Miami-Florida Rumors & News

  • Miami Basketball Guard James Palmer to Transfer to Nebraska

    Corn Nation "Tim Miles pulls in another transfer in James Palmer. The University of Miami guard will sit out next season and will have two years of eligibility left when he starts play in 2017. Palmer was a four start recruit and a Rivals top 100 player coming out of St. Johns College High School in..." May 03

  • Villanova uses hot shooting to advance past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- So how does one explain a team shooting nearly 20 percent above its norm from 3-point range in its most pressurized games of the season? Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono has a reason. "I think we're taking better shots," he said. "We're taking what the defense gives..." March 24

  • Rodriguez scores 28 as Miami bounces Wichita State

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Angel Rodriguez, Miami's 5-foot-11 redshirt senior guard, put on a show Saturday. "I told the TV audience that they should rename the Dunkin Donuts Center the Angel Rodriguez Park. He just owned the place," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said after Rodriguez scored a..." March 19

  • Rodriguez, McClellan lift Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jim Larranaga's leaders stepped up when Miami needed it most Thursday. Angel Rodriguez tallied a season-high 24 points -- one off his career high -- and Sheldon McClellan added 20 to lead the third-seeded Hurricanes past 14th-seeded Buffalo 79-72 in the first round of the..." March 17

  • No. 4 Virginia gets past No. 11 Miami in ACC semifinal

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Virginia is often defined because of its defense and the No. 4 Cavaliers showed why Friday night. Virginia kept No. 11 Miami at a safe distance during most of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinal, winning 73-68 at the Verizon Center. "Any time we can get..." March 12

  • No. 11 Miami advances past Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Miami guard Angel Rodriguez didn't want his final go-around in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament to end early. So he amped up his offense in the second half of the quarterfinals to help the No. 11 Hurricanes to an 88-82 victory against Virginia Tech on Thursday night at..." March 11

  • Hokies dominate No. 7 Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "For the first time in five years, things in the ACC are looking up for Virginia Tech. For the past four years, their ACC brethren have been looking down on the Hokies, who have languished in the conference cellar every season. But 2016 brought new hope and on Saturday the Hokies..." March 05

  • Seventh-ranked Hurricanes blow past Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Miami had no answer for surging Notre Dame center Zach Auguste. Fortunately, for the seventh-ranked Hurricanes, they had a counter for just about everything else the Irish threw at them Wednesday night at Purcell Pavilion. Miami jumped to a 12-0 start and led by as..." March 02

  • Hurricanes suspend Ja'Quan Newton for final 3 games of regular season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Hurricanes face No. 11 Louisville on Saturday afternoon and will close the regular season out with road games at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. And they'll be without one of their top players, Ja'Quan Newton, down that stretch. Minutes before tip-off against the Cardinals, the school..." February 27

  • No. 12 Miami (Fla.) bounces back to beat No. 3 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Coming off its worst loss in more than a year, No. 12 Miami needed a bounce-back win in a big way against No. 3 Virginia Monday night. The Hurricanes got it when junior guard Davon Reed scored a career-high 21 points to help overcome a spectacular performance by..." February 22

  • Tar Heels bounce back to top of ACC

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- There was no time to sulk for No. 5 North Carolina, so the Tar Heels put a recent disappointment behind them. Then they took out any frustrations on No. 11 Miami, trouncing the Hurricanes 96-71 on Saturday at the Smith Center to break a first-place tie in the Atlantic..." February 20

  • No. 11 Miami tied atop ACC with win over Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI, Fla. -- When the evening began, No. 11 Miami was sitting in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference race behind No. 5 North Carolina. When it ended late in the night Wednesday, the Hurricanes were tied with the Tar Heels for the top. But it wasn't easy. The..." February 18

  • No. 12 Miami fends off Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- This one wasn't as easy. After Miami posted a 13-point victory in its first meeting with Florida State this season, the 12th-ranked had to hold off a big comeback by their rival Sunday to prevail 67-65 and sweep the season series. Guard Sheldon McClellan led the..." February 14

  • Norland basketball star Dewan Huell signs with Miami Hurricanes

    Miami Herald "Dewan Huell said he felt “stress relief” Wednesday afternoon. The University of Miami men’s basketball team probably just felt pure joy. Huell gave the Hurricanes plenty to be excited about when Miami Norland’s versatile 6-10 power forward signed his letter of intent to play for UM at a..." November 19

  • Miami lands four-star guard Bruce Brown

    The Score "Jim Larranaga and Miami have landed four-star prospect Bruce Brown. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound shooting guard from Wakefield, Mass., announced his decision on ESPN Wednesday morning. Brown comes to the Hurricanes known as an aggressive player with a well-rounded offensive game. Although he..." November 18

  • UM forward Kamari Murphy suspended three games

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The University of Miami on Friday announced junior forward Kamari Murphy has been suspended the first three games of the basketball season. In a press release, the school said the reasoning was a violation of team rules. Murphy will rejoin the team Nov. 20 when the Hurricanes play in the Puerto..." November 16

