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Why don’t students attend Miami football games?

A survey by The Student tries to find the answer By Grace Remington, Former Sports Editor It’s no secret that Miami University students favor other activities over attending a RedHawk football game on a fall Saturday. Yager Stadium’s average of 15,707 total fans per game last season ranked 115th of 128 NCAA Division I football programs. In an anecdotal survey of current Miami students by The Miami Student, 56.4 percent of respondents said they did not attend a home game during the 2015 season, and 19.2 percent said they attended one game. Students were asked to choose their reasons...

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Martin optimistic at the end of football spring training

By Grace Remington, Former Sports Editor Saturday afternoon marked the official end of Miami University football’s spring training season. Head coach Chuck Martin said he’s seen noticeable improvement since the end of last year’s 3-9 season, which was scattered with poor game decisions and an excessive amount of penalties Martin described as “incompetence.” “We’ll be good next year if we play clean football,” he said. “If we don’t play clean football, we’re gonna be hard to watch like we have been the last couple years.” Miami will remain a young team, as it returns 15 upperclassmen and 70 underclassmen...

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Flashback: Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles guard

By Grace Remington, Former Sports Editor Brandon Brooks, offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami University ’11 graduate, talks with former sports editor Grace Remington about Brick Street Bar, his advice to the current football team and other Miami memories. A third-round NFL draft choice by the Houston Texans in 2012, Brooks has been an NFL starter since 2013. After four seasons with Houston, he signed a five-year deal worth $40 million with the Eagles during the 2016 offseason. Brooks played as an offensive lineman for the Miami football team from 2008-11 and was a member of the...

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MU cornerback Marshall Taylor transfers to Auburn

By Grace Remington, Sports Editor Miami University cornerback Marshall Taylor decided to transfer to Auburn University over the weekend. One visit to the Auburn campus was enough to sway the redshirt junior to commit on the spot and cancel his visits to Michigan State and University of Florida. Auburn’s status, his relationship with defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff and his childhood friend, current Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams, persuaded Taylor to make the quick switch, he said in an interview with AL.com. “I’m done,” Taylor told AL.com. “I’m a Tiger. I’m done.” The 6-foot-2, 199-pound corner was a standout...

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Women’s hockey wins second national championship

The Miami University women’s club hockey team beat Grand Valley State University, 3-2, to win the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I women’s national championship Sunday. It’s the third time the RedHawks have reached the national title game and the second time they’ve been crowned champion in the last three years. “It’s the sweetest moment in the world because you did all of it together and gave everything you had,” senior defenseman Jessie Gould said. “You sacrificed weekends, parties, family time, plans with friends, countless hours of sleep and studying — all so that you could make it here,...

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