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Mekhi Lairy: 5 feet, 8 inches and one of the most prolific scorers in Miami history

At 5 feet 8 inches, Mekhi Lairy is the shortest basketball player in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), and one of the shortest players in college basketball. At 145 pounds, he’s one of the lightest too. Throughout his career, Lairy has always played against taller opponents. His height has always been a problem, but it hasn’t stopped him from scoring 1573 points and counting at Miami, good for sixth all time among Miami University basketball players. He’s still not done.

Anderson Mirambeaux has been excellent in his first extended opportunity in Division I basketball

Miami basketball has a unicorn on its hands

SPORTS// Miami hoops isn’t having a great season. But if you like basketball, sports or just unusual things in general: “The Dancing Bull,” Anderson Mirambeaux, is a great reason to take in a game. You may never see another hooper like him.


Press Box Thoughts - Episode 32

Welcome back to campus RedHawks! In the first episode of the new year, your host Ted Brennan brings back former Pressbox Thoughts guest and current Miami men’s basketball forward Curtis Harrison IV to talk about how the men’s team has transitioned in their first season under new leadership. 

"The Cloisters" by Katy Hays is a perfect addition to the world of dark academia literature.

In ‘The Cloisters,’ dark academia gets darker

This fall, as I settled into a routine that mostly involved going to class and then burrowing into my bed for several hours, I began to crave a sense of this adventure. Then, Atria Books (a Simon & Schuster imprint) sent me an advanced reader copy of “The Cloisters,” Katy Hays’ debut novel, and I found exactly what I was looking for. 

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on the day of The Bahamas Bowl

RedHawks lose Bahamas Bowl in heartbreaking fashion

The Bahamas bowl, the first game of the 2022 bowl season, was incredibly entertaining. Miami’s defense had a great first half, but couldn’t do much to stop UAB in the second. The Miami offense wasn’t great, but it was two yards or a couple of made kicks short of good enough. 

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