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Miami Dodges Bowl Ban, but NCAA Yanks Scholarships

Fallout from crazy booster scandal

(Newser) - The University of Miami's football program will lose nine scholarships—three for each of the next three years—in retribution for the gifts that rogue booster and Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro showered on prospective players , the NCAA announced today. But it won't be banned from playing in bowl... More »

University of Miami at Heart of MLB Doping Probe

University linked to clinic said to provide performance-enhancing drugs

(Newser) - At least eight people—including the likes of baseball stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun—linked to a clinic under MLB investigation have something in common: They all have a history with the University of Miami. And that prompted the MLB to take a closer look at the university's... More »

5-Day-Old Dead People Great for Stem Cells

Bone-marrow cells have a variety of uses

(Newser) - Even after five days, corpses are an excellent source of stem cells to replace fat, cartilage, bone, and other kinds of cells, New Scientist reports. A research team from the University of Miami, Florida, found it could mine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the bone marrow of finger bones stored... More »

8 Miami Players Suspended After Booster Scandal

They, plus 4 others, must repay value of illicit benefits

(Newser) - In the wake of the University of Miami booster scandal , eight football players have been suspended by the NCAA for accepting illicit benefits from Nevin Shapiro. All of them must also repay the value of those benefits, ranging from $140 for quarterback Jacory Harris to $1,200 for defensive starter... More »

Bank Robber Takes Hostages

Police have Florida bank surrounded

(Newser) - Police are surrounding a Miami-area bank where they say a robber has taken hostages. Coral Gables police say an unknown number of employees and customers were taken hostage today at a Bank of America branch near the University of Miami. Hostage negotiators are at the bank along with the FBI... More »

Warren Sapp Charged With Domestic Battery

Former NFL great loses Super Bowl announcing gig after arrest

(Newser) - Warren Sapp has made bail but won't be analyzing the Super Bowl for the NFL Network after being arrested and charged with domestic battery in the alleged choking of his girlfriend in a Miami Beach hotel. Sapp, a defensive lineman who starred at the University of Miami before playing 13... More »

Cell Transplant Saves Soldier From Diabetes

Cells from his damaged pancreas produce insulin in liver

(Newser) - University of Miami doctors spared wounded airman Tre Porfirio a lifetime of severe diabetes with a first-of-its-kind emergency cell transplant from his own bullet-riddled kidney. Porfirio had been shot in the back in Afghanistan, forcing Walter Reed’s doctors to remove much of his stomach and intestines. They had planned... More »

Docs Use Tooth to Help Return Woman's Sight

(Newser) - Doctors in Miami have used a woman’s tooth to help restore her vision, the Los Angeles Times reports. A disease that destroyed tissue in her left eye left Sharon Thornton unable to undergo a cornea transplant, so surgeons cut a canine tooth and bone out of her upper jaw... More »

Playboy Names Miami Top Party School

Runners-up: Texas, San Diego State, Florida

(Newser) - Promising to make the ranking an annual tradition, Playboy today named its top 10 US party schools, using an algorithm weighing hot temperatures, guy-girl ratio, empty rooms available for sex, and even GPA. “Think of this as a BCS rating, but unlike the BCS we welcome your input,”... More »

$100M for Haynesworth Opens NFL Free Agency

(Newser) - The NFL free agency period began at midnight, and the Redskins quickly got down to business, agreeing to a 7-year, $100 million deal with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, the Washington Post reports. The former Tennessee Titan's contract includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money, the AP adds. He joins... More »

Exercise Trumps Obesity Gene

Active lifestyle defeats fat-driving genes, study finds

(Newser) - Regular exercise and an active lifestyle can defeat the so-called obesity gene, which predisposes millions of people to be overweight, reports WebMD. Researchers found that people with variations of the gene were more likely to be overweight, but that the gene had no effect on those who included three to... More »

Lock, Stock, and Orange Bowl

Every piece of storied stadium will go on sale ahead of demolition

(Newser) - College football fans can literally take home a piece of the action when Miami officials auction off every salable piece of the soon-to-be-demolished Orange Bowl in February. On the block are the giant scoreboard, players' benches, trees, and even the urinals. "You name it, it will be available,''... More »

No. 6 Duke Blows Out Albany 111-70

No. 18 'Zags top Northern Colorado, No. 22 Miami beats Stetson

(Newser) - No. 6 Duke used excellent three-point shooting to defeat Albany 111-70. The Blue Devils shot 15-of-26 from beyond the arc and shot 60 percent from the field. Senior DeMarcus Nelson led a Duke attack that saw five players score in double figures with 23 points. Tim Ambrose scored a career... More »

3,000 Bid Farewell to Taylor

Mourners decry gun violence at football star's funeral

(Newser) - Friends, family, and teammates paid final respects to Sean Taylor today at the slain football star’s funeral, the Miami Herald reports. About 3,000 people crowded FIU’s Pharmed Arena, including dozens of current and former NFL players, O.J. Simpson among them. In his eulogy, Jesse Jackson looked... More »

Ex-Teammate Claims Taylor Was Targeted

'He lived his life pretty much scared every day,' says childhood pal

(Newser) - Sean Taylor's death this week wasn't the result of a robbery gone horribly wrong, says Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle, a childhood friend and college teammate. "They've been targeting him for three years now," Rolle said, referring to "jealous, angry" ex-friends from whom Taylor had been distancing... More »

Freeman Tapped to Start for Miami

Senior Wright loses starting QB job

(Newser) - Kirby Freeman will be at the helm when Miami opens its season against Marshall on Saturday at the Orange Bowl. The redshirt junior, who was 2-2 in four starts last year, steps into the shoes of friend and ex-starter Kyle Wright, who ended last season early due to injury and... More »

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