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Pete Pelegrin
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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
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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