‘Sand is like gold.’ The pricey cost of restoring Florida’s beaches before the next Hurricane hits

Sand walkway to South Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Mia2you The Sunshine State’s beautiful sandy beaches aren’t just one of the biggest money-makers in the state’s tourism industry, they’re also the first line of defense against storm surges and flooding caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. Now, after both coasts were hit during

Florida State Seminoles open as favorite against Miami in historic rivalry game

Florida State Seminoles Carrying “Noles” Sign Across Football Field – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Tony Strong It’s official, Miami vs. Florida State week is here.  As thousands of fans prepare to watch one of the biggest rivalries in college football history go head-to-head on Saturday evening, several sports followers have predicted that Florida State

Florida highways will resume tolls this weekend after Hurricane Ian’s effects

Tolls are back – View of Florida highway — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Viktoriya A Florida highway tolls were suspended on Sept. 26 ahead of Hurricane Ian’s impact on the state. Now, motorists on most Florida highways will again pay tolls. Toll authorities, including the Florida Department of Transportation, put out a news release announcing that

Here are the worst hurricanes in Florida’s history as the state recovers from Hurricane Ian

Worst hurricanes in FL history: Hurricane Andrew circa 1992 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Joseph Sohm Hurricane Ian gained momentum and transformed into a dangerous Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it ravaged Florida’s Gulf Coast, bringing mass destruction to much of the state. As Floridians recover from the devastating effects of the storm,

The University of Miami is in deep negotiations with former Hurricane & Oregon Coach Mario Cristobal

Mario Cristobal — Courtesy: AP Photo/Chase Stevens Mario Cristobal is coming closer to home. Sources say the Oregon coach and former Hurricane is working out the final details of a contract with the University of Miami that could be worth over $8 million a year. On Sunday evening, a University of Miami official said that

UM vs. FSU: Seminoles snap Hurricanes’ four-game win streak

Doak Campbell Stadium, Home of the FSU Seminoles — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Ruth Peterkin In a game reminiscent of Florida State-Miami battles from back in the day, the Seminoles managed to turn the game around—after Miami had already done so—and score a touchdown with only 26 seconds left, defeating the Miami Hurricanes 31-28 at Doak

Football fans use U.S. flag to rescue falling cat at the University of Miami-Appalachian State University game

Cat clings on to a wire below the 300 level seats during the first half of the University of Miami game versus Appalachian State at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021 — Courtesy: Image by Jared Lennon The best play at the ACC University of Miami-Appalachian State University football game Saturday night happened within

Hurricane Ida likely to drive up gas prices in Florida

Pumping Gas – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Dragana Gordic After Florida drivers have enjoyed a brief period of lower gas prices in recent weeks, Hurricane Ida is likely to make it a bit pricier to fill up. Florida’s average gas prices have gone down during the past three weeks, reaching $2.95 a gallon for

Concerns for Miami Hurricanes O-line heading into Alabama. Miami reinstating Avantae Williams and revealing new-look uniforms ahead of season opener

University of Miami Hurricanes – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by RyanTaylor The Miami Hurricanes will face the start of their season in a little more than a week in Atlanta, and one major concern is starting to arise as they try to beat the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide led by D’Eriq King. King led a

Tropical Tracker: Saharan dust has moved over Florida — What this means for hurricane season

Saharan Dust – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Daineko Natalia Sunsets across the Sunshine State could become even more captivating in the coming days as clouds of dust from the Sahara Desert come in from across the Atlantic.  The tropics remain active with storms Henri and Grace churning in both the Atlantic and Caribbean. Florida