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Pete Pelegrin
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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 7 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
FIU receiver Glenn Coleman and safety Justin Halley were selected to play in the 2015 Medal of Honor Bowl Game to be played Saturday, Jan. 10 in Charleston, South Carolina. FIU receivers coach Cam Turner will be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the American team. The game will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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National Signing Day is 30 days away on February 4 -- the first Wednesday of that month. From now until then we'll take a look at how the FIU football team shapes up position-by-position heading into signing day and what to expect on NSD. Last season the Panthers got some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU tight end Jonnu Smith was named an honorable mention All-America by Sports Illustrated. Smith led the Panthers in all receiving categories this past season. Smith had 61 catches for 710 yards and 8 touchdowns. Smith led all tight ends in the nation in catches, yards and touchdowns but was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Like there will be on the mound, FIU coach Turtle Thomas will have several new position players this coming season when the Panthers open the season against Tennessee at home on February 13. On the previous baseball post we took a look at the FIU pitchers in fall ball, here... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU football placed seven players on All-Conference USA teams today and three more Panthers on the Conference USA All-Freshman team. Richard Leonard (above left) earned two spots on the first team with nods at defensive back and punt returner. Tight end Jonnu Smith also made the first team. Michael Wakefield... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The FIU baseball team heads into the 2015 season in 67 days with 19 new players on its roster. The Panthers completed fall ball last month and got a chance to see many of those 19 new players on the diamond. One area that FIU needs to sort out in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU baseball opens the 2015 season at home with a three-game series against the Tennessee Volunteers (Feb. 13-15) as part of a 30-game home schedule. The Panthers will also play Manhattan, UConn, South Florida, Jacksonville, and Bethune-Cookman at home as part of the non-conference slate. FIU will play 24 games... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Former FIU reliever Jorge Marban has signed with the Boston Red Sox after an impressive stint in the Australian Baseball League. Marban, who played in the Texas Rangers organization after graduating from FIU, was playing for the Florence (Ky.) Freedom of the independent Frontier League before heading down under. In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Tonight is your last chance to see an FIU home basketball game until January 15 of 2015 as FIU (4-3) hosts Kennesaw State (3-4) in another Panthers/Owls matchup besides the usual FIU versus Florida Atlantic and Rice games. If you can't make it out to FIU Arena then you can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU signed the first member of its 2015 signing class as Lakeland Christian quarterback Christian Alexander will enroll early at FIU and is expected to participate in the Panthers spring practice in March. Alexander, 6-3, 205 pounds, led Lakeland Christian to an 11-1 record last season while throwing for 2,613... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU returns to Denton, Texas for the first time since 2010 to take on North Texas in the 2014 season finale. The Panthers (4-7 overall) are looking to finish at .500 in Conference USA play. FIU enters the game 3-4 in conference play. North Texas is 3-7 overall and 1-5... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
Jonnu Smith joined me along with coach Ron Turner to look back at the win over Middle Tennessee and preview the season finale at North Texas. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The final game of the 2014 FIU football season takes place Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Denton, Texas where FIU will take on North Texas for the eighth time in series history. FIU leads the series with UNT, 5-2, having won five consecutive games. The Panthers are looking to finish... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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It's been three years since FIU played North Texas. The last time these two teams met was the 2011 season opener at FIU where the Panthers won 41-16 to start the program's only eight-win season en route to the Beef'O'Brady's Bowl. The last time FIU and UNT met in Denton,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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After another monster game last Saturday, FIU tight end Jonnu Smith leads all tight ends in the nation in three different receiving categories. Smith's 57 receptions are three more than Kent State tight end Casey Pierce who has 54 catches. Smith also leads all tight ends in receiving yards with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU closes out its 2014 season with two consecutive former Sun Belt Conference rivals in Middle Tennessee and North Texas. The Panthers and the Blue Raiders kickoff the final FIU home game of the season at 3:30 p.m. from FIU Stadium on Saturday. You can listen to the game on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The FIU men's basketball team opens the 2014-15 season against Florida College at FIU Arena on Friday with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. FIU defeated Florida College 85-39 last season at FIU. The Panthers finished last season with a 15-16 mark under coach Anthony Evans in his first season at FIU.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Middle Tennessee comes into FIU Stadium Saturday with a lot on the line. The Blue Raiders (5-4, 4-1 Conference USA) are trying for their sixth win of the season and reaching bowl eligibility. FIU is coming off a 38-35 loss at Old Dominion and looking to snap a four-game losing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl