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Zack Collins Earns Coveted Roster Spot on USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

UM freshman catcher Zack Collins

UM freshman catcher Zack Collins

CARY, N.C. (June 30, 2014) — Miami Hurricanes freshman catcher Zack Collins has earned one of 24 roster spots on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and will travel to both the Netherlands and Cuba as part of the team’s annual summer tour.

Collins hit .333 with Team USA during the Red, White and Blue Tour through the Coastal Plain League, where the team finished with a 6-1 record. He hit two home runs, scored six runs, and drove in six more during the seven-game tryout stint to successfully earn a place on Team USA. Read the full story

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Slugging Sensation Zack Collins Named National Freshman of the Year by ‘Baseball America’

Zack Collins's 11 home runs tied for first in the ACC this season.

Zack Collins hit 11 home runs this past season, tying him for first in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

DURHAM, N.C. (June 30, 2014) —University of Miami slugger Zack Collins is the sixth player in program history to be named National Freshman of the Year by Baseball America, the publication announced Monday. Read the full story

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Big Apple Bound: Miami to Face Providence in Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational

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The Miami Hurricanes will face the Providence Friars on December 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 30, 2014) — The Miami Hurricanes men’s hoops team is Brooklyn bound. The squad has accepted an invitation to play in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational hosted by the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, December 22.

The Holiday Invitational is a part of a trifecta of events including the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival on Sunday, December 28, and Brooklyn Hoops on Saturday, January 3.

Miami is slated to face the Providence Friars in the first game of the Holiday Invitational.

Providence is looking to return to the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year after winning the Big East Tournament and losing to North Carolina in the second round a season ago.

The second game of the Holiday Invitational features two local New York programs—Fordham University and Manhattan College. Manhattan reached the NCAA tournament last season.

Tickets went on sale Friday, June 27, and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

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Nine Miami Hurricanes Football Players Named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-ACC Teams

Senior linebacker Denzel Perryman is one of nine Miami Hurricanes football players named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-ACC teams.

Senior linebacker Denzel Perryman is one of nine Miami Hurricanes football players named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-ACC teams.

Junior running back Duke Johnson and senior linebacker Denzel Perryman have been named to the first team, while sophomore wide receiver Stacy Coley, junior offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, and senior defensive end Anthony Chickillo have been named to the second team. Coley, who also has been named to the third team as a punt returner, is the only Hurricane to earn preseason honors on multiple teams. Read the full story

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Your Kids Can Train Like a ’Cane—for Free—at Al Golden Football Camp

UM Head Football Coach Al Golden

UM Head Football Coach Al Golden

Children of University of Miami employees can train like a Miami Hurricane for free at the Al Golden Football Camp, which gives youngsters the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game and hone their skills under the watchful eyes of some of the best coaches in the region. All campers will benefit from the same facilities and training as current Miami Hurricanes football players.

The one-day, non-contact camps will be offered on June 1, 7, 8, 21, and 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No equipment is needed.

In order to qualify, your child must be entering any school grade from 6-12 in the fall of 2014. Use camp code UMED14 at checkout to get the employee discount. (Lunch is not included but is available for $8.) For more information, a camp application, and to register online, visit www.algolden.com.

For questions, contact camp director Ryan McNamee at hurricanefootball@miami.edu or call 305-284-4890.

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