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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
March 04, 2019 - 1:36 pm
As Texas A&M head football coach Jimbo Fisher watched his son Trey perform on Saturday, south Florida’s love affair with post season 7-on-7 events shine through. With 16 all-star 7-on-7 programs on hand for the Adidas South Florida event, players and teams streamed in to Ives Park to watch a...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
February 25, 2019 - 1:01 pm
On a late February afternoon – while much of the nation digs out from record cold and snow – it is a summer like 86 in south Florida. As many football prospects across the nation are inside away from the elements, dozens and dozens of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm prospects are out getting that...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
February 04, 2019 - 11:58 am
Being just one of very few stops on the Under Armour Camp/Combine Tour, south Florida has embraced it every year. By sending some of the top prospects in the country to the annual event that gets all the vitals and physical information along with a little football mixed in, this is an area that...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
January 21, 2019 - 9:20 am
While there are still many prospects from the Class of 2019 who have not signed with a college for the upcoming season, many coaches have started to turn their attention to the future. As we have learned over the years, it doesn’t matter what class it is, south Florida will always have talented...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 31, 2018 - 9:00 am
Whether it was Pat Surtain Jr. in his home area, paying for Alabama - or Trayvon Mullen, a one-time Coconut Creek standout, who helped Clemson move into the national championship game – south Florida was indeed represented in the Final 4 of college football’s elite teams. With the amount of NFL...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 10, 2018 - 9:29 am
What was your best story from last weekend’s state high school football championships in Orlando? For some it was Cardinal Gibbons’ first ever football state title. For others, it was Chaminade-Madonna winning for the second consecutive time or Northwestern bringing home yet another title. Still...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 19, 2018 - 9:57 am
Before the season began, those in the know realized that what Class 6A would come down to is a Miami Central and Carol City matchup. When they met for the first time back on Oct. 21, the No. 1 Chiefs came away with a win, but with that victory is a weight that many south Florida teams have faced...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 12, 2018 - 11:10 am
While we already know about the great talent that emerges during the state football playoffs, there are those programs who rarely get the chance to jump into this coveted spotlight. The playoffs are a reward for those who worked hard during the year, and very few have worked harder than Fort...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 05, 2018 - 9:12 am
There are very few football teams that you can look at it in south Florida and feel as confident about as Chaminade-Madonna. Head coach Dameon Jones and the Lions may not have the lineage that Central, Carol City, St. Thomas Aquinas, Deerfield Beach or American Heritage has, but this team’s path to...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 29, 2018 - 3:59 pm
We all know by now that paying any attention to national rankings are basically worthless – even when they choose you as a top team. For many across the country, coming up with valid national team rankings is just a stab in the dark, often paying little or no attention to those who actually watch...
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