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Die Hard 3

So it all comes down to the final three games of the season and FIU has to make like John McClaneDh2_4 in all three games to have a chance.

While the Golden Panthers do not control their own destiny, there are still several ways FIU books a ticket to the Sun Belt tournament in Lafayette, La. Was going to have the FIU witches explain the scenarios, but Baseball Fan gave us the math in the previous post. Still, the ladies are here for moral support.

Fiuw These are the current Sun Belt standings concerning the teams FIU has a shot of catching:

6. South Alabama 14-13

7. Louisiana-Lafayette 13-14

8. Middle Tennessee 12-14

9. FIU 11-16

* FIU won the season series against South Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette and lost the season series to Middle Tennessee. All of which would come into play as the tiebreaker if necessary.

To catch MT, FIU needs a sweep and 2 losses by MT to Western Kentucky OR FIU wins 2 of 3 from FAU and MT gets swept.

To catch ULL, FIU needs a sweep and 2 losses by ULL to New Orleans OR FIU wins 2 of 3 and ULL gets swept.

To catch SA, FIU needs a sweep and have SA swept by Troy.Eh_4

FIU's top 3 starters take the hill against the Owls. Corey Polizzano on Thursday. Chris Allen on Friday and Eric Horstmann on Saturday.

The trio will be facing a team that leads the Sun Belt with 88 home runs. FAU could very well turn out to be "the fly in the ointment", "the monkey in the wrench". If you saw Die Hard, then you know what I mean.....yippee-ki-yay!

Gppaw GOLDEN PANTHER PAWSE

Quijote: DLB still has a job with the Miami Herald, even though he's going on a year's vacation. So I'm still here.

ridgepanther: Glad you asked about the fieldhouse since I'll be taking another tour of the stadium soon. The latest word I have gotten is the fieldhouse is expected to be completed by Jan. 2009 and not May 2009. There has been a 3-month delay on the fieldhouse, because FIU was waiting word from the Florida Legislature on the 5.5 million for the project which includes the fieldhouse and the student meeting rooms/classrooms. We'll have more updates on the fieldhouse and the rest of the stadium on the GPP in the future.

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