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Pete Pelegrin
Miami, FL
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No. 3 is back returning kicks for FIU for another season and that immediately makes the Panthers special teams dangerous. Richard Leonard electrified the FIU punt return unit last season with the highest punt return average in FIU's 13 years of football. Leonard averaged 23.76 yards per punt return in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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New FIU running backs coach Tim Harris, Jr. inherits a loaded backfield as he begins his first season as a college coach. Harris, who coached some vaunted teams at Booker T. Washington High, will work with a variety of talented running backs. "These backs have tremendous potential," Harris said. "The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The FIU receiving corps added some much needed depth in the off-season with the Panthers latest signing class. Going into the 2015 season FIU quarterback Alex McGough should have more targets to throw to among the receivers plus a talented returning tight ends group. With receiver Glenn Coleman (23 catches,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Unlike last season when he competed for playing time before taking over the starting job, FIU quarterback Alex McGough enters his sophomore season as the clear-cut starter. McGough eventually unseated former Panther E.J. Hilliard in 2014 to become the first FIU true freshman quarterback to start a game since Jamie... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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When fall camp opens August 5 FIU will feature a starting offensive line comprised of upperclassmen but with some of those linemen lacking game experience. The current offensive line depth chart has four juniors and a senior as the Panthers starting five. Left tackle Dieugot Joseph (No. 78 above right),... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Many of the leagues around baseball are at the halfway point of the season. Here's how former FIU baseball players are doing in pro baseball. The three players below with stars next to their names have been promoted this season by their respective Major League organization. **Jorge Marban (top right),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU outfielder Jack Schaaf was named the MVP of the Valley League All-Star Game after going 2 for 4 with a two-run double. Schaaf is hitting .275 with a home run and 13 RBI so far this summer for the Staunton Braves in the Valley League. FIU right-hander Garrett Cave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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PSAT It's time for the FIU midsummer classic, the FIU Football PSAT (Pelegrin Standard Achievement Test) where your FIU football knowledge is tested ranging from the start of the program in 2002 through the 2014 Panthers season. Depending on your FIU football knowledge and the speed in which you answer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU's all-time rushing touchdown leader Darriet Perry is back home in Valdosta, Georgia coaching at his high school alma mater, Lowndes High. Perry was hired as the running backs coach, a position he knows plenty about after having rushed for 1,809 yards at FIU and a program record 27 touchdowns.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU first baseman Edwin Rios and closer Danny Dopico are the first two Panthers expected to be drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft today when the selections resume with the third round at 1 p.m. That's what several major league scouts that I spoke to during this past season... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The last time FIU and Miami met in baseball was in 2008. The Panthers literally hung on to a 6-3 win at Mark Light Field. FIU took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning before the then-No. 1 ranked Hurricanes got three runs to close the gap... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Superstitions in baseball are as old as the game itself. From not stepping on the foul line to not talking about a no-hitter while it's in progress to eating the same meal before every game while you're on a winning streak. Superstitions are everywhere in the national pastime. FIU baseball... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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You can listen to all of FIU baseball's regional games this weekend on the FIU Sports Radio Network. I'll have the call of each FIU game beginning with Friday's game against the Hurricanes from Coral Gables. I'll be on the air starting at 6:55 p.m. Friday with the first pitch... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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After hitting .467 (7 for 15) with 3 home runs and 9 RBI at the Conference USA Tournament, Josh Anderson was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. Anderson would go on to win the C-USA Tournament MVP award and help lead FIU to its first C-USA title and... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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If watching the 2015 FIU baseball team win its second conference championship in the last five years brought back memories of the 2010 FIU conference championship team then you have good recall. During the Panthers' 2010 run to the Sun Belt title FIU played gorilla ball or "Turtle Ball", if... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Let's finish up looking inside the FIU football winter strength and conditioning program. If you missed the first part then click on the link in the left hand column. Freshman receiver Anthony Jones (No. 2, photo below) and freshman defensive lineman Fermin Silva, both from Miami Central High, immersed themselves... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU wraps up spring football Friday night with the spring game, which you can listen to on the FIU Sports Radio Network beginning at 7:05 p.m. When you get a look at the Panthers Friday night you will likely see physical differences in some of the players. That can be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Tuesday was the final contact practice of FIU's spring until the spring game Friday. The Panthers will practice Thursday but it will be more of a walk-through for the spring game. Speaking of the spring game, if you can't make it to FIU Stadium Friday or if you want to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Thursday morning FIU staged what was likely its final scrimmage before next Friday's spring game. Much like the last scrimmage one week ago the Panthers defense got the best of the offense most of the time Thursday. The FIU offense had trouble moving the ball on the defense with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU senior guard Dennis Mavin won the Conference USA scoring title by the slimmest of margins. Mavin finished the season averaging 17.2 points per game just ahead of Western Kentucky's T.J. Price, who averaged 17.1 points per game. Mavin was also in a close battle with Old Dominion's Trey Freeman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU video guy Joe Maggio, no relation to the former New York Yankee great Joe DiMaggio, was like a kid on Christmas morning Thursday when he launched a video drone over FIU football practice. The drone video taped the Panthers practice and allowed Maggio to quickly download the film for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU was back at spring practice Tuesday as the Panthers near the halfway point of spring football which will come with Practice No. 7 Thursday. FIU will hold its Pro Day Wednesday afternoon when the Panthers seniors and some former FIU players will audition in front of NFL scouts. Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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One thing that should not be in short supply on the FIU football team this season is speed. That revelead itself Thursday morning as early preparations for the 14th season of FIU football got underway at FIU Stadium with the first of 15 spring practices. Speed on both sides of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU spring football practice begins Thursday morning at FIU Stadium. When you last saw the Panthers it was November so you might need a refresher on what to expect over the next 15 practices, including the spring game. Here’s an A to Z guide: Alex Gardner is back from his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU heads up to Port Charlotte for a doubleheader Tuesday in the Snowbird Classic. The Panthers will take on Seton Hall and St. Joe's in Tuesday's twinbill. Originally scheduled to start at 12 noon, the first game against Seton Hall will now start at 11 a.m. with the game against... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl