Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina
A satellite image of ocean heat shows the strong Loop Current and swirling eddies. Christopher Henze, NASA/AmesThe Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1, and the Gulf of Mexico is already warmer than average. Even more worrying is a current of warm tropical water that is looping unusually far into the Gulf for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes. It’s called the Loop Current, and it’s the 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks. When the Loopnews.yahoo.com
Coronavirus: University of Miami backs out of Sun Bowl due to COVID-19
Miami withdraws: The University of Miami announced it was pulling out of the Sun Bowl due to COVID-19 issues. (artisteer/iStock)EL PASO, Texas — The University of Miami football team is withdrawing from Friday’s Sun Bowl due to COVID-19 issues, bowl officials said Sunday. Miami Athletics announced Sunday that its football team will be unable to participate in the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl against Washington State due to COVID-19 protocols. Rutgers stepped in to replace the Aggies for the bowl game in Jacksonville, Florida. More coronavirus pandemic coverage:>> Coronavirus: How long between exposure to the virus and the start of symptoms?wftv.com
UM faculty, hit with pay cuts, fuming over $80 million deal for star football coach Cristobal
As University of Miami students and alumni celebrate the hiring of a new football coach who has been touted as the program’s savior, not everyone is doing cartwheels on the Coral Gables campus.news.yahoo.com
Miami president Frenk responds to ESPN College GameDay criticism with lengthy statement
Five days after ESPN College GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit called out University of Miami president Julio Frenk, athletic director Blake James and coach Manny Diaz for not being aligned in their goals and visions for the football program, and three days after Diaz publicly defended the program, Frenk released a long statement regarding UM athletics.news.yahoo.com
Miami Hurricanes safety Avantae Williams charged with aggravated battery of pregnant woman
Avantae Williams arrested In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo Team Savage safety Avantae Williams is pictured during the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Williams, 20, was arrested Wednesday, July 21, 2021, on an aggravated battery charge and suspended immediately by the University of Miami. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) (Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — Miami Hurricanes star safety Avantae Williams was arrested Wednesday night on an aggravated battery charge of a pregnant woman, multiple media outlets reported. >> Read more trending newsMiami second-year safety Avantae Williams was booked into county jail late Wednesday night and charged with three counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, according to Miami-Dade arrest records. UM is aware and has suspended Williams. “(Williams) was immediately suspended from all team activities,’' Camron Ghorbi, assistant athletic director for communications at the University of Miami, said in a prepared statement.wftv.com
On Florida's horizon: Dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies
NASA is monitoring the dust, which was swept off Africa by strong winds swirling across the deserts of Mali and Mauritania. Trade winds are carrying the plume across the ocean, with the leading edge expected to arrive in Florida in the coming days. “It’s going to be substantial,” said Joseph Prospero, professor emeritus at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. "It's going to be a major dust outbreak," Prospero told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. It's unclear how severely the incoming plume of dust will impact human health.wftv.com
Is that a vaccine bus in Miami? Mobile unit goes on tour to help protect kids from COVID
A Haitian woman in a blue head wrap and floral print dress approached Maria Ferraris seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. But Ferraris couldn’t understand her. Shrugging, she said: “No English? OK, that’s fine,” and found someone nearby to translate to Haitian Creole.news.yahoo.com
University of Miami to Pay $22 Million to Settle Claims Involving Medically Unnecessary Laboratory Tests and Fraudulent Billing Practices
The University of Miami (UM) has agreed to pay $22 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by ordering medically unnecessary laboratory tests, and submitting false claims through its laboratory and off campus hospital based facilities (“Hospital Facilities”). First, the government alleged that UM knowingly engaged in improper billing relating to its Hospital Facilities. Medicare regulations allow medical systems to convert physician offices into Hospital Facilities provided they satisfy certain requirements. Hospital Facilities are required to give notice to Medicare beneficiaries that explains the financial ramifications of receiving services at Hospital Facilities as opposed to physician offices. “Health care providers who charge for medically unnecessary services and knowingly violate billing rules contribute to the soaring cost of health care,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton for the Justice Department’s Civil Division.justice.gov
Florida Senate looks to shield colleges from COVID-19 lawsuits
The bill would also make pandemic-related changes in accountability requirements for schools in the kindergarten through the 12th-grade system. The bill, SPB 7070, which will be considered by the Senate Education Committee, focuses in part on lawsuits that have been filed in Florida and other parts of the country against colleges and universities. [TRENDING: SpaceX aims to fly -- and avoid explosion | 4-year-old among 3 dead in I-95 crash | Thief pup gets new home]AdSuch lawsuits have sought tuition reimbursements because students were forced to take online classes when campuses closed last year to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For example, it would prevent using performance on standardized assessments this year to determine whether to retain third-grade students. Also, it would allow parents to request that their students be retained in third grade.
Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies
(AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI – Howard Schnellenberger was a pipe smoker with a push-broom mustache and gruff baritone, and he paired his grandiloquent manner with grandiose visions for football at Miami, Louisville and Florida Atlantic that caused snickers. He revived the sport at Miami and Louisville and started the program at Florida Atlantic during a coaching career that spanned a half century. His legacy includes on-campus stadiums at Louisville and Florida Atlantic. He then founded the program at Florida Atlantic and retired as coach after 11 seasons highlighted by back-to-back bowl victories. AdAt Miami, Schnellenberger took over in 1979 amid debate about whether the moribund program should fold.
Florida State vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI – Florida State will play against the University of Miami at Hard Rock Stadium in the team’s second game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Seminoles lost to Georgia Tech in the season opener and Miami started the year 2-0. FSU head coach Mike Norvell tested positive for coronavirus on Sept. 19. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria TaylorWhich team is favored to win the game? Miami is an 11-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?
The pandemic is driving millions of America's 'working poor' to the edge
Trying to survive on low-paying jobs prompted journalist David Shipler in 2004 to write, The Working Poor: Invisible in America. With so many people out of work during the pandemic, Shipler fears the problems he wrote more than a decade ago will only get much worse. CNBC: You hear a lot these days about how many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. But how did you come up with the term "the working poor" and how do you define it? That is, people who were working but were still poor.cnbc.com
Q&A with Vice President Mike Pence on Florida’s coronavirus response, schools reopening
Vice President Mike Pence visited the University of Miami on Monday to announce the school is participating in a clinical trial to test a coronavirus vaccine. Should we be sending our kids back to school and is it safe for all of those parents asking that question and teachers? And we know there’s additional cost, it’s one of the reasons that President Trump is calling for additional $105 billion dollars from Congress. Pence: I would say to people all across Florida and America that we’re going to get through this. A day like today one here in Florida we launched the very first phase 3 clinical trial of our vaccine.
Students are suing their colleges for coronavirus-related refunds
As colleges close their doors and move classes online to curtail the spread of coronavirus, students across the country have raised concerns that they are still paying high tuition prices for what is now an online education. In-person lectures and instruction have been swapped for online college programs that often cost less and that many researchers, students and professors believe are less effective and less valuable. Because the nature of their education has so drastically changed, many students are asking for their money back. The plaintiffs, Adelaide Dixon, who attends the University of Miami in Florida, and Grainger Rickenbaker, who attends Drexel University in Pennsylvania, aim to represent the thousands of students at their schools. The University of Miami enrolls some 11,117 undergraduate students and Drexel University enrolls close to 13,490 undergraduates.cnbc.com
Miami crime expert to plead guilty in Venezuela graft case
MIAMI A University of Miami professor who is a top expert on money laundering in Latin America is scheduled to plead guilty for trying to hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme with Venezuela's socialist government. Authorities said the charges arose from deposits he received from bank accounts in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates that allegedly contained the stolen proceeds from a Venezuelan public housing project. Over the years he held numerous leadership positions at the University of Miami, where he had a reputation as a brilliant scholar. After the indictment, the University of Miami suspended Bagley. According to the indictment, Bagley transferred 90% of the money into the accounts of a co-conspirator to conceal the nature, source and ownership of the funds.ocala.com
MONDAY HUDDLE: Jarren Williams' star continues to rise for Miami
Jarren Williams #15 of the Miami Hurricanes throws a pass against the Louisville Cardinals. But none of those players who eventually spent time in the NFL had the day freshman quarterback Jarren Williams had against Louisville. With a 38-31 win at Boston College, Florida State made Haggins 3-0 over the past three seasons as interim head coach of the Seminoles. Gutsy call propels Timber Creek to victoryAfter scoring a touchdown with 45 seconds remaining in the game, Timber Creek in suburban Orlando still trailed DeLand 21-20 in a Class 8A, Region 1 quarterfinal game on Friday. Instead of playing for a game-tying extra point, Timber Creek put its season on the line by going for a 2-point conversion.
