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    February 7, 2014

    Meet the Three Floridians Competing in the Winter Olympics

    As native Floridians, we've always viewed the Winter Olympics as some sort of weird arctic elf games we'll never truly be able to comprehend. As it turns out, there are not that many Floridians who go on to compete in these frigid competitions compared to northern states. Though, this year there a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Jeff Ireland Reportedly Told His Job Is Safe

    Jeff Ireland might be the luckiest man in the NFL. Even after the embarrassing Incognito affair, the general manager has reportedly been told by owner Stephen Ross that his job is safe. The news may come as the Dolphins remain firmly in the race for a wildcard spot in the playoffs, but has Ireland r ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    UM and FIU Could Renew Football Rivalry

    Sure, last time we tried this, it ended in an epic on-field brawl. But the University of Miami and Florida International University are prepared to let bygones be bygones and are in talks about scheduling another football game.

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    October 7, 2013

    All Seven Florida College Football Teams Won on Saturday for the First Time Ever

    If you are a fan of a Florida Division I FBS football team, you had good reason to celebrate Saturday. It didn't matter which team you were rooting for. For the first time since the FAU Owls became an FBS subdivision team in 2005, all seven Florida teams won games the same day. Yes, even FIU and USF ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Miami Hurricanes Kickoff Tonight: The Best Canes Fans on Instagram

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another season of Miami Hurricanes football. Tonight the Canes will kick off against the pride of Boca Raton, the Florida Atlantic University Owls. The Hurricanes are 32-point favorites over the mighty Owls, so the game is not exactly expected to come down to the wir ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    FAU's Student Magazine Is Really Blunt About Their Football Team's Chances Against Miami

    College football season is finally upon us. Frat boys are scouring Party City for the perfect shade of body paint. Sorority girls are looking up ways on Pinterest to artfully cut up free pep rally t-shirts into mid-riff baring tanks. Students everywhere are stocking up on Natty Lite. Excitement is r ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    FIU Basketball Coach Richard Pitino Hired by Minnesota

    It's one and done at FIU for head basketball coach Richard Pitino. According to ESPN, Pitino has been hired to fill the vacancy at the University of Minnesota after just one season as the Golden Panthers' top dog.See also:- FIU Might Redesign Their Basketball Court to Look Like a Cheesy Beach Towel

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    November 13, 2012

    Rick Sanchez Gets a New Job at MundoFox

    Two years after his fall from grace at CNN, Rick Sanchez has finally snagged a new regular TV job. He's headed to MundoFOX, Fox's newly created Spanish-language TV network aimed at Hispanics. According to The New York Times, he'll be filing daily news stories for the network, and hosting news specia ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Almost Every Florida Team (Including FIU) Got a Vote in Preseason Coaches Poll, Except for the Hurricanes

    According to voters in the just-released preseason Coaches Poll, the University of Miami Hurricanes are about on the same level as the Florida Atlantic University Owls: Neither team received a single vote in the poll. Every other Division I FBS team in Florida did, though. Even Florida International ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    B.R.E.W. FIU: Not Just For Students

    Florida International University has plans to build a research brewery, with many thanks to the student homebrewing club, B.R.E.W. FIU, which has wielded a considerable amount of influence since their inception last Spring. The acronym stands for Biscayne Renowned Engineers of Wort. This are not jus ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    WSVN Thinks FIU Golden Panthers Are in NHL Playoffs

    Riptide has gone on record admitting we don't know much about hockey, but at least we're able to tell the difference between the collegiate FIU Golden Panthers (who do not have a hockey team) and the NHL's Florida Panthers. Apparently WSVN knows less about hockey than we know.

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    March 12, 2012

    The Winner of the Miami Mascot Madness Tournament: Sebastian the Ibis

    ​Eight of South Florida's finest sports mascot entered the tournament. Close to 600 voters decided the final, and in a stunning landslide, the University of Miami's Sebastian the Ibis has won the title of Miami's Favorite Mascot.

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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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    September 29, 2011
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    September 19, 2011

    Could FIU Football Go Undefeated This Season?

