Sunday, February 28, 2021
Ron DeSantis wants to compensate student-athletes, U.S. attorneys might not prosecute medical marijuana cases in Florida, and Florida counties and cities looking at raising the age to buy tobacco. 
Both Florida and Miami suffered their first losses of the season on Saturday--but because this season is unlike any other, they are not eliminated from national championship contention just yet. 
With the season over, there are plenty of interesting developments for college football in Florida. 
All during the regular season, I listen to pundits and fans alike calling for an eight-team playoff Why? College football is the greatest sport there is because there is nothing else like it.
Shortly before kickoff, the game between Florida State and Virginia was called off and no make-up date has been announced. Again, a positive COVID-19 test led to no action on the field--but this time Florida State is ravaged. After contract tracing, the team would have only had 44 scholarship players available for the game.
As the Gators and Canes tangle in Orlando, I am giving you the top 25 teams in college football before the season starts--which means absolutely nothing and you should take it as such. This column is for discussion, arguing, debate and having the worst of us come out on Facebook.
Rubio’s proposal is based on a review of protocols created by states, youth sports organizations, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with guidance from leading public health authorities and experts. The letter follows a conversation the senator and governor had on the subject on Wednesday. The letter was sent on Thursday.
Recent media reports have stated that leaders in Japan have “privately” concluded that they are too concerned about the pandemic for the 2021 Olympics to take place.
Several teams choked away their opportunity to run the table this past week but hope remains eternal, especially as more bizarre things are about to happen before we get through the first weekend in December.
“I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well, but in the interest of the university we had no choice but to make a change,” said FSU President John Thrasher.