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Pete Pelegrin
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Working eight new players onto the team and making up for the losses of Tymell Murphy and Rakeem Buckles is what the FIU basketball team is faced with as the Panthers currently practice for the 2014-15 season. FIU tips off the new season against Florida College on Nov. 14 at... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Jose Laphitzondo went from playing club rugby at FIU to punting for the FIU football team. Already blessed with a strong leg but not much punting technique, Laphitzondo has done well in his first college football season. Laphitzondo (40.4 yards per punt) is 2.5 yards away from the FIU season... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Perfect weather is expected when FIU takes on No. 25 Marshall at 6 p.m. Saturday from FIU Stadium. It is expected to be 81 degrees with low humidity, sunny and without a cloud in the sky at kickoff. Such perfect weather that Mike Levine and I are thinking of doing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
A look back at the UTSA game and a preview of the Marshall game. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU has pulled off some big upsets in its 12+year football history. Whether the Panthers can knock off Conference USA stalwart No. 25 Marshall, who the City of Neon Lights thinks is three touchdowns better, we will find out Saturday. FIU will need to basically play a perfect game against... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Marshall, which appears to be the class of Conference USA this season, comes to FIU Stadium Saturday to take on FIU. The Thundering Herd defeated the Panthers 48-10 last season in the penultimate game of the season. The Herd won the first meeting with the Panthers at the Beef 'O'... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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And if you're an FIU fan it is not a pretty first look at Marshall when it comes to the Thundering Herd's statistics. Marshall is near the top of mostly every NCAA statistical category as the Herd makes their way south to Miami. The last time Marshall was ranked was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU will try to have the same success in Texas on Saturday that the top receiver in FIU football history had in Texas on Thursday night. By now you know T.Y. Hilton had a regular season career night against the Texans in the Colts' 33-28 win Thursday. Goodbye had nine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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For the first time in the program's 12+ year history FIU football has a chance to start 3-0 in conference play with a win against UTSA in San Antonio on Saturday. Twice FIU has started 2-0 in conference play but then lost the next conference game. In 2008, FIU was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
A look back at Don Shula Bowl XIII and a look ahead to FIU's first-ever meeting with UTSA this week on FIU Football Weekly. Safety Justin Halley joined coach Ron Turner and yours truly this week. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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A first-time opponent for FIU football means another edition of The Other Game. FIU enters this matchup in The Other Game with a 55-game winning streak on the line. UTSA like FIU is a very young football program and a relatively young university as well as it was established in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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UTSA is one of four first time opponents for FIU this season. The Roadrunners are in their second season in Conference USA like the Panthers. UTSA started football in 2011 and has had some early success. Thus far UTSA (1-4, 0-1 Conference USA) has struggled this season after a season-opening... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The UTSA (University of Texas-San Antonio) Roadrunners are FIU's next opponent as the Panthers travel to San Antonio Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Saturday from the Alamodome. This will mark FIU's third-ever game in a dome in the Panthers' 12+year football history. FIU is 1-1 in dome games... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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With both FIU and Florida Atlantic coming off conference-opening wins the energy for Don Shula Bowl XIII is palpable. The Panthers and the Owls seem like improved teams from a year ago and that might reflect tonight when they take the field at FIU Stadium. You can hear tonight's game... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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 Oct 2, 2014 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 Oct 1, 2014 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 Oct 1, 2014 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.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on Shades of the 2006 FIU Defense at FIU Panthers Prowl
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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 Sep 29, 2014 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 Sep 26, 2014 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 Sep 25, 2014 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