Tomorrow night, the Miami Central Rockets, the 8th best high school football team in the nation according to USA Today, will gear up in Hoover, Alabama to take on the 3rd ranked Hoover High. Though some ugliness already hangs over the game, as Miami Central head coach Roland Smith reported receivi ... 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 looks back on the success of a future NFL star. All his life, Devonta Freeman has been looking for a way out of the Pork 'n' Bea ... 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 gives Miami-Dade's top educator a passing grade. A group of parents and alumni representing predominantly African-American inne ... More >>
The confetti wafted onto his impossibly square shoulders. The Nashville audience stood and roared. Then a medal on a royal-blue ribbon was draped around Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho's neck. Last month, after more than five years of agonizingly hard work, the self-proclaimed son ... 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. Today, Luke gives props to a high school coach making it to the NCAA big leagues.I want to congratulate Telly Lockette. He's getting an opportuni ... 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 analyzes the Miami Hurricanes' sudden aversion to Florida high school football players.The University of Miami football program r ... More >>
University of Miami Hurricanes player Thomas Finnie may not have the name recognition of Cam Newton, but he finds himself in a similar situation. No, not in contention for a Heisman, but accused of a laptop theft.The defensive back was arrested today on charges of occupied burglary and grand larceny ... 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 assesses the sorry state of Hurricanes football.It is University of Miami Coach Al Golden's second year on the job, and he's on h ... More >>
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 >>
You'd think the Florida Department of Education has more important things to worry about like the FCAT debacle. Instead, state education officials are working hard, wasting taxpayer money, to make sure Luther Campbell -- former 2 Live Crew front man and current New Times columnist -- doesn't get to ... More >>
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For decades, former 2 Live Crew frontman and current Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell has been imparting his life wisdom on scores of young African American boys playing little league football in Liberty City. For the past three years, he's been a volunteer coach at Miami Central and Miami ... 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 expresses his anger at the guy who inspired Jerry Maguire.So-called sports superagent Drew Rosenhaus has made millions of ... More >>
The former star quarterback from Miami Central Senior High who broke Jacory Harris' passing record, is leaving the University of Central Florida after following his breakout freshman season with a sophomore slump. Jeffrey Godfrey, who had requested a release from his scholarship, can transfer to ... More >>
New Times Broward-Palm Beach editor Eric Barton this morning tells the story of a 23-year-old cub reporter who's stuck in the middle of Miami Central High School recruiting allegations.This past November, South Florida Sun-Sentinel writer Dieter Kurtenback reported about the transfer of a star quart ... More >>
Chad Henne isn't the only Miami quarterback struggling.After leading Miami Central High School to its first ever state title last year, Rakeem Cato has had an up-and-down season so far at Marshall. He's started all five games, but has thrown as many interceptions (7) as touchdowns.Tomorrow he's b ... 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 >>
Meet John L. Winn, destroyer of African-American public schools. Interim Florida Education Commissioner John L. Wynn's controversial plan to screw over the students at Miami Edison Senior High and Miami Central Senior High has to be stopped. The state's top education man is proposing that the sch ... More >>
photo by Sayre BermanPresident Barack Obama will return to Miami next month to deliver the commencement address to Miami Dade College's class of 2010 on April 29. As the largest nonprofit institution of higher learning in America, MDC has a history of snagging big-time commencement speakers. Form ... More >>
During President Obama's quick trip to Miami on Friday he stopped by Miami Central High School to deliver remarks on education reform and notably shared the stage with Florida's former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush. Afterward, he held a 14-member round table on education, though only one teacher was i ... More >>
Used to be when the president came to Florida, it was customary for our governor to man-hug him, but with Charlie Crist out of office, that tradition is long gone. During his quick day trip in Miami today, President Obama met both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush and had cordial interacti ... More >>
Politics and publicity opportunities make strange bedfellows. President Barack Obama and former Gov. Jeb Bush will appear together this Friday at Miami Central High School. Obama will be in town for a Democratic fundraiser but will swing by the school with Bush to address ways to turn around low- ... More >>
Michael MillerCentral running back Devonta Freeman breaks free last FridayWin the division? Check. Knock-off Northwestern? Check.There's not much left between Miami Central High School and its first-ever state football title. The Rockets trounced their arch-rivals last week to earn a spot in the ... More >>
Before this ordeal, we had no idea how serious thumb surgery can be. Canes QB Jacory Harris went in for surgery on his opposing digits shortly after last season and still isn't able to throw a ball. However coach Randy Shannon says he should be doing what it is QBs do next month. There might even ... More >>
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