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Miami Hurricanes to open most spring practices to public


The University of Miami announced Wednesday that 12 of the Hurricanes’ 15 spring football practices will be open to the public, starting with the 9 a.m. session Saturday at Greentree Field.

The only sessions that will be closed to the public are the March 28 practice and the first two scrimmages on March 29 and April 4.

UM also announced an addition to this year’s spring practice schedule — though it is closed to the public: the first annual South Florida Football Festival for high school and youth coaches March 28-29 on campus, featuring coaches from UM, FIU, FAU and the Miami Dolphins.

The first week of practices – Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and next Thursday — all begin at 9 a.m. Those will be followed by spring break.

Open practices resume at 9 a.m. March 18 and continue at 9 a.m. March 20, March 22 and March 25.

After the closed practices, the next open session is at 9 a.m. April 1, followed by 9 a.m. April 8 and April 10.

Practices conclude with the spring game at 6 p.m. April 12 at Sun Life Stadium.

• Hurricanes offensive lineman Hunter Knighton was still in the intensive care unit at University of Miami Hospital as of Wednesday afternoon, a UM source told the Miami Herald. Knighton was transported to the hospital on Monday after a UM offseason workout. Further details were not revealed.

Susan Miller Degnan


•  Barry 3-0, Palm Beach Atlantic 1-10: The Buccaneers (10-3) split a doubleheader with the visiting Sailfish (11-2).


•  Broward College 6, St. Johns River State College 5: Austin Langham scored from third on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth to give the host Seahawks (8-9) a win over the Vikings (12-6).

Men’s basketball

•  Barry 72, Lynn 78: Magne Fivelstad scored 20 points to lead the Buccaneers (18-7, 8-7 SSC) over the host Knights.

Women’s basketball

•  Florida Tech 85, Nova 80: Rita Acevedo scored 10 points in the final minutes of the game, including the winning shot with 44 seconds left, to lift the Panthers (16-11 7-8 Sunshine State Conference) over the host Sharks (21-4, 11-4). Acevedo finished with a game-high 22 points. Jasmine Wilkins led Nova with 16 points.

•  Barry 85, Lynn University 79: Zachara Bailey scored 23 points, but it wasn’t enough to lift the host Knights (15-10, 7-8 SSC) over the Buccaneers.

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