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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Players are embracing The New Miami, Women’s BBall is rising in the polls, Men’s BBall takes on Clemson

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State of the U photo by Mike Meredith

‘We’ve made this a place where our guys want to be again’, says UM’s Diaz - Miami Herald

“UM coach Manny Diaz told WQAM’s Joe Zagacki and Don Bailey Jr., on Hurricane Hotline this week that more than 60 players are showing up to involuntary workouts and staying after work is completed.

“We’ve made this a place where our guys want to be again,” he said. “If they do it out of obligation, you’re not going to get this extra bit out of them....”

Get to know Canes’ 2020 recruiting class: DL Tre’von Riggins impressed by ‘New Miami’ - Miami Herald

“Tre’von Riggins didn’t flinch when Manny Diaz left his post as the Miami Hurricanes’ defensive coordinator to become coach of the Temple Owls. The four-star defensive end didn’t flinch, either, when Mark Richt abruptly retired the day before New Year’s Eve.

So there was no reason for Riggins to change anything when Diaz came back to the program later in the day.”

Hurricanes women’s basketball team rises in AP Top 25 after Notre Dame upset; Mompremier honored — twice - Sun Sentinel

“After notching a pair of wins last week — including a stunning upset of defending national champion Notre Dame — the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team has seen its stock rise.

Miami jumped five spots to No. 20 in the latest AP Top 25 rankings, which were released Monday. Last week, the Hurricanes stunned the then fourth-ranked Irish 72-65 behind stellar performances from Beatrice Mompremier and Emese Hof, who both notched double-doubles in the win.”

MBB Takes on Clemson Wednesday -

“The University of Miami men’s basketball team plays host to Clemson at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Watsco Center. ESPN2 has the television broadcast. The broadcast also streams online via the WatchESPN app. The Canes’ radio broadcast airs on WQAM 560-AM and also streams on, and the TuneIn app.”

Miami Hurricanes 2019 Recruiting Notebook: CB Christian Williams - State of the U

Christian Williams is the kind of player that Miami hasn’t gotten in recruiting very much recently. The 6’1” 182lb Daphe (AL) native fits the bill for a player that would normally go to Alabama, LSU, or Georgia: a big bodied DB with good athleticism and great skill. And, early on in his recruitment, that’s what Williams planned to do.”

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: 2/12 - State of the U

“13. Miami Hurricanes (LW: 14) 10-13 (2-9)

Last Week: W vs ND 62-47, L @ UNC 85-88; Next Week : vs Clemson 2/13, @ BC 2/17

The Canes had a solid week with a convincing win over Notre Dame followed by a near-upset of top-10 ranked UNC. Chris Lykes put the team on his back in Chapel Hill with 27 points, and he will likely need to do so again against a Clemson team that has been hot of late.”

Miami Hurricanes Baseball: 2019 Final Preview and Predictions - State of the U

“What has happened to Miami baseball in the last two years was a shock to the system. Something that no one could have imagined; something that hopefully has brought change to a program that desperately needed it.

“We’re not gonna shy away from the expectations,” that’s how Gino DiMare answered those questions and others ahead of his first season in charge for the ‘Canes. Coach DiMare faces not only the challenge of turning around a program that has been on the downslide for two seasons, but also the challenge of following two of the greatest college baseball coaches of all time.”

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