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Chris Vinel


Chris Vinel is beginning his first full year as our sports editor. Chris, a junior studying journalism and sports leadership and management, started as a staff writer during his freshman year before becoming the assistant sports editor during the first semester of his sophomore year. His dream job is, well, doing what he currently does for The Miami Student, a passion eternally ignited while covering his first RedHawks football game in September 2017. His favorite articles to author are human interest stories that use sports as a backdrop to someone’s life. When he’s not writing about Miami sports, Chris is often found at Skyline Chili with staff writer Brady Pfister or listening to Cincinnati Reds games on a transistor radio – yes, Chris is that much of a nerd. He also serves as a play-by-play sports announcer on RedHawk Radio and has worked two on-campus jobs: at King Library’s circulation desk and as a Resident Assistant.

Send him feedback at vinelca@miamioh.edu.






Miami sophomore forward Eli McNamara attempts a hook shot over a Bowling Green defender during a 73-55 RedHawk victory over the Falcons on Feb. 29 at Millett Hall.

Ohio rallies to win Battle of the Bricks

“For [Bam Bowman] to have a night like tonight, I was hoping that final three would’ve went down, not only for our sake, but for him, because he does deserve it,” Miami head coach Jack Owens said.