Florida vs. UT-Martin: How to watch, listen, stream
11 Gators started the season with a 24-20 win against the University of Miami in Orlando. UT-Martin started the season with a 42-20 win against Northwestern State on Aug. 29. The Skyhawks play in the Ohio Valley Conference. This is the first time the Skyhawks will play against the Gators. Mike Corey, Rene IngogliaWhich team is favored to win the game?
Signs will now be allowed at 'College GameDay' at Disney's Magic Kingdom
Florida vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listenESPN's "College GameDay," the station's college football pregame show, will be taped live at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Disney first announced signs would not be allowed at Magic Kingdom during the show, but ESPN said this is no longer the case. "College GameDay" will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the elevated train station on Main Street, USA. After the show the signs have to be recycled in Magic Kingdom or returned to your car or room, according to ESPN. College GameDay will take place at Disney's Magic Kingdom for Miami vs. FloridaThe signs will be screened at the transportation and ticket center or at the Magic Kingdom bus loop.
Florida vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listen
ORLANDO, Fla. - The 2019 college football season starts in Orlando as No. 8 University of Florida takes on University of Miami at Camping World Stadium at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. ESPN's College GameDay, the station's college football pregame show, will be taped live at Disney's Magic Kingdom. The University of Miami won the game 21-16. College GameDay will take place at Disney's Magic Kingdom for Miami vs. FloridaWhat channel is the game on?
College GameDay will take place at Disney's Magic Kingdom for Miami vs. Florida
Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. - Disney Parks announced that ESPN's College GameDay, the station's college football pregame show, will be taped live at Disney's Magic Kingdom for the University of Miami vs. University of Florida game. The Gators vs. Hurricanes game will be played at Orlando's Camping World Stadium at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. College GameDay will take place from 9 a.m. to noon from the elevated train station on Main Street, U.S.A.Disney has posted a link showing all the rules fans will have to follow. Disney posted a video of the announcement, in which GameDay host Lee Corso tells Mickey Mouse, "Not so fast, my friend," after he intercepts Mickey's pass, which was intended for Goofy. The last time the two teams played against each other was in 2013.
Miami vs. Florida is most in-demand ticket in history of Camping World Stadium
8 University of Florida takes on the University of Miami at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Orlando's Camping World Stadium. Florida vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listenAn official with the secondary ticket agency SeatGeek said this game is the most in-demand ticket in the history of Camping World Stadium. The average ticket price for the game on SeatGeek is $360. Fans can still get tickets for under $300 on SeatGeek and tickets in the $200 range on the Ticketmaster ticket exchange. College GameDay will take place at Disney's Magic Kingdom for Miami vs. FloridaThe University of Miami won the game 21-16.
Countdown to kickoff: ICON Park Orlando offers special for UF vs. UM
ORLANDO, Fla. - If you're looking for a place to kick off the college football season, ICON Park would be a spirited place to go. The Wheel will be lit in University of Miami and University of Florida colors to celebrate Saturday's big game. ICON Park also wants UM and UF fans to count down to kickoff with its college football special. On Friday and Saturday, guests who purchase the ticket special will get a ride on The Wheel and can pick between a UM Hurricanes specialty cocktail or Florida Swamp special. Tickets for ICON Park Orlandos Countdown to Kickoff can be purchased at the gate and are only available Friday and Saturday.
Marco Rubio on chances in Florida primary, civil GOP debate
Thursday night's GOP debate at University of Miami was more subdued and meaningful than previous clashes. Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been struggling to win delegates, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his chances of notching a primary win in his home state of Florida.cbsnews.com