Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Miami opens with Purdue Nov. 19 at Millett Hall
Enquirer staff and wire reports
The Miami RedHawks open their 100th basketball season Nov. 19 against Purdue at Millett Hall.
The Miami women will play Indiana State in the first game of a doubleheader the same night at Millett.
Purdue highlights a nonconference schedule that features road games with area rivals Xavier (Nov. 22) and Wright State (Dec. 8) and a Dec. 27 meeting with Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena for the third straight year.
Dayton, citing scheduling conflicts, has dropped Miami, to Miami coach Charlie Coles' chagrin.
The RedHawks make a return trip to Southwest Missouri State - Miami's 2003 ESPN Bracket Buster opponent - Dec. 19 and will host another game as part of the Bracket Buster Feb. 19.
Miami hosts Ball State Dec. 4 in its Mid-American Conference opener. The RedHawks return 10 letter-winners, including four starters from an 18-11 squad, 12-6 in MAC play.
Miami men's schedule
|Nov. 11||OHIO DOMINICAN (exh.) ||TBA|
|Nov. 19||PURDUE ||TBA|
|Nov. 22||At Xavier ||TBA|
|Nov. 27||At Butler ||TBA|
|Dec. 4||BALL STATE*||TBA|
|Dec. 8||At Wright State ||TBA|
|Dec. 19||At Southwest Missouri State ||TBA|
|Dec. 21||LIBERTY ||TBA|
|Dec. 27||Cincinnati (US Bank Arena) ||TBA|
|Jan. 5||NORTHERN ILLINOIS*||TBA|
|Jan. 8||At Kent State* ||TBA|
|Jan. 12||CENTRAL MICHIGAN* ||TBA|
|Jan. 15||At Buffalo* ||TBA|
|Jan. 19||At Eastern Michigan* ||TBA|
|Jan. 26||WESTERN MICHIGAN* ||TBA|
|Jan. 30||AKRON* ||TBA|
|Feb. 3||At Toledo* ||TBA|
|Feb. 5||BUFFALO* ||TBA|
|Feb. 9||At Ball State* ||TBA|
|Feb. 12||At Ohio* ||TBA|
|Feb. 19||ESPN BRACKET BUSTER||TBA|
|Feb. 23||At Akron* ||TBA|
|Feb. 27||At Bowling Green* ||TBA|
|March 2||KENT STATE* ||TBA|
|March 5||At Marshall* ||TBA|
|March 7||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
|March 10||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
|March 11||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
|March 12||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
Miami women's schedule
|Nov. 10||OHIO LEGENDS (exh.)||TBA|
|Nov. 19||INDIANA STATE (DH)||TBA|
|Nov. 23||CHICAGO STATE||TBA|
|Nov. 26||vs. Appalachian State$ ||TBA|
|Nov. 27||vs. Eastern Kentucky or Florida State$ ||TBA|
|Dec. 1||At Wright State||TBA|
|Dec. 8||At Butler||TBA|
|Dec. 11||At Valparaiso||TBA|
|Dec. 18||At Seton Hall||TBA|
|Dec. 20||At Manhattan College||TBA|
|Jan. 5||At Marshall*||TBA|
|Jan. 19||At Bowling Green*||TBA|
|Jan. 22||TOLEDO (DH)*||TBA|
|Jan. 26||At Akron*||TBA|
|Jan. 29||At Ball State*||TBA|
|Feb. 2||CENTRAL MICHIGAN*||TBA|
|Feb. 5||MARSHALL (DH)*||TBA|
|Feb. 12||At Northern Illinois*||TBA|
|Feb. 16||EASTERN MICHIGAN*||TBA|
|Feb. 19||At Western Michigan*||TBA|
|Feb. 26||KENT STATE*||TBA|
|March 1||At Ohio*||TBA|
|March 5||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
|March 9||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
|March 11||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
|March 12||MAC Tournament ||TBA|
$ Seminole Classic
NEXTEL CUP ROOKIE: Craftsman Truck star Carl Edwards got his first laps in a Nextel Cup car Tuesday at Kentucky Speedway and pronounced the experience "awesome."
"Until today, I didn't know what to think," said Edwards, who will replace Jeff Burton in Roush Racing's No. 99 Ford, beginning with Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.
"I hadn't driven one of these. After driving it, I think it's going to be awesome. It feels a lot like the truck."
Burton, who has been with Roush Racing for nine seasons and was racing this year without a primary sponsor, informed team owner Jack Roush that he is moving to Richard Childress Racing to drive the No. 30 Chevrolet, previously driven this season by rookie Johnny Sauter and Dave Blaney.
For Edwards, who has been touted by Roush as the likely successor for Mark Martin in the No. 6 Ford when Martin eventually retires, the move is a big step.
U.S. AMATEUR: Two-time U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Ryan Moore, 21, earned medalist honors at 1-under-par 139 after 36 holes of stroke play at the U.S. Am at Winged Foot Golf Club.
Cincinnatian Kevin Hall also qualified for the 64-player match play from a field of 312. Hall, the Big Ten champion from Ohio State, shot a 7-over 147.
WILLIAMS SURRENDERS: Former Olympic boxer Ricardo Williams turned himself in to authorities Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to drug conspiracy charges.
Williams, winner of a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics, is accused of plotting with two other men to smuggle cocaine into Cincinnati.
The other men, Dorian Broadnax and Marshall Frank Martinez, face the same charges. They were arrested Aug. 6 in Cincinnati attempting to receive a package containing cocaine, federal prosecutors say.
Williams, 23, surrendered to U.S. Marshals in Dayton and entered his not guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. He was released on $50,000 bond. If convicted, Williams faces 10 years to life in prison.
ENDURANCE RACE: About 500 endurance athletes will compete in the Great Buckeye Challenge at Caesar Creek Lake in Waynesville Sunday. The event is a half-Ironman-distance triathlon and long-distance duathlon. USA Triathlon has selected this event to serve as the 2004-05 Duathlon National Long Course Championship and a qualifier for the 2004-2005 Long Course World Duathlon Championship.
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