1. July accident leaves Miami women's basketball team shaken but united

    "— It was supposed to be a relaxing summer night, a chance for four teammates to take a break from the rigors of off-season workouts and catch up with friends.

    At least that was the plan when Krystal Saunders, Suriya McGuire, Necole Sterling and Michelle Woods began the drive north from the University of Miami — where all four play for the Hurricanes women’s basketball team — to Saunders’ home in Broward County.

    But when another driver lost control on the freeway, there was little McGuire, who was behind the wheel, could do to avoid the head-on collision.

    "I looked up and the car in front of us was right there," said Saunders, who was sitting in the passenger seat. "Ray-Ray couldn’t do anything. The impact was like, ‘Boom.’"

    Metal was crushed, airbags were deployed and the four injured teammates were rushed to local emergency rooms for treatment. Saunders, a former star at South Broward High in Hollywood, sustained a concussion and dealt with lingering soreness in her back for weeks after the July accident.”

  2. 
Nike, Ducks inspire new basketball court design for the Miami Hurricanes

    Nike, Ducks inspire new basketball court design for the Miami Hurricanes

  3. “Clemson and Virginia combined to score 93 points in the last 80 minutes of basketball that Miami had played. Wake Forest — Wake Forest — scored 80. They attacked Miami’s big men, they took advantage of transition opportunities, they made the Hurricanes pay for their poor rotations, and they made their open looks. It sounds simple because it was, which is why Wake Forest deserves a ton of credit for this win. They made beating the No. 2 team in the country look easy.”
(via Will Miami’s loss to Wake Forest be a wake-up call or a sign of trouble? | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    Clemson and Virginia combined to score 93 points in the last 80 minutes of basketball that Miami had played. Wake Forest — Wake Forest — scored 80. They attacked Miami’s big men, they took advantage of transition opportunities, they made the Hurricanes pay for their poor rotations, and they made their open looks. It sounds simple because it was, which is why Wake Forest deserves a ton of credit for this win. They made beating the No. 2 team in the country look easy.”

    (via Will Miami’s loss to Wake Forest be a wake-up call or a sign of trouble? | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  4. “Western Kentucky director of basketball operations Jake Morton, formerly an assistant at Miami, has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the Miami Herald is reporting.
According to the report, the notice alleges that Morton and fellow Miami assistant Jorge Fernandez allowed convicted Ponzi-schemer Nevin Shapiro “to promote the institution’s athletics programs and to assist the institution in the recruitment of three men’s basketball prospective student-athletes.”
(via Former Miami assistant Jake Morton receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    Western Kentucky director of basketball operations Jake Morton, formerly an assistant at Miami, has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the Miami Herald is reporting.

    According to the report, the notice alleges that Morton and fellow Miami assistant Jorge Fernandez allowed convicted Ponzi-schemer Nevin Shapiro “to promote the institution’s athletics programs and to assist the institution in the recruitment of three men’s basketball prospective student-athletes.”

    (via Former Miami assistant Jake Morton receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  5. “Clemson’s defensive performance could provide the remaining six opponents on Miami’s regular season schedule with a blueprint on how to beat the Hurricanes, but it isn’t as if the need to slow down Larkin was a secret before Sunday (Boston College did so and lost by one in Chestnut Hill, for example).”
(via No. 3 Miami survives despite Clemson neutralizing Shane Larkin | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    Clemson’s defensive performance could provide the remaining six opponents on Miami’s regular season schedule with a blueprint on how to beat the Hurricanes, but it isn’t as if the need to slow down Larkin was a secret before Sunday (Boston College did so and lost by one in Chestnut Hill, for example).”

    (via No. 3 Miami survives despite Clemson neutralizing Shane Larkin | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  6. “There was quite a bit of concern about Miami’s season and tournament hopes after their starting center, double-double machine Reggie Johnson, went down with a broken thumb a couple of days before Christmas. But after a disappointing showing out in Hawaii at the Diamond Head Classic, the Canes have come on strong.”
(via Miami wins at UNC without Reggie Johnson; Canes for real? | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    There was quite a bit of concern about Miami’s season and tournament hopes after their starting center, double-double machine Reggie Johnson, went down with a broken thumb a couple of days before Christmas. But after a disappointing showing out in Hawaii at the Diamond Head Classic, the Canes have come on strong.”

    (via Miami wins at UNC without Reggie Johnson; Canes for real? | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  7. Will Barton demonstrates crazy ups.

    Will Barton demonstrates crazy ups.

  8. Swampy

    Swampy

  9. “I could quote any number of recent articles, but I’ll spare you the quotes. They’re all the same. Mizzou is reloading. Frank Haith has re-framed everyone’s perceptions and pre-conceptions. We’re sorry Frank, we never should have doubted.
Which - of course - makes me wonder where all the columns are about Jim Larranaga. Larranaga took over Frank Haith’s roster at Miami - substituting Kenny Kadji for the one lost starter - and then promptly had the best big man in the ACC blow out his knee. He began the year without Reggie Johnson, played the latter part of the year with an out-of-shape Johnson on one good knee, and still managed to do something Frank Haith never did in seven years at Miami: he finished with a winning record in the ACC.
Crickets.”
(via Frank Haith, and the need to over-correct | May)

    I could quote any number of recent articles, but I’ll spare you the quotes. They’re all the same. Mizzou is reloading. Frank Haith has re-framed everyone’s perceptions and pre-conceptions. We’re sorry Frank, we never should have doubted.

    Which - of course - makes me wonder where all the columns are about Jim Larranaga. Larranaga took over Frank Haith’s roster at Miami - substituting Kenny Kadji for the one lost starter - and then promptly had the best big man in the ACC blow out his knee. He began the year without Reggie Johnson, played the latter part of the year with an out-of-shape Johnson on one good knee, and still managed to do something Frank Haith never did in seven years at Miami: he finished with a winning record in the ACC.

    Crickets.”

    (via Frank Haith, and the need to over-correct | May)

  10. Seth Curry

    Seth Curry