This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 26, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney are joined by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, North Miami City Councilmembers Alix Desulme and Mary Estime-Irvin, Haiti Consul General in South Florida Stephane Gilles, and FIU infectious disease expert Dr. Aileen Marty.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 12, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Christina Vazquez speak to Rep. Ted Deutch, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, FIU Associate Dean Dr. Cheryl Holder, Rep. Anthony Sabatini and Rep. Robin Bartleman.
Iguana on the field interrupts FIU baseball game
If you live in South Florida, you’ve probably seen iguanas running around in your yard before. But it’s hard to remember seeing one at a baseball game. At least, that was before Sunday’s game at FIU. AJ Ricketts was on the play-by-play call and he joined Local 10 to discuss the “iguana interruption.”
This Week in South Florida Podcast: December 13, 2020
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast are FIU infectious disease expert Dr. Aileen Marty, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, Feeding South Florida President Paco Velez, and journalists Nancy Ancrum from the Miami Herald and Steve Bousquet from the Sun Sentinel. Subscribe to the weekly TWISF Podcast on iOS or Android
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: December 13, 2020
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining the latest episode of This Week in South Florida are FIU infectious disease expert Dr. Aileen Marty, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, Feeding South Florida President Paco Velez, and journalists Nancy Ancrum from the Miami Herald and Steve Bousquet from the Sun Sentinel. The full episode can be viewed at the top of this page.
FIU football game vs. Marshall postponed because of COVID-19 and injuries
MIAMI – Florida International University’s football game Friday night against Marshall has been postponed because of a “lack of available scholarship student-athletes,” the school announced. FIU says the decision follows Conference USA’s guidelines for dealing with the virus “which require a threshold for the game to be played safely. The shortage is due to quarantining of COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing, as well as injuries.”A new date for the game will be announced at a later time, the school says. FIU is 0-3 this season and also had its Oct. 17 game postponed because of coronavirus cases within the football program. The next scheduled game is Nov. 7 at UTEP.
The Latest: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. ___The NFL and its players' union say eight players and 11 other personnel tested positive in the latest round of screening for COVID-19. Coach Dan Mullen, at least two assistants and more than two dozen players tested positive following a road trip to Texas A&M earlier this month. FIU has seen more than 30 players miss time this season because of positive coronavirus tests or a need to quarantine after potential exposure. Last Sunday’s game between Lens and Nantes was postponed after 11 Lens players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
FIU postpones football game because of COVID-19 cases
MIAMI – FIU has announced that they have postponed Saturday’s scheduled game at Charlotte because of a rise in COVID-19 cases. The school released the following statement on their website:“FIU’s game scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 17 at Charlotte has been postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 positive results within the FIU football program. Out of an abundance of caution, all team activities have been paused.”
Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office launches initiative aimed at stopping hate crimes against LGBTQ community
MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office announced a new effort to protect South Florida’s LGBTQ community. This comes following a new study revealing a startling amount of hate crimes targeting the group. Now a new FIU study is giving insight into just how severe the issue of crime against members of the LGBTQ community in Miami-Dade County really is. Most victims of reported hate crimes in Miami-Dade County tend to be young and Black, and offenders tend to be older and Hispanic. “The phycological, the emotional, the physical trauma that is experienced, now we have the benefit of this research,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 14
Two games are all that separate Local 10 sports director Will Manso from sports reporter Clay Ferraro entering rivalry weekend. The road team has won each of the past four Egg Bowl games between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Virginia and Virginia Tech will not only play for the Commonwealth Cup. The Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State is always entertaining. How will Oregon respond in the Civil War against rival Oregon State after an upset loss at Arizona State that cost the Ducks a chance at making the playoff?
Miami Sports Pod - Paws up as UM suffers a humbling, embarrassing loss
Local 10′s Will Manso and Clay Ferraro break down UM’s breakdown against FIU for one program’s most embarrassing loss, and the most amazing win for the other. SUBSCRIBE to the Miami Sports Pod - iTunes | Android:30 Credit to FIU on a big win1:20 What went wrong for the Canes on Saturday night? 2:30 The game wasn’t the real story… Manny called it a low point4:00 Why did the Canes come out so unprepared9:00 FIU looked like the team that wanted it more12:00 UM is a broken football program14:00 Blake James is on the hot seat18:00 Can Manny be the guy to get UM back? 22:00 Former players understand what they had was special25:00 Why do fans have such unrealistic expectations33:00 Congrats again to Butch and FIU
Local10.com college football picks: Week 13
There will be no separation in this week’s Local10.com college football picks. 2 Ohio State is a prohibitive favorite against Penn State, but don’t discount the Nittany Lions. 2 Ohio State in 2016, knocking the Buckeyes from the ranks of the unbeaten. Those Buckeyes went on to make the College Football Playoff. That’s where the Hurricanes will try to keep their winning streak going against FIU, coached by former Hurricanes head honcho Butch Davis.
