Our FIU Football program roared into the national spotlight in 2017. Under the direction of Head Coach Butch Davis, the team finished the regular season with eight wins and headed to St. Petersburg, Florida, for FIU's first bowl game in six years: the 2017 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.
Following the breakout season, quarterback Alex McGough was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and tight end Pharoah McKever was picked up by the Pittsburg Steelers as a free agent. They join a growing number of FIU alumni who are making a name for themselves in the NFL, including T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts, and Johnathan Cyprien and Jonnu Smith of the Tennessee Titans.
Your team needs you!
2018 is shaping up to be a high-energy season. Key matchups include the Indiana Hoosiers at FIU's home opener Sept. 1, the Miami Hurricanes and the FAU Owls. We need as many Panthers as possible to come out to every game and support the team this Fall!
Before every home game, grab your friends and kick back with us in the A/C at the Alumni Pregame Experience, featuring drinks, food and fun for the whole family. Then join fellow alumni, students, faculty and fans of FIU at Riccardo Silva Stadium and help us make some noise for FIU Football! Go Panthers!