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Lukas Nelson

Lukas has been the sports editor for The Miami Student since last spring. Lukas wrote his first article for TMS as a Freshman, and was the beat writer for women’s basketball 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 and Cavs fan. When Lukas isn’t busy with TMS, he enjoys watching (non-Miami) sports, Netflix, and reading good journalism of any genre. His email is

Miami squares off against Central Michigan at home this Saturday to begin its conference slate.

MAC begins conference slate this Saturday

For the first few weeks, most Mid-American Conference (MAC) teams have faced a tough schedule loaded with Power Five teams. After battling it out in non-conference contests, conference play returns with a full slate of MAC games, including Miami’s conference home opener against Central Michigan.  

From VHS tapes to YouTube highlight reels: How social media has changed recruiting

 Miami wide receivers coach Israel Woolfork played college football from 2008 to 2012 at Division II Grand Valley State in Michigan, where Chuck Martin was the head coach before moving on to Notre Dame as an assistant. Before YouTube was around, he remembers mailing out DVDs and VHS tapes of his highlights when he was in high school.  “Now, to see where it is, where a kid can literally inbox me with his link to his highlights, his transcripts, and everything being on the phone and accessible in a matter of 30 seconds? It’s wild.”