Damond: What I learned from Miami’s wins over North Carolina and Virginia Tech
22 North Carolina and No. 9 Virginia Tech at the Watsco Center on Thursday and Sunday, respectively. In her first collegiate start against North Carolina, Roberts was one rebound shy of a double-double, tallying 10 points and nine boards. Three days later, the bench came through again versus Virginia Tech. Haley Cavinder scored a team-high 16 points versus North Carolina and contributed 19 against Virginia Tech.themiamihurricane.com
Weekend recap: Miami volleyball dominates in pair of sweeps
To begin the first set, Miami got off to a blistering start. Miami (13-8, 6-4 ACC) also beat Virginia Tech, 3-0, in a sweep on Sunday afternoon at the Knight Sports Complex. Virginia Tech failed to keep the score close, and UM closed out the second set, 25-16. UM set itself up in a good position throughout each set as it quickly jumped out to leads. Help from younger players, including redshirt freshman Ava Francis and sophomore Elayna Duprey, made the Hurricanes too dominant offensively for Virginia Tech to contain.themiamihurricane.com
‘Canes football beats Virginia Tech, 20-14, for first ACC win
After a three-game losing streak, which included a shocking upset by Middle Tennessee State, the ‘Canes pulled out a 20-14 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium for their first Atlantic Coast Conference win this season. On its next scoring drive, Miami needed only 2:29 to move 80 yards down the field and go up 17-0. Van Dyke dropped a perfect pass right over a Virginia Tech defender and into Young’s hands for a 17-yard touchdown. Miami wouldn’t give Virginia Tech an opportunity to take the lead, though, as it converted twice on third down on its next drive. Van Dyke got the last conversion with his nine-yard rush on third-and-6 to put the game away.themiamihurricane.com
Miami soccer picks up first ACC victory over No. 24 Virginia Tech
The University of Miami women’s soccer team was able to pick up its first conference win of the season against No. 24 Virginia Tech at Cobb Stadium on Thursday evening. “We were locked in,” Miami head coach Sarah Barnes said in a Miami Athletics release. “We brought good pressure, created turnovers and made things difficult for Virginia Tech. However, the offensive woes were non-existent on Thursday as Miami scored a season-high three goals.themiamihurricane.com
No. 1 Tennessee, 4 other teams lock up NCAA regional titles
Tennessee was right where it was expected to be Sunday night, celebrating an NCAA regional title on its home field and eager to continue one of the most dominant runs in college baseball history. The No. 1 national seed Volunteers, No. 4 Virginia Tech, No. 5 Texas A&M, Texas and Notre Dame closed out their regionals and advanced to super regionals beginning Friday. No. 6 Miami was the first top-eight seed eliminated, losing 4-3 to Arizona in Coral Gables, Florida.news.yahoo.com
No. 5 Miami geared up to host Pittsburgh
With two months of the season down and only one to go, the Miami Hurricanes enter yet another big conference series at Mark Light Field as the team matches up against the Pittsburgh Panthers. I worked on it in my last bullpen, getting the spin right.”Off the win, Miami will have a tougher task against a solid Pittsburgh opponent. For the first game of the series, Miami is expected to send former All-American Carson Palmquist to the mound. Miami enters the series 14-4 in the ACC, while the next best winning percentage in the ACC Coastal comes from Virginia Tech’s 9-7 conference record. That considered, winning this series could be a crucial step for Miami to eventually clinch the division as the regular season winds down.themiamihurricane.com
Takeaways from Miami’s first ACC series loss of the season
The thrilling 14-game win streak for Miami baseball was broken on Thursday night against No. The Canes, however, were able to grab a win in the series, winning 8-5 Saturday. The series was the first Atlantic Coast Conference series that it has lost all season and the only other one lost other than against Florida in early March. The two pitchers had been ice cold during the winning streak and Ligon had been leading the ACC in ERA. History tends to repeat itselfThe 14-game win streak was the longest streak the Canes tallied since 2014, and was the longest win streak in NCAA Division I baseball until it was broken Thursday.themiamihurricane.com
No. 2 Miami avoids sweep, holds off No. 21 Virginia Tech 8-5