  • Forward Omar Sherman transfers out of UM hoops program

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Omar Sherman has opted to transfer out of the Hurricanes basketball program, Miami announced late Sunday night, just hours before a new semester was set to begin on campus. Sherman, a sophomore forward, arrived at Miami as a four-star prospect out of Duncanville (TX) High and made an impact as..." August 24

  • Miami Basketball Gets HUGE Verbal Commit from Rodney Miller

    State of the U "Fresh off the announcement that Rashad Muhammad would be headed to Coral Gables as a transfer, UM got some more terrific news this afternoon. At 6'10 220, Miller is a 4-star center, #77 on Scout, #93 on Rivals, #102 on 247 and 4 star prospect on ESPN as well. 4 star players at any position..." August 11

  • Transfer Rashad Muhammad commits to Miami

    Palm Beach Post "The Hurricanes, not afraid to explore the transfer market in the Jim Larranaga era, picked up another talented player for the future. Shooting guard Rashad Muhammad, formerly of San Jose State, pledged to UM. ESPN.com first reported the news. Muhammad (6-6, 175) averaged 13.9 points and 3.3..." August 08

  • Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn considering N.C. State, Texas, Miami, Florida

    Fay Observer "N.C. State, which added a transfer before each of coach Mark Gottfried's first four seasons, is one of four finalists for Charlotte's Torin Dorn. He also is considering Miami, Florida and Texas, according to multiple reports. Dorn, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing who excels more as a slasher and..." May 26

  • Louisiana Tech to name Miami's Eric Konkol head coach

    The Score "It appears as if Louisiana Tech didn't waste much time searching for a replacement for departed head coach Michael White. Just over a week after White was named the new head coach at Florida, Louisiana Tech is expected to hire Eric Konkol as the new top dog for Bulldogs' basketball, according..." May 18

  • Henson, Konkol, among those in play to replace White at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma assistant Steve Henson, Miami assistant Eric Konkol, Baylor assistant Jerome Tang and North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll are among the candidates in discussions about Louisiana Tech's opening, sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is in the process of replacing..." May 17

  • Victory Christian’s Ebuka Izundu picks Miami (FL)

    Charlotte Observer "Victory Christian center Ebuka Izundu is taking his talents near South Beach. Izundu, a 6-foot-10 senior who has been the target of a hot recruiting battle, will play at the University of Miami (Fla.) for coach Jim Larranaga. That means Izundu will play in the ACC and have several games in his..." May 14

  • Miami guard Deandre Burnett transferring to Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "Miami transfer Deandre Burnett has committed to Ole Miss, he tweeted on Monday morning. Burnett must sit out next season per NCAA rules and then will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2016-17 season." May 11

  • Manu Lecomte transferring to Baylor

    ESPN "Miami transfer Manu Lecomte has committed to Baylor. Lecomte, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Belgium, will be eligible for the 2016-17 season after sitting out the upcoming campaign. He will have two years remaining with the Bears. Lecomte will bring outside shooting to Waco, as he knocked..." April 21

  • Bowling Green hires Miami assistant Michael Huger to replace Chris Jans

    CBS Sports "Miami assistant Michael Huger has reached an agreement on a six-year deal to become Bowling Green's next head coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. A formal announcement is expected Thursday." April 16

  • Miami guard Manu Lecomte to transfer

    CBS Sports "Miami guard Manu Lecomte will transfer, sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining." April 08

  • Hurricanes guard Angel Rodriguez to sit out at Pitt with wrist injury

    CBS Sports "Miami junior guard Angel Rodriguez will miss Wednesday's game at Pittsburgh with a wrist injury, coach Jim Larranaga told CBSSports.com. Larranaga added Manu Lecomte will start in Rodriguez's place." March 04

  • Miami AD says Tonye Jekiri cleared to play by Louisville doctor

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Miami forward Tonye Jekiri was cleared to play by a Louisville doctor after being hit in the head by a basketball Saturday, Hurricanes athletic director Blake James told The Associated Press on Monday. In the first half of Saturday's game in Louisville, Cardinals forward Montrezl Harrell threw..." February 23

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • NCAA rules forces Miami suspension; team down to 9 scholarship guys

    CBS Sports "Miami will be without the services of two scholarship players for at least the first two months of the season. The Hurricanes announced Spanish-born Ivan Cruz Uceda, a junior college transfer, will sit for the first half of Miami's season due to NCAA-mandated suspension. Becuase Cruz Uceda did..." September 27

  • Eligibility issue sidelines UM hoops player Ivan Cruz Uceda

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Hurricanes basketball team got more bad news on Wednesday. Already without Davon Reed for a portion of the season after the guard had surgery earlier this month, now Miami will be without forward Ivan Cruz Uceda because of an NCAA eligibility rule that requires students to enroll in college..." September 25

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Forward Joe Thomas transferring from Niagara to play for Hurricanes

