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Official Site of FIU: FIU Falls in Friday Night Duel to LT
MIAMI (May 17, 2019) - The FIU baseball team fell to Louisiana Tech on Friday night by a score of 5-2, as the Techsters secured the series win over the Panthers ahead of the regular-season finale on Saturday.
FIU and LT will return to the diamond on Saturday for the regular-season finale, with the game serving as Senior Day for The game is slated for 11 a.m. ET start due to a C-USA mandated time change.
With the loss on Friday night, the Panthers fall to 22-32 on the year and 11-18 in C-USA play.
Official Site of FIU: Four-run Eighth Pushes FIU Past Middle Tennessee
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (May 11, 2019) - The FIU baseball team had an offensive explosion in the late innings of Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee, as the Panthers scored five runs in the final two frames to take down the Blue Raiders, 7-3.
The game was pushed up to 4:00 p.m. ET, again under the threat of bad weather in the Murfreesboro area. Sunday's rubber match is slated for 1:00 p.m. ET, barring any future weather outbreaks in the Tennessee region.
With Saturday's victory, FIU improves to 21-29 overall and 10-16 in C-USA play. Middle Tennessee falls to 18-32 and 11-15 in league action.
Official Site of FIU: Blake Furcron Inks With @FIUHoops
MIAMI (May 1, 2019) - FIU men's basketball head coach Jeremy Ballard has announced another addition to the Panthers' basketball program with the signing of 6-foot-4, 175-pound guard Blake Furcron (Romulus, Michigan/Pratt Community College/Walsh University/Elyria HS) to a National Letter of Intent (NLI). Furcron, who will enter FIU as a redshirt junior and will have two years of eligibility left, joins 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard/forward Eric Lovett (Jonesboro, Georgia/Missouri State University West Plains/Jonesboro HS), who signed earlier this week, and 6-foot-6, 220-pound guard/forward Dante Wilcox (West Palm Beach, Florida/Oxbridge Academy) who signed his NLI in November.
Official Site of FIU: @FIUHoops Signs JUCO All-American Eric Lovett During Signing Period
MIAMI (April 30, 2019) - FIU men's basketball head coach Jeremy Ballard announced on Monday the signing of 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard/forward Eric Lovett (Jonesboro, Georgia/Missouri State University West Plains/Jonesboro HS) to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the recent signing period. Lovett joins 6-foot-6, 220-pound guard/forward Dante Wilcox (West Palm Beach, Florida/Oxbridge Academy) who signed his NLI in November. Lovett and Wilcox are expected to make an immediate impact upon their arrival for the 2019-20 season.
Click here to watch Lovett's signing day ceremony courtesy of Ozark Radio News.
Official Site of FIU: FIU Athletics Weekly Recap: April 1
MIAMI (April 1, 2019) - With the month of March in the rearview mirror, FIU athletics capped another busy week with six programs competing.
Below is a brief recap of how each FIU team performed this past week.
It was a tough week on the diamond for Panthers as they dropped a pair of series to FGCU and FAU. Logan Allen continues to shine for FIU on the mound and the plate however, as evident of his play last week. Despite being handed the loss on Friday, the sophomore pitched six innings of two earned run ball with five strikeouts.
Miami Herald: Here's what the FIU Panthers are doing to improve after breakthrough basketball season
FIU's breakthrough men's basketball season ended with a thud last Tuesday, getting beat by host Wisconsin-Green Bay 98-68 in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Still, FIU (20-14) finished just one win short of the program record for single-season victories. The first-round win against Texas State was FIU's first-ever postseason victory.
The Panthers failed to be among the 68 teams to qualify for the NCAA Tournament or the 32 invited to the NIT, but this first season under coach Jeremy Ballard still ranks as huge progress for the program.
Whether the Panthers can grow from here will depend in part on how successfully they can replace graduating point guard Brian Beard, who led Conference USA in steals (2.
Official Site of FIU: Women's Tennis Hosts No. 21 UCF on Senior Day
MIAMI (March 29, 2019) - The FIU women's tennis team hosts No. 21 UCF on Senior Day, as the Panthers take on the Knights Sunday, March 31 with first serve set for 1 p.m. ET.
The Panthers (10-4, 4-0 C-USA) will recognize senior Maryna Veksler for the final time when they take on the Knights (17-2, 5-0 American) at the FIU Tennis courts.
Sunday's match caps a month-long homestand for FIU, which began on Feb 23. Since then, the Panthers have earned a nine-match winning streak and have obtained a perfect record against conference opponents.