Losing the first two games of a conference series for the only time this season, Miami baseball neared the end of its trip to Blacksburg, Virginia, in unfamiliar territory. 21 Virginia Tech on Saturday at English Field. Virginia Tech never responded, despite scoring 25 runs across the weekend’s first two contests as the ACC’s leader in home runs and batting average. Virginia Tech pitching gave up seven two-out RBI to Miami, which hit a weekend-best 10-for-36. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.“One thing that we kept talking about was being a team no matter what happens,” Romero Jr. said.themiamihurricane.com
Canes’ 14-game win streak snapped in series opener at Virginia Tech
The Miami Hurricanes had their 14-game win streak officially ended by Virginia Tech on Thursday night. Miami (27-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) could not fight off Virginia Tech (22-8, 8-6 ACC) and dropped its first game since March 20. The top four batters for Virginia Tech, made up of Nick Biddison, Gavin Cross, Tanner Schobel and Jack Hurley accounted for 12 of the team’s 16 hits. A poor defensive inning and a big double with bases loaded by Cade Hunter in the eighth, however, allowed Virginia Tech to pull away and secure the win. Huge, huge outing for him.”Palmquist (6-2) collected the loss and Virginia Tech’s Griffin Green (5-1) was given the win.themiamihurricane.com
Miami women’s tennis downs Virginia Tech 6-1 to open two-game road stretch
10 Miami took to the road once again, dominatingly beating Virginia Tech, 6-1, in Blacksburg to begin its two-game Virginia road stretch. 56 Achong, sealed the win by comfortably topping Tamara Barad Itzhaki, 6-3, 6-3, in her first time competing as the Canes’ No. The Hurricanes would not secure the sweep, though, as Hokie Semra Aksu bested freshman Nikolenko in a tightly contested match, 6-3, 0-6, 6-3. Miami ended the day on a positive note, however, as Tahan tabbed a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Dariya Radulova. Next up, the Hurricanes continue their Virginia road slate with a top-15 matchup versus No.themiamihurricane.com
Virginia Tech beats No. 25 UNC to reach ACC championship
Virginia Tech came to Brooklyn a desperate team, in need of a run in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to have a chance to make the NCAAs. Now the Hokies have the opportunity to eliminate any doubt. Darius Maddox, Keve Aluma and Virginia Tech dominated No. 25 North Carolina 72-59 on Friday night to advance to the ACC championship game for the first time — and prevent another matchup between the Tar Heels and rival Duke.news.yahoo.com
Senior Night spoiled as Virginia Tech beats Miami
It was a heartbreaking senior game for the Miami Hurricanes (19-9, 11-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), losing to Virginia Tech (18-11, 10-8 ACC) 71-70 on Saturday at the Watsco Center. Virginia Tech sophomore guard Darius Maddox was able to make a very difficult 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining to give the Hokies the win. The scoring began to pick up for both sides, with Miami and Virginia Tech going back and forth with physical shots from the paint and midrange. Although Miami had the lead, Virginia Tech had shot 61% from the field, compared to Miami, who shot 48% in the game’s opening period. Virginia Tech, however, still put up a fight.themiamihurricane.com
In sight of fifth straight win, Miami battles No. 23 Virginia Tech on the road
23 Virginia Tech on Thursday at 6 p.m.Miami comes into the matchup after upsetting No. With the win, Miami concludes a stretch where it played four games in one week. As a team, Virginia Tech averages just over 70 points a game and holds opponents to only 55.7 points per night. As a team, Virginia Tech averages only 12.6 turnovers a game compared to Miami’s 17.6. Miami averages 37 rebounds per game while Virginia Tech grabs 37.3 of their own.themiamihurricane.com
Virginia Tech make history, 66-61 over No. 23 North Carolina
Georgia Amoore put up 17 points and Virginia Tech posted a second straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time in program history, knocking off No. 23 North Carolina, 66-61 on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies (19-6, 11-3) knocked off No. 11 Georgia Tech, 73-63, Thursday and entered the game tied with No. 18 Notre Dame for third place in the ACC.news.yahoo.com
Miami football announces 2022 schedule
Miami announced its 2022 football schedule on Monday. UM will play seven home games and five away games, with their first game being at Hard Rock Stadium on Sep. 3 against Bethune-Cookman. Following a showdown against Virginia, the Canes will travel back home and take on rival Florida State, who bested Miami last season, 31-28. A two-game road trip against Georgia Tech and Clemson follows, the latter of whom Miami has not beaten since 2010. The Hurricanes’ regular season finale will be at Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 26 against Pittsburgh.themiamihurricane.com
