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Lukas Nelson


Lukas Nelson is starting his first full year as the sports editor for The Miami Student. Lukas wrote his first article for TMS as a freshman and became the beat writer for Miami’s women’s basketball team as a sophomore before he became the sports editor. A junior journalism and sports leadership and management double major, his dream job is writing about basketball at any level. While covering games is his favorite part of being a journalist, he also enjoys writing human interest stories. Lukas is from Brewster, Ohio, and is a long-suffering Browns/Cavs/Indians fan. His email is nelso156@miamioh.edu.



Volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit has instituted a strong culture at Miami, leading to ten conference titles during her 37-year tenure.

“I thought I’d be there for three years”: how Carolyn Condit made Oxford home

 In “The Andy Griffith Show,” there’s a town called Mayberry, N.C., which is the main setting of the show. Mayberry is a sleepy town, with just 5,000 people, one traffic light and not much else. The inspiration for Mayberry came from a town in North Carolina called Mount Airy. For volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit, however, the town may as well have been based on another sleepy town called Oxford, Ohio.


Redshirt junior forward James Beck dunks the ball during Friday's loss against Akron.

RedHawks visit Toledo looking to snap three-game losing streak

 On Friday, the RedHawks led by as many as five points in the second half before losing to the Akron Zips, 83-76. This Tuesday, the RedHawks will travel to take on the only team ahead of Akron in the standings, the Toledo Rockets. The Rockets are 16-6 this season, with an 11-3 MAC record.  After coming close to beating a top-tier MAC team last Friday, the ’Hawks will get another shot this Tuesday.


Sophomore guard Peyton Scott scored a career-high 39 points in Saturday's loss to Ball State, tying former RedHawk Courtney Osborn's record for most points in Millett Hall history.

RedHawks blow 11-point lead in loss to Ball State

After a hard-fought game Saturday afternoon, Miami head coach DeUnna Hendrix didn’t hold back how much the loss hurt for her players. “I wish the result was different,” Hendrix said. “My heart literally hurts for them.” Despite a strong effort from her team, the RedHawks lost a close game to the Ball State Cardinals, 79-77. 


Senior forward Dalonte Brown attempts a layup during Friday's loss to Akron. Brown finished the game with 5 points and 10 rebounds.

Lairy scores career high in close loss to Akron

  The Zips had the ball, up 76-74 with a minute and a half remaining. For 29 seconds, the RedHawks did their job. A good defensive effort from senior forward Dalonte Brown made senior guard Loren Cristian Jackson pick up his dribble with just four seconds left on the shot clock. With an 11-inch height difference between the two, Jackson pivoted and pirouetted into a contested three-pointer with Brown all over him. 


Senior right side Sarah Wojick (pictured, middle) led the team with 25 total kills in Miami's series vs. Bowling Green.

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+. 


Scott scores career high as Miami snaps losing streak

 As the final buzzer sounded on a 73-64 Miami win over Western Michigan Wednesday at Millett Hall, sophomore guard Peyton Scott let out a triumphant roar.   The sophomore guard finished with 37 points, a new career high, and helped the RedHawks snap a 13-game losing streak.


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.

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.”