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September 01, 2010

Tuesday practice report

Notes from Tuesday's practice

OL David Istanich was held out of practice because he had "flu like symptoms." 

LB Pooh Bear Mars worked with athletic bands during the beginning of practice. Coach Mario Cristobal said about Mars' progress so far, "He did OK. You want it to happen right now. It's a pretty serious injury. He's improving. The strength is good. The range of motion is good."

TE Dudley LaPorte (still in the orange jersey) practiced and looked ready to play.

Special football sections out Thursday

The Miami Herald'100 fiu SPTS ADDs annual football preview sections will be in Thursday's newspaper. Make sure to grab a copy (shameless plug). Here's a little taste of what the FIU section will look like (left, Toronto Smith, ©The Miami Herald, Al Diaz).

Post practice interview with Mario Cristobal

On Tuesday's practice

"It was a long practice, we had a good chunk, 40 minutes, devoted to special teams. A lot dedicated to the running game inside outside. Just about every running back that we have. And the quarterbacks and their decisions in the running game as well as the passing game and checking in their audibles.

On S Ash Parker's recovery

"He's done well. In our scrimmages we limit him to 45-50 plays instead of the full 70+ plays. We are going to gradually increase him to a full game. He really is a good football player and he is really really smart. You hope and pray for the young man."

Q. On if the offense has caught up to the defense.

A. "I think the offense has caught up. The defense is still a little bit ahead but the [offense] is gaining ground and gaining ground fast."

Justin Azpiazu

FIU offers free tickets for military, first responders

From Sept. 1, 2010 Miami Herald


FIU's season opener falls on Sept. 11, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

To honor South Florida military members and first responders, the Golden Panthers are offering two free tickets to those who serve.

With valid identification, tickets can be picked up on game day at FIU Stadium's box office, located in the R. Kirk Landon Fieldhouse.

The school also is offering free admission to elementary and middle schools, youth sports leagues, and nonprofit organizations through its Community Partners Kids Club program.

The athletic program asks any youth group interested in tickets to call Liz Augustin at 305-348-0154 or e-mailborrelll@fiu.edu. Community Partners Kids Club tickets are available for all five home games this year.


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