Archive for November, 2009

‘Canes Volleyball heads to NCAA Tourney

Yesterday, the University of Miami volleyball team received a bid to the 2009 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament with an at-large selection out of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

This will be the second NCAA Tournament appearance for the ‘Canes since the program began in 2001. Miami’s last trip to the NCAA Tournament ended with a trip to the Round of 16 in 2002. On their way to the “Sweet 16”, the Hurricanes upset Duke and 15th-ranked Wisconsin, before falling to No. 4 Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.

Miami (18-12) will meet cross-town rival FIU (31-3)–champions out of the Sun Belt Conference, in the opening round on Thursday, Dec. 3. Miami and FIU will square off in the first match of the day on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET. The second-round contest will be played Friday at 7 p.m. ET. All matches will take place on the UF campus inside the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.


Miami 31, USF 10

Hurricanes running back Damien Berry gained 114 yards on 12 carries as Miami defeated the South Florida Bulls 31-10 last night in Tampa. The ‘Canes amassed 240 yards on the ground, with Graig Cooper contributing 83 yards and Javarris James adding two touchdowns to the rushing total.

Miami vs USF means more than a "W"

I lieu of our usual “revisited” game day posts, we’ve decided to remind our fans about USF’s belief they are one of us.

After the Bulls’ upset victory over Florida State in Tallahassee earlier this season, University of South Florida Executive Associate Athletic Director Bill McGillis placed a very visible billboard near the I-275 & I-4 interchange in Tampa trumpeting the Big 3 of Florida college football, Florida, Miami and FSU, turning into the Big 4.

Coupled with Kayvon Webster’s dramatic change of heart on National Signing Day last February, where the Miami Pace Monsignor senior shunned his oral UM commitment in favor of the geographically misnomered school in Tampa, the Bulls believe they have earned our respect.

Let’s show them they aren’t one of us.

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor lost his life two years ago today, from gunshot wounds to the leg after being shot at during a home break-in.

The Sun-Sentinel’s Ethan Skolnick wrote a story in today’s paper that can be read here.

For more information about the Sean Taylor Foundation, click here.’s Black Friday Sale

Tomorrow, will have it’s own Black Friday sale. ‘Canes fans can take 25% off their entire order all day Friday, November 27th from 12:00am to 11:59pm EST. A classic Hurricanes photo would make the perfect gift for the Miami fan that has everything! Enter promo code “blackfriday” at checkout.

Riquna Williams

Riquna Williams, who came into yesterday’s game with Houston leading the ACC with 27.5 points per game, went off for 21 second-half points and scored 28 for the day as the ‘Canes defeated the Cougars 68-54 to move to 5-0 on the season. The Pahokee, Fla. native hit four three-pointers and had two other three-point plays in the contest.

Antonio Dixon

Philadelphia lineman and UM alum Antonio Dixon blocked a field goal attempt by Chicago’s Robbie Gould during the Eagles’ 24-20 victory over the Bears Sunday night.