October 17, 2006 |
Of all the disturbing images from the sideline-clearing brawl between Miami and Florida International, swift and stern punishment was handed out Monday for the three that stood out the most: * Miami's Anthony Reddick wielding his helmet as a weapon and smashing it into an FIU player. His one-game suspension was increased to an indefinite one. * FIU's Chris Smith wrestling Miami holder Matt Perrelli down and appearing to punch him in the chin. Smith was dismissed. * Marshall McDuffie Jr.
October 17, 2006 |
Former Miami player Lamar Thomas lost his TV analyst job Monday over comments he made during a sideline-clearing brawl involving the Hurricanes and Florida International. Comcast Sports SouthEast, a regional cable network that hired Thomas before the season, also decided to edit out his comments before the game is replayed later this week. Thomas made his comments as dozens of Miami and Florida International players stormed the Orange Bowl field and fought during the third quarter on Saturday.
October 16, 2006 |
After reviewing a sideline-clearing brawl between players from Miami and Florida International, officials from both schools and their conferences on Sunday announced the suspension of 31 players -- 13 from the Hurricanes, and 18 from FIU. Each suspended player must sit out his team's next game for taking part in the ugly melee that marred the teams' Saturday matchup. Miami plays at Duke on Saturday; FIU plays at Alabama on Oct. 28.
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August 22, 2006 |
Dick Hickox, 68, an All-American basketball player at the University of Miami who with Coach Bill Bertka led Hancock College to California's junior college championship in 1957, died of cancer Friday in Miami. Hickox, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., was playing basketball at Hancock College in Santa Maria when Miami Coach Bruce Hale asked him to come to Coral Gables, Fla., where one of Hickox's friends was on the team.
November 6, 2005 |
There was talk that Virginia Tech, in terms of emerging dynasties east of Los Angeles, might be the new Miami and would start proving it Saturday night with a dazzling display of Blue Ridge brawn. It was all gobbler-gook. Miami knocked the Hokie out of Virginia Tech, 27-7, at Lane Stadium, re-established its status among the nation's elite franchises and even rearranged a few deck chairs on the BCS Titanic. "It's a statement to all of college football," Miami tackle Eric Winston proclaimed.
May 8, 2005 |
Green Bay Packers tight end Bubba Franks arrived in a cherry red Hummer. Teammate Javon Walker pulled up in a snow white Escalade. Buffalo Bills running back Willis McGahee drove up in a black BMW with wide silver rims. Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss parked a dark silver Mercedes-Benz with the Florida tag 8-TREY.