Sure, you could say Miami was the beneficiary of some of the biggest sports betrayals in history (LeBron leaving Cleveland, Don Shula leaving Baltimore). Sure, you could also point to the fact that Miami has been lucky in the loyalty department (Dan Marino and Bob Griese never left, and some of us h ... More >>
Like any standout who plays for her high school basketball team, Jaden Newman is receiving attention from college programs. The catch: Newman is just 9 years old, but that hasn't stopped the University of Miami women's basketball team from trying to recruit her. Newman made headlines earlier this ... More >>
This is awkward information for fans of both the Miami Heat and the Miami Hurricanes.Turns out Urban Meyer, now head coach of Ohio State and formerly the head coach of the Florida Gators and wide receivers coach at Notre Dame, once offered LeBron James a scholarship to play football for the Fighting ... 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 >>
Florida High School Athletic Association executive director Roger Dearing has taken a lot of heat for the disqualification of the Krop High basketball team and ongoing investigation into the school's entire athletic department. He sent us an op-ed letter, which we've posted below, in which he att ... More >>
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 >>
Steve SatterwhiteBernard Wright (center, standing) flanks coach Shakey Rodriguez during their FIU days.This news story will appear in Wednesday's issue of New Times. It includes reporting that was published last week on our news blog, and which was referenced without attribution in this weeke ... More >>
At three this afternoon at a Downtown courthouse, attorneys representing Dr. Michael Krop High will argue that the disqualification of one of the school's basketball players over an immigration issue is illegal. Whether Florida's number-one ranked high school team qualifies for the playoffs hangs ... 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 >>
via K-State AthleticsThis weekend marked the homecoming of Frank Martin, a Miami native who's turned the Kansas State Wildcats into a Top 10 basketball team. If you read the Herald's glowing piece on Martin though, you may have stumbled over a couple quick sentences: Martin "was fired" as coach o ... 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 >>
Andrea Loring got tired of seeing private high schools recruit star basketball players. But she had no idea busting them would bring her such grief.
FIU hoops coach Shakey Rodriguez has surrounded himself with coaches and players with bad raps and worse reps -- and it's a losing combination
In Miami there's one sure way to build a championship high school sports team: Throw out the rule book and cheat like hell
1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance
No football rivalry in the nation tops the contest between Jackson and Northwestern high schools. But the Soul Bowl's success could also be its ruin.
With the clock running down, Miami High principal Victor Lopez fights back
Miami High's successful sports teams get their comeuppance
Miami High's principal comes out swinging as new questions arise about his school's baseball and soccer squads
The agency charged with overseeing Florida's high school sports refuses to investigate Miami High's tainted basketball program
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.