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    January 31, 2014

    Who Should Miamians Root For In the Super Bowl: Broncos or Seahawks?

    Every year there is a Super Bowl. Every year, for the past 31 years, the Miami Dolphins have not been in that Super Bowl. So every year we're left deciding what team we're going to nominally root for that night. In fact, over the past few years Riptide has used a highly secret, semi-patented mathe ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    UM and FIU Could Renew Football Rivalry

    Sure, last time we tried this, it ended in an epic on-field brawl. But the University of Miami and Florida International University are prepared to let bygones be bygones and are in talks about scheduling another football game.

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    October 7, 2013

    All Seven Florida College Football Teams Won on Saturday for the First Time Ever

    If you are a fan of a Florida Division I FBS football team, you had good reason to celebrate Saturday. It didn't matter which team you were rooting for. For the first time since the FAU Owls became an FBS subdivision team in 2005, all seven Florida teams won games the same day. Yes, even FIU and USF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    FIU Basketball Coach Richard Pitino Hired by Minnesota

    It's one and done at FIU for head basketball coach Richard Pitino. According to ESPN, Pitino has been hired to fill the vacancy at the University of Minnesota after just one season as the Golden Panthers' top dog.See also:- FIU Might Redesign Their Basketball Court to Look Like a Cheesy Beach Towel

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Rick Sanchez Gets a New Job at MundoFox

    Two years after his fall from grace at CNN, Rick Sanchez has finally snagged a new regular TV job. He's headed to MundoFOX, Fox's newly created Spanish-language TV network aimed at Hispanics. According to The New York Times, he'll be filing daily news stories for the network, and hosting news specia ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    B.R.E.W. FIU: Not Just For Students

    Florida International University has plans to build a research brewery, with many thanks to the student homebrewing club, B.R.E.W. FIU, which has wielded a considerable amount of influence since their inception last Spring. The acronym stands for Biscayne Renowned Engineers of Wort. This are not jus ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    WSVN Thinks FIU Golden Panthers Are in NHL Playoffs

    Riptide has gone on record admitting we don't know much about hockey, but at least we're able to tell the difference between the collegiate FIU Golden Panthers (who do not have a hockey team) and the NHL's Florida Panthers. Apparently WSVN knows less about hockey than we know.

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 21, 2011

    FIU First, Ave Maria Law School Dead Last in Florida Bar Exam Passage Rate. University of Miami Stinks.

    Ave Maria, Florida. Ave Maria's law school is now located in nearby Naples.​Debate rages over whether FIU has displaced UM as the best football team in Florida. But legally speaking, the Golden Panthers are pantsing the 'Canes left and right.FIU sits atop the table for this summer's bar exam, beat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Could FIU Football Go Undefeated This Season?

    ​Florida's two best Division I FBS teams outside the big six conferences (or what's left of them -- sorry, USF) entered FIU Stadium undefeated this past Saturday. Only one left with a perfect record. The Golden Panthers engineered a mild 17-10 upset over UCF and remained hot after last w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Rick Sanchez, the New, Questionably Informed Voice of FIU Football

    ​Local folk hero and fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will strap on a headset this fall and announce football games for Florida International University, according the Miami Herald.We thought he might have had some kind of circus deal with Mega TV in the works, but he's pulled another drunken sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Sad Isiah Thomas' Sad Exile in Sad Coconut Grove

    If Isiah Thomas talked much about his job as head coach at FIU Basketball during his interview with Fox Sports' Bill Ritter it didn't make the copy. Instead Ritter paints a picture of a man in a situation he doesn't want to be in desperately hoping to one day soon leave Golden Panthers behind for an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    FIU's Garrett Wittels Takes Swing at Extending Hit Streak Tonight, Despite Controversy

    Photo by C. StilesGarrett Wittels, FIU shortstop shouldering criminal charges and a 56-game hit streak​The last time Garrett Wittels swung his bat in an NCAA game, he went 3 for 5 with two RBI. It was his 56th straight game with at least one hit, two shy of Robin Ventura's all-time college record. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Miami Central & Northwestern Kick-Off Tonight in 'Cage' Match

    Michael MillerPumped Up: Neither team needs any pep talk for tonight's bragging rights game​Friday night is a snooze-fest for college football. So instead of nuking a bowl of nachos and watching Oklahoma State vs. LA-Lafayette, get off your fat ass and check-out the best high school football game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Herald's Former FIU Sports Reporter Pete Pelegrin Slams Paper in Farewell Notice

    ​If you're like us you probably missed Miami Herald FIU sports reporter Pete Pelegrin's epic, bridge burning farewell notice to the paper this morning. Probably because it was posted on the Herald's own oft-neglected FIU sports blog, and really who cares enough about FIU sports enough to read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    FIU Player's Insane Hit-Streak Edges Closer to Joe DiMaggio Territory

    Usually when we talk college ball around here, it's about the Canes. Or at least about FAU's unstoppable rain delay antics.But for the last week, the FIU Golden Panthers have dominated the local aluminum bat scene. Everyone from Sportscenter to, in fact, can't stop talking about FIU infielde ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Hurricanes Are in the Final Four!... of the WNIT!

