Red and White fall to Oakland and MSU

By Grace Remington, For The Miami Student While the majority of campus students and staff enjoyed leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner, the Miami University women’s basketball team hit the road twice to continue their 2014-15 campaign. The RedHawks dropped their first road game of the season to Oakland University 65-51 Friday and were routed by Michigan State University 85-39 Sunday afternoon. “Win or lose, we need to learn,” head coach Cleve Wright said. “Every game is a test, and we had two difficult tests this past weekend.” In the Oakland game, Miami was led by junior forward Jessica Rupright, who...

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’Hawks defeat CCU in season-opening win

By Grace Remington, For The Miami Student Oxford is stuck in below-freezing temperatures, but the Miami University women’s basketball is just heating up. Leading from start to finish, the ’Hawks defeated Cincinnati Christian University 75-53 Tuesday evening at Millett Hall. Head coach Cleve Wright was pleased with the season-opening victory, but didn’t hesitate to give credit to CCU (3-4). “I’m glad to get the win,” head coach Cleve Wright said. “Cincinnati Christian played well. They’re a good team. They’d already played six games — we’re game seven for them in their season — and you could tell they had...

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Women’s Basketball Opens Season against CCU

Photo by Connor Moriarty By Grace Remington, For The Miami Student The Miami University women’s basketball team opens its season Tuesday when it welcomes Cincinnati Christian University to Millett Hall. The ’Hawks are 15-8 in season openers and are riding the momentum of their 76-60 exhibition win over Cedarville University last Tuesday. “We showed some good things in the exhibition and certainly some things we need to work on,” head coach Cleve Wright said. Cincinnati Christian plays in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), which is a competitor of the NCAA. CCU is already 3-3 on the year,...

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Cross Country Teams Can’t Qualify for Nationals

By Grace Remington, For The Miami Student In below freezing temperatures, the Miami University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed against 34 schools Friday in the Great Lakes Regional Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. In the men’s race, 25-degree weather and 9 mph gusts of wind didn’t stop junior Joe Stewart from running one of his best races of the season. He covered the 10K distance in 30:29, earning eighth place overall. “In the twenty-five years that I’ve been here, I believe that was the third highest [individual] finish for Miami,” head coach Warren Mandrell said. “He certainly had...

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RedHawks travel for NCAA Regionals

By Grace Remington, For The Miami Student After a two-week break, the Miami University men’s and women’s cross country teams travel to Madison, Wisconsin to compete in the Great Lakes Regional Championship Friday. Though both head coaches had hoped for this meet to be a more pivotal moment during the season, they are not taking it lightly. “A [NCAA National Championship] bid is not out of the picture,” women’s head coach Kelly Phillips said. “It depends on what we’re capable of. If we bring it all together, it’s definitely possible.” Both teams are returning to action after disappointing finishes...

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