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Blake James served eight years as athletics director before mutually agreeing to part ways with the University of Miami.

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Surf’s up at the Olympics and in a new history class

With a Hawaiian woman capturing gold in surfing’s Olympic debut, professor Martin Nesvig discusses his course on surfing and Hawaiian history.

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Surf’s up at the Olympics and in a new history class

With a Hawaiian woman capturing gold in surfing’s Olympic debut, professor Martin Nesvig discusses his course on surfing and Hawaiian history.

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Surf’s up at the Olympics and in a new history class

With a Hawaiian woman capturing gold in surfing’s Olympic debut, professor Martin Nesvig discusses his course on surfing and Hawaiian history.

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Surf’s up at the Olympics and in a new history class

With a Hawaiian woman capturing gold in surfing’s Olympic debut, professor Martin Nesvig discusses his course on surfing and Hawaiian history.

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No fans or tourists: Can Tokyo still medal with the Olympics?

Applying resilient urban design concepts and transparent marketing strategies may help Japan mitigate a mountain of challenges and stage a successful Olympics, suggest University of Miami specialists in those fields.

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No fans or tourists: Can Tokyo still medal with the Olympics?

Applying resilient urban design concepts and transparent marketing strategies may help Japan mitigate a mountain of challenges and stage a successful Olympics, suggest University of Miami specialists in those fields.

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No fans or tourists: Can Tokyo still medal with the Olympics?

Applying resilient urban design concepts and transparent marketing strategies may help Japan mitigate a mountain of challenges and stage a successful Olympics, suggest University of Miami specialists in those fields.

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University employee heads to the Olympics

Nadia Eke’s Olympic dream is about to become reality. The University of Miami staff member will represent her home country of Ghana in the triple jump at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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University employee heads to the Olympics

Nadia Eke’s Olympic dream is about to become reality. The University of Miami staff member will represent her home country of Ghana in the triple jump at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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University dives into the esports academic arena

A new University of Miami certificate program will introduce participants to the burgeoning industry around competitive video games.

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University dives into the esports academic arena

A new University of Miami certificate program will introduce participants to the burgeoning industry around competitive video games.

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Historian’s book about Satchel Paige headed to Hollywood

History professor Donald Spivey spent 12 years researching and writing “If You Were Only White: The Life of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige.” Now, Apple Studios has acquired the rights to the text for a dramatic series on Negro Leagues Baseball, using the life of Paige as a backdrop.

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Historian’s book about Satchel Paige headed to Hollywood

History professor Donald Spivey spent 12 years researching and writing “If You Were Only White: The Life of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige.” Now, Apple Studios has acquired the rights to the text for a dramatic series on Negro Leagues Baseball, using the life of Paige as a backdrop.

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How age-defying professional athletes are beating father time

Advancements in nutrition, training, and sports medicine have helped athletes like Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, and Serena Williams extend their careers and excel in their sport.

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Opinion: Compromise needed for tennis’ physical, mental challenges

To Arlette Perry, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences in the School of Education and Human Development, tennis is “like playing a physical chess match” that can be taxing for the athlete.

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Graduate student breaks barriers in sports industry

Vikaya Powell, who spent the 2020 football season working as a student manager for the Miami Hurricanes equipment staff, is the first woman to work in the same area for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.

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Intramural sports get creative so students can play safely

The Department of Wellness and Recreation faced a challenge in creating fitness activities. However, it was able to set up new game plans to allow for a semester of in-person and virtual fun while adhering to the physical-distance rule.

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Intramural sports get creative so students can play safely

The Department of Wellness and Recreation faced a challenge in creating fitness activities. However, it was able to set up new game plans to allow for a semester of in-person and virtual fun while adhering to the physical-distance rule.

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Make a splash with rented watersport, camping gear

Students, faculty, and staff can discover the natural beauty of Miami in a safe and fun way with a new equipment-rental program at Outdoor Adventures on the Coral Gables Campus.

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Make a splash with rented watersport, camping gear

Students, faculty, and staff can discover the natural beauty of Miami in a safe and fun way with a new equipment-rental program at Outdoor Adventures on the Coral Gables Campus.

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