John Thrasher has held a lot of positions in his life: speaker of the Florida House, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, lobbyist, chairman of Rick Scott's reelection campaign, and current state senator. Yesterday the Florida State University Board of Trustees voted 11-2 to appoint Thrashe ... More >>
Well, that escalated quickly. A crowd-funded campaign to raise cash to fly a "Fire Al Golden" banner at an upcoming UM game has already reached its $1,000 goal; the banner is tentatively scheduled to fly at the November 15th Florida State game, the GoFundMe movement's founder tells Riptide. Now the ... More >>
Joey Grosso's name wouldn't be familiar to most Hurricanes fans. In fact, he had played the linebaker position at Penn State from 2010-13, and was ready to start law school at the University of Miami this fall. Using his remaining eligibility, he qualified as a walk-on for the Hurricanes and had bee ... More >>
Chuck Woodward is still a student at UM finishing up his master's in finance. He also happens to be the cool co-owner of Chill-N, a unique ice cream concept off-the-beaten path in Pinecrest. He and partner Daniel Golick will open their second outpost in Aventura come early May. At Chill-N, ice cre ... More >>
Florida State University's president is on his way out, and students are naturally concerned about what the departure might mean for their school. Except this time, the leadership transition also involves questions about the influence of oh, you know, conservative billionaire and Possibly the Most R ... More >>
Buckle in for a tense night 'Canes fans. To give you an idea of what the hell is going on in the wider sports internet rumorville, here's what we got when we typed "Al Golden" into Google News right now.
When Gordon Biersch closed last month, Nik Mebane nearly found himself out of a job. But luckily, another brewmaster position was available at Wynwood Brewing Company. And Mebane landed the gig. Rumors of Gordon Biersch's imminent closure had kept him on edge for months. After moving to Miami in Ap ... 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 goes in on the NCAA's plantation blueprint.The scandal at Rutgers University, where basketball coach Mike Rice was fired after vi ... More >>
Wanna get Jacked? Again? That's right ... Even though Mr. Nick van de Wall (better known among beat freaks as Afrojack) just slammed Miami with a two-night stand in June, the 24-year-old DJ, producer, fist-pumper, vodka-guzzler, and certified Pitbull bro is already heading back to the Beach. Havin ... More >>
There's that old Greek maxim, "Know thyself," but if a person hasn't figured out how to maintain a caffeine buzz, luckily there's an app for that. Introducing Caffeine Zone, an application developed by two scientists at Penn State University. It tells the user when and how much tea or coffee to d ... More >>
When the new .xxx domain name went online last week, universities and businesses around the country went on a buying spree to snatch up their names before porn squatters started selling smut with their monikers. Florida International University may regret missing its chance to do the sa ... More >>
Last year the Miami Hurricanes finished a pathetically mediocre season with an embarrassing home loss to an inferior opponent and fired their head coach. This year they finished yet another pathetically mediocre season with an embarrassing home loss to an inferior opponent and ga ... More >>
via Lee County Sheriff's OfficeWho knew churning out McLovin licenses for desperate college kids was a goldmine? For Brandon Albanito, a 25-year-old in Cape Coral, the fake ID biz was a million-dollar enterprise, with a 2010 Lexus, a Bentley and a 2003 Ferrari, a nearly $400,000 house and mountai ... More >>
Camille LambBryan Avendano and Clariselle Ocasio sweeten their night with Azucar.If you woke up from a blackout in the middle of Azucar Ice Cream Company's store, you'd still have little confusion about what Miami street you were on. There's a huge portrait of Cuban-American salsa singer Celia Cr ... More >>
Under President Donna Shalala, the University of Miami has seen a slow but steady rise in U.S. News & World Report's highly touted college rankings. Last year, it became a top 50 university for the first time. This year, it continued to climb and became the highest-rated school in Florida. La ... More >>
Hate on haters.The Miami Heat are the new evil empire, yeah, yeah, yeah. In fact, before they've even hit the court, the 2010-2011 Heat have been ranked the 25th most hated sports team of all time by Sports Illustrated. You can hate all you want, because this city is used to it. What's SI's most ... More >>
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Captured on South Beach, Satan later escaped. His demons and the horrible Bloody Mary are now killing people. God has fled. Avenging angels hide out in the Everglades. And other tales from children in Dade's homeless shelters.