Good Morning Canes Familia,
Here’s the latest news from the University of Miami as we enter the final weekend of March. With plenty of events to come in the month of April, make sure you stay tuned to State of the U for all your Canes’ content.
Notes From Thursday’s Football Practice
Our own intrepid reporter Gabriel Urratia was back at the Carol Soeffer Indoor Practice Facility observing the media portion of Thursday’s Football practice.
Spring Practice #5 — Brevin Jordan’s injury not expected to sideline him long #TNM #Canes #TheU https://t.co/rWibrqkeux pic.twitter.com/RT6J96f3ex— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) March 28, 2019
Tight end Brevin Jordan was held out of a portion of practice and is considered day-to-day with a knee sprain.
Good news: Brevin Jordan came out to practice today once media was exiting. Has big brace on his left knee. Did participate. Not sure how much contact he went through, but clearly not serious as I reported.— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) March 28, 2019
Tackle John Campbell was also held out of practice with an undisclosed injury.
Transfer RB Asa Martin was also sidelined with a leg injury on Thursday. Martin is expected to miss the remainder of the spring session with what is being reported as a left leg injury.
LB Zach McCloud continues to be held out of individual drills as he continues to rehab from a hand injury.
The pads will be popping again once again on Saturday when the Canes return to the IPF for practice No. six.
Hurricanes Baseball Squares off Against Pitt
The Canes ended their six game losing skid on Wednesday, walloping FAU by the score of 16-6. Miami (16-9) is hoping that the bats are still hot this evening when the take on the Pitt Panthers (7-16) at Charles L. Cost Field. The Panthers are in the midst of five-game losing streak.
It wouldn’t be Friday night baseball if the Canes didn’t send pitcher Evan McKendry to the mound. Third baseman Raymond Gil will try to build off his two home run performance on Wednesday.
First pitch is set for 6 pm EDT.
State of Declaration
Many people don’t like the University of Miami for various reasons. However, how many in that group can truly say their a rival of the Hurricanes. State of the U’s Marshall Thomas breaks down who makes Miami’s rival list.
FSU, UF, Who Else? Who Exactly Are Miami’s Rivals? https://t.co/Vapb7XEre3 pic.twitter.com/VTkBT4HWZf— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) March 28, 2019
Miami has long been known as a football factory to the NFL. However, the impact of those players in the league have been on the decline. NyCanesGuy analyzes how the development of ProCanes in the NFL has stumbled recently.
When Will the #MiamiHurricanes Be Back? When They Own the NFL #ProCanes #TNM https://t.co/GRaarXAwVr pic.twitter.com/hSsQnQr4LW— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) March 28, 2019
Major League Baseball held it’s Opening Day on Thursday, with plenty of ProCanes getting the starting nod across the league. Austin Pert details the status of the ProCanes MLB brotherhood entering opening weekend.
ProCanes Update: Opening Day Edition https://t.co/x2Hv1UM4Kl pic.twitter.com/yYm6tUSu1H— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) March 28, 2019
The Sunshine Beat
After changing his mind on transferring from the program, QB Jarren Williams appears to have settled into Miami’s QB competition. Manny Navarro of The Athletic spoke with the redshirt freshman regarding his change of heart and mindset moving forward.
Hurricanes Football has witnessed its share of players follow in the footsteps of successful relatives. The Sun Sentinel’s Christy Chirinos highlights a pair of legacy Canes forging their own paths at the U.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald gives a details a few lingering concerns regarding personnel on both sides of the ball this spring.
Coming off last weekend’s loss to North Carolina, Men’s Tennis is looking to bounce back this afternoon when they take on the Louisville Cardinals. Start time is set for 4pm EDT.
After dropping matches to NC State and North Carolina last weekend, UM Women’s Tennis returns to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center to take on Clemson. First Serve is set for 1pm EDT.
Outdoor Track Season continues with the Hurricanes heading to Gainsville for the Florida Relays.
Senior diver Briadam Herrera qualified for the finals of the 1-meter springboard at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship. He finished sixth in the final heat, earning him his sixth All-America honor of his career.
Go Canes and Have a Great Day!