On Saturday, March 18, while other students were looking forward to their spring break festivities, the Miami University Hearthstone team in King Library thought only of the round of 64. Gathered in the newly finished E-Sports arena, each player knew their hours of preparation and hard work led up to this moment.
Jack Owens, a veteran associate head coach from Purdue, will be the 27th head coach of Miami's men's basketball team.
Megan Duffy became the ninth head coach of Miami women's basketball Monday morning. She takes over the program from Cleve Wright, who was relieved of his duties March 10.
Miami women's hockey won the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Championship for the second year in a row on March 19 in Columbus. The back to back championships adds up to three ACHA D1 National Championship titles in the past four years for the RedHawks.
In the newest rendition of intramural hustle, we move away from the intramural fields and over to their sexy next door neighbor, club sports. Club sports athletes gracefully walk that fine line between too good for intramural, and not quite good enough for varsity. These athletes remind us everyday that mediocrity does indeed come at different levels.
In their first taste of Mid-American Conference play, the baseball team (5-16) were on the losing end of a three game series at home against Western Michigan University (11-9). Despite winning the first game 4-3 in extra innings, Miami fell short in the final two by scores of 8-4 and 4-0.
The free agency period in the NFL kicked off with the start of the league year a couple weeks ago on March 9. It was the usual flurry of activity for the first 48 hours and things have since settled down. While teams continue to make moves, most of the big name signings are over (with a few exceptions).
On Friday March 10, it was announced that Miami would not be renewing the contract of men's head basketball coach John Cooper and that it would be relieving women's head basketball coach Cleve Wright. Both changes come after 2016-17 seasons that ended with 11-21 regular season records.
Miami hockey senior Anthony Louis is a RedHawk no more. Monday afternoon, Louis agreed to an entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks that begins next season and continues through the 2018-19 season. Louis will now report to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.
On Friday, it was announced that Miami would not be renewing the contract of men's head basketball coach John Cooper and it would be relieving women's head basketball coach Cleve Wright. Both changes were effective immediately.