The Dolphins want $200 million to add some kind of hat thing to Sun Life Stadium.The Dolphins this week revealed the ridiculous idea that Broward County ought to help pay for $200 million in upgrades to Sun Life Stadium -- which isn't even in Broward County. The Legislature would have to change s ... More >>
Henri Crocket, Blanche Ely class of '91.Guess which Florida high school has produced the most Parade All-American football players.Miami Northwestern? Nope.St. Thomas Aquinas? Wrong.It's actually Blanche Ely in Pompano Beach.Yes, Blanche Ely has had a bad week, what with the allegations of holy ... More >>
Flickr: National Collegiate Scouting AssociationKiffinWith University of Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin accepting the same job at USC, it looks like the only memory that some local football players will have of the coach is a pending NCAA investigation. Though former Volunteer and Pahokee nativ ... More >>
Lamarcus Joyner must have looked at a football schedule recently and said, "Fine, then. I'll fly out to watch USC play Notre Dame on Saturday." And why not? Free plane ticket. Free ticket to the sold-out game. Free food. Free lodging. It's good to be a star player at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Laude ... More >>
Flickr: elevenwarriorsLed by Brandon Linder, arguably the state's best prospect, St. Thomas Aquinas at a practice prior to a nationally televised game.If you had to pick the county in America with the best high school football players, it would probably be Los Angeles -- but that's not fair: With ... More >>
National Collegiate Scouting AssociationLane Kiffin wants South Florida's 17-year-old boys.South Florida football players are a weird obsession for University of Tennessee Coach Lane Kiffin. In the last recruiting campaign, he sparked controversy -- then the kind of back-pedaling you'd prize in a ... More >>
[REMINDER: PBS Frontline show on Bernie Madoff and his lieutenants, Frank Avellino and Michael Bienes, is on tonight at 9 10 p.m., including an interview with Bienes, the Fort Lauderdale "philanthropist" and backer of the Broward County Library, Holy Cross Hospital, St. Thomas Aquinas, and other loc ... More >>
University of CincinnatiAlvin MitchellAlvin Mitchell, the Cardinal Gibbons High School star who rode national accolades to a scholarship at the University of Cincinnati, was dismissed from his team, Ohio papers are reporting. The Bearcats coach, Mick Cronin, has not said what led him to that decisio ... More >>
Once upon a time, Sunrise Middle School had such a good reputation that some parents considered it better than private school. It is the only middle school around with a Montessori program. It has a gifted program. There's an accelerated group called the "Golden Hammers" (like other school gro ... More >>
The full list of Bernie Madoff fraud victims has been released by the court and among them is St. Thomas Aquinas High, the football powerhouse private Catholic school in Fort Lauderdale.
Listed as the representative for the St. Thomas account is Monsignor Vincent Kelly, who als ... More >>
Bienes Knighted By Catholic Church
Well, the Sun-Sentinel, apparently in a panic over the New York Times beating it to the story, finally reported on the connection between Fort Lauderdale philanthropist Michael Bienes and his partner, Frank Avellino, to Bernie Madoff, the $50 billion Po ... More >>
Michael Bienes doesn't make a lot of news and hasn't been involved much in local politics, but if you look around you'll see the tall and seemingly kindly Fort Lauderdale multi-millionaire's name all over the place.
At Holy Cross Hospital, there's the Michael and Diann ... More >>