    ​Florida's two best Division I FBS teams outside the big six conferences (or what's left of them -- sorry, USF) entered FIU Stadium undefeated this past Saturday. Only one left with a perfect record. The Golden Panthers engineered a mild 17-10 upset over UCF and remained hot after last w ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Rick Sanchez, the New, Questionably Informed Voice of FIU Football

    ​Local folk hero and fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will strap on a headset this fall and announce football games for Florida International University, according the Miami Herald.We thought he might have had some kind of circus deal with Mega TV in the works, but he's pulled another drunken sw ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Sports Poll: Only 22 Percent of Floridians Like LeBron, Gators Are Favorite Team

    Finally a political polling firm has decided to poll on something other than politics. Public Policy Polling surveyed Floridians on another contentious topic: sports. The poll shows LeBron James isn't exactly that popular in his new state, while Florida's favorite pro team is the Tampa Bay Bucc ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    FIU's Garrett Wittels Takes Swing at Extending Hit Streak Tonight, Despite Controversy

    Photo by C. StilesGarrett Wittels, FIU shortstop shouldering criminal charges and a 56-game hit streak​The last time Garrett Wittels swung his bat in an NCAA game, he went 3 for 5 with two RBI. It was his 56th straight game with at least one hit, two shy of Robin Ventura's all-time college record. ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Isiah Thomas Wants to Return to the Knicks and Bring LeBron With Him

    ​Oh how it must eat away at Isiah Thomas every day that he's sitting in his FIU offices coaching a Sun Belt team, while just a few miles away the Miami Heat have become the most talked about team in the NBA. In a chat with ESPN New York, Thomas talks about wanting to return to New York, and hints ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Miami Central & Northwestern Kick-Off Tonight in 'Cage' Match

    Michael MillerPumped Up: Neither team needs any pep talk for tonight's bragging rights game​Friday night is a snooze-fest for college football. So instead of nuking a bowl of nachos and watching Oklahoma State vs. LA-Lafayette, get off your fat ass and check-out the best high school football game ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Herald's Former FIU Sports Reporter Pete Pelegrin Slams Paper in Farewell Notice

    ​If you're like us you probably missed Miami Herald FIU sports reporter Pete Pelegrin's epic, bridge burning farewell notice to the paper this morning. Probably because it was posted on the Herald's own oft-neglected FIU sports blog, and really who cares enough about FIU sports enough to read ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    FIU Player's Insane Hit-Streak Edges Closer to Joe DiMaggio Territory

    Usually when we talk college ball around here, it's about the Canes. Or at least about FAU's unstoppable rain delay antics.But for the last week, the FIU Golden Panthers have dominated the local aluminum bat scene. Everyone from Sportscenter to, in fact, can't stop talking about FIU infielde ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Watch the Best Rain Delay Antics Ever, Courtesy Florida Atlantic University

    So the Florida Atlantic University Owls and the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky were all set to wage a friendly contest of baseball earlier this week up in Boca when some rain showers moved in and pretty much ruined everything. Did FAU mope about it? Did they lay around the clubhouse watching The ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Hurricanes Are in the Final Four!... of the WNIT!

    via Canes Sports​Your NCAA bracket might be in shambles (Butler? Really?), your Miami Hurricanes got snubbed from the NIT, and your FIU Golden Panthers never had a chance, but there's still some reason to be excited about postseason college basketball: The Miami Hurricanes women's b-ball team has ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    News Roundup: Deadly Crash Kills Driver and Dozens of Animals

    Jesse Jackson was in town for the Super Bowl and decided to engage in his number one hobby: protesting. He marched against high rates of foreclosure and unemployment. [NBCMiami]A truck pulling a livestock trailer jackknifed in Weston. The driver and about 100 of the animals were killed, bu ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Isiah Thomas Stays Put Just in Time to Make the Cover of New Times

