Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reggie Johnson Makes SI's Breakout List

Sophomore center Reggie Johnson has been named as one of five breakout sophomores to watch by Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn.

Winn has tested out a statistical method of identifying breakout sophomores based on a Basketball Prospectus study of players' possession usage over their first three seasons.

Nebraska forward Christian Standhardinger, Texas forward Jordan Hamilton, Villanova guard Maalik Wayns and UCLA forward Reeves Nelson also made Winn's list.

Read more at Sports Illustrated's web site.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Zampogna, Gonzalez, Marley on allCanes Radio Tonight

Former 'Canes Rohan Marley, Joaquin Gonzalez and Francesco Zampogna will join Brian "The Beast" London on allCanes Radio, live from Smoke't Southern Kitchen and Tap in Coral Gables tonight at 7pm.

Marley played at Miami from 1992-94 and played for Ottawa of the CFL in 1995. He is the son of the late reggae legend Bob Marley.

Gonzalez starred at Miami from 1997-2001 and spent four years in the NFL with the Browns and Colts.

Zampogna was the 'Canes primary kicker during the 2007 season. Showing the form of Garo Yepremian but the results of Dan Marino, his touchdown pass on a fake field goal (above) helped lift the 'Canes past the Seminoles in Tallahassee that year.

Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald will also appear.

You can listen to allCanes Radio online by visiting

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cleveland Rocks Saturday's Practice

Seantrel who?

Asante Cleveland, a 6'5," 255 pound freshman tight end from Sacramento, California, was the newcomer to watch during Saturday's practice in front of 3000 'Canes fans.

Cleveland sure caught Coach Shannon's eye; he had this to say while meeting with reporters after practice: “I’m very excited about Asante Cleveland’s performance today. The big catch he had with three people around him was unbelievable.”

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rolle Media Guide Gaffe Not FSU SID's Worst Error

After reading "Cane Mutiny" author Bruce Feldman's retweet from Heath Cline about the 2010 FSU media guide featuring Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle on its academics page and misspelling his name "Myrone," I was reminded this gaffe wasn't the most egregious one in 'Noles Sports Information history.

Back in the fall of 1982, Florida State printed 10,000 copies of its 125th Anniversary special edition football program before someone noticed one of the fans on the cover was none other than Miami Hurricanes baseball coach Ron Fraser. Fraser, fresh off the 'Canes first College World Series title, was photographed as part of a crowd shot with his daughter Lynda, who attended FSU at the time. While Fraser is a FSU alum, his claim to fame being "The Wizard of College Baseball" was due to his success of leading the rival Miami baseball program to national prominence.

Needless to say, the program was pulled after the discovery.

Neither case compares to the Florida Gators putting a photo of a crocodile on the cover of their 2003 media guide. Only in "Floriduh!"

Thanks to John Clough for the Rolle story and to Karen Fraser for the program story and the copy of the program shown above.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Pirate in the Midst

Yesterday, I signed into Facebook and was surprised to see a friend had been tagged in a photo of a photo - specifically, “The U Pro Bowl” photo we posted on our blog back in February shot by my assistant, Eric Espada.

The photo had been enlarged to what looks like a 16x20 print and professionally matted and framed. The text below the photo stated prints were available for $25 and framed for $85.

We have never authorized this image for reproduction, other than to UM for inclusion in their website and media guide. Only a couple of prints were made for close friends, and not at this size and ratio.

A little investigation revealed the offender’s name, high school, college and employer. Further talks with people involved with UM and the autograph business revealed he was a former ball boy for the Hurricanes. So how did he get the image? We believe he got it from someone inside UM, and this wouldn’t be the first time this has occurred. Because it was likely carried out by someone inside the Canes family it is all the more insulting and offensive. It’s also not the first time a graduate of Cooper City High School pirated our work.

Even though UM helped arrange this shot, in the end, the copyright lies with the photographer, Eric Espada.

I have fought the piracy of our photos for years. I have seen our photos many times on eBay. The pirates have copied our images from magazines and have even somehow acquired original files from an insider at the athletic department. I once caught a former Hurricanes baseball player doing it. I also caught someone doing it who, after being suspended by eBay for these acts, implied a threat of bodily harm against me for protecting my own work. That person now works for an nationally-known autograph and trading card authentication service!

I have also seen our images pirated at memorabilia shows. In most cases, when called out, the dealer/seller usually claims "I bought them at a card show" and when pressed for more information they "can't remember" where they got them.

