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Canes great Edgerrin James named "ACC Legend'' & Tulsa Shock G & former Cane All-American Riquna Williams named '13 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

Congratulations to two former UM standouts. Below are the releases sent by UM:

Edgerrin James Named to 2013 ACC Football Legends Class

Class will be honored at 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Championship in Charlotte

 CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Former Miami Hurricanes running back Edgerrin James is one of 15 standouts named to the 2013 ACC Football Legends Class, the conference announced Wednesday. James will be recognized at Miami’s Nov. 23 home finale vs. Virginia.

 The Legends Class will be honored during this year’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game weekend. They will be honored Dec. 6 at the ACC Night of Legends sponsored by the Belk Bowl and during ceremonies at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium for the 9th Annual ACC Football Championship, with will be nationally televised Dec. 7 at either 7:45 p.m. ET (ESPN) or 8 p.m. ET (ABC). Tickets for the Night of Legends are $85 each and are available here.

 James joins a prominent list that includes four members of the College Football Hall of Fame and two members of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team. The 2013 class includes: Boston College RB Mike Cloud, Clemson S Terry Kinard, Duke HB/E Wes Chesson, Florida State G Jamie Dukes, Georgia Tech TB Robert Lavette, Maryland QB Boomer Esiason, North Carolina FB Ken Willard, NC State twins Dave (QB) and Don (WR) Buckley, Pittsburgh head coach Johnny Majors, Syracuse HB Floyd Little, Virginia DE Tom Scott, Virginia Tech WR Andre Davis and Wake Forest QB Jay Venuto.

 The group of 15 former gridiron standouts from current ACC schools includes a former ACC Football Player of the Year; 10 former All-Americas, including six first-team All-America honorees; and 12 players who combined for 97 years in the NFL. Twelve of the Legends were drafted into the NFL, including six first- or second-round draft choices.

 In all, the collection of players combined for two national championships, five ACC Championships and one Super Bowl title.

 An explosive runner who averaged 6.2 yards per carry throughout his career, James is one of the most successful running backs in Miami history. Though he played just three seasons in college, James totaled 2,960 yards and still has the top two single-game rushing days in school history. He ran for a school-record 299 yards against UCLA in 1998 and for 271 yards against Boston College in 1997.  He is the only running back in school history to post multiple 1,000-yard seasons and helped the Canes compiled a 23-12 mark, while earning two bowl berths.

 The fourth overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft by Indianapolis, he played 11 seasons in the NFL, including his first seven with the Colts. He was named to the NFL Pro Bowl four teams. He was named the 1999 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the AP and claimed the NFL rushing title in each of his first two seasons in the league. After leaving Indianapolis, he played three seasons with Arizona, leading the Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII. He completed his professional career with Seattle in 2009, accumulating 12,246 career rushing yards and 80 touchdowns. He was named to the NFL All-Decade Team for the 2000s. Originally from Immokalee, Fla., James now resides in Miami.

ALL-TIME MIAMI HURRICANES ACC LEGENDS

NAME, POS                                       INDUCTION YEAR 

George Mira, QB                              2005

Gino Torretta, QB                             2006

Jim Kelly, QB                                     2007

Russell Maryland, DT                       2008

Vinny Testaverde, QB                      2009

Cortez Kennedy, DT                         2010

Jim Otto, C                                         2011

Ted Hendricks, DE                            2012

Edgerrin James, RB                          2013

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Riquna Williams Named WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
Tulsa Shock guard and former Hurricanes All-American Riquna Williams was named the 2013 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

NEW YORK -- Tulsa Shock guard and former Miami Hurricanes All-American Riquna Williams was named the 2013 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the WNBA announced Tuesday. Williams received 17 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters to earn the award.

“We are once again so proud of Riquna and her accomplishments this season,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said. “She has always been a ‘game-changer’ at every level, and it is a testament to her work ethic that she continues to be one in the WNBA.”

