The University of Central Florida finished the 2017 season with a perfect record and a self-proclaimed national championship. Once Feb. 7 hits, the UCF Knights are hoping to have a strong National Signing Day finish under first-year coach Josh Heupel.
Sportsbooks and bettors have the Hurricanes as almost double digit underdogs to Clemson in this weekend’s ACC title game, while Florida Atlantic and UCF are expected to win their conference title games.
Miami Hurricanes running back Travis Homer, off a 146-yard rushing performance in the big win over Notre Dame, climbs two spots to No. 6 in Herald’s latest state-college Offensive Player of the Year rankings.
The Houston Astros, who clinched their first World Series championship on Wednesday in the same year their city was devastated by floods, had a former University of Miami infielder, Alex Cora, as their bench coach.
The University of Miami women’s basketball team plays its first exhibition at home Tuesday night against Nova Southeastern, and the men, ranked No. 12 in the preseason coaches’ poll, open at home Wednesday against Newberry College.
Former Miami Dade College women’s volleyball coach Ilida Medero and her successor, Kiko Benoit, have combined to win 24 state titles and seven national championships in the past 27 years, and their relationship has come full circle.
The attorneys for University of Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga said they feel certain neither Larrañaga nor any member of his staff will be indicted in a federal probe into bribery on the college recruiting circuit.
The Panthers’ star is junior Santiago Patino, who leads the nation with 12 goals in 10 games. But other players have stepped up, most notably Marvin Hezel and Alessandro Campoy in Tuesday’s 4-3 double-overtime win over Florida Gulf Coast.
Florida State’s out of the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in almost six years. The University of Miami, ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press poll, leads the ranked state teams with South Florida and Florida behind.