MUPD releases incident report on student death

Alcohol was likely a contributing factor Miami University President Gregory Crawford emailed the Miami community Thursday morning expressing his devastation with the death of first-year Erica Buschick and suggesting that high-risk alcohol consumption was to blame. The Butler County Coroner’s office has not released a toxicology report, but a 25-page incident report obtained by The Miami Student from the Miami University Police Department, containing written statements and emails from witnesses, helps to create a timeline of the events that transpired before Buschick’s death. The records suggest that alcohol most likely contributed to Buschick’s death. According to the incident report,...

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Men’s basketball comes close but can’t finish comeback

Miami men’s basketball fell 66-62 to Mid-American Conference opponent Kent State at home on Saturday afternoon despite a last minute comeback. An early Kent State lead could not be overcome, as the RedHawks continue to struggle with countering their opponent’s offense. Miami falls to 9-14 overall, 2-8 in the MAC and 9-5 at home. Kent State’s record is now 13-10 overall, 5-5 in the MAC and 4-4 on the road.   “The first half we didn’t have enough energy and we came out lackadaisical, like all the other games,” freshman guard Michael Weathers said. “We fired each other up...

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Women’s basketball falls at home to Ball State

The Miami University women’s basketball team dropped its sixth straight game on Saturday afternoon to Ball State University by a score of 81-60. The RedHawks (7-16, 1-9 MAC) hung tough with one of the MAC’s top teams, but found themselves unable to overcome a slow start. “We got to get smarter. We got to get more consistent. We got to learn from it and keep our eyes forward,” head coach Cleve Wright said. The Cardinals (16-7, 9-2 MAC) jumped out on a quick 5-0 run that was ended by a basket by Miami’s freshman guard Lauren Dickerson. Both squads...

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Miami Hockey finds value in freshmen, regardless of age

The RedHawks currently have 14 players in their freshman class, and only six upperclassmen. With such a young team, inexperience is expected, but the future of Miami Hockey is bright. “I’m not going to lie, I was pretty intimidated by the age and experience coming in, but I think guys in our leadership group — guys like our seniors — took us all under their wings, and it really helps when they’re so accepting,” freshman forward Willie Knierim said. Knierim, who turned 19 this past January, was nervous prior to arriving in Oxford. Once he got here, though, he felt welcomed...

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3 Keys: How the Atlanta Falcons LOST Super Bowl LI

Thank you, Super Bowl LI. In the midst of one of the least competitive NFL Playoffs in recent history, the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons combined to deliver a historic ending to the 2016-17 football season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Patriots and Falcons set a whopping 24 NFL records in their matchup Sunday night. Twenty-one of these newly minted records belong solely to the New England Patriots. Whether it was New England’s highly-publicized, record-setting comeback or their more obscure record for the most plays run in a game, the Patriots were able to write their place into the record books all throughout Super Bowl LI. Up until the Patriots’ first touchdown of the night midway through the 3rd quarter, this game appeared to be heading in an entirely different direction. A Patriots’ blowout loss would have dealt an unprecedented blow to the legacies of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and an emphatic Falcons’ win would have solidified Matt Ryan and Julio Jones among the game’s elite. As we are all well aware by now, the unquestioned greatest quarterback of all time led by the greatest coach of all time, instead orchestrated one of the most demoralizing dismantling of an opponent in Super Bowl history. How did the Falcons fall apart so quickly? What changed in the second half to allow the Patriots to make such...

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