From the Desk of Dan Radakovich
Dear Canes Community,
As the calendar flips to November, it’s Homecoming Week for the University of Miami and we are fortunate to be hosting one of our busiest weeks of competition in recent memory. Seven of our teams – football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, golf, swimming and diving, women’s tennis and volleyball – will play at home over the next seven days. We hope you can attend as many of these events possible to cheer on the Canes!
Our football team (4-4 overall, 2-2 ACC) is coming off a four-overtime win at Virginia this past weekend. Andy Borregales hit four field goals and our defense turned in a terrific performance, keeping the Cavaliers out of the end zone. The Canes return home to Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night for a prime-time showdown against Florida State, seeking our fifth win in the last six meetings with the Seminoles. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. on ABC. There are a limited number of tickets still available – click here to purchase. We can’t wait to see you at Hard Rock Saturday!
We tip off basketball season Monday at Watsco Center with a doubleheader. Our women’s squad, which was picked sixth in the ACC preseason poll, hosts Maryland Eastern Shore at 4 p.m. Our men’s team was selected fourth in the ACC preseason poll – tied for the best in school history – and opens its season against Lafayette at 7:30 p.m. Both games are on ACC Network Extra. Our basketball teams each have a terrific slate of home games from now until March. Click here for season ticket information!
Volleyball scored a sweep over Syracuse Sunday to improve to 14-9 overall and 7-5 in the ACC. The Canes have two crucial conference games at Knight Gym this weekend as they host Georgia Tech Friday at 7 p.m. and Clemson Sunday at 1 p.m.
Our women’s golf team is currently hosting the Hurricane Invitational at The Biltmore in Coral Gables with the final round taking place Tuesday. The Canes are one of five ranked teams in a competitive field of 12. Our swimming and diving team returns home Friday to host Florida State at Whitten Pool at 1 p.m. Women’s tennis welcomes Florida, Kentucky, Northwestern and Barry for the Miami Fall Invite at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center starting Friday and running through Sunday.
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The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for its Class of 2023, who will be inducted next spring. The class includes Kevin Brown (baseball), David Gil (baseball), Aaron Moser (track and field), Doris Glenn Easterly-Richards (diving), Todd Sievers (football), Willie Smith (football), Riquna Williams (basketball), Lela Cannon (golf), Jim Larrañaga (basketball) and our longtime Associate Athletic Director/Athletic Training Vinny Scavo. Congratulations to all!
The ACC recently announced its winners for the 2022 ACC UNITE Award, which was created to honor individuals affiliated with the conference who have made an impact in the areas of racial and social justice. Our winners were cheerleader and Athlete Ally president Corey Jones and Lauryn Harris from track and field, who is also co-president of our Black Student-Athlete Alliance. Congratulations to Corey and Lauryn and thank you for your leadership!
As part of ACC Unity Week, we hosted Equity is a Team Sport at Lakeside Village, featuring former NBA player Jason Collins. It was terrific event and thank you to Jason for sharing his story and his message.
Our Canes Community remains stronger than ever thanks to your continued support. Happy Homecoming and thank you from all of us at Miami Athletics. Go Canes!