Last-second heave lifts Miami to road win over Virginia Tech
Sixth-year guard Kameron McGusty was prepared to inbound the ball just in front of the Virginia Tech (10-10, 2-7 ACC) bench with the game tied at 75-75 with 1.8 seconds left on the clock in Cassell Coliseum. All those years of experience paid off for Moore, who never seemed rattled on his way to 13 points and six assists in a tough road contest. “Kam McGusty is a sixth-year senior playing as consistently well, I think, as anybody in the ACC,” Larrañaga said. The Middleburg, Virginia native also added 18 points in a strong return to his home state, joining McGusty and three other Hurricanes in double figures. Miami will stay on the road and look to build on this gutsy team win when they travel to McCamish Pavilion for a 12 p.m. Saturday tip-off versus Georgia Tech.themiamihurricane.com
‘There’s no nights off’: Hurricanes set for road battle against Virginia Tech
2 Duke inside Cameron Indoor Stadium have set up the Hurricanes for another setting shift: a road test versus struggling Virginia Tech. “There’s no nights off, there’s no easy games, there’s no game you can look past,” Larrañaga said. Virginia Tech’s veteran guards Storm Murphy, Hunter Cattoor and Nahiem Alleyne are each shooting at least 35% from 3-point territory. UM hasn’t defeated Virginia Tech since winning a 102-95 triple-overtime battle in Blacksburg, Virginia, in February 2020. Whether we’re sitting in first [place] or 12th, there’s a very good opponent on the court with us.”themiamihurricane.com
Miami looks to extend win streak in Homecoming game against Georgia Tech
After two consecutive victories against ranked opponents, Miami has a prime opportunity to improve to a winning record for the first time this season against Georgia Tech in the annual Homecoming game. “[I] just go about my day,” Van Dyke said. “Any time you can go out and do what [Van Dyke] did against two great defenses, it’s impressive,” Miami center Jakai Clark said. Gibbs, a freshman from Dalton, Georgia, has nearly 900 total yards of offense for the Yellow Jackets this season. “I want another [touchdown].”Smith and the rest of the explosive Miami offense will have more opportunities to score against Georgia Tech on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m.themiamihurricane.com
Miami implodes in Blacksburg, falls to Virginia Tech in 5-0 defeat
Coming off a 1-0 home loss against Clemson on Monday, Miami head coach Sarah Barnes and the Hurricanes felt encouraged by their performance, despite the loss. Miami were optimistic heading into its Thursday matchup on the road at Virginia Tech. That sense of optimism died quickly, as the Virginia Tech Hokies (9-5-2, 3-3-2 Atlantic Coastal Conference) scored early and often in a 5-0 win over the Hurricanes (4-10, 1-7 ACC). Virginia Tech midfielder Emily Gray, who now stands tied for sixth in all-time goals in Virginia Tech history, opened up scoring in the ninth minute, and added her second in the 36th minute. Virginia Tech doubled UM in shots, 14-7, and registered 13 corner kicks compared to the Canes’ two.themiamihurricane.com
AP Top 25: Georgia jumps to No. 2 behind Tide; UCLA moves in
Georgia jumped three spots to No. 2 behind Alabama in The Associated Press Top 25 released Tuesday, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 30th time in the 85-year history of the college football poll. It is the second time in the last three seasons and the third in the last five that the SEC is sitting 1-2 in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank. Alabama and LSU had a four-week run as Nos.news.yahoo.com
Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute charged with second-degree murder
Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute, 18, was charged with second-degree murder after the death of a Blacksburg resident. Detectives were then called to the scene to initiate a death investigation, later ruling the death a homicide. The investigation revealed that Smith and Etute were “acquaintances,” according to Blacksburg Police.news.yahoo.com
Volleyball splits final road set of season versus Boston and Virginia Tech
They returned to the court on March 26 in Boston, Massachusetts, where they dropped a 3-1 decision to Boston College. Miami drastically improved throughout the second set, keeping their total attack errors in the single-digits and recording a match-high 16 kills on the set. While the third set was the charm for Miami, they weren’t able to continue their momentum into the fourth and final set of the match. Miami concluded road play for the season with an impressive outing versus Virginia Tech, winning the match 3-1 and outscoring the Hokies 95-77 on the afternoon. Winning their final match by a score of 25-19, the Canes took their final road game of the season in a gentleman’s sweep.themiamihurricane.com
