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    November 14, 2014

    Miami Hurricanes Have the Talent To Beat Florida State Seminoles

    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 offers what it will take for the Miami Hurricanes to beat Florida State. On Saturday night the Florida State Seminoles football team ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    Ten Best Moments in the Miami-Florida State Rivalry

    Welcome to Hurricanes-Seminoles Week 2014, the latest installment in one of college football's most recognizable rivalries. When it's UM-FSU, shit goes down -- it's science. Canes-Noles is a game that garners attention around the nation regardless of the stakes, and rightfully so -- the matchup ha ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014
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    August 4, 2014

    Ball & Chain Club Brings Colorful History of Gangsters and Feuds Back to Little Havana

    The year was 1935. The Great Depression was tailing off, Miami hosted the inaugural Orange Bowl, and Little Havana's Ball & Chain opened its doors. For the next two decades, the club became among the Magic City's most popular venues, a place where legends Billie Holiday and Chet Baker crooned the ni ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Miami Hurricanes Will Not Be Moving Into Beckham's Stadium

    The Miami Hurricanes football team will not be moving to a stadium closer to their Coral Gables campus anytime soon. After pondering the idea of joining forces with David Beckham's MLS team to split a new stadium, the school has decided it will stay put at Sun Life Stadium. That's not much of a su ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Bobcats Flew Back to Charlotte to Avoid Miami Temptations

    Apparently Miami's reputation as Vice City worried Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford just a little bit too much. Rather than having his team spend two free days in this tempting city of sin between playoff games, he decided to fly his young team back to Charlotte instead.

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    February 21, 2014

    Should the Miami Hurricanes Play in Beckham's Proposed Soccer Stadium Too?

    The fact that the Miami Hurricanes are stuck playing 21 miles away from campus in Sun Life Stadium sucks. The likelihood of the team ever getting their own stadium is slim. It's a situation without many solutions, so news that there's at least some interest in the Hurricanes perhaps becoming a tenan ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Grambling Protest Exposes Disrespect for Black Colleges

    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 goes to bat for historically black colleges. The Grambling State University football team's revolt is exposing an ugly reality ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Almost Everyone at ESPN Thinks the Miami Hurricanes Are Headed to the ACC Championship Game

    Hurricane season starts Friday as the boys in orange and green take on FAU in the season opener, and expectations are already riding high. The ACC media has already picked Miami as the likely winner of the ACC's coastal division, but now "the worldwide leader in sports," ESPN, has spoken. The vast m ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Miami Hurricanes Predicted to Finally Win ACC Coastal Division This Year

    Is this the year the Miami Hurricanes finally make it to their first ACC championship game? The media seems to think so. During the Atlantic Coast Conference's media kickoff day, the assembled sports reporters picked the Hurricanes to win the Coastal division in a poll.

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    April 10, 2013

    Norman Braman Calls Sun Life Plan "Worse Than Marlins" Deal, Pledges To Fight Proposal

    Norman Braman told Miami politicians once they were making a mistake giving public money to a wealthy team owner, and now he's speaking up again. Unlike his ultimately losing fight against the new Marlins Park, this time he's pledging to kill any deal to renovate the Dolphins stadium with tax dollar ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    The Miami Dolphins Deserve Our Help

    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 the Miami Dolphins.I'm with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on this one. The county and state should gi ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Miami Gardens Bulldogs Youth Football Club Overcomes The Sport's Dark Side

    For this week's cover story, I wrote about the journey of a group of 11-and-12-year-old boys playing for the 125 pound Miami Gardens Bulldogs. In 2012, the team bounced back from a season marred by a star player getting shot during practice while the league they played for was engulfed in turmoil.Th ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Stephen Ross' Four Biggest Lies About Sun Life Stadium Renovations

    On Monday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross shucked his $400 million plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium, the venue the city's NFL franchise has called home for the past 26 years. During a press conference showing off a bunch of nice rendering of how the stadium will look with 3,600 new seats closer ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    The Onion Doesn't Understand Why You Went Into Debt To Go To The University of Miami

    Sorry recent University of Miami Alums, The Onion really doesn't understand why even though you owe the school at least five figures in student debt, you still love it so much.In traditional satirical style, the paper introduced us to "Mark Felder," a fictional '07 grad who owes the school $50,000, ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    October 31, 2012

