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Florida Gators (Football)

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Gator Nation Hates Black QBs

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains the University of Florida's problem with African-American quarterbacks. University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Treon Harris, Former Booker T. Washington Star, Suspended by Florida Over Sexual Assault Allegations

    Between 2012 and 2013, Treon Harris lead Booker T. Washington High's football team to two state championships and a 22-game win streak as quarterback. On Saturday, he came off the bench and lead the Florida Gators to a come-from-behind win over SEC rivals Tennessee. Today, he finds himself suspende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    We Should Divide Florida Into Three New States by College Football Fandom

    We here at Riptide are staunch supporters of the South Florida secessionist movement. So when the New York Times put together a map of college football team fandom based on Facebook likes across the country, most probably saw it as a welcome excuse to click on something for five minutes while their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Gators Coach Interested in Renewing Hurricanes Rivalry at Neutral Site

    The Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators met on the football field every year for 49 years out of 50 until, as 'Canes fans are quick to tell you, the Gators decided to end the rivalry in '87. The two teams have only met a handful of times since, but it appears there's at least some discussion about f ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2013
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    November 14, 2013

    Florida Is the Official Capital of Sports Scandals, and It's Getting Kind of Ridiculous

    Without any help from our sports teams Florida already has a well deserved reputation for unabated weirdness, but the bizarre sports scandals that have erupted in the state in the past three years alone is out of control by sports standards, by Florida standards, or by any standards of human decency ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Could This Be the Worst Season for Pro Football in Florida Ever?

    Since the 1995 inaugural season of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida has had three NFL teams. In that time Dan Marino retired and the Dolphins mostly slunk into irrelevant mediocrity. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers captured a Super Bowl ring and had a pretty decent '00s, but are now back to playing like i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    The Ten Greatest Gifts Florida Has Given the World

    Florida sometimes gets treated like the dong of America. The rest of the country is constantly laughing at us, but do you all not realize how much we have given you? You start your day by drinking our orange juice and then dare to poke fun at us during the rest of it. Perhaps you don't realize what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Poll: Florida's Favorite Sports Teams Are the Dolphins, Gators... and Atlanta Braves

    According to Public Policy Polling (yes, the same people who do political polls), Florida's favorite NFL team is the Dolphins. The state's favorite college football team are the Florida Gators. And the state's favorite baseball team doesn't even play in Florida. Turns out the Atlanta Braves are twic ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2013
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    September 10, 2013

    Tim Tebow Would Actually Make a Perfect Lt. Gov. for Rick Scott

    Yesterday in a column torn to shreds by our northern brethren over at the Pulp, Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino suggested that Tim Tebow would make an excellent choice for Rick Scott's next lieutenant governor. Hold your groans. It's actually a brilliant idea. So elegant, so bold, so perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Hurricanes-Gators Rivalry: The Seven Ugliest Moments

    Until the Gators decided to stick their big scaly tail between their stumpy little legs, the Miami Hurricanes-Florida Gators rivalry was a big deal. Indeed it was the oldest rivalry in the state, and perhaps at times even more heated then the FSU-UM rivalry. As one UM alum once put it, "I always w ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2013
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    September 3, 2013

    The University of Florida's Racist Legacy Runs Deep

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke breaks down the good ole boy history of the University of Florida. The Gator nation is always acting like they are so much better than Canes nation. Flor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Florida College Football Rankings: FIU and FAU May Not Actually Be the Worst Florida Teams This Year

    Lots of people try and rank college football teams, but that ignores the fact that only teams from one state actually matter. Because clearly things need to be ranked in list format, Riptide is here to rank Florida's seven FBS teams. Join us this week as we witness the debut of a possible QB superst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Florida State vs. Northern Illinois: The 2013 Orange Bowl Haters Guide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Flo Rida, Dierks Bentley, DJ Irie, Notre Dame, Alabama at BCS Concert: A Four-Part Guide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Tim Tebow May Have Florida Politics In His Future