The Latest: Every seed except 16 has a team in second round
In 2016, 2013 and 1991, seed lines 1-15 all had a team reach the second round. UMBC in 2018 is still the only 16 seed to make the round of 32, but no 15 seed won that year. Ad___8:00 p.m.Don’t expect a track meet when Villanova and North Texas play in the second round of the South Region on Sunday. The matchup between the fifth-seeded Wildcats and 13th-seeded Mean Green features two of the most deliberately paced teams in the NCAA Tournament. UNC Wilmington’s John Goldsberry holds the record for most 3-point attempts without a miss in an NCAA Tournament game.
Short-handed Florida outlasts Virginia Tech in NCAA opener
10 seed Virginia Tech 75-70 in a first-round game on Friday. He finished with 30 points and scored the final 12 of regulation for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech hit 5 of its first 10 3-point attempts, but made just two the rest of the way. Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said he considered keeping Aluma on the bench to start overtime. AdHINKLE'S LIGHTThe first NCAA Tournament game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in 81 years was rife with history, nostalgia and ... sunlight.
The Latest: 12th-seeded Oregon State upsets No. 5 Tennessee
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___6:50 p.m.Another first-round upset as 12th-seeded Oregon State defeated No. 9 seed Georgia Tech 71-60 on Friday to mark a triumphant return to the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard Bubba Parham, who is 5-10, got the start instead as Georgia Tech went with a guard-heavy look. AdIllinois will face eighth-seeded Loyola Chicago or ninth-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Sunday. Ad___2:10 p.m.Players from several NCAA Tournament teams took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before their first-round games.
Canes fall below .500 after lackluster pitching performance
There was a moderate breeze all afternoon at North Carolina State’s home park in Raleigh, N.C. It may have been a factor in the number of home runs hit, mostly by the No. But UM’s pitching won’t be looked upon favorably when many fans take their first peek at the postgame box. But they were unable to match NC State’s subsequent offensive explosion, which saw ten runs by the home team in the third through fifth innings. The Canes are back in action for Game 2 of the series Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.themiamihurricane.com
Miami comes up short in second round of ACC Tournament against Virginia Tech
Carrying a three-game win streak to Greensboro, North Carolina — the second longest active win streak in the conference — Miami (11-11, 8-11 ACC) was prepared to battle Virginia Tech (13-8, 8-8 ACC) after falling to the Hokies by 20 points at home on Feb. 11. Redshirt junior forward Destiny Harden scored 27 points, sophomore guard Moulayna Johnson Sidi Baba added 13 in the second-half, yet the No. 10 seeded Hurricanes were not able to outlast the Hokies in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday, losing 72-64. Without Hokies guard Aisha Sheppard in the second half, Virginia Tech ignited an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter and held Miami to 38 percent. UM out-rebounded Virginia Tech 35-21.themiamihurricane.com
Baseball commentary: Series loss to Virginia Tech is a humbling setback
Virginia Tech was pegged to finish sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division heading into the season. UM (3-3, 1-2 ACC) now stares down five consecutive weekend series against teams in the D1 Baseball top 25. “We’re still a team trying to find itself, trying to figure out the bullpen,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said. “[Virginia Tech] just had a lot more energy than us the whole weekend,” junior Anthony Vilar said. Miami’s series loss is especially painful, emotionally nullifying the signature series win at UF one week earlier.themiamihurricane.com
The Latest: Texas A&M men's hoops has 7th postponement
It’s the seventh consecutive postponement for A&M, which hasn’t played since beating Kansas State 68-61 on Jan. 30 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The SEC has built in March 5-7 to make up games postponed because of COVID-19 protocols, but no makeup date has been determined. Kentucky’s Dec. 29 SEC game against South Carolina was also postponed. The school said Saturday that the Tar Heels will host Marquette on Wednesday, which comes after they had a fourth game postponed in Atlantic Coast Conference play. AdLast week the school added a nonconference game against Northeastern two days ahead of time after a game against No.
