Sports Briefs


Hurricane donation drive at Dolphin Stadium

University of Miami fans attending the football games on Sept. 27 against North Carolina and Oct. 4 against Florida State University are urged to drop off non-perishable canned food and clothing items at the stadium for Caribbean victims of Hurricane Ike, Gustav and Hanna.

All items collected will be distributed by the City of Miami and the Carma Foundation, led by Milky Jean, sister of award-winning recording artist Wyclef Jean.


Carico named ACC Player of the Week

Freshman Lane Carico earned the honor of ACC Player of the Week Monday after leading the Canes to victories against Florida State and Florida Atlantic this past weekend.

Carico recorded 28 kills and 26 digs, one service ace, four blocks and posted a .356 hitting percentage.

On the year, the 5’11” outside hitter has a team-best five double-doubles as Miami rides a 14-match winning streak.


Robinson new associate track coach

Calvin Robinson was named associate track coach for jump and multi-events at the University of Miami by Amy Deem, director of track and field and cross country.

Robinson, who was named the 2008 USTFCCCA Mountain Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, held the same position for four years at UTEP, where he coached 16 All-Americans.


Recruiting class ranked seventh

The University of Miami’s 13-member signing class was ranked seventh nationally by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Five pitchers and eight position players, 10 of which hail from Florida, will look to make an immediate impact for the Hurricanes, who lost eight in the 2008 MLB Draft.

Arizona State earned the top ranking for its 20-player class.

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