MU lands eight on All-MAC teams
Eight Miami players were among the honorees listed on All-MAC teams, according to an announcement by the Mid-American Conference.
No RedHawks were among the first team members. Four were part of the second team, while three more garnered third team honors.
Rusty Feth -- Offensive lineman
Mac Hippenhammer -- Wide Receiver
Ryan McWood -- Linebacker
Dom Dzioban -- Punter
Matthew Salopek - Linebacker
John Saunders Jr. -- Defensive Back
Jalen Walker -- Kickoff Return Specialist
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Six RedHawks reach double figures as MU tops Tigers
By MIKE SMITH
OXFORD, OH -- Two games into a four-game home stand, the Miami RedHawks have wins to show for both their opportunities. The latest came Tuesday as MU downed Jackson State 95-78. Technically, it marked the first "win streak" of the Travis Steele area as Miami won back-to-back games for the first time this year while raising its overall record to 3-4. The loss dropped JSU to 0-6 -- all on the road.
Beyond their victory, however, the RedHawks . . .
Offense clicks early as MU downs Little Rock
By MIKE SMITH
OXFORD, OH -- Good starts have been hard to come by for the Miami RedHawks basketball team so far this year, but MU got out of the gates quickly Saturday, and that launched the RedHawks on the way to an eventual 80-67 over Little Rock at Millett Hall. It was Miami's second win of the season and followed three straight losses to strong opponents last week.
"It was really good to get out and practice this week," said Miami Coach Travis Steele, whose squad had more time for instructive practice leading up to the Little Rock matchup. "We had three good days of practice," Steele continued. "I thought we really cleaned up our offensive end. I thought our ball (movement) ws the best it's moved all year."
Senior guard Mekhi Lairy led the way with 25 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. He was joined . . .
RedHawks to face UAB in Bahamas Bowl
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl announced on Saturday evening that the Miami University football team will play the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Friday, Dec. 16. Opening kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. and will be carried live on ESPN.
The HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl is Miami's 14th bowl appearance in program history. It marks the third consecutive full season Miami has played in a bowl game, competing in the 2020 Lending Tree Bowl and the 2021 Frisco Football Classic. Overall, the RedHawks are 8-5 in bowl games and have been bowl eligible six of the past seven seasons.
Miami enters the . . .
Gabbert enters transfer portal
It looks like Brett Gabbert's time in a RedHawk uniform is done.
A tweet by @BrettGabbert Wednesday announced the move and included thanks to Miami teammates and coaches. He still has two years of eligibility remaining, thanks in part to this season counting as a redshirt year. He was . . .
Late rally sends Miami past Cardinals
RedHawks secure Bahamas Bowl spot
By MIKE SMITH
OXFORD, OH -- Ball State held a 17-3 lead midway through the third quarter, but the Miami RedHawks fought back late to pull out an 18-17 win Tuesday night at Yager Stadium.
With the victory, Miami (4-4 MAC, 6-6 overall) secured a spot in the Hometown Lenders Bahamas Bowl. That game will be played Dec. 16, with MU's opponent to be named at a later date. Ball State (3-5 MAC, 5-7 overall) came into the game knowing the winner would get the bowl spot. Tuesday was BSU's third -- and final -- shot to secure bowl eligibility with a sixth win. However, it finished the campaign with three straight losses.
After taking leads of 14-0 and 17-3, the . . .
RedHawks and Cardinals down to last chance
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The Miami RedHawks remain in the hunt for a red December thanks to their 29-23 victory over Northern Illinois last week. However, there is no room to spare as Miami still needs a sixth win to reach bowl eligibility. Standing in their way, however, is a Ball State team that is in the same position. The Cardinals are also 5-6 heading into Tuesday's finale.
Both teams are banged up, but there is . . .
Rough night for RedHawks as Herd dominates
OXFORD, OH -- Three days after hanging tough at Georgia, the Miami RedHawks (1-3) were overwhelmed Thursday as visiting Marshall (2-1) cruised to a 95-69 victory at Millett Hall.
Redshirt senior Anthony Taylor led the way for Marshall, sinking 12-of-20 shots from the field on the way to 26 points. However, he was just one of five Thundering Herd players in double figures. Wyatt Fricks (19) and Kamdyn Curfman (16) did much of their damage . . .
Dual-threat Smith leads RedHawks past NIU
By MIKE SMITH
DEKALB, IL -- Freshman Aveon Smith got his seventh start of the season Wednesday, and the Miami RedHawks picked up their fifth win.
With the 29-23 victory over Northern Illinois at Huskie Stadium, the RedHawks kept their bowl eligibility hopes alive. They are now 5-6 with a home game against Ball State left to play. Northern Illinois, the defending MAC champs, fell to 3-8 on the year.
Overall, Miami totaled 356 yards of offense while . . .
Editor-Publisher Mike Smith
Mike grew up in Mid-American Conference football and basketball territory and returned there after military service. He has been covering MAC football and men's basketball for much of the last several decades.