Men’s basketball will hold walk-on tryouts

Miami men’s basketball will hold walk-on tryouts on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 6-7 a.m. at Millett Hall. RedHawk basketball will begin their season at home on Nov. 5 with an exhibition game against Maryville University. The team looks to top their last season record of 11-21 overall, 4-14 in the Mid-American Conference, 10-8 at home and 1-13 away. Head coach Jack Owens joins the RedHawks this season after spending the last six years as the associate head coach at Purdue University. Owens coached the Boilermakers to 209 wins and helped Purdue win a Big Ten Regular Season Championship during the 2016-17 season. Owens brings an entirely new coaching staff to Miami. Miami alumnus Damon Frierson (‘99) is the new assistant to the head coach and Ryne Smith, Director of Basketball Operation, and Kenneth Lowe, Assistant Coach, come from Purdue. Miami welcomes the return of senior forward Logan McLane who leads the returning ‘Hawks with 353 points last season, averaging 11.8 a game. Redshirt junior Jake Wright and senior forward Rod Mills Jr. had 291 and 227 points, respectively. Five freshmen join the RedHawks this season, as well as three transfer student-athletes....

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Field Hockey’s weekend falls short to OSU and IU

Indiana University played host to the Miami field hockey team on Sunday which ended in a second consecutive 3-2 loss for the RedHawks. MU falls to 2-4 overall (0-0 Mid-American Conference) after the weekend, also losing 3-2 to Ohio State University on Friday. “It was a good game of hockey,” head coach Inako Puzo said about the Indiana game. “We played very well and competed hard. We can’t let the scoreboard fool us. It wasn’t the result we wanted, but it showed a lot of good things and we can keep working forward together.” The Redhawks were outshot 13-11...

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RedHawk Golf places 2nd at Wolf Run Intercollegiate

Miami men’s golf competed in the Wolf Run Intercollegiate tournament in Zionsville, IN Sept. 8-10 and placed second, finishing at +26 as a team. This topped last season’s performance when MU came in at +46 for 11th place. MU played a practice round Sunday, Sept. 3 to determine the lineup. In a press conference on Friday, Coach Zac Zedrick announced the group competing would include Redshirt junior Brian Ohr, senior Patrick Flavin, sophomore Cam Solomon, freshman Charlie Nikitas and freshman Jack Mortell, with freshman Jack Herceg playing as an individual. Day one came to a close with MU sitting in fourth place at +6. Kentucky held the lead at an even par. Throughout the weekend MU climbed from fourth to second, pushing aside Arkansas State and University of Central Florida.   Flavin and Ohr maintained a consistent lead throughout the weekend, finishing at -2 and -1, respectively. “We definitely carried ourselves like a team that belonged in that pairing today and competed really well,” Zedrick said. “It’s one of the best golf courses in the Midwest. It’s one of those places that if you play well it rewards you […] but average shots can really get punished,” Zedrick said about the difficulty of Wolf Run Golf Club in Friday’s press conference. Flavin placed first this weekend, just one month after becoming the second player in history to win the Illinois...

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RedHawks breeze by Austin Peay in home-opener

  The 2017 edition of the Miami RedHawk football program took the field Saturday at Yager Stadium for the first time this season, and controlled the game from start to finish. Following an underwhelming week one performance against the Thundering Herd of Marshall, a physical run game combined with opportunistic defense and sound special teams led Chuck Martin’s squad to a 31-10 victory over the Austin Peay Governors (0-2, 0-0 Ohio Valley Conference). From the opening kick, Miami (1-1, 0-0 Mid-American Conference) played the brand of football that Coach Martin has been preaching since his arrival in Oxford —...

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Miami begins tryouts for E-Sports teams

  As the clock neared 6 p.m., there was a crowd forming outside of Laws Hall, room 302. A few laughed and talked with old friends, while others stood nervously scanning the bunch. A passerby would have thought there was a late class, but each person outside that room had one goal: to be a member of Miami’s varsity E-sports team. Last year, Miami fielded the first Division One varsity E-sports program in the country. With its arena in King Library, the team found great success across the four games played: Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Almost all the teams made deep playoff runs in their debut seasons, but are still looking to secure first place. This year, a few changes have been made to the program — most notably, the removal of Counter Strike: Global Offensive from the list of varsity sponsored E-sports. Although there are only three games, the turnout for the informational meeting on September 5 was higher than expected as players gear up for a week of tryouts. The game with the most popular turnout is one of the latest games added to the world of E-sports. Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch was released in early 2016, and the RedHawks’ competed in the Tespa Collegiate League last year. Overwatch is a 6-versus-6 first-person-shooter where each team selects from 25 unique heroes. Each...

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