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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Final Home Game of 2018, Hoops Advance in Wooden Tourney

The Hurricanes try to send their seniors out with a win in their final game at Hard Rock.

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Good Morning Canes Familia!

We hope that you have a truly blessed and satisfying Thanksgiving. For those of you who are up early to capitalize on those Black Friday deals, may you find your bargains and remember to keep those elbows high and tight. With that, it’s on to the latest news from Coral Gables

Final Home Game of the Season for UM Football

Saturday marks the final regular season game for the University of Miami football. Squaring off against the University of Pittsburgh, the Hurricanes look to avenge 2017’s 24-14 upset loss to the Panthers.

If revenge was not enough motivation, tomorrow’s game will also serve as Senior Day. UM will honor the entire senior class before the game, so be sure to find your seats early. If you’ve been keeping up to date with State of the U’s Senior Profile Series, we’ve gone over 12 members of the senior class. Here’s the entire list of UM’s seniors:


All the tight ends with exception of redshirt sophomore Nicholas Ducheine are out for this game. Linebacker Mike Smith is projected to miss the game with a knee injury.

UM’s Captains

Offense: C Tyler Gauthier

Defense: DT Gerald Willis III and S Jaquan Johnson

Special Teams: LB Zach McCLoud

Miami Basketball Remains Undefeated

UM basketball spent their Thanksgiving on the road as they take part in the John R. Wooden Classic. The first game of the tournament featured the Canes downing the La Salle Explorers 85-49 in the first round of the tournament. Guard Chris Lykes finished with a team high 18 points while Dejan Vasiljevic added 15 points and 7 rebounds.

Miami will be back in action today at 2pm EDT on ESPN2, when they take on Fresno State in the second round.

State of Declaration

Mike Harley, Lawrence Cager or maybe Brian Hightower. The Hurricanes need to establish a new number one wide receiver. Marshall Thomas details the candidates that should step up in Miami’s passing game.

Will Miami adjust to Pitt’s multiple formations? How does the Cane offense matchup against the Panther’s 4-2-5 defense? Justin Dottavio has your answers in the latest edition of the Film Preview.

With so much attrition at receiver, the Canes are going to need to replenish their talent at the position. Kevin Fielder shares why UM needs to land a commitment from the nation’s top WR recruit, Jadon Haselwood.

Canes Basketball took care of business against La Salle last night. Austin Pert recaps the first game of the Wooden Classic.

News from Miami’s Media

Christy Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel details the close knit friendship between UM safeties Sheldrick Redwine and Jaquan Johnson.

There’s some grumbling from prominent UM trustees regarding CMR’s tenure. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reveals what it means for Mark Richt’s future.

The fallout from former Miami WR Jeff Thomas still has some feeling down this Black Friday. ICYMI, Manny Navarro of The Athletic ($) breaks down the impact of No.4’s departure from the Canes.

Non-Revenue Sports

UM’s Women’s Basketball (4-1) will host Nebraska at 3pm this afternoon as part of the Miami Thanksgiving Classic.

Friday afternoon’s contest at Duke will be the final game of the 2018 season for Miami’s Women’s Volleyball. The Canes (13-11) will look to halt a five-game losing streak against the 15-11 Blue Devils.

Enjoy the Weekend and Go Canes!