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Pete Pelegrin
Miami, FL
Pete Pelegrin
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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
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FIU takes on UConn for the first time in baseball when the teams start a three-game series Friday at the FIU ballpark. The Panthers (7-5) will face some tough pitching from the Huskies (4-5). UConn might have the best arms that FIU has seen thus far and that's including Georgia... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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It's still early in the 2015 college baseball season but FIU as a team and some Panthers are among the national leaders. FIU outfielder Brian Portelli leads the nation with 11 doubles in the latest NCAA statistics. Portelli leads FIU with 17 hits, 11 RBI and a .609 slugging percentage.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU opens a four-game series against Manhattan Friday night. The Panthers and Jaspers play at 7 p.m. Friday, a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. and the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m. FIU plays the Miami Marlins in an exhibition game Monday at 1 p.m. from Roger Dean Stadium... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU hits the road for the first time this season Wednesday when the Panthers go upstate to take on Stetson for a single mid-week game in DeLand, Florida. From there FIU travels to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to participate in the Coastal Carolina Tournament. The Panthers play three or four... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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There are two ways you can follow FIU baseball this season. You can catch all 54 FIU baseball games on the FIU Sports Radio Network where I'll have the call of each game home and away. You can interact during the broadcast by tweeting me @PetePelegrin. All games on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Asking any pitching staff to duplicate what the FIU pitching staff did last season is a tall order. The Panthers finished fifth in the nation with a 2.29 ERA, tossed a Conference USA record 14 shutouts (5 more than the old C-USA record) and featured an ace in Mike Franco,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Compared to the 2014 FIU team, the Panthers outfield in 2015 will have three new starters and new reserves. Although Edwin Rios is not a new player he will be moving to a new position in right field. Rios played first base when he arrived at FIU two years ago... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU opens the 2015 baseball season Friday night at 7 p.m. against No. 25 Tennessee in the first of three games at the FIU ballpark this weekend. The Panthers feature a group of young and veteran players on this year's team including 18 newcomers. FIU should learn more about its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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About 48 hours have passed since FIU inked its 2015 recruiting class. Looking back at the 22 signees the Panthers addressed several areas of need with their latest class. On Wednesday's NSD radio broadcast I had a chance to talk about the class with coach Ron Turner, cornerback Richard Leonard,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The FIU softball team, picked to finish first by C-USA coaches, opens their season Thursday against Houston in the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Panthers will play six games in the tournament against six different teams. FIU will also face Lamar, McNeese State, Eastern Kentucky, Alabama and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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If you can't make it to FIU Football's National Signing Day event on Wednesday then you can join me at 6:30 p.m. for FIU Football's National Signing Day radio broadcast from the FIU Stadium Club. CLICK HERE to access the radio broadcast on the FIU Sports Radio Network. Former FIU... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU outfielder Edwin Rios was named to Baseball America's preseason All-American third team. Rios hit .296 with 2 home runs and 38 RBI last season for the Panthers. Rios tied for the team lead with 14 doubles last season with Aramis Garcia. Rios played the infield last season but is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Look into the FIU offensive backfield and you will see that the Panthers have some pretty good talent and depth as they head toward the 2015 season. Still, improving the competition in the backfield is not necessarily a bad thing. The same thing can be said of the Panthers kicking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Former FIU quarterback Wayne Younger was hired as the head football coach at Rockledge High in Brevard County on Wednesday. Younger had been the quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville University last season where he also coached the receivers in 2013. Younger played at FIU from 2007-10. He is fifth on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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DIBaseball.com has picked FIU to finish second in Conference USA behind perennial favorite Rice. The publication also selected the Panthers as one of two NCAA regional teams along with Rice. Freshman right-hander Garrett Cave was selected as the preseason C-USA Freshman of the Year. CLICK HERE to read the preview.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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With the Conference USA football schedule yet to be decided because of UAB shutting down its football program, FIU could find itself playing the same conference opponents from last year but with the sites reversed. New C-USA member Charlotte would take the place of UAB. LaTechReport.com was the first to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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When it comes to the skill positions on offense for FIU, improving the receiving corps might be the most pressing issue of this offseason. Outside of a few deep passes to Glenn Coleman last season the Panthers really didn't have much of a deep threat in the passing game. FIU's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Eighteen new players are part of the 2015 FIU baseball roster. Only three regulars from the everyday starting lineup are back and the Panthers have to figure out who the Friday night starter will be with Mike Franco now a member of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. CLICK HERE to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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After a tough beginning to the 2014 season the FIU offensive line improved as last season progressed. A relatively inexperienced and young offensive front got past some bumps in the early season schedule to help the Panthers offense run the ball better and protect FIU quarterbacks. Before we get more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Like the majority of the rest of the FIU defense, the Panthers defensive line has almost all of their contributors returning in 2015. It was the defensive line that was the base for FIU's defensive success last season. Besides getting to the quarterback the defensive line opened holes for FIU's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The 2014 FIU linebacker corps may have been the most pleasant surprise on the Panthers defense. Going into last season FIU had several underclassmen among its linebackers and really didn't know what kind of production it would get from the group. It's safe to say the unit did not disappoint... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU welcomed the three newest members of its football team today when state champion Miami Central High's Anthony Jones and Fermin Silva and Carol City's Tyree Johnson enrolled. Jones, Silva and Johnson join quarterback Christian Alexander, who became a Panther last December, as early enrollees. Jones, Silva, Johnson and Alexander... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl