With a matchup between Nick Satan and the preachy half of the Catholics vs Convicts rivalry, South Florida would have been perfectly happy if an epic bout of Montezuma's revenge had cancelled the whole BCS title game last night. Unfortunately for the rest of the country, only one of the teams at Sun ... More >>
The BCS national championship game goes down tonight. Over the weekend, though, this four-day football frenzy blitzed South Beach as dance-hoppin' fanatic Flo Rida, country-poppin' shit-kicker Dierks Bentley, crowd-hypin' DJ Irie, and pep-stepping Fighting Irish and 'Bama devotees swarmed the sand ... More >>
Ballin' like a Bawse ... That's how Rick Ross typically spends a Monday in Miami. But tonight, big homie's gonna be bowlin' like a Bawse on South Beach, poppin' bottles and spikin' footballs in the VIP, all in honor of the BCS national championship game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and t ... More >>
Wanna party like a BCS champ? On Monday evening, the 2013 Bowl Championship Series comes to Miami when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide hit the gridiron at Sun Life Stadium to do battle for college football's 2013 national title. In the meantime, though, we all gotta get ... More >>
Tonight, the Orange Bowl, once one of the premier college bowl games in the land, continues its sad slope into mediocrity by featuring the champion of the worst big conference that will actually exist in a few years (sorry Big East) and a BCS buster no one cared about or gave much credit to until pr ... More >>
Wanna get the adrenaline pumping for this week's BCS National Championship game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide? Well, all you've gotta do is follow these three simple steps to achieve superfan status: (1) Shotgun six ice-cold beers and an equal number of sugar-loade ... More >>
Oh. My. God. The Orange Bowl Committee just announced via press release that Luke Bryan is going to headline the Bud Light Championship Game Day Fan Zone outside of Sun Life Stadium before the BCS National Championship Game! We did it, Miami. The 348-member non-profit organization heard our cry ... More >>
Somewhere in Tallahassee, someone in the FSU athletics department is drafting up the open letter Jimbo Fisher is going to send out apologizing for using the word "retarded." You see, Fisher is pretty frustrated with the BCS rankings, and decided to drop the R word to describe the system.
So here's the bad news: Miami will likely no longer be hosting the BCS Championship game every four years. Here's the good news: The Orange Bowl is no longer in danger of total irrelevance and will likely become part of a long-awaited college football playoff system. BCS commissioners have reached a ... More >>
Let's not put the cart before the horse, but there are other Miami matters to think about besides whether or not the Hurricanes leap to the Big 12 or stay relegated to the ACC. And that's mostly the fate of the Orange Bowl. The game has already lost a lot of its luster in the BCS era, but could news ... More >>
The 2001 Miami Hurricanes are considered by most sane and reasonable people to be the greatest college football team of all time, but that didn't necessarily translate to big TV ratings. Their appearance in that year's Rose Bowl against the Nebraska Cornhuskers was the lowest-rated BCS Championsh ... More >>
So, you're an offensive coordinator who (indirectly at least) gets fired from his job for making his fair share of screw ups that lead the team to never getting into a BCS bowl, yet somehow you end up as a head coach at a school that just got into a BCS bowl this season. Yes, former Miami offensi ... More >>
It's not official yet, but another Florida football team may soon be on the hunt for a new head coach. Following the Fin's friggin' seventh home loss of the season, speculation is brimming that Tony Sparano may soon be sleeping with the fishes, professionally anyway. Which means rampant replaceme ... More >>
Well, University of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley works a heck of a lot faster than his counterpart at Miami. Will Muschamp, the defensive coordinator of the Texas Longhorns, has been named the new head honcho in Gainseville. Previously he had been guaranteed to be Mack Brown's successor ... More >>
Considering the uncharacteristic mediocrity of Sunshine State college football this year it's sort of a hollow achievement, but following the Hurricanes 35-10 dismantling of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets they're once again the highest ranked college football team in Florida. Fans can thank the sur ... More >>
When it comes to football, the Atlantic Coast Conference has become a sad, depressing little thing this season. Given the sentiment in the sports universe lately it seems some would be happy to see the ACC downgraded to a flag football club. Granted, Virginia Tech's woes are most to blame for that s ... More >>
You might as well call this year's Champs Sports Bowl "The Shalala Bowl," because Miami's current President and University of Wisconsin's former Chancellor Donna Shalala might be the person most excited by the match-up. Maybe the only person? Yes, that means The Gator Bowl's nefarious scheme ... More >>
For the first time this season, the Miami Hurricanes are ranked in the top ten of all of the major polls: eighth in the AP, ninth in the coaches', and tenth in the Harris Interactive and BCS standings. But, with the exception of LSU, we're the only team in the top ten that doesn't control its own ... More >>
Just last week we pretty much concluded, "Well, we might never get an Olympics, but at least we get to host tons of Super Bowls and BCS championships."But now, according to The Herald, the NFL is calling into question our ability to host future NFL games, and rubbing it in that the BCS might not ... More >>
Bruce Feldman is no stranger to Canes Football. He literally wrote the book, Canes Mutiny, on the team. His recent blog post over at ESPN doesn't directly address the Canes, but it does bring up an interesting point to ponder: in eight of the ten past seasons the National Championship has been won b ... More >>
Your weekly football fix won't come until this weekend, but since Riptide will be quite quiet the rest of the week we'll be doing our trademarked very informative Football previews today!The Emerald Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs California Golden Bears, Saturday Dec 27th 8pm on ESPNThe last time anyon ... More >>
We do not have jet packs yet, but we have iPhones, a black president, and now football broadcast in 3-D! Fox and Sony have announced that next month's BCS Championship game between the Gators and the Sooners at Dolphin Stadium will be shot in 3-D.Obviously, even the most expensive flat-screen HDTV w ... More >>
You know times are tough when crazed college football fans in places like cold-ass Blacksburg, Virginia; and Cincinnati, Ohio, can't scrounge up enough change to get to sunny Miami for a January 1 bowl game. But alas, that is the cold, hard truth of these tough economic times.More depressing recess ... More >>
The post-Orange Bowl age kicks off.
Football classic not the same
Parade brings on tradition
Think financing a Marlins ballpark is tricky? Just try finding a place to put it
Last week's big soccer match at the Orange Bowl was about more than sports
Argentina is out of the World Cup, but two of its teams played last weekend as if everything was on the line
The second time a professor caught him cheating, UM football star Andre Johnson seemed to be in deep trouble. That's when home-field advantage kicked in.
The Gold Cup was a lot of fun, if you like riots
The Junior Orange Bowl International Chess Championship
No football rivalry in the nation tops the contest between Jackson and Northwestern high schools. But the Soul Bowl's success could also be its ruin.
Sure, Miami has an empty stadium. And sure, Bruce Frey has pigskin on the brain. But that's no excuse for the Canadian football league.
Home may be where the heart is, but sportswriter Gary Long's vote is in the state of Washington