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Men’s Basketball

Last Week: Despite holding leads in both games, Miami dropped a pair of road games last week. Led by freshman forward Joshua Oswald’s 10 points, Miami suffered a 53-41 decision at Northern Illinois last Tuesday. (Recap) The RedHawks had a strong first-half effort but were unable to hold off Ohio on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Bobcats in Athens 82-75. Senior forwards Will Felder and Bill Edwards had 19 points apiece for the RedHawks. (Recap) This Week: Miami returns home for the first of five home games over its final eight contests of the season when the RedHawks host Buffalo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Those interested in purchasing tickets for Miami's final five home contests can get the “MAC Pack” by clicking HERE. Miami then hits the road for a 4:30 p.m. game at Western Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 15.

 

Women’s Basketball

Last Week: The RedHawks dropped both games this past week. Miami competed hard against Toledo for 40 minutes Thursday night, but 11 Rocket three-point baskets made the difference in a 73-65 Toledo win. (Recap) (Video Highlights) Miami ran into a hot-shooting Bowling Green team on Sunday, and the result was a 91-45 Falcon victory. (Recap) (Postgame Audio) This Week: Miami has no midweek contest this week. The RedHawks return to action when they travel to MAC-leading Central Michigan on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game. Tim Bray will have the call and it can be heard live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.

 

Ice Hockey

Last Week: Miami took on long-time conference foe Western Michigan during a weekend series at Steve Cady Arena. On Friday, the Broncos scored three times in the first 11:01 to put the RedHawks down 3-0 after 20 minutes of play. Goals by Anthony Louis and Ben Paulides brought MU within two goals on two occasions, but MU got no closer in a 5-2 loss. (Recap) The next night, Riley Barber scored a shorthanded goal and Matthew Caito struck for a power play goal to stake the Red and White to a 2-0 lead after the first period, but the Broncos scored three times in the second and held off a Miami charge to win, 3-2. (Recap) This Week: The Red and White resume NCHC play when they travel to North Dakota for a series that runs Feb. 14-15. Friday's opener begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and is televised on CBS Sports Network.

 

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Last Week: Miami defeated Ball State, 135-93, in its regular-season finale at the Lewellen Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind. Miami’s win over the Cardinals came courtesy of seven individual wins and two relay wins for the RedHawks. The relay team of sophomore Jacob Prodoehl, junior Sam Crockett, senior Sam Flessner and sophomore Sean Neri kicked off the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay (3:34.19). Prodoehl also was a member of the 200 freestyle relay team with junior Joe Baumgartner, freshman Grant Stafford and freshman Jack Strauss that finished first with a time of 1:26.07. (Recap) Next Week: Upcoming events for the RedHawks include the Ohio Senior Championships on Friday, Feb. 28 in Oxford, Ohio starting at 9 a.m. and the MAC Championships beginning Thursday, Mar. 6, in Buffalo, N.Y. at 11 a.m.

 

Women’s Swimming & Diving

This Week: Miami’s five seniors were sent off with a win over rival Ohio University, 186-111, in their last home meet at Nixon Aquatic Center. The women’s swimming and diving team moved their overall dual meet record to 9-1, while completing a perfect 7-0 dual meet season within Mid-American Conference competition. It is their second straight undefeated MAC regular season after using a 6-0 record last season en route to Miami’s 17th Conference Championship. (Recap) Next Week: Miami’s next competition is Thursday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, Mar. 1, when the RedHawks compete for the MAC Championship in Geneva, Ohio. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and will be hosted at the SPIRE Institute. 

 

Women's Track and Field

Last Week: Miami posted three top-five finishes in the first day of the Akron Invitational on Friday night as Taylor Brown and Kori Tatman took third and fifth, respectively, in the pole vault after both clearing 3.52m. Mattie Moncayo also notched a top-three finish on Friday, finishing the 5000m in 18:03.59 to take third. (Friday Recap) Distance runners Anna Lamb and Laura Bess had career days on Saturday, winning the 3000m (9:48.18) and mile run (4:55.55), respectively, with new personal best times. Freshman Alexus Jimson-Miller took second in the 60m hurdles (8.55) with the second fastest time in the conference. Amelia Strickler continued creeping closer to the school shot put record after placing fourth with a personal-best throw of 15.34m, second best in school history (Saturday Recap). Earlier in the week, head coach Kelly Phillips announced the signings of six prep athletes to National Letters of Intent. (ReleaseThis Week: The Red and White travel to the GVSU Big Meet Feb.14-15. 

 

Women’s Tennis

Last Week: Miami split a pair of matches last weekend. On Saturday, the RedHawks dropped a 7-0 decision at Indiana. (Recap) Miami rebounded with a dominant 7-0 win over IUPUI on Sunday. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks visit North Texas at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 and then travel to SMU for a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday, Feb. 16.

 

Baseball

Last Week: On Friday afternoon, the Board of Trustees gave its final approval on the Baseball Legacy Project. The construction of the 10,194 square foot facility will begin following the 2014 season after $3 million was raised to finance the project. (ReleaseThis Week: The 2014 season gets underway this weekend as the RedHawks head to Arkansas State for a three-game series Feb. 14-16. Senior left-handed pitcher Seth Varner is expected to get the start on opening night.

 

Softball

Last Week: Playing in near freezing conditions, Miami opened the season with a 2-2 record at the Music City Classic. With the temperature in the 20s, it took a little while for the Miami’s offense to get going, but the RedHawks scored nine runs over the final three innings to open the Music City Classic with a 9-1, six-inning victory over Detroit on Friday. (Recap) On Saturday, the RedHawks fell to Virginia Tech, 6-1, in the morning, and then dropped an 11-7 decision to Lipscomb in the afternoon. (Recap) Miami closed out play at the Music City Classic with a convincing 6-0 win over Tennessee State on Sunday. The game ended after six innings due to the run rule. (Recap) This Week: Miami is idle this week and returns to action at the Hilltopper Spring Fling hosted by Western Kentucky, Feb. 21-23.

 

Golf

This Week: The men’s golf team begins its spring schedule when it travels to Dade City, Fla. for the Mid-American Match Play on Monday and Tuesday. The RedHawks are seeded third and take on sixth-seed Xavier in Monday morning’s opening round match. (Live Scoring)

 

Football

Miami University head football coach Chuck Martin announced his 2014 recruiting class on Feb. 5, his first class as a RedHawk. (Recap) Coach Martin also spent much of the afternoon hosting a live press conference. Fans can watch the entire show HERE.

 

Women’s Soccer

Miami head women’s soccer coach Bobby Kramig announced the signing of nine student-athletes to national letters of intent last week. (Release)

 

Men's Track and Field

Last Week: Head coach Warren Mandrell announced the addition of three newcomers this past week, who will run for the 2014-15 men's cross country and track and field teams. Joining the RedHawks are Matt Bromley, Jacob Brumfield and Zachary Thompson (Release).

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