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University of Miami tests entire baseball team for HGH

Feb 13, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

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From, via the Associated Press:

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Miami’s baseball team has been tested for performance-enhancing drug use, including human growth hormone.

Results have not arrived, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the university has not authorized the information’s release. Miami’s drug policy includes random steroid testing, but not HGH.

The team’s strength coach, Jimmy Goins, showed up in the records of the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic along with the names of many former University of Miami players who have since moved on to the major leagues. The Hurricanes open their season this weekend with a three-game series against Rutgers.

  1. yankeesgameday - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Yamma Yamma

  2. esracerx46 - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    The Miami Hurricanes doing something for good?! What is this world coming to? Kudos to the ‘Canes

  3. sabatimus - Feb 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    The University is doing the testing? Gee, that’ll hold water.

  4. raysfan1 - Feb 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Unless a player used within hours of testing, they’ll all be negative.

    Perhaps knowing that they could be tested will serve as a deterrent. Maybe.

    • Old Gator - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      Won’t matter. Gowachin guilty, all of them. And the NCAA Illuminati Council, too.

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 14, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    I just hope they’re not testing for that THC stuff. They want to field a team next year, right?

    • Old Gator - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:06 AM

      I think the brownie mix leaves the system before the THC, though.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      No worries – they have “scared straight” video that keep players away from that

  6. Minoring In Baseball - Feb 14, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    I wouldn’t confuse the baseball program with football or basketball. We’ll see how the test results go, and for the good of college baseball I hope they all come back clean.

    • Old Gator - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      It’s not a matter of confusing the games. It’s a matter of the University of Macondo trying to shake off the consistent pattern of boehners its entire athletic program seems, to untrained eyes – like those of, say, spawrtsrighters and spawrts torque raydeeo hosts – determined to commit.

      Their overreaction in this case is similar to David Crosby’s famous comment when the audience became restless at the amount of time it was taking CSN&Y to get the music going: “We tune because we care.”

  7. Old Gator - Feb 14, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    The University of Macondo has already been treed by the NCAA bloodhounds…on a variety of charges, the most recent of which involved a girl of eleven – I said eleven – who came to him in trust and….oh, lapsing into Blood Meridian again, sorry. Let me start over. On a variety of issues dating back to the infamous Nevin Shapiro booster scandal (I think the charge was that Shapiro’s O-rings were substandard manufacture), and over various recruiting violations over the years (including the infamous “Shanghai” incident in which rich students were waking up on seal-hunting scows in the north Pacific after frat parties). They can’t do anything but overreact without the Authority siccing another bunch of storm troopers on them to enforce in even more draconian fashion the purity of values of fairness and equitability for which the organization is so well know.

  8. skeleteeth - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    I think they need to check their bats. It’s like they’re made of aluminum or something.

  9. wmg8383 - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Did Miami conduct the testing, or did the NCAA? Neither the article nor the source article makes that clear. Also, and maybe someone can enlighten us all on this, but a University has a separate and/or different drug policy than the NCAA? I guess I had always assumed that there was a unilateral drug testing policy for all NCAA member schools, not individual policies.

    • paperlions - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      Neither. An independent agency is hired to do the testing with results reported to both the school and NCAA. Because they are students and these are medical records, failed tests are not made public. Most of the time when a player is suspended for “violation of rules”, it is probably a failed test, not breaking curfew.

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