FIU adds Home-and-Home Football Series vs. Indiana & UMass

By Kevin Kelley -

The Florida International Golden Panthers have scheduled future home-and-home football series vs. the Indiana Hoosiers and the UMass Minutemen, the school announced today.

FIU will travel to face Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Sept. 12, 2015. The Golden Panthers will then host the Hoosiers at FIU Stadium in Miami on Sept. 3, 2016.

Florida International will also travel to face UMass at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst on Oct. 3, 2015. FIU will then host UMass on Sept. 15, 2018.

The Golden Panthers have never faced the Indiana Hoosiers or the UMass Minutemen on the football field.

“Both of these series will be good challenges,” FIU head coach Ron Turner said. “I’m very familiar with Indiana from my time at Illinois. It will be exciting for our guys to play a team from a conference with the prestige of the Big Ten. The UMass series will be good exposure for our program in the Northeast. Mark Whipple is a great coach and has had a lot of success on the collegiate and professional levels.”

“Both of these series will be good challenges,” Head Coach Ron Turner said. “I’m very familiar with Indiana from my time at Illinois. It will be exciting for our guys to play a team from a conference with the prestige of the Big Ten. The UMass series will be good exposure for our program in the Northeast. Mark Whipple is a great coach and has had a lot of success on the collegiate and professional levels.” – See more at: http://www.fiusports.com/Sports/MensSports/Football/Article/tabid/419/article/21072/-FIUFootball-Announces-Series-with-Indiana-and-UMass.aspx#sthash.DKlkxRrt.dpuf

“Both of these series will be good challenges,” Head Coach Ron Turner said. “I’m very familiar with Indiana from my time at Illinois. It will be exciting for our guys to play a team from a conference with the prestige of the Big Ten. The UMass series will be good exposure for our program in the Northeast. Mark Whipple is a great coach and has had a lot of success on the collegiate and professional levels.” – See more at: http://www.fiusports.com/Sports/MensSports/Football/Article/tabid/419/article/21072/-FIUFootball-Announces-Series-with-Indiana-and-UMass.aspx#sthash.DKlkxRrt.dpuf
“Both of these series will be good challenges,” Head Coach Ron Turner said. “I’m very familiar with Indiana from my time at Illinois. It will be exciting for our guys to play a team from a conference with the prestige of the Big Ten. The UMass series will be good exposure for our program in the Northeast. Mark Whipple is a great coach and has had a lot of success on the collegiate and professional levels.” – See more at: http://www.fiusports.com/Sports/MensSports/Football/Article/tabid/419/article/21072/-FIUFootball-Announces-Series-with-Indiana-and-UMass.aspx#sthash.DKlkxRrt.dpuf
“Both of these series will be good challenges,” Head Coach Ron Turner said. “I’m very familiar with Indiana from my time at Illinois. It will be exciting for our guys to play a team from a conference with the prestige of the Big Ten. The UMass series will be good exposure for our program in the Northeast. Mark Whipple is a great coach and has had a lot of success on the collegiate and professional levels.” – See more at: http://www.fiusports.com/Sports/MensSports/Football/Article/tabid/419/article/21072/-FIUFootball-Announces-Series-with-Indiana-and-UMass.aspx#sthash.DKlkxRrt.dpuf

FIU now has three non-conference games scheduled for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The Golden Panthers are also scheduled to host UCF in 2015, while in 2016 they are set to host Maryland and visit UCF.

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  1. Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie) said
    April 22, 2014 at 5:36 am

    FIU and UMass is a matchup made in heaven. Now each team has at least a 50-50 chance of not going 0-12. Also Ron Turner was fired from Illinois in 2004.So it is meaningless when he says :”“I’m very familiar with Indiana from my time at Illinois.” Indiana is on it’s third coach since then. Even the youngest Indiana player he faced graduated 6 years ago.

  2. zouk
    April 22, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Cowards running away from USF …

  3. Big James
    April 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Am I tha only one scr…
    Am I the only one scratching my head on why IU would schedule this a a home and home series…IU doesnt recruit South Florida very much, it’s a long drive down to Miami and I’m sure it will be expensive and all I can think of maybe some of the boosters lobbied for a game down near South Beach :)

  4. Brendan Burke
    April 24, 2014 at 6:33 am

    UMass playing a mid-major team that isn’t UConn? What is going on here?

  5. Robert Kalani Foxworthy
    August 11, 2015 at 2:52 am

    IU has alot of boosters that have colt connections, colts have a few FIU players.
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