UPCOMING HOME GAMES/MATCHES
Women's soccer -- Friday vs. No. 17 UCF, 7 p.m.
Volleyball -- Panther Challenge, Friday vs. North Florida, 7 p.m.
Volleyball -- Panther Challenge, Saturday vs. Alabama A&M, noon
Volleyball -- Panther Challenge, Saturday vs. South Florida, 6 p.m.
Now, you can walk the walk between FIU Arena and the soccer "stadium" without fear of getting conked by a wayward shot put or discus. North of the International Hurricane Research Center and south of the ROTC area, there's a field in front of a hammer throw cage and two discus/shot put circles.
Over in FIU Stadium, there's a dry land diving board -- I can't help but think it looks like a prop out of High-Diving Hare -- to help Swim & Dive keep cranking out its run of dominant divers.
The new softball locker room is running behind, but is running.
Meanwhile, eight football players got to play Santa Claus/UPS Guy/Jesse/Whatever Delivery Man Brings You Happiness by bringing season tickets to fans on campus while wearing jerseys to stand out among their fellow students (like they blend anyway). These pictures courtesy FIU Athletic Department.
That's Provost Kenneth Furton.
The replacement for Compliance Director Hank Harrawood, the best thing to happen to that department in a while, is Jessica Reo. Reo also gets "Special Projects" attached her "Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance" title. Hey, mon, when a dollar needs to be stretched, it's all about how many jobs you can do. Reo worked in compliance at the other Division I/FBS school in town for seven years, but the spent the last seven years as director for student services in Central Florida's athletic department.
Need to grab some water. These crackers are making me thirsty.