Former Miami University athlete and coach Ara Parseghian dies at age 94

Miami alumnus and renowned football coach Ara Parseghian died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Best known for transforming the Fighting Irish from a declining program to a football powerhouse, the former  Notre Dame coach of the 1960s and ‘70s was also a product of Miami’s “Cradle of Coaches.” “I lost my childhood idol,” said Chuck Martin, Miami’s head football coach in a statement to Miami University on Wednesday. “Ara is one of the all-time greats of our profession.” Parseghian, a 1949 Miami graduate, played football for the RedHawks and earned All-Ohio honors in 1946 and 1947. He returned to...

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Men’s basketball drops fourth in a row to WMU

Miami men’s basketball dropped another Mid-American Conference game on Tuesday — this time to Western Michigan University. The RedHawks lost 72-55 to the Broncos at home in front of a spirited crowd. This is the fourth loss in a row for the RedHawks and they fall to well below .500 at 9-15 overall, 2-9 in the MAC and 9-6 at home. The Broncos, who are also well below .500, improve their record to 8-15 overall and 4-7 in the MAC. However, they picked up their first win on the road and are now 1-10 away from home. “It wasn’t...

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