Good Morning Canes Fam,
Today is shaping up to a fascinating Friday. Day two of the 2019 NFL Draft is set to go down this evening. The bats have been burning of late for Hurricanes baseball. And somewhere in-between, the epic adventure that is Avenger: Endgame is set to break box office records. Before the final showdown with Thanos, let’s go over the latest news from the Gables.
Canes Baseball Host Virginia Tech
It’s been a pretty good month on the diamond for UM baseball. Aiming to close the month of April on a good note, Miami will host the Hokies in a three-game weekend series. The Canes started the week ranked 24th in the country according NCAA.com.
Taking the mound will be P Slade Cecconi, who will be looking for his sixth win of the season. Sophomore infielder Alex Toral will attempt to add to his ACC-leading 17 home runs this season.
The Hurricanes will be sporting a special edition Adidas x Parley Miami baseball jerseys, similar the football team wore against LSU in the 2018 season opener.
State of Declaration
ICYMI State of the U’s Justin Dottavio breaks down the subtleties of the split zone concept in the latest edition of his Film Room series.
Tight end U is alive and well at the University of Miami. State of the U’s Kevin Fielder details how the next generation continue the tradition.
Watch out for current Miami TE’s Brevin Jordan (@Brevinjordan) and Will Mallory (@WillMallory_25), who can both represent the next generation of ‘Tight End U’ for the #Canes. #TNM #TheU #TEU— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) April 25, 2019
Hurricanes and the 2019 NFL Draft
We didn’t get to see any Hurricane celebrations in the first round, but that should change this evening. At 7 pm EDT, rounds two and three of the 2019 NFL Draft will commence from Nashville, Tennessee. We expect to hear Gerald Willis III, Joe Jackson and possibly a few other familiar names tomorrow night.
SOTU’s Kevin Fielder analyzed the seven-round mock draft of Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller on Thursday.
Before the #NFLDraft, draft analyst Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) released a NFL Mock Draft that features five @CanesFootball players drafted. View those results: #ProCanes— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) April 25, 2019
ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay shared their thoughts on Miami’s 2019 draft class.
Who’s underrated? Who was the biggest surprise? Where will these Canes come off the board? ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have the answers ahead of the #2019NFLDraft.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) April 25, 2019
ESPN analysts give their final thoughts on Miami’s 2019 draft class https://t.co/nZxrDDV6M0 pic.twitter.com/xTdA6WIbgT
The 305 Beat
When Will the U be back? Where can some of Miami’s 2019 draft class land this weekend? Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald address those questions and more in this week’s six-pack.
ACC Player of the Year
Congratulations are in order for Estela Perez-Somarriba, who was named ACC Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Perez-Sommarrriba also earned a spot on the All-ACC First Team.
The ninth player in @ACCTennis history with multiple @theACC Player of the Year accolades and the eighth to win it in consecutive years.— Canes Women's Tennis (@CanesWTennis) April 25, 2019
Some elite company for @estelasomarriba. pic.twitter.com/Chy94TuBQ6
In Men’s Tennis news, Adria Soriano Barrera earned an All-ACC second team nod. Freshman Francisco Bastias was named a All-ACC third team member.
Both Men’s and Women’s Tennis await seeding for the upcoming NCAA Championship tournament.
UM Track and Field will compete in their final regular season meet of the outdoor season. The team will compete at the Tom Jones Memorial meet in Gainesville, Florida.
GO CANES AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!