    Tim Tebow may never be a truly great NFL quarterback, but don't worry, he might have a back-up career in store: politics.The New York Jets backup QB is now talking openly about a future in elected office, but if he decided to run here in his home state of Florida, he may have to overcome more than j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Nevin Shapiro Scandal Nabs a Gator: Florida Wide Receivers Coach Aubrey Hill Resigns

    The University of Miami may be at the center of the Nevin Shapiro scandal, but it's not the only school that has had to deal with the fallout. That's because several coaches and staffers have since moved on to other programs.Today, University of Florida wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Report: Urban Meyer Let UF Players Run Wild

    With two national championships and a Christian morals poster boy in Tim Tebow, it's easy to look at Urban Meyer's reign with the University of Florida Gators as some sort of shining example of the best of college football.A new report from the Sporting News suggests otherwise. Former players says M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Tim Tebow to the Dolphins? Please, Everyone, Shut Up

    ​So, Peyton Manning has chosen to play for the Denver Broncos, which officially ends the reign of Tebowmania in Colorado.What does that mean for the Dolphins? The sports media has already cued up the Tebow-to-Miami talks. We'd rather they hit the kill button. Nothing about that makes sense.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    The Ten Worst Bills On Their Way to Rick Scott's Desk This Year

    Today is one of our least favorite times of the year: the final day of the Florida legislative session. It's like the dying moments of a drunken high school party, when everyone makes hasty, poor decisions that they will come to regret. So, how have our duly elected representatives spent the past fi ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2012
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    December 7, 2011

    Spurrier Urban Wiley: Gator Mom Wants to Change Son's Name After Urban Meyers Takes Ohio State Job

    ​Don't question University of Florida graduate Jen Wiley's commitment to the Florida Gators. She's such a fan of the team that she named her kid Spurrier Urban Wiley after two of the team's most (or really only) notable football coaches. However, now that Urban Meyer has decided to take the reigns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Which Florida College Team Will Make It Back Into the AP Top 25 First?

    ​The great college football blight in Florida continues as not a single team from the state is in the AP poll. Before the release of the week seven poll, that hadn't happened since 1982. Though, while the Big 3 -- University of Florida, Florida State, and University Miami -- now sit at three losse ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    October 10, 2011

    The Worst Weekend in Florida College Football History

    ​December 6, 1982 was the last time that neither the University of Miami, Florida State or University of Florida football teams were in the AP poll. Since then the college football teams of the state of Florida had gone on to dominated modern college football, winning 10 national championship betw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    FIU vs. UCF Actually Matters

    ​Unless you're an Owl or an Ibis, you're probably pretty happy with your Division I FBS Florida football team right now. UF, FSU, USF, FIU and UCF all enter week three with a 2-0 record, and all but one has big game this weekend.Sure, you might be revved up as the Gators take on their first SEC ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Miami Dolphins Draft Florida Center Mike Pouncey

    ​The NFL Draft was last night. And in keeping with the tradition of playing it safe, the Miami Dolphins used their fifteenth overall draft pick to select center Mike Pouncey from the University of Florida.It isn't an especially noteworthy or exciting pick, unless you have a thing for spending your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Miami Hurricanes' DeMarcus Van Dyke Runs Fastest 40-Yard Dash at NFL Combine

    hurricanesports.cstv.comUM's lightning-fast cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke​Miami, you may be trophy-less, but you've still got the goods.That's the news out of this year's NFL combine, where Hurricanes cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke ran the 40-yard dash in an absurdly fast 4.28 seconds. That's the spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Auburn Shoots Down Oregon Ducks, Wins National Championship Thanks to Wes Byrum and 12 other Florida Recruits

    auburntigers.cstv.comSoFla's own Wes Byrum won a national championship last night... with Auburn.​To the chagrin of just about everybody in Florida, the Auburn Tigers defeated the Oregon Ducks last night 22-19 to capture the NCAA national championship.The "experts" might say that Auburn outlasted ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010
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    December 14, 2010

    Urban Meyer Leaves UF to Protect His Legacy

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke probes Urban Meyer's resignation as head coach of University of Florida's football team.Urban Meyer is not retiring becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2010

    Will Muschamp Named Head Coach of Florida Gators

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Urban Meyer to Step Down as Gators' Coach

    ​Yet another of Florida's "big three" college football teams will be coach-less as Urban Meyer is expected to his announce his resignation as coach at the University of Florida at a press conference later this afternoon. From a statement Meyer has already released it seems that the decision is lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    With Dan Mullen Possibly Headed to Florida, Where Does That Leave Miami's Coach Search?

