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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek UrbanczykWho 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 >>
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 >>
Even before these season started we would have been happy for the Hurricane's first ACC championship and a win in the Orange Bowl to ice the cake. Maybe then we could start clearing room, in our minds at least, for that elusive sixth national championship. With their loss to Ohio State, ba ... More >>