Miami basketball is making its way back to the top of the MAC one day at a time. As long as Morgan Safford is around, rest assured: They’ll keep moving forward.
Award-winning journalist Mina Kimes and NFL official Sarah Thomas visited Miami University on Monday, February 20, as a part of the University lecture series.
Miami University softball continued its winning ways this past weekend in Murray, Kentucky, going a perfect 5-0 at the inaugural Velvet Milkman Invitational. After two blowout wins over Bellarmine, and another against tournament host Murray State, the RedHawks finished the weekend with two strong wins against Loyola Chicago.
First-year Miami head coach Travis Steele, who signed four straight nationally ranked recruiting classes at his last job, appears to have brought his recruiting prowess to Miami. Check out the RedHawks’ impressive 2023 class here.
Graduate student Allie Cummins homered three times and graduate student pitcher Brianna Pratt threw a no-hitter as the RedHawks (3-2) defeated the Mastodons of Purdue Fort Wayne (0-6) 12-0 at Miami Softball Stadium.
Peyton Scott, one of the best basketball players to ever call Miami home, realized her biggest fear last spring when she tore her ACL. Now, after months of hard work and a triumphant return to the court, she considers the injury a blessing.
With the portal allowing players to transfer to new schools without sacrificing a year of eligibility as of April 2021, yearly turnover among college football programs has become commonplace. For the second consecutive year, Miami football will be saying goodbye to several key players and welcoming multiple new faces into the program.
Miami University softball began a new season on Friday, Feb. 10, in Charlotte, North Carolina, splitting the four games they were able to play. After close losses to South Carolina and Charlotte on Friday, the RedHawks rebounded with a close win over East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and a blowout win over Campbell on Saturday. A fifth game scheduled for Sunday against Campbell was canceled due to weather.
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.
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.
Emoni Bates, a former five star basketball recruit who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 15-year-old, played at Millett Hall this weekend. Despite a mediocre performance from Bates, Miami lost at home to Eastern Michigan.
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.
The College Football Playoff field may look set, but there’s still one more weekend for things to go sideways. Ohio State, currently ranked fifth, still has a decent shot at making the field of four and avenging its loss to Michigan last week.
Gabbert, who won a MAC championship as a true first-year in 2019 and sits sixth all time for Miami in career passing yards and touchdowns, is expected to draw interest from multiple power five programs.