FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL RUMORS
I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t wish former Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles was on the floor with the team when they won the 2013 national championship just a month ago.
Buckles was a part of Louisville’s 2009 recruiting class and had things gone the way we had hoped, he would have been a senior on this year’s championship team.
Buckles’ collegiate career hit an...
New Minnesota mens basketball head coach Richard Pitino left Florida International to become a Gopher, and it looks like he wont be the only one to do so.
Malik Smith, a junior guard from Boston, Mass., announced via Twitter that he had chosen Minnesota over Alabama as the place where he would play out his final season of NCAA eligibility.
"My decision is final. I'm a Minnesota...
With the 179th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Chargers select Florida International DE Tourek Williams. This Miami native didnt play football until high school, and started lining up at defensive end during his senior season (after transferring from Carol City to Norland for the last two years of secondary education). Staying in his hometown to play for the up-and-coming...
Marketing is critical to sales. Maybe it’s just as important for college hoopswins?
If so, it could be a good explanation for Florida International University’s recent rise from anonymity. The Golden Panthers made it to the Sun Belt conference finals this year before falling to Western Kentucky. You probably didn’t know that. But, you’ve likely heard about FIU hoops in recent...
The FIU basketball program is making the move from the Sun Belt to Conference USA, and the Golden Panthers are looking to redesign their court before the jump.
The Florida International Golden Panthers have unveiled a new court design, and it feels like there should be ukeleles instead of a marching band involved.
Deric Hill had 16 points and Malik Smith scored 14, including two late free throws, as Florida International upset top-seeded Middle Tennessee 61-57 in the Sun Belt Conference tournament semifinals Sunday night.
FIU led 33-24 at halftime and maintained the lead, though it was down to two points twice in the final seconds. Hill's layup with 12 seconds left and Smith's free...
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March 10, 2013
New Florida International coach Ron Turner already has a mini scandal on his hands.
Over the weekend, a couple of FIU football players -- redshirt sophomore safety Demarkus Perkins and junior defensive tackle Isame Faciane -- tweeted about taking a prospective recruit to a strip club.
On Monday, the Twitter accounts of both players were shut down, though they remain on the team....
There are some things you see that truly make you wonder how an athlete got accepted into college. Take for instance what happened with a couple of Florida International football players.
FIU defensive back Demarkus Perkins tweeted about taking one of the program’s recruits to a strip club. He even tweeted with teammate Isame Faciane about it:
I don’t even know where to begin...
WHAT HAPPENS AT FIU ...
I'm sure it isn't the first time a recruit has been taken to a strip club. However, it isn't very wise to take to Twitter to gloat about it.
Florida International student beat reporter Luis Gutierrez
We all know that Mario Cristobal has developed quite the coaching profile in recent years. His dedication to establishing and building the Golden Panthers is commendable for so many reasons, especially when other positions have seemed to have his name practically on the office door at Rutgers and Pittsburgh. You can say...
Center Gilles Dierickx (Je-EEL Deer-ECK) will transfer from Florida International to Washington and be eligible for the 2013-14 season.
Washington announced the 6-foot-11 Dierickx's transfer on Monday. He will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Dierickx played sparingly for Florida International last season, appearing...
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July 02, 2012
Florida International's Dominique Ferguson says he has decided to enter the NBA draft after several attempts at being allowed to transfer were blocked by the school.
Ferguson says he submitted the paperwork on Tuesday. Early entry candidates have until Sunday to make themselves eligible for the June 28 draft.
Ferguson wanted to transfer after FIU fired basketball coach Isiah...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2012
GOTTA SUPPORT THE COACH
In a show of solidarity with recently fired coach Isiah Thomas, Florida International's basketball team walked out of an end-of-the-year banquet in their honor.
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There has been a transfer in power in the town most known as the melting pot. As the University of Miami ("The U") will be watching these bowl games from their couches at home, FIU is playing in their second consecutive bowl. At 8-4 the Golden Panthers will be taking on the 6-6 Marshall Thundering Herd in the Beef O' Brady's bowl, December 20, in St. Petersburg...