Miami fires Manny Diaz, awaits Mario Cristobal decision
Manny Diaz was fired as Miami’s football coach Monday, after a 7-5 regular season and with the school in deep negotiations to bring Oregon coach Mario Cristobal back to his alma mater to take over. Diaz went 21-15 in three seasons at Miami.news.yahoo.com
Miami president Frenk responds to ESPN College GameDay criticism with lengthy statement
Five days after ESPN College GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit called out University of Miami president Julio Frenk, athletic director Blake James and coach Manny Diaz for not being aligned in their goals and visions for the football program, and three days after Diaz publicly defended the program, Frenk released a long statement regarding UM athletics.news.yahoo.com
In Miami, the mayor says military action may be needed in Cuba
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says the U.S. should explore air strikes against Cuba, telling Fox News on Tuesday that “what should be contemplated right now is a coalition of potential military action in Cuba” similar to U.S. interventions in Panama and Yugoslavia under presidents from both parties.news.yahoo.com
'Is Miami back?': Hurricanes may finally have a good answer
The annual question in Coral Gables — “Is Miami back?” — might finally have an answer Hurricanes fans will like. 9 Miami gets its first ACC championship, a drought that’s now 17 years and counting, but the Hurricanes (8-1, 7-1 ACC, No. Just finishing the right way, that’s really, really, really important. “We were taken away from each other for almost two weeks and didn’t really get back as an entire football team — I mean, not even an entire football team, but anything resembling a football team — until this past Monday. Odd as this sounds, that’s Miami’s second-longest ACC streak; the Hurricanes won 11 consecutive league games spanning 2016 and 2017.
Miami has 3 games PPD by virus; A&M on pause for 2nd week
So we can complain about this and this and that but, listen, we’re still getting to play football,” Fisher said. Last week, 15 FBS games were called off because of COVID-19, the most yet this season. Major college football conferences have been tweaking policies to provide their schools flexibility to schedule games on short notice. That probably won't work for LSU-Alabama, which was among four SEC games postponed last week. __Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
D’Eriq King leads No. 11 Miami to comeback win over NC State
Zonovan Knight had a 100-yard kickoff return to put NC State (4-3, 4-3) on top in the third quarter. NC State led at halftime on the strength of Hockman’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Cary Angeline with 2:49 left. NC State: Angeline, a redshirt senior, has caught at least one touchdown pass in five of the Wolfpack’s games. With a victory, NC State would have been a candidate to climb back into the rankings. NC State: Hosts Florida State next Saturday.
UVA hopes to weather the big play Hurricanes’ storm
UVA returned 9 starters from last year’s Orange Bowl squad, but they’ve fallen victim to a bushel of big plays to the tune of allowing nearly 35 points per game. The 4-1 Hurricanes counter with the big play swag that they were known for in their heyday. So going oh and four in your favorite stadium is probably not a great way to go out. So for me I’m excited for the opportunity and playing a great team and a great stadium I think guys are already to kind of get off the Schneid,” Virginia senior linebacker Charles Snowden says. The Cavaliers take on the Hurricanes beginning Saturday night at 8 p.m. from Miami Gardens, Florida.
How Bloomberg's $100 million Florida bet may shape campaign
Facing questions about whether he would fulfill his promise, Bloomberg moved over the weekend to direct $100 million to Florida alone in support of Joe Biden. “Mike Bloomberg is an impact player,” said former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who served as a co-chair of Bloomberg’s presidential campaign. After spending $1 billion on his own campaign, Bloomberg won just one primary contest: American Samoa. And they say that, beyond Florida, Bloomberg is one of the Democratic Party’s biggest funders. Many say Biden, who visited the state on Tuesday for the first time since becoming the nominee, has not reached out enough to Hispanics in particular.
AP Interview: Manny Diaz believes Miami is already better
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For Miami coach Manny Diaz, the end of 2019 was a disaster. Diaz, a Miami native, knows how they feel. “As a native and having grown up here, I get it better than anybody,” Diaz said. “You've got to set a culture and then you've got to recruit to your culture,” Diaz said. “The model of the culture here at the University of Miami has been set long before me.
Miami holds off No. 20 Virginia 17-9 for 1st ACC win
Pat Bethel blocked a field goal for Miami and K.J. Brian Delaney made three field goals for the Cavaliers, who were looking for their first 3-0 ACC start since 2007. Virginia has managed only 12 points - all off field goals - in its last six quarters. Virginia got inside the Miami 30 on six separate possessions, and came away with only the three field goals. "What changed today is that the team that made the plays in the fourth quarter was the Miami Hurricanes," Diaz said.
How you can help El Paso shooting victims
El Paso resident Manny Diaz (Center R, Facing Camera) is hugged at the conclusion of a vigil for victims of a mass shooting, which left at least 20 people dead, on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)ROANOKE, Va. - So far, 22 people have died after the shooting at an El Paso Walmart and more remain in the hospital. Two different organizations have established funds to help the victims and their families:The El Paso Community Foundation has established a fund. The El Paso Victims Relief Fund, established by the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, will also support the victims and their families. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.