Virginia Tech women upset No. 2 NC State 83-71 in OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Kenny Brooks has won nearly 63% of his games since becoming the Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach in 2016. Aisha Sheppard scored 18 of her 28 points in overtime to help Virginia Tech upset No. Virginia Tech had never beaten an opponent ranked higher than No. That was the difference.”AdElizabeth Kitley added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Azana Baines had 16 points for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech: Hosts North Carolina on Sunday.
Louisville is No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 for 1st time
Louisville coach Jeff Walz gestures during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)For the first time in school history, coach Jeff Walz has Louisville at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. Louisville received 20 first-place votes from a 29-member national media panel. UConn coach Geno Auriemma is tied with the late Pat Summitt for the second most victories in women’s basketball history. ___More AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Va Tech ending nation’s longest bowl streak at 27 years
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Virginia Tech is ending the nation’s longest bowl streak at 27 years. Hokies coach Justin Fuente said Wednesday the players decided to bypass postseason, ending their pandemic-hit season at 5-6. Kansas State lost its last five games but was in line for a bowl game because it finished seventh in the Big 12. Its opponent, UTSA, switched to the First Responders Bowl — likely against Kansas State before its own outbreak. The Frisco Bowl is among a dozen bowl games that have been canceled.
The Latest: SEC championship game to have crowd of 16,500
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. This will be the ninth time Alabama and Florida have met in the SEC title game, which has been played in Atlanta since 1994. It was moved to take the place of the Michigan-Ohio State game, which was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Wolverines’ program. ___UConn has postponed a second men’s basketball game as it continues to deal with a player’s positive coronavirus test. Should the game be played, the winner of the Washington-Oregon matchup will be Pac-12 North champions and play in the conference title game on Dec. 18.
Miami Hurricanes will return to action Saturday night at Duke
MIAMI – The Miami Hurricanes have found an opponent. The Canes will play at Duke on Saturday night at 8 p.m.Miami was originally scheduled to play at Wake Forest, but that game was cancelled because of Covid-19 cases within the Wake Forest program. Miami’s last game was at Virginia Tech on November 14. The Canes outbreak included head coach Manny Diaz. The Canes game on Saturday night will be broadcast on the ACC Network.
Multiple Miami Hurricanes football games rescheduled because of COVID-19
The ACC announced on Monday that three games are being shifted because of COVID-19. Miami’s game against Georgia Tech on Nov. 21 and at Wake Forest on Nov. 28 are being moved. The Canes had several players out during last Saturday’s win over Virginia Tech because of COVID-19 and subsequent precautions. Miami’s last three remaining games are now:Miami at Wake Forest on Saturday, Dec. 5. Georgia Tech at Miami on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Hurricanes drop to No. 12 in AP poll following road win
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes fell in the Associated Press poll on Sunday. 9 heading into Saturday’s 25-24 win at Virginia Tech. Despite the win, the Canes dropped 3 spots. Manny Diaz and the Canes were playing without 13 players, as the Canes are dealing with Covid-19 inside their locker room. The 12th ranked Canes next play Georgia Tech Nov. 21 at Hard Rock Stadium.