The second-year guard averaged 15.6 points in 27 games for Tulsa in 2013, including 21 games off the bench. Williams also averaged 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals, and burst onto the scene with a record-setting 51-point performance against San Antonio in early September.

The Pahokee, Fla., native shot 17-for-28 from the field in a 98-65 win over the Silver Stars, including eight 3-point baskets, to set a single-game WNBA scoring record.  The 51-point effort surpassed the previous mark of 47 set by Phoenix's Diana Taurasi in 2006 and Seattle's Lauren Jackson in 2007, earning her a career-first Western Conference Player of the Week Award.

Williams was selected in the second round (17th overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft, becoming the fourth player in Miami Hurricanes history to be drafted. She finished her inaugural WNBA campaign ranked third among rookies in both assists (2.1) and steals (1.55), and fourth in scoring (10.5) en route to 2012 All-Rookie honors.

In recognition of her selection as Sixth Woman of the Year, Williams will receive $5,000 and a specially-designed trophy from Tiffany & Co.

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I read this blog to catch up on the Canes and chime in from time to time and wanted to ask a serious non bashing question ? Who here played High School Football, Baseball or anything and where ? What position? Anyone play College Football or Sports ? Where, what position?

Just wondering ?

'85 Southridge- 3-Wide Z-Slot/crackbacker and inside the 50 punt return faircatch/hands returner. Caught more than a few hand fulls of passes and a handful of TDs over the years. 2-year Letterman. Played Baseball too.

Valdosta St. Scholly- X-Y-Z Wide-Out and would go under center on 3rd n 4th. and short to run Wishbone Option. Mostly give FB dive or belly n pitch. 4-year letterman. D-2, but pretty good comp. Played with LB Jessie Tuggle and a few guys that made the NFL. D-2 Gulf South Conference was the best D-2 Football in the Country. You'd be surprised at how many good players there are from the Southern States that get overlooked. Troy, N. Alabama and Mississippi College where good Football teams that won mulitple D-2 'Ships when N. Dakota St. wasn't winning it.. Actually had about 20+ GSC players in the NFL from early 80's to mid 90's. And I knew a bunch of the Canes and worked out with them during Summers. Man those old dorms on Ponce de Leon were some craxy days... Also 4-year Baseball letterman. 22nd rd. Mets draft pick. Played 4 or 5 years of OF in Minors and gave it up. Damn Curveball. Worked out Winters with the Cane Baseball boys as well. What a crew they were. The Stories, wow.

Anyways, just wanted to talk some sports to see where some of you are comming from instead of most of the Ridiculousness that goes on here to often.

Good luck and try to remember these are 18-22 yr. old kids that think the fans are the silly ones when they way to over worked up over things. To them, it's just a game trying to get to the next level.

'72 cane,
Please go tell Dick Lebeau that there has been a huge statistical error and his almost always 3-4 Steeler defense hasn't been the best in the league for, well forever.

You are an idiot.

Great points 5 titles, except for one thing.

Your suggestion to '72 cane needed to be to find someone to read the article to him and spend a couple days trying to explain the basics to him.

VACane...OBV has NOT been banned and can post anytime he wants but he was asked politely to leave. He is my friend, and will always be, but we CANNOT blog together.

I asked a rhetorical question one day after listing the ACC coaches: "Who would U rather have (from the list) than Al Golden?"

Now I never expected anybody to say this coach or that coach or even ANY coach from the list. Someone else mentioned "Dabo Swinney at Clemson had done a nice job", and that IS true. I can accept and acknowledge that as a fact.

But OBV listed like FOUR other coaches in the ACC that he would rather have at UM like Jim Grobe, Jimbo Fisher and somebody else and that was IT, that was the END.

I don't associate with HATERS. I cannot be around pure, true HATERS. OBV hates Golden for no apparent reason and that is not acceptable in my life or at Canespace.

End of story.

