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Ice Hockey
Last Week: Miami (8-8-2) returned to CCHA play over the weekend, but was swept by Northern Michigan. On Friday night, the teams played even until late in the third period, when the Wildcats tallied the game-winner. Steven Spinell scored the RedHawks' lone goal on passes from Alden Hirschfeld and Cameron Schilling. (RECAP) The following night, Miami held a 29-27 advantage in shots, but NMU tallied three 5-on-3 power play goals to earn a 5-1 victory. The RedHawks were whistled for a season-high 14 penalties. Freshman forward Austin Czarnik scored his sixth goal of the year, short-handed, in the first period. (RECAP) Earlier in the week, three RedHawks -- Reilly Smith, Cody Reichard and Austin Czarnik -- were rewarded for an undefeated month by winning CCHA awards (RELEASE) This Week: The RedHawks finish the 2011 portion of their schedule this weekend with a home-and-home series with in-state rival and CCHA leader Ohio State. The teams meet in Columbus on Friday before returning to Steve Cady Arena on Saturday. Both games are slated for a 7:05 p.m. faceoff.

Men's Basketball
Last Week: Senior forward Julian Mavunga contined his strong play, averaging 25.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg, but Miami (2-4) dropped a pair of contests. In Tuesday night's 56-47 loss at Cincinnati, he scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, becoming the 34th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points. (RECAP) Saturday night, he recorded his third straight and 11th career 20-point game, scoring 24 points, while adding eight rebounds and three assists. (RECAP) This Week: Miami returns home for the first time since the season opener when it hosts Wright State Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball
Last Week: In its annual Class at the Court matinee, Miami (4-2) used an explosive 50-point second half to seal a 92-77 win over Iona on Friday. Senior forward Rachael Hencke led the RedHawks with 17 points, while junior guard Courtney Osborn dished out 12 assists, matching her career high. The event was a success as 2,034 people -- mostly elementary school children from the Oxford area -- enjoyed the festivites while learning about nutrition and exercise. (RECAP) This Week: Miami travels to Pittsburgh to face Duquesne Tuesday at 11 a.m. in another school-based matinee, then returns home to face Eastern Kentucky in the first part of a basketball doubleheader on Saturday (1 p.m.).

Last Week: With the regular season complete, the MAC announced its annual awardwinners on Wednesday. Six players were recognizzed, including first-teamers Dayonne Nunley and Nick Harwell. (RELEASE)

Synchronized Skating
Last Week: The synchronized skating season got underway with great success as all three teams competed at the Dr. Porter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich. The senior and collegiate teams took first place, while the junior team captured fourth. (RECAP) This Week: All three teams return to action in January after an extended holiday break.

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving
Last Week: Both teams competed in the annual Miami Invitational over the with the women capturing first place and the men finishing third. (DAY 1 RECAP) (DAY 2 RECAP) (DAY 3 RECAP) This Week: The next competition for the men will be Dec. 29 against Wyoming during a training trip to Colorado Springs, Colo. The women are off until Jan. 13, when both teams will host Cincinnati in a co-ed dual meet.

Women's Indoor Track
Last Week: The women's track and field team opened its 2011-12 indoor season with a bang Saturday at IPFW's Mastodon Opener, as the RedHawks won nine individual events, including a pair by freshmen, and a relay. (DAY 3 RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks are now off for winter break and return to action Jan. 14 at the BGSU Team Challenge, hosted by Bowling Green.

Miami Athletics is pleased to offer a special ticket package for Saturday's tripleheader of sports action. For only $30, fans can receive a ticket to the women's basketball game vs. Eastern Kentucky, the men's basketball game against Wright State and the hockey game against Ohio State, plus parking and a concessions voucher. (RELEASE).

HawkTawk hits a new venue for the first hockey-focused show of the year. Join Steve Baker and Terry Bridge at The Wood's in Oxford as they take Miami Athletics. To hear the show, tune in to these Miami IMG Sports Network affiliates: WKBV and WMOH. Miami All-Access subscribers also can listen through

In addition to some exclusive content and highlights for subscribers to Miami All-Access, upcoming live events for Miami All-Access are:

Dec. 8 HawkTawk (AUDIO ONLY), 7 p.m.
Dec. 9 Ice Hockey at Ohio State (AUDIO ONLY), 7:05 p.m.
Dec. 10 Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1 p.m.
Dec. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Wright State, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 Ice Hockey vs. Ohio State, 7:05 p.m.
Dec. 13 Women's Basketball vs. Wright State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 HawkTawk (AUDIO ONLY), 7 p.m.
Dec. 17 Women's Basketball vs. Cincinnati, 2 p.m.
Dec. 17 Men's Basketball vs. Belmont, 4:30 p.m.


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