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.
Williams sets Miami single-game touchdown record
Jarren Williams #15 of the Miami Hurricanes reacts after throwing his sixth touchdown of the game against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Jarren Williams set a new Hurricanes single-game record with six touchdown passes in Miami's dominating 52-27 win over Louisville at Hard Rock Stadium. He finished the game 15 of 22 for 253 yards and those record six touchdowns. Meanwhile, Miami won a third straight game and improved to 6-4 on the season and 4-3 in the ACC. Williams regained his starting job from N'Kosi Perry in a win at Pittsburgh and hasn't looked back in leading the Canes on a much-needed winning streak.
Middle Tennessee romps to 50-17 upset of FIU
AP Photo/Brett CarlsenMURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Terelle West, Asher O'Hara and Jayy McDonald all rushed for over 100 yards as Middle Tennessee dominated the third quarter to upset Florida International 50-17 on Saturday. Middle Tennessee (3-5, 2-2 Conference USA) lost four of its last five games prior to demolishing FIU (4-4, 2-3), which was on a three-game win streak. O'Hara accounted for three scores, as he threw for one and ran for two more while amassing 159 yards rushing. McDonald rushed for 138 yards and one score -- a 92-yard dash late in the final quarter. They recovered four fumbles while limiting the Panthers to 89 yards rushing for the game.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 9
Local 10 News reporters Ian Margol and Liane Morejon are going to ride and die with the Hurricanes this season. Both are picking Miami to win at Pittsburgh, even after the Hurricanes were upset by Georgia Tech at home last weekend to fall to 3-4. Local 10 sports reporter Clay Ferraro may surprise a few with his pick of Michigan over Notre Dame, but it's wise not to underestimate the Wolverines when they're playing at the "Big House." Right now Clay and Local 10 sports director Will Manso are all tied up for first place in the Local10.com weekly college football picks, though Ian isn't too far behind. Liane will likely need a November of surprises to keep her in the race.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 8
The group is all in on the trio of teams from South Florida, but the same can't be said about Florida State. The Seminoles are a unanimous pick to lose at Wake Forest this weekend. They should be able to withstand a struggling Georgia Tech squad Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. But he won't make any headway this weekend with identical picks. Liane Morejon is hedging her bets on Michigan as she tries to narrow the gap between first and last place.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 7
The Gators and Seminoles may be rivals, but they've got something in common this weekend -- they're both playing the underdog roles. For the second consecutive weekend, Florida has to prove its worth in a Southeastern Conference battle of undefeated teams. Meanwhile, unranked Florida State will have a tall task at the other "Death Valley" against No. The group was unanimous in picking the Tigers (as in, the Tigers of LSU and of Clemson) to beat the Sunshine State teams. But the majority of the group still seems high on Miami, despite a sloppy performance at home last weekend.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 6
The college football prognosticators are unanimously picking seventh-ranked Auburn to beat No. The group is all in on the Wolverines, although Ian said he'd favor the Hawkeyes if they were playing at home. Ian and Liane are picking one-win UMass, led by former Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell, to beat the Panthers at Riccardo Silva Stadium. But Will and Clay are believers in Butch Davis' Panthers, at least for this weekend. The Huskies are just 1-3 this season and have lost each of their last three games.
Police investigate threat targeting Miami-FIU game at Marlins Park
Mike Ehrmann / Getty ImagesMIAMI - Miami-Dade police are investigating a social media threat made against fans at the upcoming Miami-FIU football game at Marlins Park. According to Andy Slater, the threats were posted to the Facebook page of the Miami Marlins. "Death threats coming to all people that live in Miami" was one of the reported posts, while the other was "someone might bomb the city." The Hurricanes and Panthers are scheduled to face off at the stadium on Nov. 23. A representative with Miami-Dade County's Division of Homeland Security confirmed the department is looking into the threat and is "working closely with other agencies to ensure the safety of all."
