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Scarlett still committed to the Canes, but going into final three visits with an open mind

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
St. Thomas Aquinas running back Jordan Scarlett can see the recruiting finish line and the truth is he can't wait to get there. Committed to the Hurricanes since July, the U.S. Army-All American and consensus four-star recruit opened some eyes late last month when he told reporters in San Antonio his commitment to UM was "85 percent." Wednesday afternoon, I caught up with Scarlett...

Miami Trustee Bob Mann gives $1 million bucks, says he's also disappointed in football, but wants to "help build the program up''

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
   As I said in my last post, Bob Mann is a very generous person.    I spoke with him today about being that generous when so many understandably disgruntled football fans are saying they won’t renew their season tickets or give any more money to Hurricanes athletics until changes are made in the football program, which finished 6-7 this past season.   If you...

Robert Mann endows Miami Hurricanes athletics fund with $1 million gift

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
   Bob Mann is generous, and willing to support the Hurricanes through rain or shine. He has given plenty of money to his alma mater, and in particular, athletics. On Wednesday, UM announced that he has gifted $1 million to create an athletics fund to support football, basketball, baseball and "emergency needs for all student-athletes as determined...

Blake James explains why 'Fire Al Golden' and 'Bring Back Butch' posters taken from UM students last week; plus other nuggets on Marlins Park, indoor practice facility

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
In case you missed it, a frustrated Hurricanes fan holding a poster board with a 'Fire Al Golden' message made his way into the view of ESPN cameras Monday afternoon in Dallas, site of this year's national championship game. Screen shots of the 'Fire Al Golden' poster -- when it was visible on TV during afternoon shows like The Herd with Colin Cowherd (you can...

Miami Football: Early Look at Favorites to Replace Departing Hurricanes

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The 2015 edition of the Miami Hurricanes football team must replace 12 starters from the recent year, equally split with six on both offense and defense...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Ranking the College Football National Champions since 1998

By Braden Gall, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Many consider the modern era of college football to be 1998-present — when the Bowl Championship Series went into effect. Every team that wins the season’s final game is historically great in its own unique way, but trying to figure out who would win among those champs is a fun exercise. Here is our best shot at ranking the national champions in the modern era of...

Q&A with UM basketball coach Jim Larranaga on Hurricanes football players Corn Elder & D'Mauri Jones

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Here’s the full Q and A between Miami Herald UM basketball writer Michelle Kaufman (first two questions) and Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga, and me and Larranaga (final question) during today’s Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball teleconference, as the Canes prepare to play at Duke on Tuesday night. Please read the previous Eye On the U blog entry for more information about former...

Miami Football: Hurricanes' Top Remaining Recruiting Targets for NSD 2015

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The Miami Hurricanes are looking to close the run toward national signing day 2015 on a positive note, attempting to fill a handful of remaining scholarships...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

"Money Mot'' named Natl Player of Week

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
UM guard Adrienne Motley, nicknamed "Money Mot'', was definitely on the money last week, and it didn't go unnoticed. She was named ESPN-W National Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 32 points against No. 4 Notre Dame and 22 against Virginia Tech. She shot 68 percent against the Irish and had eight rebounds against the Hokies. The Canes are 13-3, 3-0 ACC, and surely...

Jim Larranaga: UM football players Corn Elder & D'Mauri Jones walking on to Hurricanes basketball

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Hurricanes cornerback Corn Elder of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, starred in football and basketball at The Ensworth School in Nashville -- leading Ensworth to three state titles in each sport. Elder, 20, a rising junior whose scholarship is with the football team, had a goal of playing both sports when he came to UM as a true freshman in 2013. But he tore the meniscus of his right...