AP Sports Writer
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Every member of the University of Miami baseball team has passed a test for performance-enhancing drug usage, including human growth hormone.
The test results came back late last week, according to a person who spoke Wednesday with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the university had not authorized any public release of the testing.
Like many schools, Miami conducts drug testing on athletes -- including for anabolic steroids -- but does not typically check for HGH. The Hurricanes ordered the additional testing after the school was linked to Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation, and after one member of the school's strength and conditioning staff reportedly was found to have ties to an anti-aging clinic that allegedly provided pro players with PEDs.
Miami coach Jim Morris declined to comment after his team won 5-4 in 11 innings at Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night. No one has been removed from the team's roster since practice started earlier this semester.
University officials recently said that 10,000 tests performed on student-athletes since 2005 resulted in no positive tests for steroid usage.
The Hurricanes are now off to a 4-0 start this season. And the news of the latest drug-test results adds to a hectic time for the university.
Miami received its notice of allegations from the NCAA on Tuesday, a significant step in a two-year probe that now has the Hurricanes preparing to defend themselves against a "lack of institutional control" charge brought after they allegedly failed to monitor conduct of Nevin Shapiro, a rogue booster and convicted felon who provided cash, gifts and other items to players on the football and men's basketball teams.
The latest drug mess for baseball started last month when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez -- baseball's highest-paid player, whose name adorns the Hurricanes' ballpark in Coral Gables -- was the headliner in a story published by Miami New Times. The story alleged that big leaguers got PEDs from a now-closed clinic not far from Miami's campus.
Several other players were named in that story and others that followed, including many with ties to the Hurricanes' program, either by being former players at the school or because they have spent part of their offseasons training at the team facility.
Major League Baseball has said it is investigating. Other reports have suggested that the Hurricanes' program is also the subject of an MLB probe, though Morris told The AP last week that he was never questioned by anyone from the league.
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