Well hello there, Golden Panthers fans. As you have likely heard, I'm Adam Beasley, the new FIU print reporter for your Miami Herald. I'll also be weighing in on this blog from time to time, adding to the strong work by Pete.
You've already gotten my credentials, but let me tell you a little more about myself. From up north, but have lived all over the country. Went to Syracuse, so I know what it takes to put together a dominant basketball program. Spent four years working for the Baltimore Ravens, so I've seen football at the highest level up close. And grew up loving the Phillies, so baseball is in my blood. Oh yeah, I also can’t get enough of the beautiful game – or having fun at my own expense – as this ridiculous picture attests.
In addition to energetically covering the Golden Panthers on a daily basis, I hope to give a fresh perspective on the issues facing the athletic program as it tries to grow into a national power. Some of you already have seen my work on the Kendall Berry murder and the athletic fee story. It's just a taste of what's to come.
I'd love to get to know you all better, so feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or say hello at FIU games. In the end, sports are supposed to be fun, so let's have a good time together.