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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Sean Ianno kicked a field goal to tie the game with 1:54 left, and Florida International fumbled the ensuing kickoff to set up Ianno's 39-yard game-winning, last-minute field goal for a 16-13 UTSA victory Saturday night.
The Roadrunners (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) tied the game at 13 after FIU went three-and-out at its own 12. Glenn Coleman returned Ianno'...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Rakeem Buckles was hoping to follow Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota. His plan has now hit a dead end.
The Gophers men's basketball team announced Tuesday that Buckles' appeal for immediate eligibility has been denied by the NCAA. Minnesota's original transfer waiver request was denied Aug. 28.
Buckles, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward...
Shooting guard Malik Smith will be able to play for Minnesota this season after coming from Florida International with coach Richard Pitino.
The university announced Wednesday that the NCAA approved a transfer waiver for the 6-foot-2 Smith, who will be a senior. He averaged 14.7 points and 2.7 rebounds last season for FIU while setting a school record with 96 made 3-pointers. He...
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July 17, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers men's basketball team received good news Wednesday as senior Malik Smith's transfer waiver was approved by the NCAA. That means the former Florida International guard will be eligible to play for Minnesota in the 2013-14 season.
Smith spent his junior year at FIU under coach Richard Pitino, who was hired earlier this year to coach Minnesota after...
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...
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 Florida International Golden Panthers have unveiled a new court design, and it feels like there should be ukeleles instead of a marching band involved.
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....
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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...
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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...