College players deal with eligibility problems from time to time, but Thursday night, Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was pulled from the game by school officials over an eligibility question.
Raymond Taylor had 18 points and seven assists to lead Florida International to 75-66 victory over Stetson Monday.
The legendary comedy “Blazing Saddles” featured the line, “What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here.” While that line was uttered in the 1970’s, it perfectly fits the state of college and pro football in Florida.
College football fans have sometimes joked about a mythical bowl game called the Toilet Bowl between the two worst teams in the country. This Saturday, two of the worst teams in the country will be on the same field and someone will walk away with its first victory of the year.
A few years ago, Florida International University was the whipping boy of the Football Bowl Subdivision. They were scheduled for a guaranteed win. Head coach Mario Cristobal changed that, but after he was fired; FIU has once again sunk to the bottom of the FBS.
The wheels continue to fall off for the Florida International Panthers football team in 2013.
The Florida International Panthers could ill afford to lose any starter on a team that is expected to struggle this season. But after just one game, three starters and one backup are already out for the Panthers.
A new era kicks off for Florida International University Saturday when head coach Ron Turner takes the Panthers to Maryland to battle the Terrapins of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Florida International’s Aramis Garcia batted in three runs on Sunday to help the Panthers to a 7-1 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock.
After the firing of head coach Mario Cristobal and hiring of former Illinois head coach Ron Turner, FIU seemed to be heading towards rock bottom. Wednesday, the school continued that slide.