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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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Posted by: Calvin | September 27, 2013 at 04:13 PM

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Well Calvin, Miami's defense has another grand opportunity to " PAD " those overall stat's, again, this Saturday.

Just in case y'all Cane good ol' boy's haven't heard yet, South Florida's offense is atrocious and Taggert is starting a RAW QB against Miami. dUh

Calvin...why are u still burt hurt over 86cane kickin your ass outta canespace? Are you still pissy with Mary over at eyeofthehurricane? You act like a jilted ex prostitute....IJS

HOLA HOLA HOLA!!!

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 27, 2013 at 03:26 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FWIW ronny and like-minded Cane loyalists.

Even Emmert and his ETHICAL Henchmen aren't that bold, to " rain down HISTORICAL penalties " against the University of Miami, Florida Hurricane football program!!

Nevertheless, I agree that MY Hurricanes won't be the recipients of a " FAIR AND UNBIASED " judgement and what not.

I agree Sunny Dee.

USC got punished because they obstructed, every step of the way.
OSU got punished because they had written evidence that Tressel had lied to them.
PSU got punished because they had proof that the whole town was part of this Paterno Worship, and that people would commit suicide rather than go up against that Thin Nittany Blue Line.

Miami cooperated in an unprecedented way, did not lie, and does not have the town under it's thumb. They also have given unprecedented self-sanctions. The NCAA should not come back with more, even if a certain troll keeps saying we will get the death penalty.

Posted by: HOLA ARTY | September 27, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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Hello Arturo... are you still out there. If so, then why don't you WEASEL your way back to EITHER that canespace or EOTH. hUh Eh. What say.

And say HOLA from the " MAC! "

Sunny Dee,

I agree with your observations and don't believe you are blinded by your allegiance to the Canes. My worry is Emmert who I believe is a dangerous man and politician in thinking. His lacking performance appears to have his job in jeopardy, which I believe has him desperate to make a big splash and what bigger splash could he make than slamming a team that many in this country hold in contempt due to their championship football that was mostly accomplished with...gasp!...predominately black football players! To be clear--I am not saying that Emmert's actions are race based, but are ego and survival driven. Again, I desperately hope I am wrong!!!

If Emmert plans on keep his job, he needs to make Miami punishment a slap on the wrist. There's no way Miami doesnt sue and keep this in the media if they get scholarship and bowl bans.

Five Titles,

Excellent overview, although I don't believe Emmert gives one wit about those points.

I also think he convinced Ms. Shalala that by her fully cooperating the sanctions Miami faced would be lessened.

In my view Ms. Shalala realized that Emmert lied to her and misled her, which is why recently she publicly went after the NCAA in such a strong manner (I applaud her actions).

I remind everyone that before Emmert had even close to all the facts he called a press conference...and volunteered...that the death penalty was on the table.

How would you like to enter a courtroom to be tried and before you had the chance to put your case on or rebut the first witness the judge held a press conference to reinforce the penalties you were looking at and placed an emphasis on the worst possible penalty?

Here is an example of the sicko claiming we are going to be in a coffin from the NCAA, the sicko likes to joke about the death of our players, our team, and even threaten to lynch our coaches and players.

"it's getting closer to game day Arty and the Spring n Summer Champs are already dropping like flies ..."
karma, sucker. Our team is getting healthy, and yours is the one missing their qb and their biggest mouth outside of the blogs in easley.

"Injuries, combine with their glaring lack of depths will doom them all year as by October they will once again become forever young..."
Lack of depths? Your QB is a guy that was recruited by Golden for TEMPLE. You are running a RB that had SOME KIND of virus, and your line is put together with baling wire and duct tape.

"The NCAA will put the final nail in ur dumpster coffin any day now. And it's gonna hurt."
Yeah, you have been saying this lie for three years, but look who is in the top 15 and undefeated. It sure ain't your gatrs, sicko.

"Arty and I continually tell u... But u never listen nor learn."
Only truthful thing in that rant was the word continually. You were WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, you can leave now, sicko.

Posted by: THE REAL DON SOLDY ...
Actually, you are the FAKE Don Soldy, the REAL one has too much class to troll Canes boards 24-7, idiot.

Zook - I agree Emmert is dangerous and I think he is crazy, but he tried to make a big splash with the Penn State sanctions and it backfired. Who would think that severely punishing a school that covered up decades of child rape occurring in their locker rooms, at bowl games, and on campus in the name of protecting a football would garner backlash? Of all the things Emmert has done, this probably deserved the least amount of backlash. But he is on thin ice now. I also think the NCAA is less likely to hammer schools now to delay the seemingly inevitable break away of the major conferences from the NCAA. If they start hammering major schools, it will only speed up the process. Of course, Emmert may want to make one last stand and go out in a blaze of glory.

Sunny Dee,

All excellent points...be well!


How can you be a Canes and always posting something negative about your so-called team. Every post you make sly comment about Morris. Prior to the season you were on berating Golden and Coach D. Why do you feel it's necessary to belittle Morris (camp champ) to make J12 look better. J12 time has come and gone and he will forever be a Cane! Appreciate Morris and what he brings to the table. We are fortunate to have him as our LEADER!!!

Somebodies butt hurt in here i see

HOLA HOLA HOLA!!!

Blow usf out...don't forget them beating us years ago. Thanks Jacory!

The Mighty Canes will have no problem with the Silly Bulls, they stand no chance. In fact no team stands a chance against the Canes this year and for years to come.
I agree with Zook that Golden is the best coach in the history of college football, and he has the record to prove it.
I agree with Five that Alabama should not be ranked #1 and should not be rankled ahead of us since we have played and beat up much better teams than them. Must be some ESPN and evil NCAA conspiracy.
Like Five says the ACC has proven over the past 7 years to be much better than the SEC and every other conference in the nation.
Ron Zook and Five Titles are by far the most intelligent posters on this board.

nothing to post about.......well see if all the golden talk is all BS or real.....

I say he and dnofrio are weak......stats and titles is all that matters......slobbering love affair is irrelevant.......

2 ridiculous wins against high school teams and 1 give away by florida.....still don't know who this team is yet......well see

The Mighty Canes will have no problem with the Silly Bulls, they stand no chance. In fact no team stands a chance against the Canes this year and for years to come.
I agree with Zook that Golden is the best coach in the history of college football, and he has the record to prove it.
I agree with Five that Alabama should not be ranked #1 and should not be rankled ahead of us since we have played and beat up much better teams than them. Must be some ESPN and evil NCAA conspiracy.
Like Five says the ACC has proven over the past 7 years to be much better than the SEC and every other conference in the nation.
Ron Zook and Five Titles are by far the most intelligent posters on this board.

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Great post! I 100% agree with the conclusions of this poster. I would add to the comment; "Ron Zook and Five Titles are by far the most intelligent posters on this board" that women also love us.

The poster did forget to mention we slammed the Gators 21 - 16 and that was with Muschamp playing the "Dog Whisperer Morrison" after suspending him and then realizing the Canes were up next reinstating the bow-wow boy. And it is imperative to remind everyone that the Cowardly Gators have once again quit the Miami series.

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