Tonight's meeting between two of South Florida's most storied high school football teams has been canceled. The reason: apparently, gang violence.
Bet ya didn't know the high-school coach with the most state titles in Miami-Dade County isn't involved with football, basketball, or baseball. Heck, the championship leader doesn't work with boys either. She's Carmen Jackson, head coach of the girls' track-and-field club at Miami Northwestern Senio ... More >>
Dale! Pitbull may be Mr. 305 (where the vast majority of his fellow Cuban-Americans are voting for Mitt Romney), but he'll be stepping into the 954 on Sunday to join President Obama at a major pre-election rally.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Luther Campbell had been denied his certification to coach high school football; in a telephone conversation with Uncle Luke, we misunderstood the result of the state's appeal. He will in fact be allowed to coach. Hooray! We do apolog ... More >>
Schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho calls the fine "capricious."Socked with a $53,000 fine for fielding a boy's basketball team that repeatedly trampled the rules last season, Dr. Michael M. Krop's new principal is battling the penalty. In an appeal filed in September with the Florida H ... More >>
Is LeBron James thinking of pulling a Michael Jordan? Well, we all know he wants to win six rings, but we're talking about another career move echoing Jordan. As in temporarily quitting basketball to pursuit a career in another sport. With the cancellation of the first two weeks of the NBA offici ... More >>
The attention has shifted somewhat back to the Miami Hurricanes losses on the field, but NCAA sanctions are still looming for the school's massive off-field failure to keep its players away from douche king sports booster Nevin Shapiro. It took a surprisingly long time, but it seems that one of t ... More >>
A Miami-Dade Public Schools principal credited with turning around a storied inner city high school's academic performance is under investigation for illegally changing student grades. The allegation against Charles Hankerson is the latest black eye for Miami Northwestern High School, which earli ... More >>
Shakey got spanked.The Florida High School Athletic Association today released findings from its investigation of Aventura-area Dr. Michael M. Krop High's basketball team, which was disqualified from the playoffs last year amid amidst allegations of rampant cheating. The verdict: For falsif ... More >>
Happen to read yesterday's fluff piece in the Miami Herald on Marcos "Shakey" Rodriguez's departure from the boy's basketball coaching position at Krop High? Here's the lede: Shakey Rodriguez, the hyper intense, hyper successful and hyper controversial coach who made basketball matter in Miami, ... More >>
Copa Internacional Juvenil Club Casablanca Krop High was fined for letting star Sonya Latycheva play.Yesterday, Riptide debunked embattled Krop High athletic director Michael Kypriss' claim that he had never before encountered an immigration paperwork conflict of the type that recently got hi ... More >>
FacebookKrop athletic director and tennis coach Michael KyprissLately, catching Michael Krop High's athletic administrators in deceit has been sort of like trying to spot a bad tattoo on South Beach. In both cases, it's still worth pointing out a doozy.
As the dust settles after the disqualification -- for real this time -- of Krop High's boys basketball squad, it will be reckoning time for Coach Shakey Rodriguez and the school's administrators. In the last week, rampant rule-bending and outright cheating concerning the school's basketball squa ... More >>
Steve SatterwhiteShakey Rodriguez's wunderkinds just got derailed.Krop High's boys basketball squad-- already a district champion and a favorite to win state-- has been booted from the playoffs. This time, it appears, for good. An appeals court today reversed a judge's earlier decision to allow ... More >>
Brian Delancy was flanked by lawyers and kept far away from Riptide.Judge Spencer Eig this afternoon granted an emergency injunction to Dr. Michael Krop High's basketball team, allowing the number-one-ranked squad to join three other teams in the playoffs despite eligibility issues surroundin ... More >>
Dr. Michael Krop High School's basketball season has been dashed due to a player's eligibility issues, and the school's last-ditch appeal will be hear in court at 2 p.m. today. If this were a Disney movie, this is when the students would burst into impassioned speeches to melt an old judge's ... More >>
Michael MillerDevonta Freeman will try to power Central to its first-ever state title game tonightLast week was all about the cheese plates, champagne, and pretending you knew who Marina Abramovic was: "But of course! I love her... stuff."So now that Art Basel is over, why not shed the haute cout ... More >>
Devonta Freemanwqam.comErnest FreemanIf you're looking for Florida's most exciting, high-octane offense, forget the Hurricanes, Gators, and Seminoles. And you sure as hell better skip the Dolphins.The most electrifying show in the sunshine state is none other than Miami Central Senior High Sch ... More >>
Danny Perez, the man who was mysteriously shot and killed while riding his bicycle Friday night, was also a Special Olympic athlete who was named Miami-Dade County's Inspirational Athlete of the Year in 2008.Perez was riding west on NW 79th Street between NW 17th and NW 22nd after getting off a b ... More >>
Michael North Westminster Christian right fielder David Thompson can't legally drive or grow facial hair all that well. But the high school freshman is no longer a boy. He became a man when he led his team on May 26 to a state championship on a sprained ankle that required a cortisone shot the ... More >>
A prized high school athlete who is drawing out his college decision and has a bit of legal trouble in his past? Why of course University of Miami is in the running to recruit him. John Wall, one of the top high school point guards in the nation, has yet to make a decision on where he'll be playing ... More >>
via Kevin Cole's flickrThe McDonald's All-American High School basketball games goes off tomorrow on the UM campus. The Washington Post has been posting blog dispatches from Maryland's National Christian Academy stand out Dante Taylor. He has been having all sorts of fun in Miami. He's swam with dol ... More >>
Twelfth Street between Alton and Michigan avenues
Trick Daddy's "Shut Up"
Boys who train with Frank Gachelin learn an important lesson: Rules shouldn't get in the way
Letters from the issue of March 16, 2000
Miami-Dade school chief Roger Cuevas is cracking down on sports abuses. Again.
1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance
As the state slams Miami High for poor sportsmanship, principal Victor Lopez dodges blame