Posted by: SOUP | September 26, 2013 at 07:03 PM

Al Golden is the best coach in college football.

Calvin,

Them Central boys said we'll come play you in your backyard.

We need to keep the full court press on Cook, A bunch of these no nothing idiots talk crap about him because he's currently committed to the gators but truth be told we can use him. Both he and Yearby would get totes next year if they decided to stay home. I think Elder will become a real good db so we silk need multiple playmakers to come in.

*will*

U turd tards gotta realize that u will be 7-5 AGAIN!!!


HOLA ARTY...HOLA HOLA HOLA!!!

GATORS

TOP 5 RECRUITING CLASSES FOR 4+ YEARS

RANKING #18 AND PLUMMETING

PRICELESS...

West Coast Cane,

I believe the lowly Gators are ranked #20 in the AP Poll...and as you pointed out...falling even further!

who's O is worse, Georgia Tech's or Florida's ?

O or D wins games ?

Beau Sandland seems like the real deal. Still looking for tape of him the SS game. Hopefully he emerges in the two-deep sometime in the next several weeks.

Championships,

Its quiet on the blog now. lol.

Muschamp can't out-recruit a probation program with coaches from Temple? Oh, maybe he isn't that great.

What do you call frozen water?

who's D is better, Va. Tech's or Florida's ?

D or O wins games ?

Canes in the Top 5 NFL rushing? Frank Gore.
noles and gatrs in the Top 5 NFL rushing? SHHHHHHHHHH!

Canes in the Top 5 TE receiving? Jimmy Graham and Greg Olsen.
noles and gatrs in the Top 5 TE receiving? SHHHHHHHHHH!

Yep, remember before the season the troll tried to tell us he would quiet us? Looks like he was WRONG AGAIN.

And for those ripping the Miami Hurricanes defense for giving up yards instead of points:
Alabama 1119 total yards on only 194 plays.
Miami 846 total yards on 203 plays.
Alabama 1112 total yards offense on 176 plays.
Miami 1352 total yards offense on 191 plays.
Alabama 3 sacks, 3 INTs
Miami 11 sacks, 6 INTs.

Alabama has actually ALLOWED more yards than they have gained (-7), ran 18 fewer plays than their opponent, and only gotten 1 sack and 1 INT per game.

Miami has actually GAINED more yards than they have allowed (506), ran 12 fewer plays than their opponent, and gotten almost 4 sacks and 2 INTs per game.

Yet I don't see the troll ripping ALABAMA for their offense and their defense.

SEC! SEC! SEC! SEC! yeah, yeah, we know, gatrs are out of it so now you gotta pump up your overhyped conference.

What? Yards don't matter, all that matters is points?

Alabama 38.3 for, 19.3 against, 19 point differential.
Miami 44.0 for, 9.7 against, 34.3 point differential.

Both have a win in the SEC, too.

So don't believe the hype, look at the facts, SEC is on the decline everywhere except for in the voters slow brains. Why? because there are six teams with losses in the Top 25, but 29 undefeated teams, meaning ten undefeated teams are getting voted below teams with losses. Four of those six are in the SEC, one is perrenial overhyped Notre Dame, and the final one is the ripped off Wisconsin that was one refs whistle away from a gamewinning fg.

Yep, once the housing market started to fall, it took a while for those in the media to notice. And when the SEC started to fall, they are the last to know as well.

Miami is 14 spots behind Alabama? Only thanks to SEC hype.

Remember when we got ripped for for taking Ryan Williams as a transfer? I bet the gatrs wish THEY had Ryan Williams right about now.

In fact, I recall that the sicko said only a desperate school would take JUCO players and transfers.
I guess the gatrs are desperate then, what with Tyler Moore, Trenton Brown, Darious Cummings signed with the Gators. They even got dissed by by a couple they were desperate to get when Abu Lamin went to the REAL UF coach in South Carolina and DaVonte Lambert went to Tennessee.

