Miami Hurricanes Season Opener: Five Things to Watch

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The Miami Hurricanes will kick off their 2014-15 football season Labor Day against the Louisville Cardinals in a rematch of their 36-9 Russell Athletic Bowl loss this past December. Much has changed in just a few short months -- both teams will sport new quarterbacks and many different starters this time around. Both schools saw their QBs from the bowl game head to the NFL, with the Cardinals' Teddy Bridgewater going to the Vikings and the Canes' Stephen Morris playing for the Jaguars.

The game promises to set the tone for the Hurricanes' latest attempt at returning to the pinnacle of college football. A win could catapult the team into the Top 25. A loss would almost ensure Miami's ceiling this season would be an ACC championship -- so a lot is on the line in the opener.

Here are a few things to watch when the Hurricanes take the field for the first time this season.

See also: The Canes Can Win Big if Donna Shalala Loosens the Reins

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Video Shows Nightclub Brawl Involving NFL Rookie Mike Evans, Miami Beach Cops Watching

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A video that surfaced last Friday on TMZ shows an early-morning brawl outside a nightclub in South Beach. Not all that unusual -- except this one involves Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans. And the two Miami Beach cops who appear in the frame do little more than stand around and let the melee play out.

Brown, clearly a very tall, athletic man, is seen arguing with a bouncer outside Dream nightclub in March; the scrum really erupts after a different bouncer forcefully pushes a member of Brown's entourage. Several men then begin to fight, shoving and wildly throwing punches. At one point Brown leapfrogs a car and circles back to the action.

In the video, first reported locally by Random Pixels, two uniformed Miami Beach cops are present throughout the sequence. One gently tugs on Brown's arm before the fight takes off, but other than that, the two are essentially spectators.

See also: Miami Beach Cops Made $300,000 Working Off-Duty for Nightclubs Before Chief Banned Practice

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Miami Central Football Coach Receives Racial Slur-Loaded Hate Mail as Team Travels to Alabama

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Tomorrow night, the Miami Central Rockets, the eighth best high school football team in the nation according to USA Today, will gear up in Hoover, Alabama, to take on the third ranked Hoover High.

Though some ugliness already hangs over the game, as Miami Central head coach Roland Smith reported receiving a hate letter filled with racial slurs from an anonymous Hoover fan.

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Ten Signs You're a Veteran Dolphins Fan

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Here we go again, Dolphins fans, another season is upon us and you know what that means! Probably pain and suffering! But maybe not! Woo-hooo!?

Outsiders love to poke fun at Miami Marlins crowds and Miami Heat fans that arrive late, but few dare question Miami Dolphins fans loyalty. Dolphins fans are exempt from that narrative for good reason. Before the Miami Heat came around in 1988 the Dolphins were all this town had, so it makes sense that the fandom runs deeper, and their fans get the benefit of the doubt.

So how do you know if you're seasoned tried and true old school Miami Dolphins fan? Let's find out.

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Key Biscayne Tennis Tournament Changes Name as Crandon Park Expansion Remains Tied Up in Court

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Bye-bye, Sony. The tennis tournament on Key Biscayne has a different, slightly less commercialized name and a new sponsor.

The tournament will now be known as the Miami Open Presented by Itau. Not sure what Itau is? It's one of Brazil's largest banks, naturally, which only makes sense considering the continued influx of Brazilian billions into Miami in recent years.

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Chris Bosh Introduces His Own Tie Line to Compete with Dwyane Wade's

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Just because LeBron James decamped back to Cleveland, it doesn't mean that the Miami Heat's fashion credentials are going anywhere. In fact, it's the only professional sports team we can think of where not one but two players have their own designer necktie lines.

Following Dwyane Wade's collaboration with The Tie Bar, Chris Bosh is getting into the businessman's noose game with his own line, Mr. Nice Tie.

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Five Awful Moments From the Miami Dolphins' Past Decade

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It's official: Miami Dolphins football is back. Well, the real thing is still a few weeks off, but the Dolphins fumbled away a game-winning drive twice in a matter of 30 seconds in their preseason loss to the Falcons last Friday, so you can tell the real thing is just around the corner.

For everyone in Miami under the age of 35, saying the Dolphins are back is a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, it's football, and football is awesome. On the other hand, Sundays are so painless without the guys in teal and orange. We hate that we love them, but at this point there is nothing you can do -- you're stuck with them for life.

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Yuri Sucart Faces a Decade in Prison After Years of Doing A-Rod's Dirty Work

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It would be hard to imagine a character less suited to Alex Rodriguez's luxury lifestyle of private jets and South of Fifth condos than the shackled man federal agents led into the DEA's Weston headquarters the morning of August 5.

Yuri Sucart was clad in a baggy white T-shirt, ill-fitting black pants, socks and sandals. He looked more like a paunchy, balding soccer dad than a guy who'd spent decades in A-Rod's tight inner circle. Yet the truth is, no one was closer to the suspended Yankees superstar through his whole career than his older primo.

See also: Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

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Dolphins' Reshad Jones Suspended for PED Use

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Further cementing the notion that Miami is now the American capital of performance enhancing drugs controversy, the Miami Dolphins' safety Reshad Jones had been suspended for the first four games of the season by the NFL.

He's the second members of the Dolphins defense to receive the fate after testing positive for PEDs. Defensive end Dion Jordan is also out for the first four games.


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Five Reasons to Get Excited About the Dolphins Preseason Opener Tonight

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Tonight is the Dolphins' first preseason game as they travel to Atlanta. Unfortunately, Miami fans, we no longer have a LeBron-sized blankie to help us feel better come November when shit in the South Florida sports world starts to turn south due to that annual rite of passage we've unfortunately come to recognize as the Dolphins yearly Heart-Stomping, Face-Punching, Drano-Gulping Suckfest.

There is no assured Heat Shangri-la to return the childlike glow to our faces, but there are (maybe!) a few things to look forward to this Dolphins season. Here are a few reasons to tune in tonight and give this team a chance:

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