Florida International Golden Panthers

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Buzzer-Beater Lifts North Texas Past FIU 65-63

Chris Jones scored a layup at the buzzer as North Texas held on to defeat Florida International 65-63 Thursday night.


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UNT Beats Florida International 68-61

Tony Mitchell scored 17 points as North Texas beat Florida International 68-61 on Thursday night, for their third straight victory over the Panthers.


Coach Mario Cristobal of the Florida International University Golden Panthers directs a play against the Florida Gatorson November 21, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

FIU Seeks To Maintain Respect In Sun Belt

It took nearly a decade for Florida International to turn its fledgling football program into a Sun Belt Conference favorite.