    Fox Sports Florida "The University of Miami men's basketball team announced the addition of forward Joe Thomas on Friday. Thomas is a fifth-year transfer from Niagara University who will be eligible to play this season. The 6-foot-7, 235-pounder averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games (10 starts) last..." June 30

  • Welcome to the U, Kamari Murphy

    State of the U "It's been a long and at times frustrating offseason for Coach L and staff in their pursuit of a big. Well today the hard work finally payed some dividends as UM picked up a commit from Oklahoma State transfer Kamari Murphy. The Brooklyn, NY native averaged 6.1 ppg, while hauling in 6.3..." June 11

  • Erik Swoope's first organized football will be as a member of the Indianapolis Colts

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL prospects first donned shoulder pads and a helmet while playing for a local youth league team or for their high school. Erik Swoope's first football practice will be at a slightly higher level. Swoope, a power forward on the University of Miami's basketball team the past four years,..." May 12

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • UM basketball coach Jim Larrañaga rebuilding roster with talented newcomers

    Miami Herald "The season wrap-up news conference for UM men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga came much sooner than it did the previous season. At this time last year, Larrañaga was leading his troops to a Sweet 16 matchup with Marquette in the NCAA Tournament. This season, the Hurricanes, who finished 17-16..." March 25

  • N.C. State 67, Miami-Florida 58

    ProSportsDaily "T.J. Warren scored 24 points and the Wolfpack used a late 12-0 run to hold on in the second round of the ACC tournament in Atlanta. Warren, the ACC Player of the Year, finished 9-for-18 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds for seventh-seeded North Carolina State (20-12), which advances to..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBS Sports "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Miami does just enough to advance in ACC Tournament

    Florida Today "Erik Swoope scored 14 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 2:42 left to help Miami beat Virginia Tech 57-53 in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Rion Brown scored 15 points to lead the 10th-seeded Hurricanes (17-15), who hit four free throws in the final 8 seconds..." March 13

  • Miami-Florida 57, Virginia Tech 53

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense as the Hurricanes edged the Hokies in the first round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Erik Swoope and Davon Reed recorded 14 points apiece for No. 10 seed Miami (17-15), which will play seventh-seeded North Carolina State in..." March 13

  • Miami-Florida 69, Wake Forest 56

    ProSportsDaily "Garrius Adams scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Hurricanes pulled away from the visiting Demon Deacons in the second half. Rion Brown contributed 19 points for Miami (16-15, 7-11 ACC), which shot 52 percent from the field and had a 38-19 edge on the boards. Manu..." March 09

  • Clemson 58, Miami-Florida 54

    ProSportsDaily "Rod Hall notched 14 points and six assists as the Tigers outlasted the visiting Hurricanes in an ACC game. K.J. McDaniels put up 12 points and nine rebounds and Damarcus Harrison scored 12 points for the Tigers (19-10, 10-7), who picked up their 10th conference win for the first time since..." March 05

  • Miami-Florida 85, N.C. State 70

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown led five players in double figures with 20 points as the visiting Hurricanes finished strong to defeat the Wolfpack. Garrius Adams scored 16 while Tonye Jekiri had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his first career double-double as Miami (15-14, 6-10 ACC) ended the game with a 21-5 run...." March 02

  • Virginia 65, Miami-Florida 40

    ProSportsDaily "London Perrantes scored 15 points without missing a shot as the scorching Cavaliers routed the visiting Hurricanes. Virginia (24-5, 15-1 ACC) surpassed last season's win total by winning its 12th straight game, thanks in large part to a defense that has held 32 straight ACC opponents below 50..." February 27

  • Miami-Florida 69, Boston College 42

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown scored 22 points and the Hurricanes never trailed in beating the visiting Eagles in ACC play. Brown was 4-of-7 from 3-point range to reach 1,000 points for his career and Erik Swoope notched 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Hurricanes (14-13, 5-9 ACC). Garrius Adams..." February 23

  • Hurricanes suspend forward James Kelly, will face Notre Dame

    Miami Herald "Between dealing with the fallout of an NCAA probe, the highs of a run to an ACC title and the Sweet 16, and now a roster overhaul thanks to big time departures, transfers and injuries, coach Jim Larrañaga on Monday referred to his first three seasons at the University of Miami as “the most variety..." February 19

  • Win over FSU lifts Miami Hurricanes back to even record

    Miami Herald "It may not be a banner season for Jim Larrañaga’s Miami Hurricanes but a win over the rival Florida State Seminoles — especially one that damages their NCAA Tournament hopes — is always welcome. “It was a total team effort tonight, we definitely stepped up in a lot of key areas,” said guard..." February 12

  • Clutch Patterson leads Pitt to overtime victory over Miami (Fla.) on road

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Lamar Patterson certainly remembers the depressing feeling of missing two free throws with a one-point lead against Cincinnati that led to Pitt's first loss of the season. At Miami, however, he claimed amnesia. Patterson made three of four free throws in the final 10.6 seconds in scoring a..." February 06

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