Compensation for student-athletes? Everything you need to know about ‘NIL,’ explained by attorney, alum Adam Wasch

Wasch answers questions about the NCAA’s new policy on payments to college players –For FIU News Florida earlier this year became one of the first states to pass a law that gives college athletes the right to earn compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness, often referred to as NIL. The National Collegiate Athletic Association this […]

Alumna to lead refugee team at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

–By Tatianna Basanta for FIU News Architecture alumna Ileana Rodriguez ’08, M.Arch ’11 was appointed chef de mission for the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Refugee Paralympic Team (RPT) at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. As chef de mission, Rodriguez will be a mentor, sponsor and spokesperson for the RPT team throughout the Paralympic games. Born and raised in Cuba, Rodriguez […]

Q&A with Head Coach Ryan Heberling ’09

Carrie and Ryan Heberling
Ryan Heberling was named head coach of both the men’s and women’s track and field/cross country programs at FIU on July 9th, 2014, after spending the previous four years as an assistant and the 2014 season as the interim head coach at FIU. Before accepting these positions, Heberling was a student at the university and a […]

Bahamian alumni celebrate FIU connection before bowl game

By David Drucker ’18 Reporting from the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl in Nassau, Bahamas When the football team found out they were going to the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, the locker room erupted with excitement. While the team’s trip to the Bahamas is certainly unique, it is not FIU’s first connection to the country, nor will […]

Baseball stuns Hurricanes again with walk-off win

Bottom of the ninth. Tie game. Potential game-winning run on second base. It’s the stuff rivalries are made of, and that was the scene set for FIU senior infielder Nick Day as he stepped up to the plate on March 8 as the Panthers sought to defeat the University of Miami Hurricanes for the second […]

T.Y. Hilton clinches NFL receiving title

T.Y. Hilton can add another distinction to his already distinguished career in the NFL: receiving champion. The former FIU football star and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver finished the regular season with a career-high 1,448 receiving yards, edging out Atlanta’s Julio Jones and several others to earn the 2016 NFL receiving title. Entering the final week […]

@FIUFootball Tops Charlotte, 27-26

FIU scored 14 points in the final seven minutes to rally past Charlotte 27-26 in thrilling fashion Saturday night at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Down 26-13, quarterback Alex McGough connected with A.J. Branisel on a 15-yard touchdown to bring the Panthers (3-4, 3-0 Conference USA) within six points with 4:21 left in the […]

FIU Runs Past UTEP, 35-21

Buoyed by 100-yard performances from Alex Gardner, Anthony Jones, Thomas Owens and a season-high in touchdown passes by Alex McGough, FIU turned in its best offensive performance of the season in a 35-21 victory over UTEP Saturday night in El Paso, Texas. Gardner rushed for 141 yards to give him four 100-plus yard rushing games […]