Miami Hurricanes news: Hoops hosts Pitt, Spring FB, Bats and WBB lose

Dec 7, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; against the Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 7, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; against the Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s an extremely busy weekend as the four marque Miami Hurricanes athletic programs are all active. The Miami baseball team began a three-game series with Florida, the women’s basketball team played in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, men’s hoops hosts Pittsburgh and the football team begins spring practice.

Miami Hurricanes slugger Yohandy Morales got the Miami baseball team off to a great start on Friday night in Gainsville with a three-run home run in the top of the first inning. Florida dominated the rest of the way. The Gators scored the next five runs to surge ahead and eventually defeated the Hurricanes 10-4.

The Miami women’s basketball team was overwhelmed 68-42 by Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech led 20-5 after the first quarter and the game was never really close after that. The Hokies led 29-15 at halftime and had a 33-point lead in the second half. No Miami players scored in double figures. Haley Cavinder led Miami with seven points.

The Miami men’s basketball team has its biggest home game since winning the ACC Regular season championship in 2013. Miami, Pittsburgh and Virginia enter the final day of the regular season with identical 14-5 ACC Records. The winner of Miami and Pittsburgh will earn the number one seed in the ACC Tournament.

After an active offseason, the Miami football team will finally begin spring practice on Saturday. The Hurricanes hired the last of their two assistant coaches this week. Kevin Beard returns to the Miami football program as the wide receivers coach and Jason Taylor was promoted to defensive ends coach.

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Beard and Taylor are two familiar names to South Florida football fans. Beard was a starter on the 2001 National Championship team and of course Taylor is a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who spent most of his career with the Dolphins. Beard and Taylor are two of six new coaches on the 2023 Miami football staff.