    Over the weekend, Florida International University men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas denied aC. StilesIsiah Thomas really likes FIU -- even if his squad keeps losing.​ report that the Los Angeles Clippers were courting him to be the NBA team's president, general manager, and c ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Isiah Thomas Promises A Scrappy Team For FIU Fans

    via Wikimedia Commons​Shortly before 7:30 p.m. last night, a sparse crowd gathered outside the entrance to the freshly renovated $5 million U.S. Century Bank Arena at Florida International University's south campus.A bald man with a goatee wearing a navy blue FIU t-shirt talking to three other Gol ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Isiah Starts His FIU Career with Some Good Ol'-Fashioned Whining

    Well, that didn't take long. via Wikimedia Commons​Ever since FIU shocked the basketball world earlier this year by landing Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas to coach its less than notable program, Riptide has been waiting for that first sweet whiff of the controversy that seems to foll ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Isiah Thomas Already Acting Like a Bit of a Dick

    Just a couple of weeks into his new gig as Florida International University basketball coach, Isiah Thomas is already beginning to exhibit his world-famous people-person charm.High school forward and Jacksonville native Chris Rozier had been offered a b-ball scholarship to FIU before Thomas got ther ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Isiah Who?

    From the Knicks to the Golden Panthers. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

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    December 12, 2008

    Crosstown Rivals: FIU @ UM

    Oh, no! Your Miami Hurricanes basketball team has fallen out of the AP's Top 25 poll! They're currently 5-2, and both of those losses were to unbeaten teams, so there's not that much shame and a good chance for a resurgence. But tonight they get the chance to let off some steam and build up some con ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    Weekend Football: The Big Rematch

    Ugh, it is football post time again. After the Canes' face plant last night, we're a bit down on the sport. Seriously they had it all before them - a return to national prominence and the ACC title and what do they do? Give up more rushing yards than they have since 1944! 1944! America was in WWII! ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Weekend Football: Any Given Friday Afternoon Post

    Every weekend the local professional and college level football player-type people assemble on the field to play their games. Every weekend we write things about it, because it is an easy Friday afternoon post. We also post something dumb holding a football. This week is no exception. Anyway, we are ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    October 31, 2008

    Weekend Football: Who Knows Anymore

    We are nearing the end of another exciting week here at Riptide, so it is time for this blogger to round up the weekly pig skin-ery and post a picture of something cute involving a football. For this week I've chose a confused bunny holding a ball. Adorable, no? Miami Dolphins @ Denver Broncos, 4: ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Weekend Football: Milquetoast

    We're all used to the idea that none of our football teams is going to have a great season. Not bad either. Just painfully, boringly average. Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins, Sunday 1 p.m. on CBS4 It's the future team of Rush Limbaugh versus the former team of OJ Simpson . The Bills have a strong ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Weekend Football: Streakin'?

    The Dolphins (and hey, The Golden Panthers, too!) continued their surprising winning streak last weekend. Meanwhile the young Canes continued their heartbreaking streak of staggering greenness. Will the streaks continue for another week? That is why you tune in to find out. I am not a psychic. Sorry ... 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 26, 2008

    Escape Reality With Football

    After what is sure to be a dramatic Presidential debate tonight, it'll be relaxing to follow some contests where the winner won't decide the fate of our nation. The dick sandwich servin', pig flyin' Dolphins have a bye this week, but the city's two college teams should keep your mind of the econom ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008
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    September 13, 2007
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    August 11, 2005

    What's That Cop Doing in Our Huddle?

    When campus police tangle with football players at FIU, you can expect a punt

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    July 15, 2004

    Campus Crime Spree

    FIU's police force goes solo on the arrests of three football players

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    March 29, 2001

    They Got Sammy

    He was a street philosopher, a crusader, a gambler, and the unofficial mayor of Hialeah's black ghetto. Now he's gone to prison, and he's not coming back.

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    November 23, 2000

    Magic Primeval, Part 2

    On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival

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    March 2, 2000

    A Shakey Machine

    FIU hoops coach Shakey Rodriguez has surrounded himself with coaches and players with bad raps and worse reps -- and it's a losing combination

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    August 19, 1999

    Gridiron Fever

    FIU administrators think spending millions on a football program will do wonders for their school, and they'll sideline anyone who disagrees

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    December 12, 1996

    The Last of the Indian Wars

    The fight may be about houses in the Everglades, but the battle is about Miccosukee independence by paula park

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