Sham High School Football Playoff: What If We Had a Florida vs. California Final Four?

Photo by Heston Quan Southern California playoff football dreams were dashed in the collegiate ranks this weekend, leading us to dream about the possibilities of the high school football playoffs. Sports fans always get excited about college football playoff scenarios this time of year, and extra excitement is in the air when the 2024-25 field … Read more

Wisconsin Volleyball’s next NCAA tournament game start time announced | Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin volleyball team will start their third-round game of the NCAA tournament earlier than usual on Thursday. The Badgers meet Big Ten Conference rivals Penn State at around 5 p.m. at the UW Field House. Their game begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first regional semifinal game at the Field … Read more

Thousands of “nuisance alligators” are killed in Florida every year * Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — The 6-foot alligator in a backyard pond in northern Hillsborough County hadn’t bothered anyone. It wasn’t hurt. But it was killed. Phil Walters, a nuisance alligator catcher contracted to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s statewide Nuisance Alligator Program, had been called after a mother whose child had been playing near the … Read more

Florida is expected to be a hotbed for wildfires in early 2023 * Florida

The ingredients are aligned for parts of Florida to be active for wildfires in 2023, although two hurricanes will make landfall in 2022 and result in torrential rains. Recent forecasts released by the National Interagency Fire Center show the likelihood that higher-than-average wildfire potential will increase along the Interstate 10 corridor in the new year, … Read more

White University of Central Florida academic convicted of having tan face, beard and donned fez hat * Florida

The mad professor! The White University of Central Florida academic is convicted of donning a brown face, beard and fez hat for video lectures on historical figures from the Middle East and North Africa A professor at the University of Central Florida is in hot water after videos of his online lectures showed he appears … Read more

Top tropical cyclones outside of the Atlantic hurricane season ^ North Carolina

The Atlantic hurricane season is over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see storms. what you need to know Outside of the Atlantic hurricane season, 60 tropical storms and hurricanes have formed Of those 60 storms, 14 made landfall in the United States Most of the off-season tropical cyclones formed in May The hurricane season … Read more

Undefeated Lake Wales will play for the Florida 3S State Championship * Florida

LAKE WALES – And then there were two more. A pumped-up Lake Wales thundered through the first two quarters of football to win Lake City Columbia 37-7 in a Class 3S semi-final at Legion Field on Friday. “This team is special, they compete in everything, not just football,” said Lake Wales head coach Tavaris Johnson. … Read more

Florida lawmakers representing Jacksonville share their thoughts on ‘resigning to run’ * Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High rents, skyrocketing insurance premiums and inflation are hot topics in the Florida Legislature. The Duval delegation, made up of Jacksonville state legislators, met Friday to hear what residents should see as priorities for the state legislature for the next year. The meeting is held annually so that senators and state officials … Read more

Florida’s migrant resettlement program poses another legal challenge > Massachusetts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) — Accusing Gov. Ron DeSantis of “attempting to legalize state-sponsored harassment,” immigrant advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit challenging an “unauthorized alien” resettlement program launched by state lawmakers earlier this year had been approved. The lawsuit alleges a number of allegations, including violations of constitutional process and equal protection. The Florida Legislature, … Read more

DeSantis 2024 Presidential Prospects urge Florida Legislature to review law – NBC 6 South Florida * Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a much-anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A “Resign to Run” law requires state officials to pledge to relinquish their positions when running for federal office. The measure, which has been in and off the books for the past … Read more