    The Ten Types of Ghosts That Haunt Miami

    Miami is not a normal place, and we really wouldn't expect the ghosts that haunt this town to be your average ghouls either. Let's be honest, this place is certainly crazy enough that we're pretty sure there has to be some paranormal activity going on. So the Riptide Institute for Afterlife Act ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Donna Shalala Is Running Hurricanes Football Into the Ground

    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 >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    October 11, 2012
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    October 8, 2012

    Who's Applying To Be University of Miami AD? An Exclusive Look at the Candidates

    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 >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Ten Forgotten Miami Professional Sports Teams

    Today, for better or worse, the Miami market has teams in each of the big four major leagues. It wasn't always that way, though, and besides the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, and Panthers, several other professional sports teams have called Miami home. In fact, the Magic City's colorful pro spo ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    With Politicians' Help, Marlins Are Screwing Stadium Neighbors

    ​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, Luke rips commissioners for the looming parking and traffic problems at the Miami Marlins ballpark.With the Marlins 16 days aw ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Miami Mascot Madness Tournament: Vote in the Final Four

    ​The first round of voting in our Miami Mascot Madness Tournament is now in the history books. On one side of the bracket we had two big blow outs. On the other side we had two face-offs that went down to the wire, with each mascot pulling ahead at one point or another. Now its time to find out th ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Jeffrey Godfrey Gets His Release From the University of Central Florida

    ​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 >>

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    September 2, 2011

    U.S. National Soccer Team, Honduras to Clash at Sun Life Stadium

    photo by Jarrett Campbell via Wikimedia CommonsClint Dempsey and the national team are headed to Sun Life.​Dear Miami: You're the capital of Latin American culture, a city so soccer-crazy that trying to find a free field for pick-up footy is tougher than sneaking an inflatable banana into a nightc ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Dan Wetzel Talks Nevin Shapiro With Michael Irvin

    via Yahoo SportsEx-UM standout tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. balling with Nevin Shapiro.During the early segment of 560 WQAM's Michael Irvin show, Yahoo Sports investigative reporter Dan Wetzel gave his take on convicted Ponzi schemer and former University of Miami athletic booster Nevin Shapiro, who ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Howard Schnellenberger, Godfather of Hurricanes Football, to Retire

    ​While Howard Schnellenberger may be the coach at Florida Atlantic University, news of his impeding retirement will surely resonate down in Coral Gables. Before Schnellenberger arrived at the University of Miami in 1979, the school was better known for its palm trees and good weather than its smal ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Ironic Quote of the Week: Library-Closing Carlos Gimenez Says Favorite Book is Fahrenheit 451

    Wikimedia CommonsFirst go the libraries...​Miamians were pissed off yesterday about Carlos Gimenez's plan to shutter 13 libraries around town. So when we saw him at a groundbreaking ceremony today, we thought we'd ask Gimenez a simple question: what's his favorite book? His answer:  Fahrenhei ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Dolphins Want to Make Jim Harbaugh the Highest Paid Coach in the NFL

    ​How eager are the Dolphins and their owner Stephen Ross to get a new coach? Apparently, enough to shower Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh in ridiculous amounts of money. According to ESPN, Ross has flown all the way across the country to woo Harbaugh and plans to offer him a contract in the $7-to-$8-m ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Notre Dame Coach Thinks Lack of Nude Beaches in Texas Gives Him Advantage Against Miami

    ​The Miami Hurricanes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will meet for the first time in two decades in this year's Sun Bowl in a renewal of one of college football's most intense historic rivalries.Of course, a lot of things have changed in those two decades, and both teams finished with a painfully m ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Yawn: Marlins Hire Edwin Rodriguez as Permanent Manager

    Anyone care about the Marlins anymore? Did someone just raise their hand? Oh, the guy in the corner wearing an Ocean Conservancy Group t-shirt. Sorry, we mean the Florida Marlins baseball team, not the actual fish. Anyway, the Marlins have hired Edwin Rodriguez to lead the team for at least ano ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes Take on Pitt Tonight In Our Last Chance to Defend The Honor of the ACC

