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Will the Miami Hurricanes Finally Return to the First Round of the NFL Draft?

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From 1994 until 2008 the Miami Hurricanes were on a historic talent producing run, with a player being selected in the first round of the NFL draft every year for 14 years.

Since then, however, not a single 'Cane has gone in the first round. That drought may finally be over.

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Miami Hurricanes' 27-Year Run With Nike May Be Ending

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The 1987 University of Miami Hurricanes team is justly famous for any number of reasons. Michael Irvin. Brian Blades. Swagger. An undefeated campaign and an infamous comeback over FSU.

But that season is historic for another reason as well: It marked the first time a school had signed a big money, all-sports contract with a brand. For 27 years, UM and Nike have been partners in swag -- but that marriage looks like it may be coming to an end.

Ready for some Under Armour camo unis, Canes nation?

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Joe Philbin's Time Is Up After Patriots Destroy Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins' 41-13 humiliating blowout loss to the New England Patriots Sunday wasn't just the last nail in the Dolphins season, it was the six-feet of dirt on Joe Philbin's tenure as head coach. With the team's playoff hopes on the line, the Dolphins found every way, from start-to-finish, to make sure there would be no question as to whether this season could be saved; it's over, and so is Joe Philbin's time in Miami.

Joe Philbin is now 22-24 in three seasons with Miami, and has no playoff appearances, much less a playoff win, to show for it.


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Billy Corben on The U Part 2: "It's About How the University of Miami Got Their Swagger Back"

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The U Part 2 director Billy Corben.
This Saturday, Miami-based film director and University of Miami graduate Billy Corben will debut the sequel to his 2009 hit ESPN 30 for 30 film, The U. Airing just after the Heisman Trophy presentation, The U Part 2 picks up where the original ended, taking viewers from the unstoppable 2001 Butch Davis-led squad all the way to the the Hurricanes' loss to Pittsburgh last month. The U Part 2 promises to run the gamut of Canes fans' emotions.

Riptide caught up with Corben this week as he sat in an editing room putting the finishing touches on his film. He told us more about this new Canes documentary, his take on Nevin Shapiro, and the time the 2001 Hurricanes got inspiration from Rocky Balboa.

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Five Reasons It's Time For Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin To Go

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The Miami Dolphins season is on the last swirl in the toilet bowl, and we can all wave good-bye if the Dolphins lose this Sunday to the Patriots; which if we are being honest here, seems likely at this point.

You know the drill, Dolphins fans, it's time to decide if the team needs a new coach; it's tradition at this point. It's like our Olympics. So is Joe Philbin staying or going? Does Stephen Ross give him one more year like he has proven to do with people on the hot seat?

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Coach Philbin Berated on Sidelines in Playoff-Crushing Loss To Ravens

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Jared Odrick had some choice words for Phiblin as time wound down.
You see Dolphins fans, this is why we can't have nice things. The last playoff wildcard spot was ripped out of the Miami Dolphins cold dead hands by the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon in the form of a punch-to-the-junk 28-13 loss.

The loss was so disheartening that defensive tackle Jared Odtrick blew his stack on the sideline, screaming in Coach Joe Philbin's face.

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Man Wrote Over $100K in Bad Checks to Miami Heat for Luxury Seats

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The Miami ecosystem is so awash in con men and two-bit pretenders that not even the Miami Heat are immune.

Ibes Gomez appeared to be a big baller during the Heat's 2012 playoff run. He sat in seats in a luxury box for five games, including three during the Finals. The total price he owed to the Heat: $113,963. So he wrote them some checks ... and those checks bounced.

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Beckham Group on Miami's Soccer Future: "Everything Is Progressing Very Well"

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Amidst worries over the future of Major League Soccer in Miami, the David Bekcham-led group behind the proposed team has finally spoken up again after months of relative silence.

"The reality is that everything is progressing very well," a spokesperson for Miami Beckham United told Reuters."Miami is still David's number one choice and it will happen. The fans and the people of Miami are behind us and we hope to announce some positive and exciting news soon."

See also: Has Miami Blown Its Shot at Major League Soccer?

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Is Miami a Basketball School Now? Student Attendance Record Broken in Win Over Illinois

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Is the University of Miami a basketball school now? At least this year it certainly seems like it. The undefeated and 15th ranked Miami Hurricanes topped number 24 Illinois 70-61 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

In all, 2,003 students packed in the Bank United Center's student section to watch the game, breaking the school's student attendance record at a men's basketball game.

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Five Reasons Miami Hurricanes Should Fire Al Golden and Hire Mario Cristobal

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Mario Cristobal speaks during his brief tenure as UM's linebackers coach.
The Miami Hurricanes capped off a disappointing 2014 season with a loss to Pittsburgh last Saturday, their third in a row. The collapse began with blowing a 16-point lead to Florida State and ended with the Canes finishing the season 6-6, putting Miami in danger of finishing below .500 with a bowl game loss.

As you might have heard by now, Canes fans are displeased, and Al Golden is taking the brunt of their displeasure. Golden now sits 16-16 in the ACC during his tenure with the Hurricanes, 28-21 overall at Miami, and an even 55-55 in his career as a head coach -- startlingly mediocre numbers from a coach whom Hurricanes fans once had so much confidence in.

That confidence and belief are now gone. Time is up; the University of Miami should move on, fire Al Golden, and offer Alabama offensive line coach and ex-Hurricane two-time champion Mario Cristobal their head-coaching position.

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