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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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Miami football game against Kent State canceled due to COVID-19

 The Miami RedHawks will not be hosting Kent State this Saturday, as the game has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases within the Golden Flashes’ program.    The cancellation comes as the state of Ohio hit a new record of 585 new hospitalizations on Dec. 1, as well as 9,030 new cases. Miami Director of Athletics David Sayler has indicated that despite the cancellation, the RedHawks would still like to play this Saturday.


Sophomore linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. (pictured) led Miami with six tackles. In last year's contest vs. Akron, Pace Jr. tied the single-game NCAA record with six sacks.
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Sorenson catches four touchdown passes in win at Akron

With the 38-7 win at Akron, the Miami RedHawks improve to 2-1 and pick up the 700th win in program history, becoming the first Mid-American Conference (MAC) program to reach that mark. Miami’s next game will be at home against the Kent State Golden Flashes on Dec. 5 at noon. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.


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