Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Devin Hester

The photo above is Devin Hester's 79-yard return of a blocked field goal for a touchdown during the 'Canes 2004 Peach Bowl victory over the Florida Gators.

Last Sunday for the Chicago Bears, Hester scored on a 36-yard pass for the game winning touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. It was the Chicago Tribune's "Bears' play of the game."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Paulelett Ricks-Chambers

Hurricane senior midfielder Paulelett Ricks-Chambers collides with Maryland's Domenica Hodak in the pouring rain during the 'Canes 2-0 victory over the Terrapins last Sunday.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Shenise Johnson

Shenise Johnson poses during the Hurricanes Women's Basketball Photo Day last Thursday at the UM Fieldhouse adjacent to the BankUnited Center.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dark Day in Blacksburg

Hurricanes running back Graig Cooper is stopped for a loss by a Virginia Tech defender during the 'Canes 31-7 loss to the Hokies on a very wet Saturday in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hurricanes + ESPN = Ratings

Nielsen Cable TV Ratings ranked the University of Miami vs. Florida State game on September 7th number three (5.82 million homes, 8.4 million viewers) during the week ended September 14th. UM-FSU finished behind the Ohio State vs USC game (7.24 million homes, 10.58 million viewers) and the MTV Video Music Awards (5.83 million homes, 8.97 million viewers).

For the week ending September 20th, the University of Miami vs Georgia Tech game finished 9th with about 4.4 million viewers.

Friday, September 25, 2009

2010 Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball

The shot above is from yesterday's shoot with the 2010 Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball Team, posing for a photo slated to be included in this season's media guide.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Calais Campbell + Antrel Rolle

Former 'Canes defensive end Calais Campbell was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for blocking a field goal that led to a Cardinals touchdown in Arizona's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. Ironically, former 'Cane defensive back Antrel Rolle picked up the blocked kick and returned it for the score.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jimmy Graham

Hurricanes tight end Jimmy Graham made his first reception a big one, catching a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jacory Harris during the 'Canes 33-17 victory over Georgia Tech last week.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ray Lewis

While many former 'Canes had great games and better numbers during Week 2 of the NFL season, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens stands out for one play.

On fourth-and-two in the final minute at San Diego, with the Ravens leading by five, the Chargers had the ball at the Ravens 15 yard line. Lewis blasted through the line and tackled Darren Sproles, arguably one the fastest players in the league, for a four yard loss to clinch the win.

Rodney Harrison, of NBC's "Football Night in America," called it "the greatest play of Ray Lewis' career."

Baltimore offensive coordinator Cam Cameron told Sports Illustrated's Peter King after the game, "you couldn't believe it when you saw it. First the speed of the play. You can't appreciate how fast Ray was going and how hard he hit Sproles unless you were there live. But that play was so big in the game, and to have Ray make it as powerfully as he did. Just amazing."

The photo of Lewis above is from the 1995 season with the Hurricanes.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Vaughn Telemaque & Ray Ray Armstrong

Vaughn Telemaque and Ray Ray Armstrong celebrate a defensive stop against the Georgia Tech triple option during last Thursday's 33-17 victory.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Javarris James

Hurricanes running back Javarris James gives Georgia Tech safety Morgan Burnett a handful during Thursday night's 33-17 victory.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Gino Torretta

Former Hurricanes QB Gino Torretta is honored at halftime of the Georgia Tech game for his election into the College Football Hall of Fame as the National Football Foundation's Steven J. Hatchell and UM Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt look on.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Miami's Sean Spence, Eric Moncur and Marcus Forston stop Georgia Tech's Josh Nesbitt for a loss during the 'Canes 33-17 win over the Yellow Jackets at Landshark Stadium last night. Last year Tech's triple option racked up 472 rushing yards against UM. Last nights the 'Canes held the Wramblin' Wreck to just 95 yards on the ground.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jacory Harris - Coming of Age

Hurricanes QB Jacory Harris walks off the field after throwing an interception for a touchdown during Miami's 38-34 victory over the Seminoles last week.

The mark of a winner is the ability to overcome adversity. After shaking off his numb right throwing arm, Jacory led the 'Canes back. Harris connected with Graig Cooper for a 24-yard score to tie the game at 31, and after Florida State took the lead again on Dustin Hopkins' 45-yard field goal with 4:11 left, Harris again responded. The 'Canes went 59 yards in six plays, highlighted by Harris' 40-yard pass to Travis Benjamin, and Cooper ran it in from three yards out for the eventual game-winning score.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gaby Sanchez

Florida Marlins 1B Gaby Sanchez, seen here with the Hurricanes back in 2004, hit his first career homer - on Miami Hurricanes night, no less - last Saturday against the Nationals. Sanchez was called up by the Marlins on September 8th after a injury-plagued season.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Brittany Viola

Hurricanes diver Brittany Viola poses on the diving board prior to practice yesterday. Viola, the daughter of former Mets pitcher Frank Viola, is a three time All-American and was the 2008 NCAA Champion on the 10-meter platform.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Travis Benjamin

Hurricanes WR Travis Benjamin runs through the Florida State defense during Miami's 38-34 victory over the Seminoles last week.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

B.J. Fuery

Former Hurricane Brian "B.J." Fuery, shown here in 1997 with the 'Canes, won his MMA pro heavyweight debut and needed only 2:03 to defeat Phil Friedman during Shine Fight II: American Top Team vs. The World card at the James L. Knight Center in Miami last week. Read more here.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Javarris James

Javarris James leaps over teammate Orlando Franklin on his way upfield during the 'Canes 38-34 victory over FSU on Monday night.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ex-UM pitcher Luke DeBold fighting cancer

Former Hurricanes' pitcher Luke Debold is undergoing his fifth round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a primary mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumor with metastases in the lungs in March, 2008. On Saturday, November 21, 2009 the friends of Luke DeBold will be hosting a benefit near Luke's home in Indiana just outside of the Chicagoland area. For more information or to make a donation please visit this link.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jarrett Payton released by Argos

Jarrett Payton, seen here with the 'Canes in 2003 against FSU, asked for and was granted his release yesterday from the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Payton commented, "This decision hasn't been easy, but most decisions in life aren't. It’s one that required careful thought and, in the end, I needed to take care of family first. I don't see this as an end as much as a new beginning for me and my family. I still have a true love for football - that will never go away. I needed to move on from here. The Argos are a great organization with a great group of players and coaches. They have all the pieces here to be successful but it will take time. If everyone is patient then I know good things will happen and I wish the team the very best of luck for the rest of the season."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jacory Harris

UM's Jacory Harris calmly awaits the replay booth's decision on the final play of the 'Canes 38-34 victory over FSU on Monday night.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Instant Classic

UM's Jason Fox blocks FSU's Nigel Carr as Graig Cooper runs through the attempted tackle of Nigel Bradham to score the game winning touchdown during Miami's 38-34 comeback victory over the Seminoles last night in Tallahassee.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Bring on the 'Noles!

Miami's Orien Harris introduces himself to FSU's Chris Rix during the "Canes 22-14 victory over the 'Noles back in 2003.

Thursday, September 3, 2009