More often than not the loser of the annual FIU-FAU game gets crowned the worst FBS team in Florida. This year something weird and strange is happening. USF, who once touted itself as part of Florida's "big four," sucks in historic measures. They opened their season with a 53-21 loss to McNesse Stat ... More >>
A man who used a pair of scissors to fatally stab a popular Florida International University football player was found guilty of second-degree murder yesterday. Six jurors convicted Quentin Wyche. According to CBS4, Wyche's mother sang a hymn as he was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. Wych ... More >>
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 >>
It's nonstop Miami Hurricanes athletics news today. Mario Cristobal is leaving the Canes football staff less than two months after he was hired.The former Florida International University head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive-line coach.
The string of good news for the Miami Hurricanes continues. After Jedd Fisch left the team as offensive coordinator to take the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team has now reportedly snagged a replacement form their biggest rivals. FSU's offensive coordinator, James Coley, has repo ... More >>
Mario Cristobal isn't going far after his surprising firing as FIU's head coach. He's just headed to Coral Gables.According to reports, Cristobal will join Al Golden's Miami Hurricanes staff as an associate head coach.
Ron Turner's Wikipedia page surely got a traffic spike this mourning as FIU Golden Panthers fans tried to figure who the hell exactly the team had hired as their new coach.Yes, after the surprise firing of Mario Cristobal, Athletic Director Pete Garcia has chose Ron Turner, a man with a former stint ... More >>
Sorry Golden Panthers fans, your team won't be getting former Hurricanes coach Butch Davis. After the shocking firing of head coach Mario Cristobal, rumors emerged that Davis was the school's top choice. Which made a certain amount of sense, considering Davis has a long history with FIU's Athle ... More >>
Do you have a college football team that's little more than a couple JuCo rejects and a dream? Is it basically a hole in the ground? Well, freshly fired former FIU coach Mario Cristobal would like to remind everyone that he specializes in turning laughingstocks into semi-respectable players. Perhaps ... More >>
Just a season ago, FIU football coach Mario Cristobal's name was being tossed around as a possibility for some very high profile coaching gigs at bigger schools. Instead he decided to stick with the Golden Panthers. Apparently loyalty doesn't pay. The school fired Cristobal today after a disappointi ... More >>
Perhaps FIU's surprise firing of Mario Cristobal this morning makes a little bit more sense now. Butch Davis, the man who helped rebuild the Miami Hurricanes in the late '90s, is rumored to be the top candidate for the job.
On Friday, we stressed that the Dolphins pass defense needed to show up on Sunday if the team had any hope of taking down the Colts. Clearly, Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle needs to start reading our posts along with his morning coffee because the Dolphins pass defense was absolute refried pig-pl ... More >>
For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don't worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. "I'm getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job," she t ... More >>
The great college athletic conference shake up of the past year isn't quite over yet, and it's working its way down to the mid-majors.This morning, Florida International University announced that it's leaving the Sun Belt conference behind, and is moving on up to Conference USA in 2013. FIU could be ... More >>
Earlier today, Luther Campbell dropped a bomb on Drew Rosenhaus, alleging the North Miami-based NFL super agent paid Tommy Streeter -- one of five Miami Hurricanes football players who left school early to enter the draft -- $50,000 to sign with him. The Miami New Times columnist was a guest on the ... More >>
It's an exciting time in South Florida sports. Both the Heat and Panthers appear to be making strong runs at the playoffs. The UM Women's Basketball team is sure to be a threat in the official March Madness (and the men might make it too). The Dolphins are in the midst of a critical off season. A ... More >>
Quentin Wyche stands accused of murdering FIU football running back Kendall Berry after an on-campus brawl in 2010, but his lawyer had hoped to get him off the hook without even facing trial. Wyche's attorneys cited the controversial 2005 "Stand Your Ground" law signed by former Gov. Jeb Bush tha ... More >>
FIU fans recently breathed a sigh of relief when Mario Cristobal was passed over for the head coaching job at Pitt, but fans are tense again this morning as several reports indicate that Cristobal is close to be being named the new head coach at Rutgers.
via FIUSports.comQuentin Wyche, the man accused of murdering FIU running back Kendall Berry during an on-campus confrontation in March 2010, could walk free without a trial thanks to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law that was championed by former governor Jeb Bush. At least that's what his attorn ... More >>
For some reason, in Miami a restaurant will open and then hold its grand opening about six months or a year later.Lokal's Matthew Kusher is taking a more traditional approach to the grand opening party -- he's holding it less than a month after his Coconut Grove restaurant actually opened its doo ... More >>
Breathe easy, Golden Panthers fans. Despite some murmurs that he was the front runner for the Pitt job, head coach Mario Cristobal isn't going anywhere. ESPN reports that Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst will take that job, while the Miami Herald reports that FIU is in aggressive negot ... More >>
Well, there were rumors that a Miami-area football coach could be leaving for a Pennsylvania school earlier this year, but Canes coach Al Golden squashed those Penn State rumors with a contract extension. Turns out those rumors may have been concentrating on the wrong Miami coach and Pennsylvania ... More >>
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 >>
In a shocking bit of fate, Butch Davis, the man widely credited for getting the Miami Hurricanes house back in order after NCAA sanctions, has been fired for dragging the UNC Tar Heels into their own NCAA investigation quagmire. The news cycle being what it is, sports writers are already offering ... More >>
Our intrepid correspondent strikes out. Jacek Urbanczyk, Poland-based sports journalist, is Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of Toledo and our very own Florida International University. It will be played on Sunday. He's in Detroit to dr ... More >>
FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek UrbanczykWho says an alt-weekly's blog can't have a foreign correspondent? Meet Jacek Urbanczyk, self-described "football journalist from Poland" and Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of ... More >>
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. In this exclusive online column, Luke hits back at the Randy Shannon haters.I'm really sick and tired of hearing all these sports tal ... More >>
Who's ready for some Panther on Panther action?Florida International University's Golden Panthers may just be one of the best 0-3 teams in the nation. The Sun Belt dwellers have faced a swath of teams from the automatic qualifying conferences in their opening run, and in all three at one point held ... More >>
Everyone is either still scratching their heads or wringing their hands over Jason Taylor's meeting with the New York Jets -- the same team he hates, like any good Dolphin, so very, very much. The New York Post thinks that it could just be a ploy to get a better deal with the Dolphins by stirring ... More >>
Police are asking for help finding the suspect in a rape case in Brickell. He followed his victim home from Blue Martini in Mary Brickell Village into her apartment building, Axis. So far police have some surveillance video. [CBS4]Over 1400 people showed up for the memorial service for sla ... More >>
Courtesy of FIUSports.comJunior Kendall Berry was stabbed to death Thursday night.Last Thursday night, Florida International University football player Kendall Berry was stabbbed to death with a pair of scissors on campus. It doesn't seem like it could get much worse than that. But an FIU Police off ... More >>
WycheTwenty-two-year-old Quentin Wyche has surrendered to police for the on-campus stabbing death of Florida International University football star Kendall Berry. Wyche had spent a few days on the football team as a walk-on before being let go. He also worked in Berry's dormitory. Repor ... More >>
Florida International University's campus is still in shock this morning after Kendall Berry, a junior running back on the football team, was stabbed to death in the heart of the Miami campus last night.via FIUSports.comJunior running back Kendall Berry died after a stabbing on FIU's campus last nig ... More >>