    via Canes Sports​Your NCAA bracket might be in shambles (Butler? Really?), your Miami Hurricanes got snubbed from the NIT, and your FIU Golden Panthers never had a chance, but there's still some reason to be excited about postseason college basketball: The Miami Hurricanes women's b-ball team has ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    News Roundup: Deadly Crash Kills Driver and Dozens of Animals

    Jesse Jackson was in town for the Super Bowl and decided to engage in his number one hobby: protesting. He marched against high rates of foreclosure and unemployment. [NBCMiami]A truck pulling a livestock trailer jackknifed in Weston. The driver and about 100 of the animals were killed, bu ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Isiah Thomas Stays Put Just in Time to Make the Cover of New Times

    Over the weekend, Florida International University men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas denied aC. StilesIsiah Thomas really likes FIU -- even if his squad keeps losing.​ report that the Los Angeles Clippers were courting him to be the NBA team's president, general manager, and c ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Isiah Thomas Promises A Scrappy Team For FIU Fans

    via Wikimedia Commons​Shortly before 7:30 p.m. last night, a sparse crowd gathered outside the entrance to the freshly renovated $5 million U.S. Century Bank Arena at Florida International University's south campus.A bald man with a goatee wearing a navy blue FIU t-shirt talking to three other Gol ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Isiah Thomas 'Hurt' that Magic Johnson Would Get Upset About Having his Sexuality Questioned

    via We Are The Postman​Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas used to be such good friends they exchanged kisses on the cheek when the Lakers met the Pistons in the 1988 NBA Final, but in a new book due to be released November 4th Johnson admits that there's been bad blood between the two since the early ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Isiah Starts His FIU Career with Some Good Ol'-Fashioned Whining

    Well, that didn't take long. via Wikimedia Commons​Ever since FIU shocked the basketball world earlier this year by landing Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas to coach its less than notable program, Riptide has been waiting for that first sweet whiff of the controversy that seems to foll ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Isiah Thomas Already Acting Like a Bit of a Dick

    Just a couple of weeks into his new gig as Florida International University basketball coach, Isiah Thomas is already beginning to exhibit his world-famous people-person charm.High school forward and Jacksonville native Chris Rozier had been offered a b-ball scholarship to FIU before Thomas got ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Crosstown Rivals: FIU @ UM

    Oh, no! Your Miami Hurricanes basketball team has fallen out of the AP's Top 25 poll! They're currently 5-2, and both of those losses were to unbeaten teams, so there's not that much shame and a good chance for a resurgence. But tonight they get the chance to let off some steam and build up some con ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    Weekend Football: The Big Rematch

    Ugh, it is football post time again. After the Canes' face plant last night, we're a bit down on the sport. Seriously they had it all before them - a return to national prominence and the ACC title and what do they do? Give up more rushing yards than they have since 1944! 1944! America was in WWII! ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Weekend Football: Any Given Friday Afternoon Post

    Every weekend the local professional and college level football player-type people assemble on the field to play their games. Every weekend we write things about it, because it is an easy Friday afternoon post. We also post something dumb holding a football. This week is no exception. Anyway, we are ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    October 31, 2008

    Weekend Football: Who Knows Anymore

    We are nearing the end of another exciting week here at Riptide, so it is time for this blogger to round up the weekly pig skin-ery and post a picture of something cute involving a football. For this week I've chose a confused bunny holding a ball. Adorable, no? Miami Dolphins @ Denver Broncos, 4: ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Weekend Football: Milquetoast

    We're all used to the idea that none of our football teams is going to have a great season. Not bad either. Just painfully, boringly average. Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins, Sunday 1 p.m. on CBS4 It's the future team of Rush Limbaugh versus the former team of OJ Simpson . The Bills have a strong ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Weekend Football: Streakin'?

    The Dolphins (and hey, The Golden Panthers, too!) continued their surprising winning streak last weekend. Meanwhile the young Canes continued their heartbreaking streak of staggering greenness. Will the streaks continue for another week? That is why you tune in to find out. I am not a psychic. Sorry ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    Weekend Football: Hold On

    Last time we checked in with our lil' football friends the Dolphins shocked the nation and had last week off, the Canes fell apart in the last quarter of a game they should have won, and the Golden Panthers won their first game of the season. So in two cases we'll see one win wonders trying to hold ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    Escape Reality With Football

    After what is sure to be a dramatic Presidential debate tonight, it'll be relaxing to follow some contests where the winner won't decide the fate of our nation. The dick sandwich servin', pig flyin' Dolphins have a bye this week, but the city's two college teams should keep your mind of the econom ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007
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    June 7, 2007

    Brawls to the Wall!

    New Times salutes Miami's finest fisticuffs of the past year

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    August 11, 2005

    What's That Cop Doing in Our Huddle?

    When campus police tangle with football players at FIU, you can expect a punt

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    July 15, 2004

    Campus Crime Spree

    FIU's police force goes solo on the arrests of three football players

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    The Incredible Shrinking Roster

    Sidebar to A Shakey Machine

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    March 2, 2000

    A Shakey Machine

    FIU hoops coach Shakey Rodriguez has surrounded himself with coaches and players with bad raps and worse reps -- and it's a losing combination

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    August 19, 1999

    Gridiron Fever

    FIU administrators think spending millions on a football program will do wonders for their school, and they'll sideline anyone who disagrees

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    June 3, 1999

    King Leer

    What the Herald and FIU don't want you to know about the paper's top high school sportswriter