“On the brink” of not playing, short-handed Hurricanes come back in fourth quarter to beat Virginia Tech
For the third straight week, the Hurricanes managed to execute a fourth quarter touchdown drive and grind out a win, this time over Virginia Tech. King finished the game completing 24 of 38 passes for 255 yards, one passing touchdown and 69 rushing yards with one rushing touchdown. Pope had the only receiving touchdown of the game while receiver Dee Wiggins led Miami with 106 yards on eight receptions. But that wasn’t a problem for the Hurricanes, whom are used to the difficulties that come with playing a lot of football at a fast tempo. Miami will return home next to face Georgia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium.themiamihurricane.com
No. 9 Miami rallies behind King, D to beat Va. Tech 25-24
D’Eriq King threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, rallying the Hurricanes to a 25-24 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Miami announced it had 13 players unavailable before the game, including three starters and several offensive linemen. Hendon Hooker paced Virginia Tech, throwing for 201 yards and rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown. “I hurt for them,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said of his players. Virginia Tech: The Hokies travel to Pittsburgh — if the Panthers are ready to play.
No. 9 Miami clinging to title hopes when it visits Hokies
The ninth-ranked Miami Hurricanes will tangle with a longtime rival when they play at Virginia Tech on Saturday. Miami is third in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with a 5-1 record and likely needs to win the rest of its games to have a chance at playing for the conference title. Virginia Tech is trying to bounce back from a gut-wrenching last-second loss to No. The Hokies have lost two of their last three. Key for the Hokies will be slowing quarterback Miami D’Eriq King, who threw for 430 yards and five TDs last week and ran for 105 yards.
Miami releases official full 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule
Just two weeks away from the start of the 2020-21 NCAA basketball season, the University of Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference today announced the full 2020-21 Miami men’s basketball schedule. The Hurricanes, led by head coach Jim Larrañaga, will play a 20-game schedule, with 10 home games and 10 away games. Miami will also host Clemson, North Carolina, Louisville, Notre Dame, Duke, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Boston College. Away ACC games include Virginia Tech, NC State, Boston College, Syracuse, Florida State, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Clemson and Virginia. Game times and television designations for Miami will be announced at a later date.themiamihurricane.com
Hurricanes move up to No. 9 in AP Poll
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes are on the rise. 9 in the latest AP Poll released on Sunday. The Canes picked up a win on Friday night at NC State 44-41. Next up, Miami will travel to Virginia Tech next Saturday to play the Hokies at noon. Here’s the AP Top 10:1.
Barbir's FG gives No. 25 Liberty 38-35 win over Hokies
25 Liberty to a 38-35 victory over Virginia Tech. But officials ruled that Virginia Tech had called a timeout before the kick. “I’ve always done this,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Hendon Hooker paced Virginia Tech, throwing for 217 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 156 yards and a touchdown. Virginia Tech: The Hokies play Miami at home on Saturday.
Carter, No. 8 UNC run past No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45
19 Virginia Tech. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45 on Saturday. Khalil Herbert ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns for Virginia Tech (2-1, 2-1), which again played shorthanded due to coronavirus and injury issues. “North Carolina’s explosive on offense,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Things got closer, but the Tar Heels rolled with an offense that looked equally as prolific whether throwing or running.
AP Top 25: La.-Lafayette leads 10 news teams in rankings
Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State were among 10 new teams ranked Sunday in first regular-season Associated Press college football poll, which was stripped of the teams not yet scheduled to play a fall season. 9 Oregon, along with six other Big Ten and Pac-12 teams, dropped out of the rankings. Among the new teams in the rankings were Sun Belt powerhouses Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 23 and are the one team currently scheduled to play to fall out of the rankings after being in the preseason Top 25. 25 Pitt opened the season by beating Austin Peay 55-0 in a game that was shortened in the second half.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 14
Two games are all that separate Local 10 sports director Will Manso from sports reporter Clay Ferraro entering rivalry weekend. The road team has won each of the past four Egg Bowl games between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Virginia and Virginia Tech will not only play for the Commonwealth Cup. The Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State is always entertaining. How will Oregon respond in the Civil War against rival Oregon State after an upset loss at Arizona State that cost the Ducks a chance at making the playoff?
