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rip tide risk increases as beach beckons

A high surf advisory goes up, but visitors and locals alike are drawn to the big waves along gulf beaches. Meteorologists advise caution and tell what to do if a swimmer gets caught in a strong current. Local, 1B

Benefactors shine on Florida schools

2015 was a banner year for philanthropic gifts to state universities, including the University of South Florida, which got three major donations. Local, 1B

'The Force' eludes Disney's ESPN

Not even Star Wars can shield Disney from rebellious viewers who are cutting their ties with cable TV — and the flagship sports network. Business, 4B

Flooding threatens Missouri towns

The Mississippi River and its tributaries were threatening to overtop 19 levees in the St. Louis area as 18 die in flooding. Daily Briefing, 5A

Just listen as Eric Striker expounds

The Armwood High alum, now an Oklahoma Sooner, is in rare form as his team prepares for the Orange Bowl. He's one of the best football players to come out of Tampa Bay, and he talks a good game too. Sports, 1C

Gators try to end on a high note

No. 19 Florida, and its flailing offense, prepares for the Citrus Bowl with hopes of avoiding a three-game losing streak. Sports, 1C

Florida vs. Michigan: 1 p.m. Friday, Orlando. TV/radio: Ch. 28; 1250-AM.

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Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

TAMPA — The season started in August with “Hard Knocks,” packed bleachers at training camp and cheers for coach Dirk Koetter.It ended Sunday with a 24-21 loss to the Lions, a lot of empty seats and chants of “We want Gruden ba...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays make a small deal, acquire INF Joey Wendle

While continuing discussions on bigger topics, the Rays made a small deal Monday, acquiring INF Joey Wendle from the A's for a player to be named later or cash.Wendle, 27, spent part of the last two seasons in the majors, hitting .266 over 36 games. ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 1

Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 1

UPDATE, 6:14: The Rays continued talks with no major moves seemingly close, but did make a small deal, acquiring INF Joey Wendle from the A's. Wendle, 27, has spent parts of the last two seasons in the majors, hitting .266 in 36 games. He is a lefty ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Florida Gatorsí Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida Gatorsí Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida defensive lineman Taven Bryan is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday on Instagram.The 6-foot-4, 291-pound redshirt junior was among the Gators' leaders with four sacks and 40 tackles (six for a loss) on the ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Lakewood (7-0)This week: Monday vs. Pinellas Park, Thursday at Bradenton Southeast, Friday at Tarpon SpringsThe buzz: The Spartans have not been challenged yet this season. In seven games, they have outscored opponents 638-145. This week might be ...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Emily Joseph and Devin Cosser

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Emily Joseph and Devin Cosser

HomeTeam Hot ShotsEmily Joseph, NortheastJoseph, a senior, has been a deadly shooter since her sophomore year. But this season she has added to her game. "Sheís gotten physically stronger and has gained confidence," coach Will White said. "She used t...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Captainís Corner: Mullet run signals transition into winter

Captainís Corner: Mullet run signals transition into winter

Winter is here, and it is likely that our extended fall fishing season is officially over. With plummeting water temperatures substantial changes are taking place. One of the bigger things that occurs during the transition into winter is the annual m...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Updated: 1 hour ago
Could report of rift relate to Jameis Winstonís damaged brand?

Could report of rift relate to Jameis Winstonís damaged brand?

TAMPA ó What we have at One Buc Place is a game of Clue. The whodunit in this case is the person(s) who put out the information that quarterback Jameis Winstonís relationship with coach Dirk Koetter is on cracked ice.Was it Winston in the weight room...
Updated: 2 hours ago
How bad are Florida Stateís football facilities?

How bad are Florida Stateís football facilities?

As Jimbo Fisher was leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, an administrative commitment to facilities was one reason why.So how bad are the Seminoles' facilities, really?No. 12 in the country, according to 247Sports.That's better than Miami (...
Updated: 3 hours ago