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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.

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Miami football players are just like everyone else- they need to wear masks, too.

Face masks are necessary sacrifice for Miami football

Every single player and coach for the Miami RedHawks will wear masks on the field this season.  “(Wearing a mask) isn’t fun, but it keeps us safe, and it’s gonna help keep me from getting (COVID) if one of my teammates gets it,” redshirt junior safety Sterling Weatherford said. “And I want to play football, so I’ll do what it takes.” 

The only football Chuck Martin has watched this season has been his former players in the NFL, including kicker Sam Sloman (pictured no. 79)

Miami football is back. Here’s why:

In early August, the MAC postponed all fall sports to the spring to protect the well-being of student-athletes from COVID-19. Last Friday, the presidents of all the MAC schools voted unanimously to play football starting in November.  So what changed?