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FIU to play Louisville on Friday, Sept. 9 -- on ESPN

Well then .... This is interesting.

Looks like Akron's official website is plain wrong. Or else FIU is planning the weekend from hell.

My guess is on the former, because there's no way Mario Cristobal (or any governing body, for that matter) would allow a football team to play games in consecutive days.

Louisville announced its football schedule today, and has FIU's visit to Horse Country set for Friday, Sept. 9. That means Akron WILL NOT host the Golden Panthers on Sept. 10, as its website indicates.

Anyway, not to bury the lede, but here's this little nugget that shouldn't go overlooked: The Panthers-Cardinals game will appear on ESPN. With Louisville's recent influx of South Florida talent (I'm looking your way, Mr. Bridgewater), this will be a much-hyped game in the area.

So what does this mean? Well, it means FIU's visit to Akron will likely come the weekend of Sept. 24, although we won't know for sure until one of the schools clears this mess up.

FIU's 2011 Schedule (as of now ...)

Sept. 1 vs. North Texas

Sept. 9 at Louisville

Sept. 17 vs. UCF

Oct. 1 vs. Duke


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