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Mike Bianchi
Columnist, Sr
My Role

Orlando Sentinel sports columnist
My Biography

Have been a sports columnist at the Orlando Sentinel since 2000. I came to Orlando the same year as Grant Hill. The only difference is Hill missed hundreds of games due to an ankle injury. I have never missed a column, even when I injured my typing hand when I bludgeoned fellow Sentinel columnists Mike Thomas and Scott Maxwell during the arena debate. I've spent my entire career in the State of Florida. I try not to take myself too seriously. My motto is: "Doctors bury their mistakes. Sports columnists only print theirs."
My Interests

Spending time with Urban Meyer's family.
My Recent Articles

Deputies: 3 men hurt in drive-by shooting on South Ivey Lane 10/10/2015
Orange County deputies are investigating a drive-by shooting on South Ivey Lane that left three men injured this morning. The gunshot victims were sitting outside of Big Brothers Food Mart near the intersection of Gore Avenue when a dark-colored pickup truck pulled up and opened fire around 11...

Officials: Plane crashes in Volusia County 10/10/2015
A small plane crashed in Volusia County this afternoon, according to fire officials. The crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the 600 block of Raulerson Road in Seville, an unincorporated community in the northern portion of the county. There are reports of injuries, according to Andrew Gant,...

Geneva man arrested in Pennsylvania girl's 1984 sex-attack slaying kept low profile in Florida 10/9/2015
GENEVA — In this thickly wooded suburb, driveways begin with "No Trespassing" signs and end at homes on large plots of land with plenty of distance between neighbors. Feral cats and peacocks cross lightly traveled roads. This, detectives say, is where George Franz Shaw made his home for years as...

Disney Springs ramp from Interstate 4 opens 10/9/2015
Central Florida motorists heading to Disney Springs have a new option. A ramp that leads from westbound Interstate 4 directly into the complex's parking garage opened Friday. The additional roadway is part of the infrastructure improvements that came with the expansion (and renaming) of the Downtown...

FHP: 20-year-old Orlando woman killed in head-on collision 10/10/2015
A 20-year-old Orlando woman died early this morning after a head-on crash in Brevard County, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Keri DeMott was driving a 2001 Honda CRV westbound on State Road 407 when the 12:30 a.m. crash occurred, according to Sgt. Kim Montes. The other driver involved in the...