Trolls hate facts, LOL!

I hope Ga.Tech keeps running the triple option, because they aren't going to win anything if they stick with it. There is a reason why teams like Oklahoma and Nebraska abandoned similar offenses. If you take that offense and go up against a good defensive line, you will struggle and probably lose the game. Unless you have a QB who can throw and great WRs to keep the defensive honest, teams with good defensive lines will just eat up the middle and shut it down. They also are incapable of playing from behind.

Ga.Tech is a historically great program and should be much better than they are. They play in a city that loves college football. They are hurting themselves by insisting on running the triple option. It caught Georgia off-guard in 2008, but I don't believe they have beaten any team with a good defensive line recently, and they have lost four in a row to Va.Tech.

I'm very disappointed that I haven't been invited to the USocialSuite for the GT game.

It's a huge slap in the face to me after everything I've done for the program. It's such a huge public humiliation of me by the sports department.

Agree with five titles that Alabama and the SEC are over rated. There is no way Alabama should be ranked #1 if not for the ESPN conspiracy. Like Five said, we have better wins than Alabama, agree completely with him.
But no matter we will be ranked #1 at the end when we win it all.
Our SOS will be off the charts with all the tough competition we have faced so far and will continue to face this year.
Coach Golden has to be the best coach in the history of college football and will be enshrined in the HOF after this season.
Bring on Bama, Oregon or Louisville none stand a chance and we would be favored in any of those match ups.

cool cat you dummy- They would bring back a guy like Clive Walford (Belle Glade).

Sit down with that muck stuff.

Calvin,

Them Central boys said we'll come play you in your backyard.

We need to keep the full court press on Cook, A bunch of these no nothing idiots talk crap about him because he's currently committed to the gators but truth be told we can use him. Both he and Yearby would get totes next year if they decided to stay home. I think Elder will become a real good db so we silk need multiple playmakers to come in.

Posted by: True Cane | September 26, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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No doubt, coach goldie will eventually see and understand how many guys that come in have not just top notch talent, but top notch confidence to match the talent, that's the difference.

It's funny though how coach goldie since he's been here keeps recruiting these small runningbacks, corn & powell coming in are smaller than duke, & yearby is not that big either, so if we can get dalvin cook to come in, that would be gravy. corn more than liekly will stay at db though, going to be interesting to see how our offense progresses. smo17 is making a strong case to become the 3rd all-time drive stalling qb in UM history behind frank "with a so called linebacker's mentlaity" costa & kyle wrong.

Lady Calvin still #1 on the All-time idiots list. Probably can't ever be caught.

smo17 is making a strong case to become the 3rd all-time drive stalling qb in UM history behind frank "with a so called linebacker's mentlaity" costa & kyle wrong.

Posted by: Calvin | September 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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Regarding Stevie and his INCONSISTENT play up to now. He absolutely better have an ABOVE-AVERAGE game against lowly South Florida on Saturday.

Because to be absolutely BLUNT. Morris isn't the best signal-caller in the A.C.C. at this moment.

Case in point. The QB

Case in point. Thomas from Beamer Ball came read to play last night-With an INJURY to the stomach muscles, no less.- and he finally RETURNED to past performance form. hUh.

Goldie should keep Mc Dermitt on the Disabled List and start C Wheeler against South Florida.

FWIW... Miami is currently a... - 19 point road chalk. The point spread MOVED DOWN one point from the opening - 20 points.

So... CAVEAT EMPTAR y'all Cane good ol' boys!!

Miami is 14 spots behind Alabama? Only thanks to SEC hype.

Posted by: Five Titles | September 27, 2013 at 08:26 AM
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5 Titles and like-minded Cane partisans are allowing their NATURAL BORN hate for Roll Tide Roll and the rest of the S.E. CORRUPT conference, screw up their collective opinions. That's all.

Because for the moment, Alabama defeated Beamer Ball and Texas A@M. And one game was on the road and the other contest was on a nuetral synthetic-turf.

Moreso, there's a DISTINCT POSSIBILITY that Beamer Ball could have only ONE lost going into their game with M-Y Hurricanes. And y'all know which squad handed VA. TECH the lost. dUh

Yeah, yeah I understand that Cane bUbba DOESN'T play the comparison game and what not. So what.

Gee, D, you said lots of $ was going to jump on the Canes----that would have made the spread go up.

You were wrong again.

By the way, both Beamer Ball and MIGHTY Florida have legitimate Top 10 defensive units. And y'all Cane good ol' boy's MAY have seen what a strong defensive unit did to the Bumbling Bee's last night.

Gee, D, you said lots of $ was going to jump on the Canes----that would have made the spread go up.

You were wrong again.

Posted by: GatorKillerCane | September 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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Yes, I was wrong and ALLOWED my DECADES-long passion for M-Y Hurricanes, to Freak' up my take on the point spread swing.

Now, do y'all Hurricane loyalists understand W-H-Y I mentioned...

" CAVEAT EMPTAR " regarding wagering on the Miami vs. South Florida game. dUh

By the way, I had VA. TECH " covering " the point spread last night, but I still thought the Bumbling Bee's would come away with a NARROW victory. Eh. What say.

I was pondering this morning, that PERHAPS the Bumbling Bee's were LOOKING AHEAD to their game with Miami next week, and thought Beamer Ball was going to toss the WHITE TOWEL onto the field in the fourth quarter. dUh Get outta' here with that meaningless crap, Oddball!!

You didn't mention any caution when you said to bet the farm on Alabama and give the points to Texas AM.

Anybody who did that doesn't have a farm now.

In D's defense, Alabama would have covered if not for a garbage time touchdown. They should have won by 14, and are probably better than TAMU by 14 points. That's why it's called "gambling." And if you are following gambling advice from some unknown person on a message board with a one letter nickname and quirky prose, than you probably deserve to lose your farm.

Should be "then" instead of "than" with no preceding comma for the grammar police.

In D's defense, Alabama would have covered if not for a garbage time touchdown. They should have won by 14, and are probably better than TAMU by 14 points. That's why it's called "gambling." And if you are following gambling advice from some unknown person on a message board with a one letter nickname and quirky prose, than you probably deserve to lose your farm.

Posted by: Sunny Dee | September 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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How can they get mad at a gambler's gamble advice if they gambled on his advice!

Calvin,

You've seen the size on Gus Edwards, right?

Nobody stalled drives like Jacory. At least he had the decency to throw the interception that got Randy Shannon fired.

Lots of bets would have been won if just this, that or the other had happened. That's why laying off a lot of points is always very risky.

Calvin,
You never fail to get a shot in on Morris!!!

How many starts did jacorry have?
What was his TD/INT ratio?
How many pick sixes?
How many ints in the red zone?
How many bowls did he win?
How many come from behind wins did he have?
How many wins vs top 15, top 25 teams did he have?
How many times did he beat UF? FSU?VT? GT? Clemson?

Did he have NFL caliber run support?
Did he have NFL caliber O linemen?

Calvin,
You never fail to get a shot in on Morris!!!

Posted by: Cane88 | September 27, 2013 at 02:07 PM
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I'm not sure why you calling it a shot, when the fact is, if he's not hitting on big plays or widereceiver screen passes his in between game has been piss poor since he's been here. To many times on 3rd downs he's either throwing the ball to a guy who has no chance at getting a first down or he's throwing and errant pass. Don't look at me, just ask yourslef, smo17 completed 12 passes against the gaytors, of those 12, how many were bubble screens and than you start to get the picture.