    When it comes to football, the Atlantic Coast Conference has become a sad, depressing little thing this season. Given the sentiment in the sports universe lately it seems some would be happy to see the ACC downgraded to a flag football club. Granted, Virginia Tech's woes are most to blame for that s ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Sean Rowe: New Times Writer/Author/Poet Is Dead

    ​Pretty much every word Sean Rowe ever spoke was poetry. Even after he was hit by a train and survived.  I don't say that as praise. I'm not fawning. He just had a way about him.He arrived in Miami in 1989 to work at the Miami Herald, where I was also employed. Back then, we tooled around tow ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Latin America's Top Ten Lady Drug Smugglers: An Illustrated Guide

    Police are after a former beauty queen who's accused of being the ringleader of a gang of pinups who also work as international drug smugglers. Angie San Clemente Valencia is a bosomy 30-year-old Colombian who's accused of paying her merry band of strumpets $5,000 for carrying pounds of blow from Me ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Champs Sports Bowl: Miami vs. Wisconsin

    ​Champs Sports Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs Wisconsin Badgers, 8 p.m. ESPNSince college football doesn't have anything resembling a meaningful post-season, the most you can ask for besides ending up in a BCS bowl is an entertaining season. And boy did Canes fans get it this year. There was the joy of ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    News Roundup: Goodell Thinks LandShark Stadium Is a Has-Been

    Univision is opening its own production studio in Miami. [LATimes]According to a recent poll, Miami is the second most desirable travel destination after Las Vegas. [CBS4]Ad sales at McClatchy, the Miami Herald's parent company, are down 20 percent this quarter, but that's apparently good because it ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    October 23, 2009

    From Selling Coca-Cola at the Orange Bowl to Revolutionizing Film Production, Jack Rapke Has Come a Long Way

    Photo by Joe Lederer, courtesy of ImageMovers Digital, LLCJack Rapke (L) on the set with Director Robert Zemeckis​When he's not cheering on the Dolphins, Miami-native Jack Rapke is calling the shots at ImageMovers Digital, the film studio he founded in 1998 with Robert Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    King Mango Strut Organizers Are in a Feud

    "Sarah Palin" at King Mango Strut.​For the last two decades, the brilliant lunatics who run the King Mango Strut parade have been a happy little family. Their meetings -- which were speckled with old hippie types -- felt more like a showcase of standup comedy than a community planning board. ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Castro Is Totally Dying This Time, for Reals

    Hey, have you heard? Fidel Castro might totally be dying! Seriously, some guy who served Riptide a café cubano on Calle Ocho says his brother in Matanzas is tight with Fidel's chauffeur's third cousin who told him that Fidel is ALREADY DEAD.Hey, it's as reliable a source as any on the bearded one's ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    News Roundup

    Jay Mac appeared on SNL and joked about how he is going to lose. [Hulu] Eye on Miami scores an interview with Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart. "The most high-profile one comes to mind now not only because it's recent but obviously because it's very high-profile." Indeed something was high-profile. [EoM] Th ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    Weekend Football: Hold On

    Last time we checked in with our lil' football friends the Dolphins shocked the nation and had last week off, the Canes fell apart in the last quarter of a game they should have won, and the Golden Panthers won their first game of the season. So in two cases we'll see one win wonders trying to hold ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Selling Out at the Miami Herald

    The newspaper's county hall reporter takes a six-figure job with the very people he was supposed to cover.

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    January 17, 2008

    Jam Anyone's Cell Phone

    That turd talking while driving deserves it!

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    January 17, 2008

    Bay of Pigs Vets Fight for Home

    Betrayed by the U.S. government and their own country, they want to be remembered.

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    October 29, 2007

    Marlins Win World Series!

    OK so now I'm pissed. On the same day, the Marlins -- oop, I mean Red Sox -- win the World Series and the New York Times reports that former Marlins manager of the year Joe Girardi is the leading candidate to take over the Yankees. Oh yeah and did I mention that Miami's own Mike Lowell was the Wor ... More >>

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    April 16, 2007

    Go Ahead, Miami, Ride Your Bikes

    When I moved into my first apartment in Miami three months ago, one of the first things I asked my landlord was whether it was even possible to ride my bike to work, from the Orange Bowl to the New Times building on 28th and Biscayne. He stared a minute and smiled gently – like I had asked if mayb ... More >>

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