before You Act” by contacting the University of Miami Compliance Office directly. Phone Email Fax 305-284-5542 305-284-2276 Online Twitter Facebook @UCompliance




The Miami Hurricanes are in their sixth season at Sun Life Stadium, posting a 22-11 mark (.667). Miami is 11-2 at Sun Life Stadium against nonconference opponents, winning its last five nonconference home games by an average margin of 24.6 points.

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Miami has scored 30+ points in 13 of its first 25 games of the @GoldenAl era, posting an 11-2 record in those contests. In those 13 games, Miami has trailed in time of possession 11 times. Miami is 8-1 in its last nine games when scoring 30+ points and trailing in time of possession. MORE TIME OF POSSESSION

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Sophomore RB Duke Johnson is the 39th 1,000-yard rusher in program history. He has 1,191 yards through 14 games and is closing in on the Top 20.

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