Against FAU: 15comps 27attmps(How many were bubble screens or dump offs)

Against the gaytors: 12comps 25attmps(How mnay were bubble screens, but okay, the gaytors definitely had one of the best defenses before easley went down unfortunately)

Against Savannah St.: He started off 3comps 4attmps but playing around back there in the pocket and not running as if all he had to do was trott away is what got him hurt, he should've gotten rid of that ball along time ago. He bails on the pocket to quick many times. Coach james coely has done a real excellent job with smo's footwork in the pocket when he doesn't instinctively bail but the camp champ doesn't play like a champ in games when it counts the most.

Make no mistake…NCAA President Mark Emmert did not want to open the door for the Canes to appeal what I am now convinced are going to be historical sanctions rained down on Miami by lowering USC’s sanctions (see below). From day one Emmert has wanted to slam Miami when armed with very little information at the time he bellowed that the death penalty is not off the table. Emmert believes he will be hailed as a hero across the country when condemning the Canes to even more years of crippling sanctions—the man is an egomaniac and narcissist. Today’s response by the NCAA almost guarantees that Miami will pursue relief through the courts as they will NEVER receive a fair judgment by Emmert and the NCAA. I desperately hope I am wrong! Read on:

Despite recent talks between the two sides, the NCAA on Friday turned down an appeal by USC asking to gradually reduce the penalties that have plagued the Trojans' program since 2010.

USC athletic director Pat Haden and Dave Roberts, USC's vice president for athletic compliance, met with NCAA president Mark Emmert and other officials this week in Indianapolis after the NCAA decided to reduce sanctions levied against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

"There is no comparison between USC and Penn State," the NCAA said in a statement Friday. "USC's appeal was denied, and there is no further consideration being given."

A source familiar with USC's case had told ESPN's Joe Schad it was unlikely the NCAA would grant relief because USC went through a traditional process, unlike Penn State.

The imposed scholarship reduction penalties put in place following the Reggie Bush case are set to expire with the signing class of 2014 in February. The 2014 season also will be the final year of the 75-player roster limit imposed on USC.

USC was punished harshly because they obstructed the investigation and refused to cooperate throughout. Maybe I'm blinded by my allegiance, but I don't think Miami will get hammered.

They want to keep Miami down so they can keep the money in redneck sec country. They hate us City Slickers from Miami with only an 85 man team and 200 hundred fans that show up for the games winning anymore national championships so they've been out to slow us down for the longest, sending in double agents to work with us. Anyway, we start playing strong defense again, we might just have something.

d i saw those stats you put up about the defense, but of course we all know, going against the gaytors offense, and than FAU and Savannah st. after playing those teams we're suppose to be ranked that high of defense, time will tell though.

The sicko gatr troll tried THIS lie on us, and of course attacked Canes fans when it was politely suggested he was wrong.

"Combine UF's stifling defense with their special teams ability to flip the field (nations top punter, Kyle Christie returns too), and their grind it out on the ground game and it becomes obvious that their low ranked offense was just part of a ball control TEAM that was highly effective."

Highly effective, ball control team? Grind it out ground game? LOL! More like ineffective, turnover and injury-prone, unable to take on a team with more toughness, better talent, and better coaching in Miami.

Nation's Top Punter? Doesn't he have to be the STATE'S top punter first?

Pat O'Donnell, Miami, 47.6 average, top in the state and #6 in the nation.
Caleb Houston, UCF, 43.0 average.
Sean Kelly, FAU, 42.5 average.
Cason Beatty, FSU, 40.7 average.
Mattias Ciabatti, USF, 40.4 average.
Kyle Christy, gatrs, 39.5 average, 8 yards less than Miami per punt, only SIXTH in the state and #118 in the nation.
Austin Taylor, FIU, 38.0 average.

Here is a song for the overbearing, overconfident, and over-the-hill gatr trolls.

OVER-RATED! (*clap, clap, clap clap clap*)
OVER-RATED! (*clap, clap, clap clap clap*)
OVER-RATED! (*clap, clap, clap clap clap*)

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