Miami Hurricanes News: John Ruiz report, hoops readies for France

Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes social media was abuzz on Sunday following a major report on benefactor John Ruiz. Christopher Stock of Inside the U wrote that Mario Cristobal is pleased with the great start for the 2024 Miami recruiting class. Canes County released Poll Results: Best Miami Specialist of All-Time.”

The Miami Herald wrote an extensive report that stated “’Red flags on top of red flags’: Problems mount for UM athletics booster John Ruiz.” According to Manny Navarro of The Athletic and Gary Ferman of CaneSport, Canes Connection will be the dominant NIL group for the Miami Hurricanes in the future.

The article from the Herald went into detail about the dealings in Life Wallet, Ruiz’s company. Jay Weaver and Ben Wieder of the Herald discussed potential investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission into Life Wallet and what that could mean for the Miami Hurricanes future with Name, Image and Likeness.

Navarro reported tweeted that it is expected that Canes Connection will be 100 percent of the name, image and likeness deals for Miami Hurricanes athletes in the future. Ferman quoted Ruiz as saying “It is business as usual…I am not the target of a civil or criminal investigation.” More should come out as the story evolves.

The Canes County poll included kickers and punters. Kicker Jose Borregales was fourth, followed by kicker/punter Matt Bosher, punter Lou Hedley and kicker Carlos Huerta. Half the poll was recency bias. Michael Badgley broke Huerta’s all-time program record with 403 points from 2014 through 2017.

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Christopher Stock of Inside the U continued to preview the trip to France by the Miami basketball team. The Hurricanes leave on Tuesday and will play three games in Paris at 7:00 PM (Noon ET) and Saturday at 6 PM (11 AM ET) with their final game at 7:00 PM (Noon ET) in Normandy on August 10.