It's over, folks. It's finally over, and the fact that Twitter is full of gloating jokes about the end of the messy NCAA investigation into the University of Miami athletics department tells you everything you need to know.
The Miami Hurricanes moved up to number 15 in the AP poll this morning, the best showing in recent history. The University of Florida Gators, who they took down in exciting fashion Saturday -- after an epic Tailgate the likes of which probably won't be seen in Florida for years (see video), dropped ... More >>
While the University of Miami and president Donna Shalala have campaigned to have the NCAA throw out its controversial investigation, the NCAA has now lashed back and claims that UM is "grasping at straws."
The University of Miami finally received its Notice of Allegation from the NCAA today, and University President Donna Shalala sent a statement to students and alumni tonight detailing the NCAA's findings. Though, Shalala did not specifically mention it, the AP reports the school has been charged wit ... More >>
While the NCAA's investigation into allegations made about the University of Miami athletic department by convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro has lagged for about two years, the NCAA's investigation into itself over botching the Miami investigation has come to a relatively swift end.The NCAA's vic ... More >>
Congratulations Blake James, you've just secured the toughest job in college sports. The University of Miami announced this morning that its hired James as the new Athletics Director. James had been serving in the position on an interim basis since October, when former AD hightailed it out of t ... More >>
Following a mediocre signing days for the 'Canes, University of Miami Hurricanes Coach Al Golden decided to tell the NCAA how he really feels. The coach, now preparing for his third season at the school, was hired by the program without being informed of the looming Nevin Shapiro sanctions. Tod ... More >>
The nearly two year drama involving the NCAA's investigation of the University of Miami stemming from allegations made by convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro may soon be coming to an end. According to the Associated Press, sources say the NCAA is close to wrapping up its investigation and may pres ... 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 talks about the unfair treatment of African-American college football coaches.The firing of Jon Embree as head coach of the Unive ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes aren't quite bowl eligible just yet, but last night they shook off a three-game losing streak and delivered an epic 30-12 smackdown to the Virginia Tech Hokies. The worst of their schedule is behind them (including loses to three teams in currently in the BCS top 10), and the Ca ... More >>
For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don't worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. "I'm getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job," she t ... More >>
Seems like the University of Miami can't hold onto an athletic director. Current AD Shawn Eichorst officially offered his resignation today and will take the same job at the University of Nebraska. This will be the second athletic director in a row UM has lost to a bigger school.
Only in Miami could our inboxes be flooded with press releases like this Wednesday's police announcement: "Clandestine Dentist Arrested." Oh, thank God, you say. Then you think, what kind of a city has fake dentists? I mean, how hard can it be to graduate from dental school?But this is Miami, quite ... More >>
Ray-Ray just won't go away-way.>Last month Hurricanes senior safety Ray-Ray Armstrong was kicked off the team. The school still hasn't officially explained why, but he may have had something to do with either tweeting about improper meetings with a booster or a dinner he took with a friend who worke ... More >>
Another summer, another report from Yahoo! Sports making allegations about the University of Miami football program. The latest, which hit the web late Friday, are decidedly less dramatic than last summer's stories of hooker yacht parties and such. However, the newest allegations do implicate curren ... More >>
It has been almost 11 months since news of crooked booster Nevin Shapiro's allegedly turning the University of Miami football team into his own personal best friend service, and the NCAA is still investigating the matter. According to the AP, NCAA investigators spent several days on the Coral Campus ... More >>
Senior safety Ray-Ray Armstrong has been kicked off the University of Miami football team for good. The school has not released an official reason why, but the move follows reports that he openly discussed interactions with a booster on Twitter. Apparently he didn't get the memo that the team is cur ... More >>
Is this a sign of a University of Miami football apocalypse? The Hurricanes are are posting fliers around the school Wellness Center, asking "any student that is at least 6'1 and 230 pounds" to contact the team about becoming offensive linemen. We gotta say, this does not strike us as Division-1 ... More >>
Love is in the air. It's Valentine's day after all, and Riptide has asked some of our favorite cast of characters to devote their love to you in the form of hastily Photoshopped Valentine's Day cards. Pass 'em on to your sweeties tonight.
