With Ragland’s return Miami fights for win, Bowl game

  For four weeks now, Miami fans, reporters and students alike have had one question surrounding the RedHawk football team: Will Gus play? Tuesday, football fans in Oxford, the MAC and nationwide rejoiced to hear that the ‘Hawks’ redshirt junior signal caller Gus Ragland, would in fact start against the Akron Zips. Even the bettors in Las Vegas took notice, as the line jumped five points in favor of Miami immediately following the news of Ragland’s return breaking. Early on, Ragland’s value that caused such a ripple effect in the sports world did not appear worthy of a five...

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College football playoffs ranking predictions

College football is a sport characterized by its uncertainty — right when a team makes a statement and cements itself as the cream of the crop, it turns around the next week and drops a game to an underdog. The madness of college football was once again on full display this weekend, specifically with our “friends” to the north, the Ohio State Buckeyes. Urban Meyer’s squad mounted a giant comeback last week against Penn State, in which senior quarterback J.T. Barrett played a nearly perfect fourth quarter to overcome an 18-point deficit. This week, the Buckeyes travelled to play a 5-3 Iowa team and entered the game favored to win by nearly 20 points, but were dominated by the Hawkeyes by a score of 55-24. After putting the state of Ohio on his back one week, Barrett sent Columbus into misery the next — throwing four interceptions in a lopsided upset. This is the nature of the sport, where the only things you can count on are uncertainty and debate. The source of this debate will resurface tonight, as the College Football Playoff Committee will release their second installment of rankings. Inevitably, fans of teams ranked no. 5 to 25 will take up arms on Twitter after finding themselves on the outside looking in on the playoffs, while supporters of the top-four programs will furiously defend their teams. With...

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RedHawks crumble at Ohio

The 2017 Miami RedHawks’ football season began with optimism and thoughts that Chuck Martin had finally turned the corner with his program, making the Red and White a favorite to win the MAC East. After countless disappointing losses, the RedHawks’ season has turned into a collection of missed opportunities, yet coming into their Halloween matchup against Ohio, Miami had one last chance to flip the script on the 2017 story. A win Tuesday would have moved the ‘Hawks into a tie for second place with Ohio and a chance the following week to move into first. However, turnovers, penalties...

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RedHawks back on track, back in MAC East race

Entering Saturday, the Miami football team appeared to be one loss away from falling apart — the RedHawks were nursing a three-game losing streak, including two gut-wrenching conference defeats to go along with a blowout at Notre Dame. With a loss Saturday, the Red and White would have moved to 1-3 in the MAC East with little to no chance for making a run at a division title. With that pressure in mind, the ‘Hawks played an angry, physical and determined football game, defeating the Buffalo Bulls 24-14. “There was a focus about our group,” Miami Head Coach Chuck...

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RedHawks return home needing a win

When Gus Ragland threw an interception for a touchdown giving the Cincinnati Bearcats a win over their rival Miami RedHawks, there was a sense of shock among the Miami community after such an improbable end to a game that looked to be a certain win. Yet hope still remained after that Week Three debacle, as the goal of a MAC championship was still attainable. A month later, the storyline of losing close games still haunts the RedHawks after a botched snap on the Falcon one-yard line gave Bowling Green their first win at Miami’s expense two weeks ago. Last...

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