Now it appears the new excuse is “I got it from Getty.” It was the first excuse our pirate from the University of Central Florida used in his defense of the Pro Bowl photo.

Many pirates buy and share passwords to Getty and other wire services and steal all the files they want. The company, which has almost single-handedly destroyed the sports stock and editorial market, appears indifferent to piracy of their photographers' work.

My contention concerning pirated works on eBay and at memorabilia shows is, "If the photo is pirated, then why would you trust that the seller acquired the genuine autograph?"

So how can we tell the image is ours? Sometimes the images just stick out because the other crap being offered on eBay and other venues is horrible. I always cross-check those images I believe are our property with our archive, looking for minute matching details in the images.

You may have also noticed we only offer 8x12’s instead of 8x10’s of most images from the “revenue sports” at UM. The reason is twofold: The images come out of our cameras at a 2:3 ratio (8x12) and also because a familiar image, made into an 8x10, on an auction site immediately catches our attention. We do supply 8x10's to Allcanes for their annual player signings.

In another example, I had a shot from the 2002 Miami @ WVU game of Willis McGahee running between two defenders. Even though the print was originally sold as an 8x10, I have only sold the print as a limited print signed and numbered by Willis. The print offered on eBay was apparently unsigned, telling me it was a pirated work.

“People will pay if you make it easy, convenient, and a good value. Marketing 101.”

That model has worked for Apple and their iTunes music store. Apple cut through the nonsense and figured out a way to reach a middle ground between piracy and compensation. Customers have downloaded billions of songs in response.

The difference between the music and photography industries is most music pirates are grabbing files for personal use and not trying to resell the material to the general public. In our case, the pirates are making an often-inferior product and selling to the unsuspecting public for profit.

Instead of spending time and energy on a guilt message, we are trying something more focused on becoming a partner with the customer. So last year we started offering digital downloads for $2.99 with the freedom to use those images for your personal use, such as on blogs and social media pages. We also post compelling images on our blog and Facebook page, which you can use personally in electronic form as long as you don’t remove our credit line at the bottom or the IPTC data. We are also dropping the price of an 8x12 photo to $14.99 this fall. We hope these actions are a “middle ground” for most of you.

One thing we will not knowingly condone is the blatant piracy of our images, especially from a Scoop Orlando bartender who is trying to profit off our hard work, sweat and expertise.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On To Football Season We Go

After UM Baseball's disaster in Ganesville I thought the summer doldrums would commence with the image of error after error burned in my brain until football season. Fortunately for me the marketing department wanted to do their football shoot this week, and now I'm in full football mode.

So early this morning I made my way to Joe Robbie Stadium Pro Player Stadium Dolphin Stadium Landshark Stadium Sun Life Stadium to shoot Jacory Harris, Brandon Harris, Allen Bailey, Matt Bosher, Orlando Franklin, Colin McCarthy and Leonard Hankerson for the 2010 Hurricanes poster. We set up in the 'Canes locker room and did the group shot then had fun with some individual set ups.

While I'll wait for the poster release before I show the groups I'll give you a peek at the individuals, like Jacory's shot above, every so often in the coming days on the Facebook fan page.

Monday, June 7, 2010

'Canes Fall to Texas A&M, Elimination Game Tonight

Hurricanes infielder Scott Lawson is tagged out at the plate by Texas A&M catcher Kevin Gonzalez during the 5th inning of the Aggies' 11-7 victory over Miami. The Aggies win forces a elimination game tonight at 7pm at Alex Rodriguez Park with the winner advancing to face Florida in a Super-Regional matchup this Friday in Gainesville.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lawson's Three HR's Lead 'Canes Past Texas A&M

Hurricanes infielder Scott Lawson watches one of his three home runs clear the fence as Miami defeated Texas A&M 14-1 Saturday to stay in the winner's bracket of the 2010 Coral Gables Regional. The 'Canes will play the winner of the Texas A&M vs. Dartmouth game Sunday at 4pm at ARod Park and on ESPNU.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Whaley's Strong Outing Leads 'Canes to Regional Opener Victory

Freshman righthander Eric Whaley, filling in for the injured Eric Erickson, pitched four shutout innings to lead the 'Canes to a 12-8 victory over the Dartmouth Big Green yesterday in the Coral Gables Regional. Whaley gave up two hits struck out four in his 44 pitch performance.

