Florida International Golden Panthers (Football)

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    September 23, 2013

    Which Team Is Florida's Worst: FIU or USF?

    More often than not the loser of the annual FIU-FAU game gets crowned the worst FBS team in Florida. This year something weird and strange is happening. USF, who once touted itself as part of Florida's "big four," sucks in historic measures. They opened their season with a 53-21 loss to McNesse Stat ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Quentin Wyche Convicted of Killing FIU Running Back Kendall Berry

    A man who used a pair of scissors to fatally stab a popular Florida International University football player was found guilty of second-degree murder yesterday. Six jurors convicted Quentin Wyche. According to CBS4, Wyche's mother sang a hymn as he was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. Wych ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Florida College Football Rankings: FIU and FAU May Not Actually Be the Worst Florida Teams This Year

    Lots of people try and rank college football teams, but that ignores the fact that only teams from one state actually matter. Because clearly things need to be ranked in list format, Riptide is here to rank Florida's seven FBS teams. Join us this week as we witness the debut of a possible QB superst ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Mario Cristobal Hired Away from Hurricanes by Alabama

    It's nonstop Miami Hurricanes athletics news today. Mario Cristobal is leaving the Canes football staff less than two months after he was hired.The former Florida International University head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive-line coach.

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    January 24, 2013

    James Coley: Hurricanes Just Stole the Seminoles' Offensive Coordinator

    The string of good news for the Miami Hurricanes continues. After Jedd Fisch left the team as offensive coordinator to take the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team has now reportedly snagged a replacement form their biggest rivals. FSU's offensive coordinator, James Coley, has repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Mario Cristobal Is the Miami Hurricanes' New Associate Head Coach

    Mario Cristobal isn't going far after his surprising firing as FIU's head coach. He's just headed to Coral Gables.According to reports, Cristobal will join Al Golden's Miami Hurricanes staff as an associate head coach.

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    January 4, 2013

    Twitter Does Not Approve of FIU Hiring Ron Turner

    Ron Turner's Wikipedia page surely got a traffic spike this mourning as FIU Golden Panthers fans tried to figure who the hell exactly the team had hired as their new coach.Yes, after the surprise firing of Mario Cristobal, Athletic Director Pete Garcia has chose Ron Turner, a man with a former stint ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2012
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    December 7, 2012

    Butch Davis Doesn't Want that FIU Job Anyway

    Sorry Golden Panthers fans, your team won't be getting former Hurricanes coach Butch Davis. After the shocking firing of head coach Mario Cristobal, rumors emerged that Davis was the school's top choice. Which made a certain amount of sense, considering Davis has a long history with FIU's Athle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Mario Cristobal: We Built FIU "From a Hole in the Ground"

    Do you have a college football team that's little more than a couple JuCo rejects and a dream? Is it basically a hole in the ground? Well, freshly fired former FIU coach Mario Cristobal would like to remind everyone that he specializes in turning laughingstocks into semi-respectable players. Perhaps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Mario Cristobal Fired as FIU Football Coach

    Just a season ago, FIU football coach Mario Cristobal's name was being tossed around as a possibility for some very high profile coaching gigs at bigger schools. Instead he decided to stick with the Golden Panthers. Apparently loyalty doesn't pay. The school fired Cristobal today after a disappointi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Butch Davis Top Candidate For FIU Job?

    Perhaps FIU's surprise firing of Mario Cristobal this morning makes a little bit more sense now. Butch Davis, the man who helped rebuild the Miami Hurricanes in the late '90s, is rumored to be the top candidate for the job.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Colts' Luck Sets Rookie Passing Record To Beat Dolphins 23-20

    On Friday, we stressed that the Dolphins pass defense needed to show up on Sunday if the team had any hope of taking down the Colts. Clearly, Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle needs to start reading our posts along with his morning coffee because the Dolphins pass defense was absolute refried pig-pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Who's Applying To Be University of Miami AD? An Exclusive Look at the Candidates

    For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don't worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. "I'm getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job," she t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    FIU Jumps to C-USA, Leaving Sun Belt Conference Behind

    The great college athletic conference shake up of the past year isn't quite over yet, and it's working its way down to the mid-majors.This morning, Florida International University announced that it's leaving the Sun Belt conference behind, and is moving on up to Conference USA in 2013. FIU could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Luther Campbell Alleges Drew Rosenhaus Paid Tommy Streeter $50,000 "Marketing Advance"

    Earlier today, Luther Campbell dropped a bomb on Drew Rosenhaus, alleging the North Miami-based NFL super agent paid Tommy Streeter -- one of five Miami Hurricanes football players who left school early to enter the draft -- $50,000 to sign with him. The Miami New Times columnist was a guest on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Miami Mascot Madness Tournament: Vote For Your Favorite Sports Mascot

    ​It's an exciting time in South Florida sports. Both the Heat and Panthers appear to be making strong runs at the playoffs. The UM Women's Basketball team is sure to be a threat in the official March Madness (and the men might make it too). The Dolphins are in the midst of a critical off season. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Quentin Wyche Will Face Trial for Murder of FIU Football Player, Judge Throws Out Self Defense Claim

    ​Quentin Wyche stands accused of murdering FIU football running back Kendall Berry after an on-campus brawl in 2010, but his lawyer had hoped to get him off the hook without even facing trial. Wyche's attorneys cited the controversial 2005 "Stand Your Ground" law signed by former Gov. Jeb Bush tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    FIU Coach Mario Cristobal Heading to Rutgers, According to Reports

    ​FIU fans recently breathed a sigh of relief when Mario Cristobal was passed over for the head coaching job at Pitt, but fans are tense again this morning as several reports indicate that Cristobal is close to be being named the new head coach at Rutgers.

