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.