The Hurricanes could make it to the ACC Championship Game. Heres how.
Ultimately, the win keeps Miami in the crowded race for a spot in the ACC Coastal Division conference championship game. Miami (6-4, 4-3 ACC) currently sits in fourth place in the seven-team Coastal Division, with the divisions winner playing the Atlantic Divisions champion on Dec. 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina. All scenarios here assume that Miami will defeat Duke in the regular season finale on November 30, which is the Canes lone remaining conference game in 2019. Virginia Tech has the same 3-2 record as Pitt, but holds the tiebreaker over Miami due to their 42-35 win in Miami Gardens on Oct. 5. And finally, North Carolina, who sits behind the Hurricanes in the standings but has an extra conference game and holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Canes, must lose one of its remaining ACC games.themiamihurricane.com
Williams proves he is our guy
Not only did Williams lead Miami to a historic win, but he made history himself, throwing six passing touchdowns, breaking the record for number of passing touchdowns thrown in a single game by a Miami quarterback. So, just coming here, I expected to do something different, to break records.Williams also tied the Atlantic Coast Conference record with six passing touchdowns. If you take away the three interceptions that Williams threw against Virginia Tech back in early October, the redshirt freshman quarterback would have 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Completing 67 percent of his passes, Williams has undoubtedly proved that he can and will continue to lead the Canes to success. There is also still a small chance that Miami could win the ACC Coastal Division and play in the ACC Championship.themiamihurricane.com
Perry to start at QB Saturday against Pitt
Miami Hurricanes quarterback N'Kosi Perry celebrates a fourth-quarter touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium on Oct. 11, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami Hurricanes quarterback N'Kosi Perry will start ahead of Jarren Williams when the Hurricanes travel to take on Pitt on Saturday, head coach Manny Diaz said. Perry will be making his third-straight start this season after stepping in for Williams who was injured early in an Oct. 5 loss to Virginia Tech, where the latter threw three interceptions on seven pass attempts before being pulled for then-backup Perry. Williams appears to be healthy and will be backing up Perry while third-string quarterback Tate Martell will miss the game with a medical leave of absence, the team said. The Panthers lead the nation in sacks per game, while Miami ranks 127 out of 129 teams in sacks allowed per game.
Game day preview: Miami vs. Virginia
After a gut-wrenching 42-35 loss to Virginia Tech last week, the Miami Hurricanes (2-3, 0-2) had a short week to prepare to face No. After a few days of speculation about who would be the starting quarterback against Virginia, head coach Manny Diaz named Perry the starter after practice on Wednesday. This year, between Perry and Wiliams, Miami is averaging 315 passing yards per game, 11th in the country. Miami will need to have a strong performance if the team wants any chance of securing a much needed ACC Coastal. The Miami Hurricanes will face the Virginia Cavaliers on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium.themiamihurricane.com
Miami Sports Podcast - Manny Diaz is feeling the heat as the Heat get started
Not even halfway through the season and the heat is already on UM head coach Manny Diaz, while the actual Heat tip off training camp. SUBSCRIBE to the Miami Sports Pod - iTunes | Android1:22 Will is frustrated with the Canes3:00 Virginia Tech is a bad football team, but 5 turnovers does it6:00 Who should be the Quarterback for the Canes moving forward? 8:40 Is Manny in over his head? 11:30 Manny needs to focus on the defense15:00 Heat training camp, theres a positive feeling19:30 Heats love whats perceived as flaws in Jimmy ButlerCopyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Hyde: The New Miami gives way in loss to The Real Miami | Commentary
If it says something that Miami rallied back from 28-0, whats it say that it was down by that much? This wasnt Virginia Tech from its heavyweight era, either. It suffered its worst home loss in nearly 50 yards last week against Duke, 45-10.sun-sentinel.com
Miami vs Virginia Tech Live Blog
Follow along with our live scoring summary below:First quarter (9:48): Miami 0, Virginia Tech 7: Hendon Hooker scores on a 12-yard touchdown run. First quarter (3:19): Miami 0, Virginia Tech 14: Hooker passes to Dalton Keene for a 20 yard touchdown pass. Second quarter (00:00): Miami 7, Virginia Tech 28: Mark Pope scores on a 38-yard touchdown pass from NKosi Perry. Fourth quarter (7:03): Miami 21, Virginia Tech 35: Perry throws a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Thomas. Fourth quarter (3:16): Miami 35, Virginia Tech 35: DeeJay Dallas scores on a 62-yard touchdown run.themiamihurricane.com
Local10.com college football picks: Week 6
The college football prognosticators are unanimously picking seventh-ranked Auburn to beat No. The group is all in on the Wolverines, although Ian said he'd favor the Hawkeyes if they were playing at home. Ian and Liane are picking one-win UMass, led by former Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell, to beat the Panthers at Riccardo Silva Stadium. But Will and Clay are believers in Butch Davis' Panthers, at least for this weekend. The Huskies are just 1-3 this season and have lost each of their last three games.
