Thousands of Panthers ‘invade the bay’ to support FIU Football

Regardless of the game’s final outcome, a trip to the Gasparilla Bowl allowed Panther Nation to show its FIU pride on the road and revel in a great season. It also made for a great excuse to enjoy the company of other blue-and-gold groupies and reconnect with old friends.

More than 2,000 Panthers — students, alumni, staff, family and community supporters — made their way to St. Petersburg, Fla., from Miami and across the Southeast to cheer for the Panthers in FIU’s first bowl appearance since 2011 (and third bowl in the history of the program).

A caravan of 10 buses from MMC and another from BBC made the 250-mile journey to the west coast of Florida.

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