    ​Urban Meyer's resignation couldn't have come at a worse time for the Miami Hurricanes. While it's all just chitter chatter at the moment, it makes total sense that UF would be interested in Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen. Which is bad news for Miami AD Kirby Hocutt, who reportedly possibly ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    'Canes Once Again Top Ranked Team in Florida; Stephen Morris May Start Again

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Mississippi State's Dan Mullen Is The One Smearing Cam Newton

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke comes to Cam Newton's defense.There is a campaign to destroy the reputation of Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    UCF Has the Best Football Team in Florida, According to Coaches' Poll

    ​For a state that has had three teams combine to win a full third of the national championships awarded in the past 30 years, the college football teams of Florida are having a weird, wild and ultimately all-around disappointing year. Well, every team but the UCF Knights that is. Accordi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Christian Group Uglies Up Lesbian Moms

    via The Orlando Sentinel​Melanie Leon and Vanessa Alenier, the South Florida lesbian couple who last month won a court case to adopt a child despite Florida's gay adoption ban, apparently weren't sufficiently ugly for the Florida Family Policy Council's propaganda purposes. So in an email bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Urban Meyer Health Problems? Top 10 Foods That Cause Heartburn

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Urban_Meyer_spring2008practice1.jpgUuhhh, I shouldnt've ate thsoe chili nacho bacon wings for breakfast.​ One time, we spent an excruciating 45 minutes at a family dinner thinking a tapeworm was chewing up our insides. Turns out we just had a mean case of hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Students Told to Butt Out: Florida Colleges Restrict Outdoor Smoking

    "Nah bra, it's just a 'herbal cigarette.' Oh, that's banned too, now?"​Theoretically, college campuses are supposed to be safe havens for all sorts of new experiences and personal freedoms. Ideally, that means intellectual pursuits, but let's be real -- in Florida that means the freedom to experie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Crist Relates to Tebow's Tears

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist is a Noles fan, but it's not so surprising that he can relate to Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. UF had high hopes of repeating its national championship and was the favorite throughout the regular season. Tebow, meanwhile, was talked about as a potential Heisman double winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Gators Refuse to Schedule Canes

    Florida Gators dominance is getting pretty boring for college football fans (apparently even for Gators fans), but UF athletic director Jeremy Foley is still set on making sure UF's non-conference schedule remains a cake walk for years to come, even if it means never playing one of the team's o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Miami Hurricanes: A Top Ten Team That Might Not Even Make It to Its Conference Championship Game

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    News Roundup

    The federal government decided that the county can be treated like a big boy again, and gave back control of the housing agency. HUD had seized control in 2007. [Herald]Sorry, no split title. The Florida Gators finish #1 on the AP poll after last night's BCS win. By the way, I'm all for Miami hiring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Marve Can Now Transfer to Florida's Best Safety Schools

    Former UM Hurricanes starting quarterback Robert Marve apparently thinks he is the next Tim Tebow, despite the fact he has never really shown that kind of talent on the field. Nonetheless, he would really like to at least have the option of transferring to the newly crowned champs in Gainsville. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Your So-Called National Champions Will Be Crowned Tonight

    The story for tonight's BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium is twofold: that tickets aren't as hard to come by as in previous years (if you consider $600 tickets to a championship football game a bargain) and that something like 83 percent of gamblers are putting their money on Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    CNN talking med head Sanjay Gupta is likely to be named Surgeon General. Apparently, Dr. Phil, Doctor Who, Doogie Houser, MD, the cast of Scrubs, Dr. Hibbert, and House were already busy. [CNN]Cliff Stearns, a Republican congressman from Florida, has kindly asked that the US Cong ... More >>

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