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Football

Last Week: Miami football had this past week off. This Week: Miami will host Bowling Green on Tuesday (Nov. 5) at 8 p.m. inside Yager Stadium. (Preview) Fireworks (Release) will take place at halftime of the ESPNU broadcasted game.

Ice Hockey

Last Week: Miami completed a weekend sweep of Canisius as the RedHawks recorded a 3-0 shutout on Friday night (Recap) and exploded for a 5-2 win on Saturday. (Recap) Junior forward Austin Czarnik was tabbed last week’s NCHC Player of the Week, (Release) while sophomore forward Riley Barber captured NCHC Player of the Month honors. (Release) This Week: The RedHawks jump back into conference play with a trip to St. Cloud State this weekend. Game one is on Friday at 8:37 p.m., while Saturday’s game is slated for 8:07 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

This Week: Five RedHawks scored in double figures as Miami defeated Northwood on Wednesday evening in exhibition action at Millett Hall, 76-71. Sophomore guard Willie Moore led all players with 16 points, sinking 6-of-8 field goals, including three from 3-point range. (Recap) This Week: Miami tips off the 2013-14 season at Notre Dame on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Women’s Basketball

Last Week: The women’s basketball team’s new era got off to a successful start on Saturday with a 71-54 exhibition win over Seton Hill. The game marked the debut of new head coach Cleve Wright. (Recap) This Week: Miami opens the regular season on Friday when it hosts Eastern Kentucky for a special noon tip. For $6 fans can enjoy a lunch of sandwiches and soup on the Millett Hall concourse, beginning at 11 a.m. The price includes a ticket to the contest. For those who cannot be in attendance, it will be broadcast live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.

Soccer

Last Week: The RedHawks won the MAC East Division and earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament with help from a 3-2 road win at Ball State on Thursday. (Release) Miami hosted No. 7 seed Northern Illinois in a quarterfinal match and posted its 11th shutout of the season with a 3-0 triumph over the Huskies on Sunday afternoon at Miami Soccer Field. (Recap) This Week: Miami, the defending MAC Tournament Champion, continue defense of its title this weekend in Ypsilanti, Mich. The RedHawks face No. 6 seed Ball State in a semifinal match on Friday. The winner of Friday’s match will face the winner of the No. 1 seed Eastern Michigan vs. No 2 seed Western Michigan semifinal in Sunday’s championship game.

Women’s Cross Country

Last Week: Miami University’s women’s cross country team placed four runners among the top 10 finishers at the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championship, which catapulted the RedHawks to their third conference title in six years, defeating three-time conference champion Toledo 45-48. Head Coach Kelly Phillips was named the MAC Coach of the Year. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks are idle this week. They return to action on Nov. 15 when they compete at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis.

Men’s Cross Country

Last Week: Despite a disappointing sixth-place team finish at the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by Bowling Green State University, senior Dave Wing represented the RedHawks well, finishing second overall on the 8K Forrest Creason Golf Course. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks are idle this week. They return to action on Nov. 15 when they compete at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis.

Field Hockey

Last Week: The field hockey team won a pair of overtime contests to complete the regular season last week. Sooner or later, one has to go in. That mantra was the theme of Miami’s 2-1 double overtime win over Central Michigan at the Field Hockey Complex on Saturday afternoon. (Recap) Going into overtime for the second consecutive day, senior forward Emily Gruesser made sure Miami had a successful Senior Day, scoring on her own rebound in the 73rd minute to give the RedHawks a 2-1 victory over Providence on Sunday. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks will host the MAC Tournament in Oxford for the second straight season. Miami is the three seed and will take on second seed Ohio in a semifinal game on Friday at 2 p.m. The first semifinal will feature top seed Kent State against fourth seed Central Michigan at 11:30 a.m. The winners will play in the MAC Championship on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Volleyball

Last Week: Miami dropped two tough battles on the road last week. Miami overcame a two-set deficit to earn match point in the fifth set, but it ultimately fell to an experienced Bowling Green squad, 2-3 (22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 14-16) Thursday evening. (Recap) After the teams split the first two sets, Northern Illinois grabbed a pair of two-point victories as the RedHawks fell, 1-3 (19-25, 25-17, 23-25, 23-25), to the Huskies Saturday evening. (Recap) This Week: Miami hosts its final two home matches of the season this weekend. On Friday, the RedHawks welcome Kent State to Millett Hall for a 7 p.m. match. Miami then takes on Ohio Saturday at 5 p.m. That match will be Senior Day, and seniors Madison Hardy and Madison Dodd will be honored in a pre-match ceremony.

Women’s Swimming

Last Week: Behind a balanced team effort, the Miami RedHawks women’s swimming and diving team defeated Bowling Green, 179-111 at the Nixon Aquatic Center (Recap). Next Week: Miami is in Muncie, Ind. Friday, Nov. 8, for its next meet against conference opponent Ball State at 6 p.m.

Men’s Swimming

Last Week: In their first road contest of the 2013-14 season, the Miami men’s swimming and diving team defeated Cleveland State 174.5-123.5 in the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Recap) Next Week: The Miami men seek their third straight win when they return home to the Nixon Aquatic Center Saturday, Nov. 9, to take on Ohio State in their next contest at 11 a.m. 

Women’s Tennis

Last Week: The women's tennis team rounded out the fall portion of their 2013-14 schedule with a consolation final victory by junior Alix Thurman at the Memphis Invitational. Although two RedHawks competed in the championship round of their draws, neither sophomore Ana Rajkovic nor freshman Andreea Badileanu secured the victory on Sunday morning. (Recap) This Week: Miami tennis returns to action on Jan. 17, 2014 when the RedHawks travel to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Purude Invitational.

All three Miami synchronized skating teams will showcase their competitive programs at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Steve Cady Arena in their Parent’s Weekend Exhibition. The event is free and open to the public. As part of the exhibition event, the synchronized skating program is asking patrons to bring a non-perishable item for donation to the Oxford Food Pantry.

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