Ron Turner said he wanted to get more offensive linemen on the football roster. Turner's apparently picked up one, FIU announcing the signing of Byron Pinkston, a 6-3, 300-pound center from Dean College. Pinkston was a Honorable Mention Junior College All-America selection in 2012.
No. 1 Pepperdine, FAU, Tulane, Georgia State and South Florida come down for the Doctors Hospital FIU Surf & Turf Tournament that runs Friday and Sunday at FIU's mini beach across the street from The Branch on the main campus. Saturday, games will be played at Fort Lauderdale's South Beach Park (not to be confused with the real South Beach of story and thong).
BYOBS (Bring Your Own Beach Stuff). The first 100 students each day will receive a pair of FIU sunglasses.
FIU lost 5-0 to Pepperdine (6-0) a few weeks ago, but seemed confident they'd take Pepperdine in the rematch. FIU's ranked No. 6, moving up two spots last week.