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Simmering, Sizzling, or Scalding

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There are few seats hotter than those occupied by Joe Philbin and Al Golden. Miami fans have been spoiled by the distraction provided by the Miami Heat and their historic run. It eased the pain of reality that is mediocrity on the gridiron. Both clubs managed by the aforementioned gentlemen underwhelmed to say the least. Read the rest of this page »

Will He or Won’t He

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“Will He or Won’t He” sounds like the beginning of a bad romantic comedy your girlfriend forced you to watch on Valentine’s Day. That’s not what this is. This is a romance story every south Florida sports fan should be concerned with. LeBron James. Will he opt out of his contract after the 2014 season and leave Miami or will he stay and likely finish out his career as a member of the Miami Heat? “The Decision” 2014 edition is fast approaching and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it or slow it down. Read the rest of this page »

Poised for a Three Peat

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With the first half of the ’14 NBA season in the books, the Miami Heat have once again positioned themselves favorably in the Eastern Conference. Currently, Miami sits in the two seed behind rival Indiana. The Pacers have put together a very impressive start to the season holding on to the top spot in the East by two and a half games. With the two beasts of the East posturing for position and the ever-so-important home-court advantage on the line, getting hot at the right time will be critical. Read the rest of this page »

Hurricanes Prevail Over Rival Gators

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The Hurricanes were faced with an early test as they had to take on one of the toughest teams in the SEC, The Florida Gators. While the Hurricanes were viewed as a three point underdogs, they were able to come out victorious. This was a very impressive win for the Canes as in the past two seasons under Golden, they have yet to come away with a monumental win. This could possible be a win the can put The U back on the national map in college football. Read the rest of this page »

Fingers Crossed: Miami Dolphins @ Cleveland Browns Preview

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The NFL Preseason is over and the final cuts have been made. More importantly, we can finally move on to the regular season and fantasy football.

It’s the first time the league will see the new-look Miami offense for four full quarters of game-planned football. So many questions immediately come to mind. How will Tannehill mesh with a new core group of receivers, mainly deep threat Mike Wallace? Is Lamar Miller capable of adding some balance to their offensive attack out of the backfield? Last, but not least: Will they manage to get the ball in the end zone with any sort of consistency? Dolphins’ fans have long been cursed to boring drives that result in nothing more than a field goal.

The defensive side of the ball for Miami paints a much clearer picture. The core of the defense returns with Randy Starks, Cameron Wake, and Chris Clemons. Additions like Dannelle Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler, and rookie Dion Jordan only strengthen an already stout front seven for the Dolphins. The secondary is full of veterans with the additions of Brent Grimes and Dimitri Patterson.

On the other side of the ball, we have the Cleveland Browns. Sophomore halfback Trent Richardson will make his season debut against a revamped Dolphins’ defense. Fantasy owners must start Richardson, but it will be interesting to see how this matchup develops throughout the game.

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Quarterback Brandon Weeden returns for his second season as well. Weeden will be without top receiver Josh Gordon (1 game suspension), but he will have former Miami receiver Davone Bess and Greg Little at his disposal. Tight end Jordan Cameron hopes to create mismatches for the Dolphins as well.

This game seems like a minor blip on the radar compared to some of the other games that are scheduled for the NFL’s opening week. However, it means so much more for both teams actually playing in the game.

Several experts have the Browns as being one of the most improved teams in the league. Weeden and Richardson are expected to lead an extremely improved and balanced offensive attack. Cleveland’s defense faces a tough first test – or so we think – against a Miami offense loaded with firepower. Beating Miami would be a great step in the right direction for a franchise that has become somewhat laughable.

The Miami Dolphins face their highest expectations years. The front office finally went out and put some talent on the field for the coaching staff to work with. Will they live up to the hype? Or will they collapse under the pressure? By no means are the Browns an imposing defensive powerhouse, but they will provide Tannehill with a solid first test.

Both teams view this game as a potential stepping-stone, but it can also resemble a return to mediocrity.

Brandon Fernandez

UM vs UF: The Final Round

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The University of Miami and the University of Florida have had some amazing battles throughout the years and it has been one of College Footballs most popular rivalries. It is sad to say that this could possibly be the last time that these two teams ever face each other. Thankfully the fans for both teams are going to be treated to a great game as both teams are among the best in the nation. Read the rest of this page »

Miami Wins Easily Over FAU

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The University of Miami has to face Florida Atlantic University in the opening week of the season. Most schools usually treat week 1 as a mini preseason as they usually schedule a lesser opponent to begin the season. This is the case as FAU is viewed as one of the bottom dwellers of the FBS for years. Despite this being viewed as an easy match up for the Canes, it is a game that is still taken serious and it gives the coaches a chance to see how the team looks. Read the rest of this page »