Let's face it. For most of us, keeping a New Year's resolution is as likely as the Miami Dolphins finally finding Dan Marino's successor in the draft.And some locals should look back on the past year with shameful regret.They could use a fresh start, so Banana Republican came up with some ideas to h ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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, Campbell looks back on the Year of the Booty Man.I had an exciting, productive 2011. I set goals for myself and accomplished quit ... More >>
Looking to make a donation to a nonprofit organization that will put your dollars to good use? Well, apparently your best bet in the entire United State of America is right down in Coral Gables. Worth magazine in conjunction with nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator has named the University o ... More >>
The Nevin Shapiro scandal may have left all those folks talking up the Hurricanes football program as an upstanding group of brainy, good two-shoed scholars eating crow, but you better believe Donna Shalala is still dead-set on keeping up the school's academic reputation.Maybe that's why its likely ... More >>
A few months ago, Yahoo! Sports' piece about claims made by convicted Ponzi schemer and Miami Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro put the phrase death penalty on a lot of folks' lips. As the months have passed, though, there's little indication that the NCAA's punishment will be so severe. Sure, the ... More >>
DeQuan Jones, a University of Miami men's basketball player, will sit out the entire 2011-2012 season for his part in the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Jones was the only current basketball player named in the Yahoo! Sports investigation. Shapiro, a convicted Ponzi schemer, says that he gave an assistan ... More >>
With a teary confession that he should have done more to investigate allegations that ex-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had molested a young boy in the team's showers, legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno announced today he will stop down at the end of the season. Scandal aside, that ... More >>
The reign of Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega is all but officially over. The chief was scheduled to retire on December 31st, but City Manager Jorge Gonzalez has announced that the chief will use his leftover vacation days, and has now officially relinquished control of the department. As ... More >>
For the third time in a little over a week, a Miami sports team has been the butt of a joke on a national sitcom. First there was South Park's minor dig at the Dolphins, then The Office had a little fun at Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat's expense. Continuing the trend last night, ABC's Happy Endin ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to ... 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 >>
The kickoff of the Miami Hurricanes-Kansas State Wildcats game has been delayed 30 minutes due to lightning, but there's a far more baffling display of nature going on at Sun Life Stadium right now. The bowl has been invaded by thousands of dragonflies.
via Yahoo SportsShalala takes Nevin Shapiro's money.Donna Shalala's month keeps getting worse. Fresh off a public flogging over failing to sniff out Nevin Shapiro, the University of Miami prez allowed a shady, drug-company-funded professor to be hired as psychiatry department chair because new fu ... More >>
So, the University of Miami has decided its time to let Jacory Harris say words in public again, and trotted their starting quarterback in front of the media today after he was suspended for the Maryland game after admitting he took about $140 in impermissible benefits from Nevin Shapiro. Har ... More >>
via Yahoo SportsIt seems Nevin Shapiro, the scrawny, debauched Ponzi schemer currently trying to dynamite University of Miami athletics, is even slimier than we thought. A woman now claims that Shapiro, along with his convicted felon stepdad, once helped launder drug profits for the PKK, a notori ... More >>
Jacory Harris will start for the Miami Hurricanes when the team makes its home debut in ten days against Ohio State according to USA Today. Harris, a senior, sat out the Maryland game due to his involvement in the Nevin Shapiro scandal, but will return to take over his starting duties despite ... More >>
Never mind the embarrassment caused by the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Forget the suspensions. Put aside the looming thoughts of further NCAA sanctions. Let us be glad as Miami Hurricane fans that our team will never, ever face the humility of taking to the field dressed in something either looking li ... More >>
As we all know college football is purely an amateur sport. The kind of mere amateur sport, of course, where a broadcast powerhouse can look at its TV schedule, realize it has a Labor Day hole, and coerce a team that historically guarantees good ratings to change its schedule so everyone can make ... More >>
Buzz Bissinger is a grumpy man who likes to yell about sports and who was once, and still occasionally moonlights as, a pretty damn respected journalist. Of course, in his post as a sports columnist for the Daily Beast, he mainly sticks to his angry, self-righteous sports-guy shtick and last nigh ... More >>
New Times columnist, former 2 Live Crew leader, and Hurricanes fan for life Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell is none too pleased with this Nevin Shapiro fellow who went around wreaking infractions havoc at the University of Miami football program while dubbing himself "Little Luke." Campbell has already ... More >>