It had been 1,082 days since Miami players could walk outside their locker room, hit the fields adjacent to the school’s athletic complex and have a bowl practice.
500 Florida Power & Light crew members packed their long-johns, gloves and warmest coats, as they headed out Thursday to Texas and Arkansas to help restore power in the wake of anticipated winter storms.
Rion Brown slammed home a dunk with 33 seconds remaining in the second half, breaking a tie score and leading the Miami Hurricanes to a 60-57 win over Arizona State Sunday afternoon at Honda Center to claim fifth place in the Wooden Legacy.
When the Miami football staff showed up for work Saturday, there still was hope that the Hurricanes would have two games left on their schedule this season.
The Miami Hurricanes held off a late charge by host Cal State Fullerton, defeating the Titans, 48-46, in the second round of the Wooden Legacy, on Friday afternoon.
Stacy Coley hauled in a pair of touchdown passes and zig-zagged 73 yards on an end around for another score as Miami kept its slim hopes for a spot in the ACC title game alive with a 41-31 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday.
The Miami Hurricanes started out the season as hot as any team in the country at 7-0 before losing three straight. After last weekend’s victory over the Virginia Cavaliers, the Canes still have a very outside shot of getting to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game.
The University of Miami Hurricanes will look to close out their 2013 regular season on a high-note Friday when they head to chilly Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers.
The early predictions for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season favored an above-average season. But as the season comes to a close, the Atlantic has churned out the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982.
The 2013 sports year has been filled with oddities like the Super Bowl blackout. But perhaps no one could have forecasted a year that could see the Miami Hurricanes beat the Duke Blue Devils for the ACC basketball championship and Duke beat Miami on the football field and be on the cusp of playing for the ACC football championship.