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After season-ending loss, FIU looks to 2017

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Things started miserably this season for the Florida International Panthers. After an 0-4 start, Coach Ron Turner was let go and replaced by Defensive Coordinator Ron Cooper on an interim basis. Cooper coached his final game on Saturday, a 42-28 loss at Old Dominion. Despite the setback, there are some positive things to point toward in 2017. After the rough beginning, the Panthers responded to Cooper, winning their next three games. Saturday’s loss left him with a 4-4 record in…

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FIU’s flawless second half leads to big win over Marshall

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Saturday’s game between the Florida International Panthers and the Marshall Thundering Herd started off as a turnover fest, but it did not end that way. The Panthers used a highly proficient offense in the second half to pull away from Marshall and roll to a 31-14 victory in Miami. After taking the opening kickoff and marching 82 yards in four plays to take a 7-0 lead, quarterback Maurice Alexander threw interceptions in back-to-back possessions. Alexander was playing in place of…

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Downtrodden Florida football teams making comebacks

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For the most part, Florida football fans — both college and pro — have not had a lot to cheer about in recent years. Lately, however, football fans around the state have had some reason to cheer on both Saturday and Sunday. Unless one was a Florida State fan, supporters of Florida’s teams had to be satisfied with an occasional strong performance. The Seminoles have been a championship contender over the past five seasons. It has been a tough go…

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FIU picks up second straight win, beats UTEP 35-21

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Ron Cooper has a perfect record as Head Coach of the Florida International Panthers. Saturday’s 35-21 win over the Texas-El Paso Miners in west Texas gave Cooper his second win since becoming the interim coach. Saturday’s win followed last week’s 33-31 squeaker over Florida Atlantic. Cooper took over when Ron Turner was fired on September 25. The Panthers dominated the game, piling up 500 yards of total offense, while the Miners could manage only 330. FIU ran the ball better…

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UCF flexes muscles, throttles FIU, 53-14

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The Central Florida Knights were favored to defeat the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday night. Few would have predicted the 53-14 rout perpetrated by the Knights. FIU was playing at home and coming off a loss at Massachusetts where they were in the game until the end. On Saturday, they stayed with the new-look Knights for about 10 minutes, then were buried in an avalanche of points. UCF led 8-7 with 5:27 left in the first period, but stretched…

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FIU goes 0-2 against the Big 10 to start the season

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The Florida International Golden Panthers wanted to make a splash early in the season. By taking on two Big 10 teams at home in their first two games, Coach Ron Turner was hoping to gain at least one win to earn some respect and give his players a boost. Things did not turn out like Turner hoped as FIU fell to 0-2 following Friday night’s 41-14 drubbing at the hands of the Maryland Terps. They lost to Indiana last Thursday…

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