The 'Canes led 11-0 before a lightning delay of 68 minutes sapped their momentum and fundamentals, with poor relief pitching and fielding miscues allowing the Big Green back into the game.

"We played well the first five or six innings and after the lightning delay, it was another team on the field." UM coach Jim Morris said. "We thought the game was over with, which it obviously wasn't."

Miami takes on Texas A&M today at 4pm at ARod Park and on ESPNU.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Dog Days of Summer

If you're wondering about the recent lack of posts, well, it seems the dog days of summer are upon us. Our ambition at the start of this blog was to promote our website with a photo each and every day but as we reach the "offseason" (coaches always deny there is an offseason) it becomes harder and harder to keep up with relevant posts and images.

You may have noticed we recently changed the name of the blog from "The Daily Caneshooter" to "Miami Hurricanes Photo Blog." This reflects the change from our original ambition to something more realistic. As always, you can get your 'Canes photo fix by visiting, where we now have over 32,000 photos uploaded.

So what will we post during the "offseason?" Well, we are in the middle of an ambitious scanning project which should take most of the summer. From JC's start at UM in the early 1990's, progressing from student to Team Photographer, to about 2001, slides and negatives were the method of imagemaking. Re-editing and scanning the thousands of images is a time-consuming task, and as we progress through the archive we'll post some "archive finds" on the blog.

Our first example is a shot of former 'Canes RB Dyral McMillan fighting off the attempted tackle by Arizona State DB Pat Tillman (yes, THAT Pat Tillman) during a game in 1997.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hernandez Named ACC Pitcher of the Week

Hurricanes junior Chris Hernandez was named ACC pitcher of the week yesterday.

Hernandez is 7-2 on the season after a career-high 13 strikeout performance last Friday against Barry.

Hernandez is tied for second in the ACC in wins with seven, is fifth in ERA (3.04) and sixth in strikeouts (76). The award is his second of the 2010 season.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

UM Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame inducted its 2010 class last Thursday night at Jungle Island in Miami. Left to right: Sid Schwartz (tennis), Alex Santos (baseball), Ed Morris (basketball), Bubba Franks (football), Jim Cox (football) and Connie Nickel (administration). Not shown: Jason Michaels (baseball) and Jenny Keim Johansen (diving).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Santos Among Group of 7 UM HOF Inductees Tonight

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2010 class tonight at a ceremony and dinner tonight at Jungle Island. Among the inductees are Alex Santos (baseball), Bubba Franks (football), Jim Cox (football), Ed Morris (basketball) Jenny Keim Johansen (diving), Sid Schwartz (tennis) and associate Athletic Director Connie Nickel. Jason Michaels (baseball) was inducted earlier this year, as he is currently with the Houston Astros.

Santos (above) was the starting and winning pitcher against FSU in the 1999 College World Series Championship Game. The Palm Beach Post has a story about Santos online today.

Miami Hearld story about the inductees today.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Martinez Leads 'Canes Over UNC

Harold Martinez' three-run homer in the 5th inning highlighted the 13th ranked Hurricanes' 11-1 win over #21 North Carolina at Alex Rodriguez Park last night. The win guarantees the Hurricanes their first series win against the Tar Heels since 2005 and their fifth ACC series win in their first six this season.

The homer was Martinez'11th this season and his fifth in Miami's last 10 games.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Who Is the 'Canes Best Catcher Ever?

Our friend Jorge Milian over at the Palm Beach Post makes his case for current UM catcher Yasmani Grandal over Charles Johnson (above) and Jorge Fabregas as the Hurricanes' best all-time catcher. It also gives us an excuse to run a photo of CJ from our soon to be released scan project from the 1992 season. Read Milian's latest blog here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Micanor Regis Excels on Another Field

Relays and sprints aren't the only segments of track & field in which Hurricanes football players excel. Defensive lineman Micanor Regis was the leading collegian with a throw of 14.40 meters during last week's Hurricane Alumni Invitational.