Henderson, Hale lift Louisiana Tech past Panthers
- Justin Henderson rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns, Bailey Hale tied a program record with five field goals and Louisiana Tech beat Florida International 43-31 on Friday night. Hale kicked field goals of 41, 25 and 29 yards in the fourth quarter to give Tech a 36-24 lead with 2:17 remaining. FIU snapped Tech's 16-0 scoring run with an 8-play, 72-yard scoring drive to get within 36-31 with 51 seconds left. J'Mar Smith was 27-of-41 passing for 290 yards for Louisiana Tech (3-1, 1-0 Conference USA), which entered ranked 26th in the nation for passing offense at 294.7 yards per game. Hale also made five field goals last season against North Texas.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 4
Things are about to get real. That means that Will and Clay are tied at 25-5 overall headed into the fourth full month of the college football season. Perhaps if Texas A&M knocks off Auburn, as Clay has prophesized. Or maybe Michigan will stun Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium, as Liane has projected. Liane also picked the Florida State tailspin to continue, losing to Louisville at home.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 3
Local 10 sports reporter Clay Ferraro has a -game lead on sports director Will Manso headed into the third full weekend of the college football season. Everyone missed on Miami's 28-25 loss at North Carolina, dropping the Hurricanes to 0-2 for the first time since 1978. In addition to picking FIU and Miami to win, she also put her faith in USF, which lost a close contest with Georgia Tech. After two straight weekends of unanimous stock in Florida State, the Seminoles have lost favor with this group headed into their Atlantic Coast Conference opener at No. Saturday's games are seemingly much clearer cut, as the only difference of opinion is Stanford at UCF and FAU's trip to Ball State.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 1
Local 10 sports reporter Clay Ferraro has an early lead on the rest of the group leading into the first full weekend of college football. Clay was the only person to pick Florida to beat Miami last Saturday in Orlando, although it nearly didn't happen. 8 Gators edged the Hurricanes 24-20 thanks to 10 sacks on redshirt freshman quarterback Jarren Williams. The threat of Hurricane Dorian forced the game between Florida State and Boise State, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in Jacksonville, to move to Tallahassee. Otherwise, all the picks are the same.
College football games altered by storms through the years
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - With Hurricane Dorian on a potential path toward Florida, this Saturday's season opener between Florida State and Boise State is very much in doubt. 2004Florida State at MiamiRobert Laberge/Getty Images Miami Hurricanes running back Frank Gore runs with the football as Florida State Seminoles linebacker A.J. Gore scored the winning touchdown in overtime as Miami won 16-10 at the Orange Bowl, Sept. 10, 2004. To accommodate the makeup game, Florida had to drop its previously scheduled non-conference game against Presbyterian, leaving the Gators with just five home games. As a result, Florida State had a 21-day layoff (the longest in school history) between games.
FIU's James Morgan named to Davey O'Brien Watch List
FIU quarterback James Morgan against the CanesMIAMI - FIU quarterback James Morgan picked up an honor on Tuesday. Morgan was one of 30 quarterbacks named to the 2019 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List. In his first season at FIU, Morgan earned C-USA Newcomer of the Year. He threw for 26 touchdowns and a passer efficiency rating of 157.6Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Local10.com weekend guide: Nov. 2-4
Click below to find your nearest theater and show times:http://www.fandango.com/moviesintheatersSportsThere is a football trifecta in South Florida this weekend. Miami fans can take solace in the fact that the Hurricanes will be back at Hard Rock Stadium when they face Duke at 7 p.m. Saturday. Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier throws the ball prior to the game against the Savannah State Tigers on Sept. 8, 2018 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. EntertainmentThose of you with a nautical nose should head to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running all weekend long. Joel McHale brings his standup routine to the Palm Beach Improve in West Palm Beach.
2 Miami-Dade high school students severely beaten on FIU campus
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – An attacker severely beat two Miami-Dade County high school students with a tree branch early Monday, family members said. Miami-Dade County Public School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said FIU police will be providing extra security on campus after the attack. "It's not like they were hanging out in some secluded, you know, bad area, so that's what's scary for me," James' mother, Tara James, said. James Critz was severely beaten with a tree branch on his school campus. University officials said parking services aides are available at the campus to accompany students and staff members to their vehicles.
FIU football team bowl bound
FIU is heading to the St. Pete Bowl on Dec. 20 following an 8-4 regular season. It's the second straight appearance for the Panthers. The Panthers, coached by Mario Cristobal and led by all-purpose threat T.Y. Hilton, defeated Toledo 34-32 in last year's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. This year's bowl will be televised at 8 p.m. on ESPN.