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The epic highs and lows of March Madness

Whether you’re a fan of basketball or don't know a single rule, the NCAA Tournament provides the kinds of emotions we crave, the highs and lows of everyday life personified in one epic, three-week spectacle.


Senior pitcher Courtney Vierstra high-fives junior catcher Allie Cummins during a weekend series vs Buffalo.
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Softball opens up MAC play hoping to defend title

Looking to defend their conference title, the Miami women’s softball team will begin Mid-American Conference (MAC) play this weekend against Kent State University. The RedHawks had a bit of a rough start to the season, but they seem to be making a comeback, as they knocked off No. 8 Kentucky last week to extend their winning streak to three games.


Senior captain Derek Daschke takes a shot against Denver earlier in the season
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Hockey season ends in Denver

A disappointing season ended in disappointing fashion Saturday for Miami hockey. The RedHawks traveled to the University of Denver and got swept in the first round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) playoffs. 


Junior forward Joe Cassetti wins a faceoff against a Minnesota-Duluth player during the team's weekend series against the Bulldogs.
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Hockey to play No. 3 Denver in NCHC playoffs

The best part of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (at least for the teams toward the bottom of the standings) is that everyone dances. That’s good news for the Miami RedHawks (7-25-2, 4-19-1 NCHC), who finished last out of eight teams in the conference. The bad news is the team has to play the No. 3 Denver Pioneers (25-8-1, 18-6 NCHC) this weekend in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff.


Senior forward Jack Olmstead sends a shot past Denver's goalie in a weekend series against the Pioneers.
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Miami finishes home schedule with series vs No. 8 Duluth

Miami will play its final home games of the 2021-22 season against No. 8 Minnesota Duluth this weekend. The team comes into the series on a pretty good stretch. They’re only 2-4 in their last six games, but the four losses came in close games to nationally ranked teams. In every game of the last six, the RedHawks have kept it competitive until the final buzzer.


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