In today's shot put competition at the 2010 ACC Track & Field Championships in Clemson, South Carolina, Regis improved his personal best to 14.54 meters.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

'Canes 4x100 Relay Team Shines at Hurricanes Alumni Invitational

The 'Canes football program has a long, rich tradition of players who excelled in track, and yesterday's 4x100 relay team was no exception. Cory Nelms, DeMarcus VanDyke, Travis Benjamin and Brandon McGee finished first in the event with a time of 40.15 seconds, the fastest by a Miami relay team since the 1998 season and is the third fastest time in school history.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Graham Headlines Allcanes Autograph Session #2

Jimmy Graham, Eric Moncur and Joe Joseph will appear at Allcanes in Coral Gables next Saturday, April 17th from 12-1pm. A limited number of 8x10 action photos, and 8x10 and 16x20 versions of the composite print of Graham shown above, will be available. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ratcliff's Big Night in Boca

Frankie Ratcliff scored three runs and had four RBI, including a three run HR (above) as the Hurricanes defeated FAU 8-5 last night in Boca Raton.

The Miami Herald story is here.

A more complete game story by FAU Owls Access can be read here.

The FAU beat writer for the Sun-Sentinel has one of the most interesting sports blogs I've ever read. You can access his take on the game here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Why the 'Canes WNIT Run Matters

The Hurricanes disdain runner-up trophies.

At least that's how the story goes over the years.
A College World Series runner-up trophy held a door open for Jim Morris' interview at UM before being hired back in 1994. A Fiesta Bowl runner-up trophy held a door open in the SID office back in 2003.

Don't tell it to Charmaine Clark, who was holding the WNIT runner-up trophy like a teddy bear while touring San Francisco after Saturday's 73-61 loss to the University of California in the WNIT Championship Game.

Even the 1991-92 team, the greatest team in Miami Women's Basketball history, who bookended the season with losses around 30 straight wins, didn't win five straight in the postseason.

The 'Canes made their run after losing 6 of 7 games at the end of the season, including a "one and done" appearance at the ACC Conference Tournament. This team could have called it a season in the WNIT opener against Florida Gulf Coast, a team with a 24-7 record. Instead they took down the Eagles, then the Gators, Aggies, Friars, and Wolverines.

By the time they arrived in Berekely, they were gassed, having spent time in Chicago awaiting their final destination, then having to travel west and play in about 24 hours time. They shot 13% (2 of 15) from the floor to open the game.

The Hurricanes return with all but two players from this year's team, and with the experience of having played in do or die games and championship pressure and disappointment. This runner-up trophy is a stepping stone instead of a door-stop.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Travis Benjamin Shines in Spring Game

Junior wide receiver Travis Benjamin hauled in six catches for 171 yards and a touchdown during Miami's Spring Game Saturday at Traz Powell Stadium. Here, Benjamin leaves defensive back Vaughn Telemaque grasping for air after one of his catches.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

'Canes Beat North Carolina A&T 84-77 in WNIT

Miami's Charmaine Clark tries to block the shot from Ta'Wuana "Tweet" Cook of North Carolina A&T during the 'Canes 84-77 victory over the Aggies at the BankUnited Center tonight. The 'Canes advance to play at Providence Sunday at 2pm.

Clark scored 14 points, dished out a game-high seven assists and grabbed six rebounds.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Is Peter King Skeptical of Sean Taylor?

Our friend Platon over at blogged yesterday about Sports Illustrated writer Peter King's seeming omission of Sean Taylor as a quality draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Read the post here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jameson's Big Day at Hurricane Invitational

Tameka Jameson highlighted the Hurricanes outdoor track season opener at the Hurricane Invitational, held last Saturday at Cobb Stadium.

Jameson won the 200m dash in a personal best time of 23.98 seconds, then she also reached another personal best in the 400m dash, winning the event in 53.84 seconds.

For more on Jameson and last Saturday's Hurricane Invitational, click here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

'Canes Beat Gators 77-64, Advance to WNIT 3rd Round

Hurricanes sophomore Shenise Johnson led all scorers with 19 points as the Hurricanes defeated the Florida Gators 77-64 in a WNIT second round game yesterday. Johnson also grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season, and added eight assists.

The Hurricanes move on to the WNIT third round on Thursday night at 7pm when they host North Carolina A&T at the BankUnited Center.

Read more about yesterday's win here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Patel Excels in 3000 at Hurricane Invitational

Nehali Patel was the top collegiate finisher in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 11:01.84, during yesterday's Hurricane Invitational at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables.

For a recap of yesterday's events, click here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

"Canes Advance to 2nd Round of the WNIT

The Hurricanes defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 70-57 in the first round of the WNIT last night at the BankUnited Center. The 'Canes advance to the 2nd round and will face the Florida Gators at home Sunday at 2pm.

