FIU Panthers coach Butch Davis on Wednesday night posted a video on Twitter of him announcing to the football team that wide receiver C.J. Worton — a Florida Gators transfer and former South Dade standout — is now on scholarship.
This was an eventful year for FIU sports. Among the highlights for the Panthers were the arrival of accomplished football coach Butch Davis, who took the Panthers to a bowl game in his first year on campus.
Though fourth-year junior Christian Alexander has “clearly separated” himself from the pack and will enter fall atop the quarterback chart, he will have to beat out Bowling Green graduate transfer James Morgan, who enrolled at FIU last month.
FIU football's season opener against Indiana on Sept. 1, 2018, will kick off at 7 p.m. to ring in Butch Davis' second season at the helm of the program. FIU is 0-2 all time against the Hoosiers, with both games coming in the past three years.
In FIU coach Butch Davis’ perfect world, the Panthers will not have one dominant wide receiver that catches at least 50 passes this season but several. Last year, FIU’s passing game was directed toward senior Thomas Owens, who played nine games before getting injured.
FIU second baseman Eddie Silva, who hit just four homers in his first three collegiate seasons, leads Conference USA with 15 homers. He has homered in three consecutive games, and his hot streak has led the FIU Panthers to a season-best four-game win streak.
After seventh-round draft pick and four-year FIU starter Alex McGough had a good rookie minicamp, the Seattle Seahawks released former University of Miami quarterback Stephen Morris Friday. McGough goes into training camp as Seattle's No. 3 quarterback.
The FIU Panthers’ freshman class — featuring first baseman Logan Allen, DH Jose Garcia and right fielder Adan Fernandez — gives the program hope. All three of these starters hit in the middle of the lineup, and Allen is also a starting pitcher.
On Friday, Margherita Bianchin, Federica Frasca and the rest of the FIU team will be in Gulf Shores, Alabama, competing in the NCAA championships. FIU (22-10) is one of just eight teams that qualified for the single-elimination tournament.
FIU athletic director Pete Garcia on Monday introduced Jeremy Ballard as the Panthers’ new men’s basketball coach. Ballard is FIU’s ninth coach and the fourth under Garcia, who has yet to find a way to stabilize the basketball program.
At 5-11 and 143 pounds, the FIU Panthers' Clarissa Cutliff is an explosive leaper who can jump up and grab a 10-foot rim. This has helped her climb the rankings in the outdoor track season. She is No. 3 in the nation.
The Panthers wrapped up their final practice of the spring Monday, and junior Isaiah Brown figures to enter the fall as FIU’s top cornerback. He started seven games as a freshman in 2016, but he lasted just five games last season before he got injured.
Ken Dorsey, the former Miami Hurricanes first-team All-American quarterback, was hired this week at FIU and given the title of assistant athletic director. But he interviewed with the New York Giants for their offensive coordinator job less than a month ago.
Former Miami Hurricanes quarterback and Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey has been named assistant athletic director at Florida International University. He will work closely with Butch Davis and the football team.
FIU Panthers head coach Butch Davis speaks to the media after the FIU Panthers lose to Temple Owls 28-3 at the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday, December 21, 2017.