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Pete Pelegrin
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FIU tight end Jonnu Smith is our guest this week on FIU Football Weekly. Smith and coach Ron Turner join me to review the UAB game and look ahead to Don Shula Bowl XIII. Continue reading
Posted 2 minutes ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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By now after 12 meetings you may be familiar with Florida Atlantic and how the Owls always seem to play FIU tough in the Don Shula Bowl. Both teams have enjoyed their share of blowouts in the Shula Bowl but usually the games are tight -- half of the 12... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU and Florida Atlantic meet in Don Shula Bowl XIII Thursday at FIU Stadium. You can listen to the game on ESPN 1210 AM with Mike Levine and yours truly calling the game. Pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the first 12 Shula Bowls there has been one play... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FIU Panthers Prowl
Might depend on the expected thunderstorms. Students are on campus and its a Thursday night where there aren't many classes on Fridays.
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Ironically, the best defense in FIU Football history was the 2006 unit for a team that was winless. That season FIU had the No. 1 defense in the nation in tackles for loss and No. 28 total defense in Division I NCAA football despite not winning a game. Of course... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU might need the best performance from its offense of the young season on Saturday when the Panthers open Conference USA play at UAB. The Panthers offense has struggled through the first four games of the season. The Blazers offense has been blazing, pun intended. UAB is averaging 41 points... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU begins its second season in Conference USA with the conference opener at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday. You can join Mike Levine and yours truly on the pregame show at 3 p.m. on ESPN 1210 AM. We'll also have the call of the game at 3:30 p.m. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
Defensive end Michael Wakefield and coach Ron Turner are featured on FIU Football Weekly -- Week 4 which has a review of the Louisville game and a look at UAB. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU junior defensive end Michael Wakefield's fast start has him on target to break some FIU defensive records held by FIU great Antwan Barnes (photo below) and other Panthers. Wakefield currently has 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. At this rate Wakefield would break the FIU single-season sacks record... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU defensive lineman Greg Hickman signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League over the weekend. Hickman was with the Detroit Lions over the summer before being released. Hickman finished his FIU career with 13 sacks -- third all-time in FIU history. Hickman is the program record... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU concludes non-conference play Saturday with a familiar non-conference opponent. The Louisville Cardinals arrive at FIU Stadium to wrap up a four-game series with the Panthers. Once again FIU will be tested by a more experienced team from the ACC like Pittsburgh did last week. The main differences between Louisville... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Louisville returns to FIU Stadium for the second time in three years on Saturday as the Cardinals conclude a four-game series with FIU. The Panthers matched another ACC team, Pittsburgh, last week for nearly four quarters before the team from the Steel City won. Last time in Miami, the Cardinals... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Saturday's game between FIU and Louisville is Military Appreciation Day at FIU Stadium. As part of the day to honor America's military, the first 2,000 fans at the game will receive a free FIU camo hat. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Gates to the stadium open at 2:30 p.m. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU is one-fourth of the way through its 2014 season with one more non-conference game on the slate in Louisville on Saturday at FIU Stadium. Through its first three games of this season you can see dramatic improvement with the FIU defense. The Panthers D has better numbers across board... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
FIU coach Ron Turner and freshman quarterback Alex McGough joined me on the latest edition of FIU Football Weekly. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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For the fourth straight year FIU takes on Louisville this time here at FIU Stadium on Saturday. The Cardinals are 2-1 after losing to Virginia, 23-21, last weekend. The Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak against FBS teams with the win. Although Louisville manhandled the Coral Gables school and thumped... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU and Pittsburgh conclude their two-game series Saturday at FIU Stadium. Pitt won the first game 44-17 in 2010. FIU was down just six points with 12 minutes left in that 2010 game before Ray Graham put the Panthers away. Graham ran for 277 yards and three touchdowns that day.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Yes, FIU has already played Pittsburgh in its 13-year history of football back in 2010. So that would usually mean there is no The Other Game played on the blog this week. But I was away the first time these two teams played so there was no The Other Game... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU TIGHT END JONNU SMITH Jonnu Smith arrived at FIU from Philadelphia by way of Ocala. Not exactly the typical path traveled for an FIU player. Then again despite having a typical last name, Smith does not have a typical first name nor is he a typical tight end. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
Here is our FIU football weekly show recapping the Wagner win and looking ahead to this week's game against Pitt. Freshman running back Alex Gardner is this week's guest. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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One question that FIU will have to answer Saturday is how do you stop 250-pound human bowling ball Pittsburgh running back James Conner? That one is for the FIU Panthers defense and it will go a long way toward determining the outcome of Saturday's battle of the Panthers. The only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Do you remember from the movie version of the "Dukes of Hazzard" when Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds) dressed in his trademark all white suit and white cowboy hat, walked into the jail to visit the Duke boys and another prisoner yelled, "You're not supposed to wear white after Labor Day!"?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Cats and birds. The FIU Panthers and the Wagner Seahawks at The Cage on Saturday at 6 p.m. Normally, the cats would eat the birds, see: Sylvester and Tweety, but most of the time in that show Tweety got away. FIU would like to put Wagner away on Saturday to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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You know what time it is when a new opponent takes on FIU. The Other Game returns for the first time this season. The Wagner Seahawks meet FIU for the first time at 6 p.m. Saturday at FIU Stadium. However, the two teams square off first in The Other Game... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU looks for its first win of the season Saturday against Wagner at FIU Stadium. It will be the first matchup ever between the Panthers and the Seahawks. You can listen to Saturday's game on ESPN 1210 AM with Mike Levine and I calling the action. It all begins with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl