The Miami Hurricanes ran out to a 7-0 record, but have crashed back to earth with two straight losses. Now, the canes are heading to North Carolina to take on a Duke team that is more than ready to spring the upset on the football field. No, seriously.
The Miami Hurricanes have had a whirlwind few weeks. The Canes got good news from the NCAA, were undefeated, lost to FSU and Virginia Tech, and lost star running back Duke Johnson for the season. But the Canes are about to announce a new plan for the future.
The University of Miami men’s basketball team started out last season with a loss to Florida Gulf Coast University before reeling off one of the most memorable seasons in team history.
A big punt return for Miami turned into points for Virginia Tech. A big kickoff return for Miami, more points for Virginia Tech.
In the span of a week, the Hurricanes have gone from unbeaten to reeling.
Jim Larranaga looked at the first box score of Miami’s season, scanning the Hurricanes’ defensive numbers.
Throughout his three seasons as Miami’s coach, Al Golden often has pointed to Virginia Tech as the standard that the Hurricanes are chasing in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division.
His respect for the Hokie program is obvious.
Miami and Virginia Tech are hungry to get back out on the playing field to get the taste of some recent losses out of their mouth. Much has been lost. All has not.
The sense of loss has not changed for Jeanette Pata. Seven years ago, she rushed to her son’s Kendall apartment to find out he had been shot to death in the parking lot. On the anniversary of Bryan Pata’s death, she feels the case has gone cold.
Through three seasons at the University of Miami, head coach Al Golden has dealt with more than his fair share of problems. Through it all, he’s pointed at Virginia Tech as the program he is chasing, and imitating, in the ACC.
After 16 hours of deliberations over four days, the jury in the Sean Taylor murder trial has found Eric Rivera, Jr. guilty of second-degree murder for the death of Sean Taylor.