The Dames twins, who will lead FIU (8-4) against Toledo (7-5) in the Dec. 21 Bahamas Bowl, are both majoring in criminal justice, hoping they can one day play a role in stemming the violence in Miami’s inner city.
FIU left running back Shawndarrius Phillips home when the team traveled Monday for Friday’s Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, the Associated Press reported. Phillips was arrested Wednesday on a domestic violence charge.
FIU running back Shawndarrius Phillips was arrested Wednesday after playing the entire 2018 season after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a domestic violence strangulation charge from the summer.
The FIU Panthers, who helped send Alex McGough to the NFL Draft this past April and have Conference USA’s Newcomer of the Year James Morgan as their current quarterback, are set to sign Nashville pro-style passer Stone Norton on Dec. 19.
This entire season has been a leap of faith for FIU QB James Morgan, who left Bowling Green as a graduate transfer and landed at FIU this past summer. And James and FIU have been rewarded for his faith.
Florida International University would have set a school record for single-season wins and also made it to the Conference USA title game for the first time with a win Saturday. Instead they will play Toledo in the Bahamas Bowl Dec. 21 on ESPN.
FIU coach Butch Davis knows that if his Panthers can beat Charlotte and then come home and defeat Marshall in their regular-season finale, they will head to the C-USA title game for the first time in school history.