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Jugal Jain - The Miami Student
SPORTS

Portugal puts team first after 100th career point

Junior forward/midfielder Paula Portugal secured her 100th career point and became the fifth player in Miami history to achieve this feat in Miami's Oct. 20 game against Central Michigan University. Not only did Portugal reach this milestone, but the Miami field hockey team had the chance to make history and finish with an undefeated regular-season conference record -- and they did.


SCIENCE

A slice of science news

Cell Phones and Sunrises: Cities are perpetually ablaze with activity, suggesting that humans are less influenced by Earth's light-dark cycle than we used to be. However, a new study from Aalto University in Finland that analyzes the cellphone call records of over one million people claims otherwise; researchers found cell phone activity grew longer and shorter over the course of the year, waxing and waning with the amount of daylight. Shifts in call records correlated closely with seasonal shifts in light. Over the course of 3-4 months, the latest call times crept later while the earliest call times grew earlier. The peak calling periods changed in the same pattern as well: the morning peak moved earlier, the evening peak later. Does the timing of the sunrise and sunset affect our circadian rhythms in a way that is visible in cell phone records? The study could provide further evidence that the chemicals that govern our bodies' internal clocks are linked to Earth's orbit and the sun's daily ascent and descent.


Used with permission from Sarah North - BG Press
SPORTS

Hockey ties Bowling Green on night two

Miami hockey weathered Bowling Green's pushback with grittier, chippier play on Saturday night to earn a 2-2 tie. The RedHawks are undefeated in their last three games thanks to an improved, and finally successful, process.


SPORTS

Turkey Weekend Takeaways

Thanksgiving weekend means many different things to many people. To some, it is a time to reconnect with out-of-town relatives and tell wonderful stories about the past year. To others, it's a time show off their next great recipe or finally get a taste of their favorite traditional family sidedish.


Angelo Gelfuso - The Miami Student
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Miami Football 2017: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The 2017 Miami Football RedHawks appeared full of promise in late August as students returned to Oxford for the fall semester. Coming off a six-game regular-season win streak and a bowl berth against an SEC foe, the Red and White seemed poised to make a run at a Mid-American Conference championship with major players including Gus Ragland, Heath Harding, and James Gardner all returning.


Angelo Gelfuso - The Miami Student
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Hockey visits in-state, non-conference rival Bowling Green

Miami hockey will take this holiday weekend to refocus against in-state, non-conference rival Bowling Green State University. The RedHawks look to beat the Falcons with improved situation appraisal and a complete game after splitting last weekend's series with National Collegiate Hockey Conference opponent Minnesota-Duluth.


Angelo Gelfuso - The Miami Student
SPORTS

Miami hockey salvages split with UMD

Miami hockey settling into their system salvaged a National Collegiate Hockey Conference split against Minnesota-Duluth this weekend. The Bulldogs scored first on Friday and Saturday, but the RedHawks had a bigger second period on Saturday night to win 3-2 after surrendering 3-1 on Friday.


SPORTS

Volleyball wins MAC tournament opener, advances to Championship

Number one seeded Miami volleyball (22-8, 14-3) beat fourth seeded Ohio University (17-15, 10-7) in three straight sets in its Mid-American Conference tournament opener at Millett Hall on Saturday. With the win, the RedHawks advance to the championship game Sunday, against the sixth seeded Western Michigan Broncos.


Angelo Gelfuso - The Miami Student
SPORTS

Miami hockey looks to bounce back against Minnesota Duluth

Miami hockey looks to be consistent against No. 14/15 Minnesota Duluth tonight and tomorrow night, as they host the Bulldogs for only the second time in three years. After losing 4-1 and tying 3-3 to No. 2/4 North Dakota last weekend, the RedHawks look to their process to put them in a position to bounce back in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play.


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Miami loses Bowl eligibility on Senior Night

Wednesday night's football game had a plethora of ramifications for the Miami RedHawks -- the final home game of the season was the last chance for seniors such as Tony Reid, Heath Harding and Ryan Smith to play at Yager Stadium to become one game closer to bowl eligibility.