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Miami Hurricanes athletic director Dan Radakovich was quoted on Tuesday by the Clemson Insider as saying the Tigers are the program ACC football programs aspire to be. Clemson dominated the ACC from 2015 through 2020. The Tigers were 79-6 overall and 51-1 in the ACC winning two National Championships from 2015-2020.

Miami played Clemson three times between 2015 and 2020. The Tigers won at Miami 58-0 in 2015 in the game that precipitated the firing of former head coach Al Golden. Clemson defeated the Miami Hurricanes 38-3 in the 2017 ACC Championship. Miami lost 42-17 at Clemson during the 2020 season.

Catching up to Clemson is obvious for every ACC Football program. Miami won 38-34 at 2021 ACC Champion Pittsburgh. The Hurricanes have not lost to the ACC Coastal Division champion since 2016. With the ACC on the verge of eliminating divisions competing with all 13 other programs will become more important.

Clemson finished 10-3 in 2021, 6-2 in the ACC. The Tigers missed the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2014. The Tigers won National Championships following the 2016 and ’18 seasons. Clemson was the National Runner-up in 2015 and 2019. Miami has not yet qualified for the playoff.

Miami AD Dan Radakovich on the ACC’s future scheduling cycle: “We’re closer to the end than the beginning on that.” The league still needs to talk to its TV partners and make sure they’re on board.

— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) May 10, 2022

“Miami football right now is not at that level from a talent perspective and certainly a number of perspectives, but we aspire to that…It’s wonderful that Clemson is that bellwether for everyone in the league to look at (and say) we need to get like that.

And I think, inside that room, there’s a lot of athletic directors who’ve said that and continue to say that.”

The 2017 Hurricanes who won the ACC Coastal Division were close to the College Football Playoff. Miami entered the final week of the regular season second in the College Football Playoff poll behind eventual National Champion Alabama. Miami has not been close to the CFP since the 2017 season.

Clemson had the fourth most talented roster in college football during the 2021 season according to the 247 composite rankings. Miami had the 13th most talented roster last season. The Hurricanes have upgraded its roster with 11 transfers added since the end of the 2021 season. Several transfers are expected to start in 2022.

Under Mario Cristobal, Miami is expected to sign higher-ranked freshmen classes. The Hurricanes signed the 12th-ranked class in 2021 and were ranked in the 70s when Cristobal was hired in December. Miami finished with the 16th ranked 2022 Class. The Hurricanes should be close to closing the talent gap.

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Miami football first three game times announced including Texas AM primetime

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Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The first three 2022 Miami football games have been announced. Miami will open the season by hosting Bethune-Cookman at 3:30 p.m on the ACC Network. In week two Miami will host Southern Mississippi at noon on the ACC Network. Miami will play its first road game at Texas A&M in week three at 9 PM on ESPN.

The Hurricanes game at the Aggies kickoff time could be pushed back that night. Mississippi State plays at LSU at a 6 PM on ESPN prior to Miami and Texas A&M. Miami returns home to conclude non-conference play against Middle Tennessee State on September 24. The MTSU kickoff will be announced later.

Miami leads the all-time series with Texas A&M 2-1. The Hurricanes won the most recent games in 2007 and 2008. Miami will be playing Middle Tennessee State and Southern Mississippi for the first time. The last time Bethune-Cookman and Miami played was in 2019 in a game that was the first win for Manny Diaz.

The entire 2022 Miami football schedule will be played on Saturdays. Miami is at Clemson on November 19. That is the game most likely on the remainder of the Miami football schedule to be played in primetime. Miami opens ACC play against North Carolina on October 8 following a bye week.

The remainder of the 2022 Miami football schedule is October 15 at Virginia Tech, October 22 versus Duke, October 29 at Virginia, November 5 against Florida State November 12 at Georgia Tech and November 26 against Pittsburgh. Miami has an entirely new non-conference schedule in 2022 from their 2021 opponents.

This could be the last season the ACC plays with divisions. The NCAA ruled earlier this month that divisions are not required to play conference championship games. Miami was second in the ACC Coastal Division in 2021 with a 7-5 record overall and 5-3 in the ACC. Miami gave ACC Champion Pittsburgh its only 2021 loss.

The Hurricanes will be seeking to avenge losses to Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia. With all three games at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami should be favored versus FSU, UNC and UVA in 2022. In the inaugural season with Mario Cristobal as the head coach, Miami should receive a lot of attention nationally.

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WWE’s Gable Steveson reportedly wants to return to Minnesota Gophers amateur wrestling

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Gable Steveson might not be done with amateur wrestling.

According to TwinCities Pioneer Press, although Steveson said that last season would be the end of his amateur wrestling days, he has one year of NCAA eligibility remaining and he is looking into possibly coming back for the Gophers’ 2022-23 season.

Gophers wrestling coach Brandon Eggum said, “I know he would like to wrestle, and he loves competing.” He added, “It would have to be something he works out with the WWE and Vince McMahon.”

Eggum said that the details have to be ironed out. No word yet on how this will play out with WWE. Steveson is under a multi-year WWE contract and the company has high hopes for him to become a star somewhere on the level of Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar.

He got a big introduction last year at SummerSlam and was introduced by Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania in Dallas. There was talk that he would start on the Raw roster after Mania but he has yet to get into the mix.

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CM Punk mocks WWE’s decision to move Money In The Bank PPV to a smaller building

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As was noted earlier, WWE has moved the Money In The Bank show from Allegiant Stadium to the much smaller MGM Grand Arena, thus canceling out hopes to turn Money In The Bank into one of the “big 5” shows as far as ticket sales.

CM Punk took to Twitter to mock WWE’s decision by including a photo of Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan from WrestleMania VII advertising. Punk is referring to WWE moving Mania VII from the LA Coliseum to the smaller Los Angeles Sports Arena. Ticket sales were nowhere near close to selling out and it was reported at the time in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE was claiming that they moved to a different building because of bomb threats due to the heated angle between Slaughter and Hogan. The Observer noted that the ticket sales were actually to blame. Low ticket sales are likely to blame in this case as well.

The latest update on Money In The Bank ticket sales (via WrestleTix’s Patreon) is that WWE had Allegiant Stadium set up for 27,114 tickets. As of May 20, they had sold just 19,594 tickets. Allegiant Stadium can hold around 65,000 fans for NFL games and likely more than that for a wrestling event.

CM Punk making fun of WWE moving out of the stadium and into a smaller venue for MITB. When this happened in 1991 for WrestleMania VII, WWE said the move to the smaller building was because of bomb threats. pic.twitter.com/48mdO7Ra85

— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) May 27, 2022

CM Punk making fun of WWE moving out of the stadium and into a smaller venue for MITB. When this happened in 1991 for WrestleMania VII, WWE said the move to the smaller building was because of bomb threats. pic.twitter.com/48mdO7Ra85

— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) May 27, 2022

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