| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:24 PM
You know the frustration surrounding the high-stakes testing of public school children. What started as a test to assess student performance has morphed into a bludgeon that punishes families, teachers and school districts. Add in the botched...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could some day inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we begin our Super Sweet 16 countdown today, with No. 16 Notre Dame:
In the seedy years before Brian Kelly arrived at Notre...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University, Abby Kinch often heard from veterans who ran into a stumbling block before they even started their college careers.
Veterans new to the state who enrolled at Florida...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:31 AM
There has been plenty of scuttlebutt recently about Orlando Avalon Middle School eighth-grader Peter Hayes-Patrick receiving college football scholarship offers from Ohio State and Florida State.
As always, we rush to judgment, decrying the actions as...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Steve Gunter is worried about college football fans.
He's worried they are becoming so connected to their iPads and iPhones that they are becoming disconnected from each other.
"We are creating a nation of loners," says Gunter, a member of the Orlando...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The President has spoken.
He has given his State of the Program address in the wake of the groundbreaking vote last week that gave the Power Five conferences the sovereignty to create their own rules and regulations.
Not to worry, UCF president John...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:49 PM
There was excitement in Howard Schnellenberger's voice when he spoke about the Florida Atlantic University board of trustees' unanimous vote on Wednesday to name the Owls' football field after him.
"Us old coaches are led out to pasture when our...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good."
He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:12 PM
TALLAHASSEE - Florida State running back Mario Pender trekked six hours south from Tallahassee to his home in Lee County during the middle of the week in early August to be present for the birth of his first child.
By Saturday he was back in Tallahassee...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 2:07 PM
It's quite a statement about the quality of high-school football players in Central Florida: Our region produced more Bowl Championship Subdivision signees than 28 states.
The "State of Central Florida" ranks No. 22 nationally, with 29 local players...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Coach: Victor Floyd
Last year: 3-8
Top players: LB-FB Trey Davis (Sr., 6-1, 200), OL-DL Marcus Bryant (Jr., 6-1, 245), QB Cameron Stroud (Jr., 5-11, 170), RB Matthew Tillman (Sr., 5-9, 175), WR Lamar Phillips (Jr., 6-4, 185)