The FIU track and field team will have two athletes competing at the NCAA East Regional beginning today when Aubrey Smith participates in the long jump. On Friday, Kim Dekrey (above) goes for the hammer throw title. Dekrey, a senior, has thrown the hammer for just one year and qualified for the regional. CLICK HERE to read a story on her by yours truly.
T.Y. HILTON AT OTAs
FIU's all-time leading receiver T.Y. Hilton is participating at the Indianapolis Colts OTAs this week. Apparently, Hilton has had a good week and is looking like he added some muscle. Take a look at this photo with Andrew Luck and CLICK HERE for a brief story on the two Colts.
FIU SAND VOLLEYBALL ON TV
On Tuesday, May 28, CBS Sports Network will televise action from the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Pairs Championships, including FIU's Jessica Mendoza and Maryna Samoday’s semifinal match.
The Panthers pair will be in action on May 28, at 8:30 p.m. ET, with encores of the airing set for May 31 (4:30 p.m. ET), June 5 (8:30 p.m. ET), June 12 (8:30 p.m. ET), and June 15 (5:30 p.m. ET). For more information on CBS Sports Network, including a full programming schedule and channel finder, visit www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Mendoza (above left) and Samoday (above right) were selected to the championship’s ‘Best of the Rest’ field before going a perfect 4-0 in pairs pool play to reach the championship bracket. Mendoza and Samoday ended the season with an overall pairs record of 22-5.
FIU's CONFERENCE USA LOGO
If you haven't seen it yet here is what FIU's logo along with the C-USA logo will look like.
PANTHER STATUE PREVIEW
Here are some clay moldings of the Panther statue that you would receive if you renew your FIU football season tickets before May 31. I've been told this isn’t the final product. This clay model will then be used to create a mold, which will then be dipped in a bronze colored material to replicate the bronze statue look.
Here are some notes about the statue: 1 replica statue per account is available to fans who renew their football season tickets by Friday, May 31. There is a limited availability. Replicas are expected to be available for distribution in September and for more information, call 305-FIU-GAME.