UPCOMING HOME GAMES/MATCHES
Tuesday -- Baseball vs. St. Thomas, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday -- Baseball vs. Missouri, 3 p.m.
Thursday -- Softball vs. Central Connecticut State, 7 p.m.
Friday -- Softball vs. Siena, 4:30 p.m.
Friday -- Softball vs. Central Connecticut State, 7 p.m.
Friday -- Baseball vs. Seton Hall, 6:30
Saturday -- Softball vs. Central Connecticut State, 4 p.m.
Saturday -- Softball vs. Deleware, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday -- Baseball vs. Seton Hall, 6:30
Sunday -- Baseball vs. Seton Hall, 1 p.m.
Sunday -- Softball vs. Siena, 12:30 p.m.
So, last weekend, men's basketball and baseball went 0 for 5 while softball (8-2) went 4 for 5.
Granted, baseball played Ole Miss, ranked in some polls, receiving votes in others. What's men's basketball's excuse for refunding a game to North Texas, then getting treated by Rice the way teenage George Foreman used to treat other Houston kids before somebody put boxing gloves on his hands?
Men's hoop gets the week off to practice before Saturday's run up the Glades Road exit to FAU. Baseball gets to build its confidence on St. Thomas during Tuesday's home opener.
SWIMMING & DIVING
FIU goes into this week's Conference USA meet ranked second to Rice in CUSA according to CollegeSwimming.com. Expect FIU to crush all 'round in diving, led by sophomore Rebecca Quesnel. But it'll be swimming depth that decides the meet.
INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
The Conference USA meet, in Birmingham, 'Bama, starts Wednesday. FIU fans can binge watch Better Call Saul until 11 a.m. Thursday, the start time for the men's shot put and women's high jump. FIU's got the No. 3 seed in each. Freshman Clarissa Cutliff's 5-8 3/4 and two other jumpers are 1 3/4 inches under top seed Middle Tennessee State's Barbara Vilson's 5-10 1/2. Senior Luka Mustafic's school record set last year of 59-1/2 is about halfway between his best this year, 56-2 1/2, and the 61-8 1/4 best from Western Kentucky's Nick Demaline.
While all this is going on, junior Alton Eliphar (200 meters) and senior Cam'ree Jackson (60 meters) could be contending in their events.