Entries by Vishnu Parasuraman

Miami’s Mecca of Sport | Hitting the Apex

Upon hearing that Formula 1 planned to build a race track at Hard Rock Stadium, my reaction was to laugh at both the audacity and impossibility of it. The simultaneous juxtaposition of skepticism and awe. Hard Rock Stadium’s transformation from modern multi-purpose stadium at its inception, to soulless venue not fit for any purpose, to […]

The Miami Hurricanes’ Magical Misfits

Miami is not supposed to compete at basketball, certainly not in the mighty ACC. The small, private school in Coral Gables should not be rubbing shoulders with college basketball’s aristocracy. And yet, since Jim Larrañaga’s arrival, the Canes have done just that. In Larrañaga’s 11 seasons in Miami, the Canes have made the postseason 7 […]

The Predictable End of Manny Diaz

In the end, Manny Diaz left Miami the way he came in, unconventionally. The man who spent 15 days as head coach of Temple spent more than a week as Miami’s lame duck coach. The Canes finally made the only decision they could make, letting Manny Diaz go with Mario Cristobal announced as his replacement […]

Miami Hurricanes Free to Dream As Last Vestiges of Lethargy Wash Away

Blake James walked off the field in Tallahassee, the victim of his own hubris, the physical manifestation of the University of Miami’s collective lack of ambition. The Hurricanes’ original sin was the overreaction to the Nevin Shapiro scandal. That reporting and the subsequent uninformed, hysterical media coverage resulted in a series of panicky, ill-advised moves […]