FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL RUMORS

O'Brien's 3-pointer gives UTSA win over FIU

MIAMI (AP) Lucas O'Brien made his fifth 3-pointer of the game with nine seconds left and Texas-San Antonio defeated Florida International 69-67 on Thursday night to clinch a berth in the Conference USA tournament. Michael Kessens' basket gave FIU (6-22, 2-13) a 67-66 lead with 53 seconds remaining before O'Brien made his winning shot for the Roadrunners (12-16, 7-8), who snapped...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards' buzzer-beating 3 lifts Southern Miss over FIU

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) D'Angelo Richards hit a fade away 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime, and Southern Mississippi overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat Florida International 69-66 on Thursday night. FIU jumped out on a 6-0 spurt in the extra period before Quinton Campbell made back-to-back 3s to tie it at 66 with 51 seconds left. FIU committed a turnover on its...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida International beats Florida Memorial 76-57

MIAMI (AP) Donte McGill scored 25 points, Kimar Williams added 10 and Florida International beat Florida Memorial 76-57 in the season opener Friday night. The Golden Panthers shot 54 percent from the field and had their largest lead at 64-38 with 5:45 to go. Charlie Nedd-Araujo had four 3-pointers and led Florida Memorial with 22 points. Davon Williams added 12 points and seven...
Via Associated Press
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida International TE out for season after girlfriend douses him with boiling water

This is just painful to think about. Florida Interntional tight end Jonnu Smith is out for the remainder of the season after he was involved in a domestic spat with his girlfriend on Halloween. The details of the spat are sure to make readers cringe. Smith, apparently involved in a confrontation with his girlfriend, suffered serious burns to his face and other parts of his upper...
Via Sportsnaut
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

FIU TE out for season after GF threw boiling water on him

Florida International tight end Jonnu Smith has played his last snap of college football because of an argument with his girlfriend that turned violent. Smith, FIU’s best NFL Draft prospect, suffered severe burns on his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm on Halloween when his girlfriend Mary Gaspar threw a pot of boiling water at him. Gaspar, who is five months pregnant with Smith’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex McGough throws 3 TDs, leads FIU past Old Dominion

MIAMI (AP) -- Alex McGough threw three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Florida International to a 41-12 win over Old Dominion on Saturday night. McGough completed 31 of 39 passes for 390 yards for the Golden Panthers (4-4, 2-2 Conference USA). Two of his TD passes went to Jonnu Smith, who had 183 yards receiving. Alex Gardner ran for a score. McGough threw one touchdown in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex McGough matches career-high with 3 TDs as FIU tops NC Central

MIAMI (AP) -- Alex McGough threw for 242 yards and a career-tying three touchdowns to lead Florida International to a 39-14 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday night. McGough had 233 total yards by the half, passing for 153 and rushing for 78. He finished with 319 total yards. Florida International (2-1) racked up 490 yards while limiting North Carolina Central (1-2) to 38...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida International blocks late FG try to edge Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Imarjaye Albury blocked a 47-yard field goal attempt by Central Florida freshman Matthew Wright in the closing seconds, and Florida International held on to beat the Knights 15-14 on Thursday night. FIU trailed 14-3 at the half, but shut out UCF in the second half to snap a string of three straight season-opening losses. Golden Panthers sophomore Alex McGough...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida International blocks late FG try to edge UCF 15-14

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Imarjaye Albury blocked a 47-yard field goal attempt by Central Florida freshman Matthew Wright in the closing seconds, and Florida International held on to beat the Knights 15-14 on Thursday night. FIU trailed 14-3 at the half, but shut out UCF in the second half to snap a string of three straight season-opening losses. Golden Panthers sophomore Alex McGough...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

FIU Golden Panthers at UCF Knights game preview

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- One byproduct of UCF's national star rising over the past five seasons is that expectations have gone up along with it. For the first time in several years the Knights will open a season unsure of just how far they can go. Coach George O'Leary said there are always unknowns with any team entering a season. But he said likes how this group has come together heading...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida International falls apart late in road loss to Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Ray Lawry scored a touchdown to tie the score with less than a minute to play, and an interception set up Satchel Ziffer's game-winning field goal as Old Dominion snapped a five-game losing streak and beat FIU 38-35 on Saturday. The Monarchs fell behind when Anthon Samuel ran 26-yards for a TD with 13:17 to play. After trading a couple of scoreless possessions...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

FIU stumbles, fumbles in final minutes of loss to UTSA

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's kickoff...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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