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    January 24, 2012

    Man Accused of Murdering FIU Football Player Kendall Berry Could Walk Free Under Jeb Bush's "Stand Your Ground" Law

    via​Quentin Wyche, the man accused of murdering FIU running back Kendall Berry during an on-campus confrontation in March 2010, could walk free without a trial thanks to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law that was championed by former governor Jeb Bush. At least that's what his attorn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Lokal's Grand Opening Party: Have a Beer With the Mayor Next Thursday

    ​For some reason, in Miami a restaurant will open and then hold its grand opening about six months or a year later.Lokal's Matthew Kusher is taking a more traditional approach to the grand opening party -- he's holding it less than a month after his Coconut Grove restaurant actually opened its doo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    FIU Coach Mario Cristobal Probably Isn't Going Anywhere, For Now Anyway

    ​Breathe easy, Golden Panthers fans. Despite some murmurs that he was the front runner for the Pitt job, head coach Mario Cristobal isn't going anywhere. ESPN reports that Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst will take that job, while the Miami Herald reports that FIU is in aggressive negot ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Report: FIU Coach Mario Cristobal Leading Candidate for Pitt Job

    ​Well, there were rumors that a Miami-area football coach could be leaving for a Pennsylvania school earlier this year, but Canes coach Al Golden squashed those Penn State rumors with a contract extension. Turns out those rumors may have been concentrating on the wrong Miami coach and Pennsylvania ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    September 16, 2011

    FIU vs. UCF Actually Matters

    ​Unless you're an Owl or an Ibis, you're probably pretty happy with your Division I FBS Florida football team right now. UF, FSU, USF, FIU and UCF all enter week three with a 2-0 record, and all but one has big game this weekend.Sure, you might be revved up as the Gators take on their first SEC ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Randy Shannon's Name Keeps Popping Up as Possible Butch Davis Replacement

    ​In a shocking bit of fate, Butch Davis, the man widely credited for getting the Miami Hurricanes house back in order after NCAA sanctions, has been fired for dragging the UNC Tar Heels into their own NCAA investigation quagmire. The news cycle being what it is, sports writers are already offering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    FIU in the Little Caesar's Bowl: Our Polish Correspondent Has the News

    Our intrepid correspondent strikes out.​ Jacek Urbanczyk, Poland-based sports journalist, is Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of Toledo and our very own Florida International University. It will be played on Sunday. He's in Detroit to dr ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    FIU Football: Our Polish Correspondent Invades the Pizza Bowl

    FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek Urbanczyk​Who says an alt-weekly's blog can't have a foreign correspondent? Meet Jacek Urbanczyk, self-described "football journalist from Poland" and Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Randy Shannon Will Win A National Championship

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this exclusive online column, Luke hits back at the Randy Shannon haters.I'm really sick and tired of hearing all these sports tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Can FIU Beat Pitt, Too?

    Who's ready for some Panther on Panther action?Florida International University's Golden Panthers may just be one of the best 0-3 teams in the nation. The Sun Belt dwellers have faced a swath of teams from the automatic qualifying conferences in their opening run, and in all three at one point held ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Jason Taylor's Jets Flirtation Just a Stunt?

    ​Everyone is either still scratching their heads or wringing their hands over Jason Taylor's meeting with the New York Jets -- the same team he hates, like any good Dolphin, so very, very much. The New York Post thinks that it could just be a ploy to get a better deal with the Dolphins by stirring ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    News Roundup: Biltmore Worker Calls in Bomb Threat for Day Off

    Police are asking for help finding the suspect in a rape case in Brickell. He followed his victim home from Blue Martini in Mary Brickell Village into her apartment building, Axis. So far police have some surveillance video. [CBS4]Over 1400 people showed up for the memorial service for sla ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    FIU Police Department Unprepared for Violent Crime, Says Officer

    Courtesy of FIUSports.comJunior Kendall Berry was stabbed to death Thursday night.Last Thursday night, Florida International University football player Kendall Berry was stabbbed to death with a pair of scissors on campus. It doesn't seem like it could get much worse than that. But an FIU Police off ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Suspect Quentin Wyche to Murdered FIU Football Player: "That's what he gets... I told y'all"

    Wyche​Twenty-two-year-old Quentin Wyche has surrendered to police for the on-campus stabbing death of Florida International University football star Kendall Berry. Wyche had spent a few days on the football team as a walk-on before being let go. He also worked in Berry's dormitory. Repor ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    FIU Running Back Kendall Berry Stabbed To Death In Front Of Campus Rec Hall

    Florida International University's campus is still in shock this morning after Kendall Berry, a junior running back on the football team, was stabbed to death in the heart of the Miami campus last night.via FIUSports.comJunior running back Kendall Berry died after a stabbing on FIU's campus last nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Weekend Football: Make a Statement

    Last weekend proved a harsh bit or reality to Dolphin's fans. We lost to a friggin' winless team! It wasn't quite the upset that our win against the Pats were, but damn it must not do much for morale, one point difference or not. Things were brighter on the college level. The Canes picked up an expe ... More >>

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