Miami Hurricanes News: ACC Meetings, Bats at FIU, alums in NBA WCF

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team will play its final weekday game of the season at FIU on Tuesday night. Miami basketball alums Bruce Brown of the Denver Nuggets and Lonnie Walker of the Los Angeles Lakers will compete against each other in the Western Conference Finals and the ACC meetings are being held in Amelia Island.

Miami is one of seven ACC schools per multiple reports that want to challenge the ACC’s grant of rights. Clemson, Florida State and Miami are leading the way for a potential renegotiation of the ACC’s television contract primarily with ESPN. The contract runs through 2036 and is by far the longest nationally.

Brandon Marcello of 247 Sports reported that Clemson, FSU and Miami have been working together to develop a model to reward ACC teams for postseason success. That could be complicated with basketball and football obviously being waited far more than non-revenue sports.

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team is continuing to chase the potential of hosting a regional in the NCAA Tournament which begins June 2. Miami enters the game on Tuesday night with a 34-21 record versus 20-31 FIU. The Hurricanes cannot afford a loss on Tuesday night. Miami is currently 18th in the RPI.

Brown has had a very solid season for Western Conference top-seed Denver. Brown averaged 11.5 points per game, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 48.3 percent from the floor. Walker averaged 11.7 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 1.1 APG and shot 44.8 percent from the floor. Game one tips off at 8:30 PM ET.

Adam Gorney the National Recruiting Director highlighted several Miami football prospects in his Recruiting Rumor Mill: Summer visit plans crystallize for top prospects” article published on Monday. Some of the visitors to Miami this past weekend could take official visits with the Hurricanes this summer.

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David Lake of Inside the U wrote about Six ways Miami has addressed the issues that plagued the 2022 offense.” Lake highlighted the improvement on the offensive line and wide receiver, depth at tight end and overall and probably most importantly hiring new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson to fit the talent on the roster.