I'll have a wrap up of this first baseball weekend after today's season closer. But here's some FIU athletics Snacky Cakes for the morning:
FOOTBALL: FIU will play UMass home-and-home in 2015 and 2018. UMass just went FBS in 2012 and has had back-to-back 1-11 seasons since then.
And this year's deal with FCS Wagner is a one-shot deal.
BASKETBALL: I figured with men's basketball attendance up and not having to travel to a conference tournament, this might be a better year financially for basketball than usual. Hey, there can be an upside to academic failure!
Alas, FIU could be facing a series of fines. I'd heard months ago that the program could be fined for Marita Davydova playing all of last year as an ineligible player. Fines instead of forfeits could be the penalty for the Ray Taylor fiasco, too. Frankly, if it's an either/or thing, I'd hope for forfeits if I were FIU. You never know what the Hypocrisy Hounds of the Nattering Nabobs of the NCAA will decide.
TRACK: Don't look for the soccer stadium renovation/reconfiguration into a soccer-and-track facility any time soon. The $3 million project was talked about for years and supposed to be started after this soccer season finished.