Ever wanted to see a local politicians have ice cold water dumped on him? Well, today you're in luck. In the midst of his reelection campaign, Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia decided to jump on the internet's coldest trend, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Emails and Facebook notices began pinging around Florida's legal community Saturday with the unbelievable news: Florida State University's nationally respected professor and legal scholar Dan Markel was dead. Shock soon turned to outrage when police confirmed that Markel, who was only 41 years old, ... More >>
The pain bit Jose Maldonado below the right ear, hot and searing. When the lanky, dark-haired Florida State University student snapped his eyes open, he was in the same Tallahassee motel room where he'd drifted to sleep earlier. But then, in the lead-colored hour before dawn this past December 3, he ... More >>
Florida State University's president is on his way out, and students are naturally concerned about what the departure might mean for their school. Except this time, the leadership transition also involves questions about the influence of oh, you know, conservative billionaire and Possibly the Most R ... More >>
A St. Petersburg-area candidate for the Florida State House Monday called for hanging President Barack Obama for treason. Citing an Obama-ordered drone strike that killed an unarmed civilian, Joshua Black, a candidate for State House District 68 announced first by Facebook and then by Twitter that ... More >>
You know when you have a long running weekly poker game and you decide to add a new guy, but then he comes in and starts proposing a bunch of radical rule changes to how you play the game? Yeah, well Syracuse University is being that jerk. Despite being in the ACC for less than a season, Syracuse' ... More >>
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 comes to the defense of a superstar college quarterback in Tallahassee. Whenever a celebrity athlete gets accused of sexually a ... More >>
When FIU suspended fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha for Facebook posts showing drug dealing, hazing, and creep shots, not everyone was surprised. "Pike has always had a bad reputation for being meatheads," says one FIU fraternity insider. "Now it looks like that stereotypical reputation is pretty spot-on. ... More >>
Earlier this week the Princeton Review named, of all colleges, the University of Iowa as America's most party happy school. While Florida State and University of Florida made the top 10, the University of Miami, once the undisputed party school champion of the world back in the '80s, was no where to ... More >>
On March 1, students who tried to log on to the Internet using the free Wi-Fi network on Florida State University's Panama City campus found themselves automatically redirected to an infamous Internet shock site called Meatspin.com. In case you're unfamiliar, the site does not feature a 24-ounce por ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team wrapped up their extraordinary week with a 71-47 drubbing of Florida State last night to remain undefeated in the ACC. Taken with their historic win over Duke on Wednesday, the 'Canes were rewarded handsomely in both the AP and USA Today Coaches' polls.
Give Stephen Ross props. He stepped up to Norman Braman one billionaire to another and slapped him across the face with a clean white glove. With a full page ad undermining Braman's credibility in Tuesday's edition of the Miami Herald, Ross let Braman know he's got the cash to parry any attacks the ... More >>
The University of Miami has dropped out of the top 40 of US News and Colleges Reports' widely cited college rankings, reversing years of slowly trudging up the rankings. The school dropped from 38th, its highest ranking ever, to 44 this year. Despite that, UM still remains the highest ranked school ... More >>
According to voters in the just-released preseason Coaches Poll, the University of Miami Hurricanes are about on the same level as the Florida Atlantic University Owls: Neither team received a single vote in the poll. Every other Division I FBS team in Florida did, though. Even Florida International ... More >>
Legendary fitness guru and Florida State University alum Richard Simmons is 64 today. And frankly, he doesn't look a day over 64. The peppiest man in short-shorts is a true testament to healthy living, proving one jumping jack at a time that dedication, dancing, and dieting can keep you looking li ... More >>
Could all three of Florida's traditional football powerhouses end up in separate conferences? News broke this weekend that Florida State University could be entertaining a move to the Big 12. That lead to some rumbling in the sports rumor-sphere that the Big 12 could also end up targeting some other ... More >>
When former Coral Park Senior High standout Arrington Jenkins chose to play for Florida State University over his hometown team Miami, he told an ESPN reporter: "I don't have to worry about the 'U' anymore. I want to put them in the ground for the next four years."However, after getting arrested ... More >>
The University of Miami has risen nine spots in the latest edition of US News & World Report's annual college rankings. The school is now ranked the 38th best in the nation, up from the 47th position last year. For the second year in a row, the school is the only Florida institution ... More >>
Florida offers 122 specialty license plates, and all but two saw declines in sales between 2009 and 2010: The "In God We Trust" plate and the Miami Heat plate. Yep, unless you're God almighty or LeBron almighty, Floridians just don't want to shell out the extra cash to worship you on their bumper ... More >>
Sure, saying you're taking your talents to Cape Florida State Park Beach doesn't have much of a ring to it, but the stretch of sand on Key Biscayne is apparently the best Miami-Dade has to offer, and one of the best in the country. The annual list put out by Stephen Leatherman, director of Florid ... More >>
Basic values like "academic integrity" and "common decency" usually lead universities to accept big donations only under strict guidelines: namely, that the benefactors trust the school to use the money without meddling.So it's really awful what's going on up at Florida State University, where th ... 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. This week, Luke tackles high school football coaching salaries.Florida -- and Miami-Dade -- seriously need to change the way high school ... More >>
via US Coast GuardCrews trying to put out the flame after the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.This morning, Gov. Charlie Crist announced the entire state of Florida should brace for the impact of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecologists and residents are alr ... More >>
Despite the fact UM Basketball has only lost one game this season they've lingered in the "also receiving votes" section of the AP's college basketball poll. Most likely because detractors pointed to the team's relatively easy early season schedule. But Saturday's win against ACC rival Wake Forest s ... More >>
scuba diver via flicker ccShhhhhhhh. Listen to that. It's the sound of hundreds of feisty, cow-size fish making sweet, sweet love. Early October is the height of spawning season for goliath grouper, which means the rare floating horndogs are getting busy in Miami waters as we speak. In early fall ... More >>
The Associated Press will suit Google, Shepard Farley, every blog in existence ever, your mother, God and anyone else who dares link to one of their precious, precious stories. Because you see, you ignorant little fools, the Associated Press is the most trusted, hard working reporting outfit in all ... More >>
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[ via the Orlando Sentinel The University of Central Florida may not have prevailed on the field against the Miami Hurricanes. But as you can see, they won big time in the obscene-gestures-caught-on-national-TV contest. The best Miami players could muster were some "L-on-the-forehead" loser sign ... More >>
Miami versus FSU rocked. Next up: Stanford.
It may not be time to take out the aged scotch yet, but you can at least crack a celebratory cerveza this weekend, thanks to a ruling this week from the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee that said bicycle groups have the right to sue the Florida Department of Transportation for failing to ... More >>
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