Charmaine Clark is shown above scoring two of her 13 points, and she added five rebounds for Miami. Shenise Johnson led the 'Canes with 20 points.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

'Canes Host Women's NIT Opener Tonight

The Hurricanes (17-13) will host their first WNIT game since the 2005-06 season when they take on the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (24-6) tonight at 7 pm at the BankUnited Center in the first ever meeting of the two Florida schools.

For seniors Charmaine Clark and Diane Barnes (above), it's another chance to play at home.

The winner moves on to face either Florida or South Florida in the second round.

Read the Hurricanes press release here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Meet Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller stiff arms Demarcus Van Dyke during last week's scrimmage at Lockhart Stadium. Miller, a redshirt freshman, gained 63 yards on seven carries and scored two touchdowns, including an impressive 44 yard run up the middle to the end zone.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Durand Scott Named to ACC All-Tournament Team

Hurricanes freshman guard Durand Scott was named to the first team ACC All-Tournament for his performance in leading UM to the semi-final round in Greensboro this past week.

Scott is the first Miami player to earn first team ACC All-Tournament honors. Scott averaged a team high 14.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals in three games.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Meet Storm Johnson

A couple thousand fans got to know running back Storm Johnson as he ran 10 times for 104 yards and a touchdown during the Hurricanes scrimmage at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale.

Read more about the scrimmage here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Four 'Canes Nominated For CWS Legends Team

Hurricanes baseball head coach Jim Morris and former Hurricanes Pat Burrell, Danny Matienzo and Alex Cora have been nominated for potential selection to the College World Series Legends Team, as announced by the NCAA on Thursday.

To commemorate the final Series being played in Omaha’s Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium during the 2010 Men’s College World Series, the NCAA is asking baseball fans to help select the College World Series Legends Team.

The Legends Team will represent those student-athletes who had the best CWS performances throughout the 60 years the event has been played at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The team will consist of 27 members: two former student-athletes per fielding position, four pitchers, two designated hitters, three head coaches and two “utility players”. The utility players will be determined after fan voting has completed, and will represent those student-athletes deserving recognition who may not have been selected by fans, media and coaches at a particular position.

Voting for the CWS Legends Team begins Thursday, March 11, and will run until Noon on Friday, April 16.

Read the entire release here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Perez, Ewing Lead 'Canes Over Knights

Stephen Perez went 4 for 6 with six RBI while starter Steven Ewing improved to 2-0 to open his career as the Hurricanes routed Central Florida 19-2 last night in Orlando. Read the complete release here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Durand Scott Named to ACC All-Rookie Team

Hurricanes freshman guard Durand Scott has been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Rookie Team as voted on by 53 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Miami's first-ever All-Rookie Team pick, Scott was a UM-best four-time ACC Rookie of the Week selection and the league's leading freshman in assists with a team-high tying 3.5 per game.

Read the UM SID press release here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Melendres Homer Leads 'Canes Over Gators

Nathan Melendres slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning to lift the Hurricanes past the Florida Gators 9-6 last night, evening the series at one win apiece. Today's rubber game starts at 3pm at Alex Rodriguez Park and will be televised on Sun Sports.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hurricanes Host FSU in Regular Season Finale

Hurricanes seniors Dwayne Collins, James Dews and Cyrus McGowan will be honored before today's game with rival Florida State in the 2010 regular season finale at the BankUnited Center before tipoff at 12pm in a nationally televised game on ESPN2.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Gators Visit Coral Gables for Three Game Series

The Florida Gators come to Alex Rodriguez Park for a three game series with the #10 ranked Hurricanes starting with game one tonight at 7 pm, game two tomorrow night at 7pm and game three Sunday at 3 pm. Sunday's game will be televised live by Sun Sports.

Miami owns a 122-95-1 advantage all-time over Florida. Last season, the 'Canes and Gators met five times in Gainesville - with UM sweeping an early season three-game series before the Gators won both match-ups in the Gainesville Regional in late May. The last time the two teams met in Coral Gables, the 'Canes won two of three games in 2008.

ABOVE: Hurricanes infielder Adam Ricks tags Gators infielder Adam Davis between the eyes during a game in 2004.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Antoine Allen Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Hurricanes freshman guard Antoine Allen was named to the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball Team yesterday.

