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Football

Last Week: The Miami football team fell 45-3 to Bowling Green last Tuesday night, live on ESPNU (Recap). In the loss Austin Gearing made his first career start and sophomore Bryson Albright had a game-high three sacks. This Week: Miami travels to Kent, Ohio, for a Wednesday showdown with the Kent State Golden Flashes. (Preview) The game will be carried live on ESPNU.

Ice Hockey

Last Week: The No. 7 RedHawks walked out of St. Cloud, Minn. with a weekend split at St. Cloud State. MU opened up the series with a 2-0 win on Friday night (Recap), but dropped a 2-1 decision in the Saturday finale. (Recap) Ryan McKay made 31 saves to pick up his second-straight shutout in Friday's victory and the RedHawks got goals from Matt Joyaux (first-career) and Riley Barber to skate to the win. McKay made 33 more saves and Max Cook scored his first goal of the year on Saturday. This Week: Miami returns home this weekend to host No. 12/13 Wisconsin. Friday's game will be televised on CBS Sports Network and fans should take note of the 6:30 p.m. start time. Saturday's finale begins at the normal 7:05 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

This Week: Sophomore guard Reggie Johnson scored a career-high 22 points, but it was not enough as the Miami University men’s basketball team lost at No. 21/22 Notre Dame on Friday evening, 74-62, in the season opener for both teams. Johnson, who had 15 first-half points for Miami, led a trio of RedHawks to score in double figures. Senior forward Will Felder chipped in 13 points and a game-most seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Geovonie McKnight tied a career high with 13 points, scoring 10 in the second half. (Recap) This Week: Miami travels to Arizona State for a 9 p.m. (ET) game on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The game will be televised on the PAC-12 Networks.

Women’s Basketball

Last Week: Miami dropped a 59-55 decision to Eastern Kentucky on Friday afternoon inside Millett Hall. The contest was the first for both teams in 2013-14. (Recap) (Photo Gallery)  This Week: Miami returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in a road contest at Wright State. The contest is set for 7 p.m.

Field Hockey

Last Week: The MAC Tournament Championship belongs to the RedHawks for the second straight season as Miami defeated a pair of opponents on its home field to take home the crown. Junior back Ali Froede was named the MAC Tournament MVP after leading a Miami defense that allowed only one goal the entire tournament. She was joined on the MAC All-Tournament Team by senior forward Alyssa Logan, sophomore midfielder Bea Dechant and freshman midfielder Carla Romagosa. The RedHawks scored on two second-half penalty corners and then held on after an Ohio rally late to defeat the Bobcats, 2-1, in the MAC Tournament Semifinals Friday afternoon. (Recap) Keeping up a steady attack throughout the game, Miami finally broke through with a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes to defeat Central Michigan, 2-0, and win the Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship for the second consecutive year on Saturday. The RedHawks earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. (Recap) (Photo Gallery) Earlier in the week, senior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller was named MAC Defensive Player of the Week for her strong efforts in two overtime victories during the final week of the regular season (Release) This Week: The RedHawks learned they will play Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament Play-In Round on Wednesday in East Lansing, Mich. (Release) With a victory, Miami will advance to the Syracuse Regional, where it will take host and No. 2 seed Syracuse in a first-round game on Saturday.

Soccer

Last Week: Miami women’s soccer fired 25 shots against Ball State but couldn’t get one past the BSU goalkeeper through regulation and double-overtime as the Cardinals won a penalty kick shootout, 4-2, Friday afternoon in the Mid-American Conference semifinals. (Recap) Sophomore defender Lauren Kelly and sophomore midfielder Jess Bronke were both named to the All-Tournament Team. Five RedHawks earned spots on the all-conference teams. Senior forward/midfielder Katy Dolesh and senior midfielder Kayla Zakrzewski earned First-Team All-MAC distinction, while junior forward/midfielder Kelsey Dinges and junior defender Courtney Zanotti captured Second-Team All-MAC honors and forward/midfielder Rachel Marble was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. (Release) This Week: Miami’s season has concluded.

Women’s Cross Country

Last Week: The RedHawks were idle this week. This Week: Miami returns to action on Friday when it competes at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis.

Men’s Cross Country

Last Week: The RedHawks were idle this week. This Week: Miami returns to action on Friday when it competes at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis.

Volleyball

Last Week: Miami split its final two home matches of the season. Behind a dominating performance from junior outside hitter/setter Meg Riley, the RedHawks downed Kent State, 3-1 (25-23, 25-18, 26-28, 25-21) Friday evening at Millett Hall. (Recap) (Photo Gallery) Miami took the Mid-American Conference leading Ohio Bobcats to five sets Saturday night, but ultimately fell, 2-3 (27-25, 17-25, 24-26, 25-17, 12-15). (Recap) (Photo Gallery) This Week: Miami completes its season with a pair of road matches. The RedHawks travel to Buffalo Friday for a 7 p.m. match. They then move on to Akron on Saturday for a 5 p.m. match.

Women’s Swimming

Last Week: Freshman Elise Campbell, sophomore Aubrey Kluth and senior Nikki Craft won two individual events apiece, propelling Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team to a victory over Ball State, 173-125, at the Lewellen Aquatic Center (Recap). Miami won 10 of 16 events in the win against the Cardinals. It was Miami’s fourth straight win as they moved to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in Mid-American Conference competition. This Week: The RedHawks don’t return to action until Thursday, Dec. 5, for the Miami Invitational, which kicks off at 6 p.m. at Nixon Aquatic Center.  

Men’s Swimming

Last Week: Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team was impressive in their relay exhibition against Ohio State at the Nixon Aquatic Center. The RedHawks won six of the nine relay events (Recap). The meet was a non-scoring meet and only featured relays. The RedHawks still swam well behind solid performances from senior Michael Cavanaugh, freshman Grant Stafford, junior Joe Baumgartner, sophomore Evan Bader and sophomore Chris Dieter. Last week, Bader was tabbed both the MAC Male Swimmer of the Week (Release) and the MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Release) for his outstanding performance at Cleveland State. This Week: The RedHawks have next week off before returning to action Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. 

Synchronized Skating

Last Week: All three synchronized skating teams showcased their 2013-14 competitive programs at their Parents Weekend Exhibition. (Photo Gallery)

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