Official Site of FIU: @FIUHoops Drops Tough 98-68 Decision at Green Bay in CIT Second Round
2019 Collegeinsider.com Tournament - Second Round
Green Bay 98, FIU 68
FIU (20-14), Green Bay (19-16)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 8 p.m. ET
Green Bay, Wisconsin | Kress Center
- Devon Andrews (Lorain, Ohio) scored 15 points, Trejon Jacob (Raleigh, North Carolina) had 13 and Elhadji Dieng (Mbour, Senegal) chipped in with a career-high 11 points, but that would not be enough as the FIU men's basketball team had its season come to a close with a 98-68 loss to Green Bay in the second round of the Collegeinsider.
Miami Herald: FIU men's basketball team building a legacy with this tournament victory
From Texas straight to Wisconsin, the season continues.
Brian Beard and Devon Andrews scored 29 points each late Saturday night as the FIU men's basketball team beat Texas State 87-81 in a first-round game of the CollegeInsider.com tournament (CIT).
Shortly after the game, the Panthers -- rather than return home -- flew north and will visit the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (18-16) in a second-round game on Tuesday.
To be fair, the CIT is a third-ranked tournament at best, rating behind the combined 100 teams selected for the NCAA and the NIT. Still, Saturday's victory was the first postseason win in FIU men's basketball history.
Official Site of FIU: FIU Athletics Weekly Recap: March 25
MIAMI (March 25, 2019) - FIU athletics had another busy week, with six programs competing deep into the spring. Highlighting the action was FIU freshman Maha Gouda, who became the swim & dive program's youngest All-American in program history after her successful run from the platform at NCAAs in Austin, Texas. On the hardwood, FIU men's basketball picked up the program's first postseason victory after defeating Texas State in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament as well to cap the weekend.
Below is a brief recap of how each FIU team performed this past week.
The Panthers downed Buffalo for its midweek contest, before dropping three on the road to Middle Tennessee as FIU suffered the sweep to fall to 18-15 overall and 0-6 in league play.
Official Site of FIU: @FIUHoops Continues Season in CIT Second Round at Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (March 25, 2019) - FIU gets back on the court, looking for its second postseason win in program history, as it travels from the Southwest to the Midwest to face Green Bay on March 26, at 8 p.m. ET, in the second round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (CIT). Fans can watch live on WatchCIT.com.
Prior to this season, the last time the Panthers played in the postseason was on March 17, 1995, when the then Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament Champions faced UCLA in the NCAA Tournament first round in Boise, Idaho, falling to the Bruins, 92-56.
Official Site of FIU: No. 7 FIU Beach Volleyball Dominates Tampa and North Alabama in Boca Raton
- The No. 7 FIU beach volleyball team dominated its two duals on Saturday, at the FAU Beach Bash in Boca Raton. The Panthers defeated Tampa 4-1 in the first contest of the day at Florida Atlantic's Beach Courts and closed out the afternoon with a decisive 5-0 win over North Florida. The wins improve FIU to 8-5 on the season, and winners of three of its last four duals.
Dual One Details
FIU 4, Tampa 1
FIU (7-5), Tampa (8-6)
Rankings: FIU - ACVA No. 8/DiG No.
Official Site of FIU: @FIUHoops Faces Green Bay for CIT Second Round on Tuesday
MIAMI (March 24, 2019) - The FIU men's basketball team won its first-ever postseason game on Saturday night in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (CIT), and now the Panthers look for two-straight wins as they head to the Badger State to face Wisconsin Green Bay in the CIT second round on Tuesday, March 26. Tipoff at the Kress Center is slated for 8 p.m. ET and the game can be seen live on WatchCIT.com. The winner will advance to the CIT quarterfinals with opponents, date and game time to be announced.
The Panthers are coming off a thrilling 87-81 come-from-behind win at Texas State on Saturday.
Official Site of FIU: @FIUHoops Records First-Ever Postseason Win with 87-81 Victory at Texas State
2019 Collegeinsider.com Tournament - First Round
FIU 87, Texas State 81
FIU (20-13), Texas State (24-10)
San Marcos, Texas | Strahan Center
- The FIU men's basketball team got 29 points apiece from Brian Beard, Jr.(Rancho Cucamonga, California) and Devon Andrews (Lorain, Ohio) - Andrews' total marking a career-high - as the Panthers recorded a historic program win on Saturday night with a thrilling 87-81 come-from-behind victory over Texas State in the first round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament.
Official Site of FIU: @FIUHoops Faces Texas State in CIT First Round
MIAMI (March 22, 2019) - The FIU men's basketball team returns to the postseason for just the second time in program history, and the first time since the 1994-95 season, as the Panthers face Texas State in the first round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (CIT) on March 23. Tipoff in San Marcos, Texas is slated for 7 p.m. ET. FIU comes into the CIT having won five of its last seven games, and six of its last 10.
The last time the Panthers played in the postseason was on March 17, 1995, when the then Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament Champions faced UCLA in the NCAA Tournament first round in Boise, Idaho, falling to the Bruins, 92-56.