Allen is the eighth Hurricane to earn All-ACC Academic Team recognition since 2006, second only to Duke, with nine, during the same period.

Allen was among a group of 12 to earn the recognition this season, which requires a student athlete to earn a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintain a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Williams & Johnson Named to All-ACC Team

The Hurricanes' sophomore tandem of Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams have been named to All-ACC Women's Basketball Teams.

Johnson, named to the first team, scored 18.6 points per game and led the `Canes with 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.1 steals per game.

Williams, named to the second team, was the ACC's second leading scorer this season with 19.5 points per game and set a new school single season record for three pointers with 83.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Williams Leads 'Canes to Comeback Win Over BC

The Hurricanes overcame a nine point deficit with 1:32 remaining in regulation and pulled away in overtime to defeat Boston College 76-68 yesterday at the BankUnited Center.

Riquna Williams scored five of her 27 points in OT. She also set a new school single season record for three point shots by making five in the game, giving her 83 so far this season.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Grandal Leads Hurricanes in Rout of Manhattan

Junior catcher Yasmani Grandal drove in five runs as the #10 Hurricanes picked up their fifth straight win to open the 2010 season with a 18-1 blowout victory over Manhattan Saturday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

The 5-0 start is the 'Canes best start since the 2003 team opened the season 8-0. The 'Canes have now scored 56 runs through their first five games - the highest total for a Miami team since the 1992 team scored 72 runs through five games.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Julian Gamble

Hurricanes forward Julian Gamble scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds during Miami's 74-62 victory over Virginia Tuesday night.

The 'Canes return to action on Saturday against North Carolina State at the BankUnited Center at 4pm.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Collins Leads 'Canes Past Hoos, 74-62

Hurricanes forward Dwayne Collins scored 18 points to lead Miami past Virginia 74-62 last night at the BankUnited Center.

The 'Canes return to action on Saturday against North Carolina State at the BankUnited Center at 4pm.

Monday, February 22, 2010

DeVoss HR Sweeps Rutgers

Down 7-6 with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth, freshman centerfielder Zeke DeVoss slugged a three run, walk off home run to lift the Hurricanes to a 9-7 victory over Rutgers yesterday in front of 3094 fans, including the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables.

The win secured the series sweep of the Scarlet Knights and gives the 12th ranked 'Canes a 3-0 start on the 2010 season.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jason Michaels Inducted Into UM Sports Hall of Fame

Former Hurricanes and current Houston Astros outfielder Jason Michaels was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame last night prior to the season opener against Rutgers.

Michaels, who played at UM from 1997-98, hit .396 (3rd highest in school history) with 34 home runs and 154 RBI in his Hurricanes career. In 1997, he set Hurricane single-season records for hits (106), doubles (32) and total bases (189). The Cardinals selected him in the 15th round of the 1997 MLB amateur draft, but Michaels returned to Miami for his senior season.

In June 1998, Michaels was selected for the fourth time in the baseball amateur draft, this time by the Phillies in the 4th round. Entering his 10th season in the majors, Michaels has played for the Phillies, Indians, Pirates and Astros.

Friday, February 19, 2010

'Canes Baseball Opens Season Tonight

Hurricanes Baseball opens their 2010 season tonight at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field against Rutgers. The stadium, shown above during last season's opener, added permanent aluminum bleacher seating behind the third base dugout and down both lines, and a new scoreboard with video, during the off-season.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Duke 81, Miami 74

Hurricanes forward Dwayne Collins tries to slide a shot past 7'1" Duke center Brian Zoubek during the first half of last night's game at the BankUnited Center. Duke rallied from a 12 point halftime deficit to beat the Hurricanes 81-74.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

McClinton's Jersey Heads to Rafters Tonight

During halftime of tonight's game versus Duke, three former Hurricane greats will be paid tribute to with the institution of "honored jerseys," as Jack McClinton (2006-09), Don Curnutt (1967-70) and Dick Hickox (1958-61) will have their jerseys raised to the rafters of the BankUnited Center. McClinton and former Hurricane great and NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry will be on hand for the celebration, while the late Hickox will be represented by his wife, Sylvia. A bout of the flu has prevented Curnutt from traveling for the festivities.

McClinton will also be raising money for the relief effort in Haiti by selling two commemorative T-shirts which can be purchased around campus and outside the stadium tonight for $10. Jack will be on hand to sign autographs for all those who purchase a shirt.