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Senior libero Abigail Huser (pictured, in red) recorded a team-high 38 total digs in Miami's weekend series against Western Michigan
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Miami goes 1-1 against top-seeded Broncos

 In a tense matchup on Thursday night, the Miami RedHawks defeated the top-seeded Western Michigan Broncos in volleyball. After the game, head coach Carolyn Condit praised her team, but she knew they would have to maintain their energy for the next match. “Tomorrow will be a dog fight,” Condit said. Indeed it was.


Volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit has instituted a strong culture at Miami, leading to ten conference titles during her 37-year tenure.
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“I thought I’d be there for three years”: how Carolyn Condit made Oxford home

 In “The Andy Griffith Show,” there’s a town called Mayberry, N.C., which is the main setting of the show. Mayberry is a sleepy town, with just 5,000 people, one traffic light and not much else. The inspiration for Mayberry came from a town in North Carolina called Mount Airy. For volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit, however, the town may as well have been based on another sleepy town called Oxford, Ohio.


Sophomore guard Peyton Scott scored a career-high 39 points in Saturday's loss to Ball State, her fourth straight game with 30 or more points.
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Can the RedHawks break this cycle of Déjà vu?

 Sophomore guard Peyton Scott put on a show in Saturday's loss to Ball State, scoring a career-high 39 points, which matches a Millett Hall record set in 2013. She has four consecutive games scoring at least 30 points and also set a school record with 15 field goals. This Wednesday, they play the Toledo Rockets, who have lost four of their last five games. 


Redshirt junior forward James Beck dunks the ball during a loss against Akron on Feb 12.
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RedHawks visit Toledo looking to snap three-game losing streak

 On Friday, the RedHawks led by as many as five points in the second half before losing to the Akron Zips, 83-76. This Tuesday, the RedHawks will travel to take on the only team ahead of Akron in the standings, the Toledo Rockets. The Rockets are 16-6 this season, with an 11-3 MAC record.  After coming close to beating a top-tier MAC team last Friday, the ’Hawks will get another shot this Tuesday.


Sophomore guard Peyton Scott scored a career-high 39 points in Saturday's loss to Ball State, tying former RedHawk Courtney Osborn's record for most points in Millett Hall history.
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RedHawks blow 11-point lead in loss to Ball State

After a hard-fought game Saturday afternoon, Miami head coach DeUnna Hendrix didn’t hold back how much the loss hurt for her players. “I wish the result was different,” Hendrix said. “My heart literally hurts for them.” Despite a strong effort from her team, the RedHawks lost a close game to the Ball State Cardinals, 79-77. 


Senior forward Dalonte Brown attempts a layup during Friday's loss to Akron. Brown finished the game with 5 points and 10 rebounds.
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Lairy scores career high in close loss to Akron

  The Zips had the ball, up 76-74 with a minute and a half remaining. For 29 seconds, the RedHawks did their job. A good defensive effort from senior forward Dalonte Brown made senior guard Loren Cristian Jackson pick up his dribble with just four seconds left on the shot clock. With an 11-inch height difference between the two, Jackson pivoted and pirouetted into a contested three-pointer with Brown all over him. 


Sophomore guard Dae Dae Grant (pictured, no. 3) hopes to lead the RedHawks to victory on national television.
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RedHawks hope to end slide Friday vs. Akron

 Coach Jack Owens and the Miami men's basketball team have the chance to end their two-game losing streak against the Akron Zips Friday at Millett Hall.    The contest, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Friday night so it could air on ESPNU. 


Miami has now lost four games in a row in the last two weeks to the fifth-ranked Bulldogs
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Miami loses twice in Minnesota, as Duluth caps off season sweep

  The Miami RedHawks traveled to Minnesota this weekend looking for retribution again against a Duluth team that beat them twice in Oxford last week.  They didn’t get it.  The RedHawks lost 8-1 Friday night and 3-1 Saturday to a Duluth team that boasts eight National Hockey League (NHL) draft picks and is currently ranked fifth in the country.  The team will look to bounce back next weekend against fourth-ranked St. Cloud State at home in Oxford before finishing the season with a home-and-home series against Western Michigan. 


Senior right side Sarah Wojick (pictured, middle) led the team with 25 total kills in Miami's series vs. Bowling Green.
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RedHawks drop both games to undefeated Bowling Green

 After a 3-1 start, the Miami women’s volleyball team fell to .500 after losing both contests at Bowling Green this weekend.   The team will play its next series at home against Toledo on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12. The games will be at 4 p.m. and 1 p.m, respectively, on ESPN+. 


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Super Bowl #MACtion through the years

 With six rostered players on the two squads playing in this year’s Super Bowl, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) returns the same number of players as in last year’s game. I looked at the recent history of MAC alumni playing in the biggest game in American sports.   The only MAC schools to have any connection to Super Bowl-appearing head coaches, whether alumni or coaching experience, are Miami (alma mater of Sean McVay and former home of Sean Payton as an offensive coordinator) and Western Michigan – and Western Michigan’s only claim is briefly having John Harbaugh, a Miami grad, as a running back and outside linebackers coach. 


Junior outside hitter Gaby Harper (pictured, no. 10) and senior libero Abigail Huser (pictured, in red) have made a big impact so far for the RedHawks.
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After four straight titles, Miami volleyball is still hungry for success

Miami Volleyball has now won four straight regular season conference titles in the MAC, appearing in the NCAA tournament twice over that span. Simply put, winning is all this team knows.  “I’ve had a lot of really fine teams, several strings of four (MAC titles) in a row,” she said. “It’s hard to do that. It’s hard to do five in a row. But I know these kids will strive for it.” 


Hockey will travel to play Minnesota Duluth again this weekend on Feb. 5 and 6.
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Miami drops weekend series to sixth-ranked Minnesota Duluth

The Miami RedHawks fell in both games to the sixth-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs last weekend. Despite the Duluth having 8 NHL draft picks on the team, Miami managed to hold their own against the sixth-ranked Bulldogs.  The RedHawks will travel to Duluth to play the Bulldogs again this weekend on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6.


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