Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Completely unacceptable. That’s the only way to describe what went down Saturday night when the University of Miami shockingly lost to Florida International University (FIU).
He once was the pied piper that brought the NBA to Orlando--and now Pat Williams is going to try again, this time with Major League Baseball (MLB).
The crowd roared its approval as Florida State became bowl eligible Saturday with an expected romp over Alabama State-- and the chants are growing louder, especially from current players, to hire interim Head Coach Odell Haggins.
Millions of dollars in public funds have been used in Florida for sports stadiums since 1994, including almost $50 million each for TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Amalie Arena in Tampa and Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and more than $51 million for Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida--and there could be more coming.
If you are a college football blue blood, you better watch your back because the other schools are coming for you. 
“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.
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. 
Since week 1, I have had LSU at the top, in large measure because their win over Texas was so impressive. Since then, Texas has lost two more times, including Saturday’s inexplicable defeat at TCU where quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw four interceptions.
There is a train of thought in college football that if a team loses a single game, they’re out of it.  Every year, the college football playoffs prove this line of thought is far from the truth and this year is shaping up to be no exception.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympics Committee, urging the committee to reconsider its decision to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.