Trevon Hill eager for matchup against former team
The Hurricanes (2-2) have a bye this weekend before facing Virginia Tech (2-1), and defensive end Trevon Hill is using the extra week to prepare to face his former team. During his time as a Hokie, Hill recorded 94 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks. Hill only played in three games in the 2018 season and was dismissed from the team by Hokies coach Justin Fuente following a halftime locker room confrontation against Old Dominion. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in property management, Hill entered the transfer portal, leading him to the Miami Hurricanes for his final season of eligibility as a graduate transfer. Hill is still close with many of his former Virginia Tech teammates, but said he is happy to now be a Hurricane.themiamihurricane.com
Womens soccer falls to Virginia Tech in first game of conference play
Virginia Techs consistent attempts at goal proved too much for a Miami team that couldnt keep up with the sheer volume of shots. With the 16 Virginia Tech shots being spread over both halves (eight in each), Miamis strong offensive series appeared in small pockets. Scoring in both the 7th and 85th minute for Virginia Tech, Emily Gray ups her tally to three goals against the Hurricanes as a sophomore. She leads Virginia Tech with 10 points through their first nine games. The Hurricanes next match is against Boston College on Sept. 26 in their second conference game of the season.themiamihurricane.com
Dayton gun show canceled in wake of mass shooting
Flowers form a small memorial in front of a bar in the Oregon District following Sunday's mass shooting on Aug. 5, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (CNN) - Organizers have canceled a Dayton, Ohio, gun show that was set to take place this weekend just a few miles from the scene of Sunday's mass shooting. C&E Gun Shows Inc. announced the cancellation on its website and Facebook page and offered its condolences to the community. New Zealand's largest gun show was canceled in March after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Gun shows were also canceled in Las Vegas after the 2017 shooting at the Route 91 music festival.
Despite optimism for Diaz era, Miami unranked in preseason coaches poll
Miami first-year head coach Manny Diaz blows his whistle during fall practice, July 29, 2019, in Coral Gables, Florida. The Hurricanes are unranked in the preseason coaches poll released Thursday. Two Atlantic Coast Conference teams are ranked among the top 25, led by defending national champion and preseason favorite Clemson. Miami's annual crossover opponent is Florida State, which is coming off its first losing season since 1976. Virginia Tech received 64 votes and Virginia received 30 to Miami's 94.
Virginia Tech survivor works to prevent future tragedies
Before the Orlando night club massacre claimed 49 lives, the April 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech was the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Jeff Pegues tells us how a Virginia Tech survivor is trying to prevent future tragedies.cbsnews.com
Report: Canes release OL coach Art Kehoe
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes have let go of long-time offensive line coach Art Kehoe. The Miami Herald is reporting that head coach Mark Richt let him go this week. Kehoe has been with the Canes program for 31 years. Kehoe has 5 national championship rings. Richt is bringing in former Virginia Tech offensive line coach Stacy Searels.