Top recruit gives RedHawks new option at quarterback

After last season’s merry-go-round of quarterbacks, Miami University football head coach Chuck Martin said the position may still be up for grabs. Miami signed quarterback Noah Wezensky of Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers) on National Signing Day last Wednesday. According to the 247sports composite rankings, Wezensky is ranked 74th in the nation in his position and is the 28th-best overall player in the state of Indiana. “I was ecstatic when we got him. He was the only non-BCS player to make the Elite 11 Finals [national quarterback camp competition] last summer. He’s a pretty highly-touted recruit,” Martin said. “He’s...

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Martin on National Signing Day: ‘It’s finally on at Miami’

The 21 football recruits Miami University added Wednesday left head coach Chuck Martin excited for next season, as the program achieved the improved size and depth it desperately needed. “I’m super-excited about this class. Super-excited we covered all the positions,” Martin said. “We’re starting to balance out our roster. It’s been a three-year process.” Scout.com ranks MU’s 2016 recruiting class second in the Mid-American Conference and 82nd in the nation, while 247sports.com ranks MU third in the MAC and 93rd overall. “I told my guys at the first meeting in January, ‘it’s finally on at Miami,’” Martin said. Martin,...

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MU finally breaks 10-game losing skid

Four RedHawks scored in the double digits to help the Miami University men’s basketball team to a 72-59 win against the Mid-American Conference West division leader Northern Illinois University on Saturday afternoon at home.  The win snapped Miami’s 10-game losing streak, which had been its worst skid since 1932-1933. Senior guard Geovonie McKnight led the ’Hawks with 18 points. Sophomore forward Rod Mills and sophomore guard Ali Barnes scored 11 points each, while sophomore guard Dion Wade added 10 points. “The simple difference today is that we were able to answer the run,” head coach John Cooper said. “We’ve...

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Flashback with Sean McVay, Washington Redskins offensive coordinator

Sean McVay, offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins and Miami University ’07 graduate, talks with sports editor Grace Remington about Brick Street Bar, his freshman-year residence hall, the Cradle of the Coaches and his advice to the current football team. Redskins defensive line coach Robb Akey also stops by to laugh at Sean’s old Miami football photos. Sean played wide receiver for the Miami football team from 2004-07. He became the youngest offensive coordinator in Redskins history in January 2014, when he was hired at 27 years old. After graduating from Miami, Sean began his career as a coaching...

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Undefeated club football pursues national championship

At a university where winning is only expected at the Goggin Ice Center, club football is redefining expectations. The undefeated Miami University club football team travels to Salem, Virginia this weekend in pursuit of the National Club Football Association national championship against Middle Georgia State University. “Since the start of the season, we all knew [reaching the championship] was a possibility,” sophomore safety John Zuccaro said. “We knew we could actually do it, but I don’t know how many guys actually believed it. Then the more we kept winning, and the more we came together as a team, we...

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