FIU football's radio coverage is moving down on the dial for the coming season. You can hear all the English language coverage of the Golden Panthers football games in 2008 on WINZ 940 AM. The first broadcast is Aug. 30 when FIU opens at Kansas.
FIU football was on WMCU 1080 last season, but has now moved to a station with better reception. Got several e-mails last year and people telling me that the 1080 signal wasn't always the best. With 940, FIU football games on the radio should have a stronger reception.
Another former FIU pitcher is in the major leagues. Right-hander Mark Worrell (right) made his big league debut last night for the St. Louis Cardinals. MW pitched one scoreless inning of relief in the Cards win over the Washington Nationals. That currently makes 3 Golden Panthers in the bigs: MW, Josh Banks and of course, Mike Lowell.
The Major League Baseball Draft is tommorrow (Thursday) and FIU's prospects include 2B Ryan Mollica and 3B Jorge Castillo. Let's see what happens.
Keep sending in your ideas for features you want to see at the new FIU Stadium. I've been told the FIU athletic department are big fans of the GPP and read this blog daily with their coffee in the afternoon. They are reading your ideas and I'm relaying them as well. We got an updated poll question on the features below that you can vote on.
Clawing Cancer: That is a great idea to have a Beach section at FIU Stadium even though the majority of the home games will be at 7 p.m. Still we got beach weather year round and FIU has a plethora of lovely ladies to fill the sand with. Yes, it would be must see TV. And for the record your ideas are not obscured as you can see I'm pumping them up as I write this.
Met with TT yesterday and former pitching coach Felipe Suarez went back to BCC, because of financial reasons and he's getting married. Congrats to him.
FIU Fan: Definitely got to have Miami themes at the new stadium. Like your cousin, FIUFan's ideas of palm and orange trees lining a section of the concourse. After all, 200 years from now the answer in Trivial Pursuit to who won the last football game at the Orange Bowl will always be FIU. The stadium concourse will not be covered, but it has to remain mostly clear for the walking area. Like the mini-airport tower - that would also embrace some FIU history.
FIUBlueandGold: The UCF lineman you are referring to is Cliff McCray. CM, an engineering major, had a heart condition in high school, but was later cleared to play college ball. Speaking with a friend in Orlando, I was told CM may have played his last down of football. His mom told the Orlando Sentinel, that CM is concentrating on his studies even though he left UCF.
CJ: Parking for the new stadium will be located on the west and east sides of the stadium. And all parking is free. Club suites and club seats owners will have private parking on the south side of the stadium. The bathing suit idea for the stadium -- yes.
alt7787: I was at FIU last Thursday, but I was not on a golf cart. Next time stop and say hello. They tell me I'm a friendly person.
Section444: Yeah, I know the FIU Witches (right) haven't been around the GPP of late. They've been shopping for outfits they're going to wear to the Beach at FIU Stadium. Here are some they bought....
rblan008, FIUTerp, FIU_Fan_For_Life, Looking for 411, Eddie, FIU LOVE and Ms. Blog Administrator: WELCOME ALL TO THE GPP!
Boy, the Miami Herald tears down the comment wall and look at all the new GPP readers that come out of the woodwork. Folks, thanks for reading the GPP and don't be strangers when it comes to posting now that Ms. Blog Administrator has torn down that wall. Thanks again, Ms. BA.
rblan: I like the idea of the Protect the Panther piggy bank for charity.
FIUTerp: Put another shrimp on the barbie and make that 5 countries, 20 states and 1 territory that the GPP is read on.
FYI, to all, this Sunday, June 8 will be your last chance to get your questions in for MC for his future Q & A with you folks on the GPP.
In the last stadium poll question, "Grand unique entrance by the Golden Panthers" is currently the most important feature you would like to see. Let's take that as a given, because I don't see FIU walking into the stadium like their having afternoon coffee at Starbucks or Versailles.
But here's another question for you now that we have kicked some ideas around to make FIU Stadium -- a one of a kind stadium.