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Defensive stars have always led the way for the Miami Hurricanes best teams

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Some dynasties are built on quarterbacks. Some are built on coaches. This one was built on defense. The University of Miami‘s greatest success has always been because of strong defensive tackles, fierce linebackers and relentless safeties. Those guys usually made the day unbearable for the opposition. But who are the best? Here in the week of the defender at the Saint PetersBlog, we ask who the top 10 defenders of UM history are: 10. Bennie Blades (1988-1987): Blades was a…

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Bucs’ Hall of Famer Warren Sapp pleads guilty

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Tampa Bay Bucs’  Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp pleaded guilty to domestic violence Thursday afternoon, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Sapp, 42, was accused of assaulting Chalyce Moore by pulling on her arm, biting her finger, throwing her on the floor and stomping on her head. Prosecutors dropped two of the three charges against Sapp. Sapp, in the Bucs’ Ring of Honor as well as the Hall of Fame, must pay $2,895 in fines and restitution, undergo…

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Under Al Golden, Miami still trying to recapture its glory years

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The memories are still vivid at the University of Miami. Excellence does not seem that long ago, championships and Heismans, swagger and smack. It seems like a blink of an eye since Jerome Brown and Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin and Bennie Blades, Vinny Testaverde and Ray Lewis. In truth, it has been an eternity. It is not correct to say that Miami is chasing who it used to be. Rather, it is that the Hurricanes are still chasing who they…

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Deadspin skewers the Bucs, calls them ‘a living blood clot”

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As if it weren’t tough enough for the locals to be a fan of the Tampa Bay Bucs, it is now time for the annual Deadspin skewering of the team. When it is over, a 2-14 season will feel dominant. The schtick is a little worn, of course. Deadspin did the same thing last year. But as long as the team is this terrible, it kind of invites the humor, you know? The advice here is to laugh along. Heck,…

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Hall of Famer Warren Sapp charged with 3 counts of domestic violence

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As it turns out, the defensive tackle that was Warren Sapp might have been the nice guy. In the real world, Sapp seems to be having more problems. According to TMZ, Sapp — the Hall of Fame former defensive tackle of the Tampa Bay Bucs —  has been charged with three counts of domestic violence against girlfriend Chalyce Moore. The incident took place April 28th at the M Resort in Las Vegas. The police report says that Sapp and Moore…

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Bucs to induct Williams, Alstott into Ring of Honor

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Have you ever seen their eyes as they approach? Fans walk up slowly, reverently, as if they are approaching greatness. They speak in hushed tones. They give their thanks. They talk of the moments they saw, the moments that captivated them, the moments that became memories. There is an awe in their demeanor, as if they were in the presence of their own youth. They talk of the effort. They talk of the victories. This is the way a fan…

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