From poverty to Panther basketball, Ghanaian student has come a long way

–By David Drucker for FIU News Six years ago, freshman James Ametepe thought he would never go to college. So even though he has to bike from his home in Kendall to Modesto A. Maidique Campus every day—a 40-minute commute under the scorching Miami sun—he is always smiling. Ametepe is a biomedical engineering major and […]

Dotson family donates $1 million to honor father’s legacy at FIU

The family of FIU visionary Albert Dotson Sr. has donated $1 million to FIU to commemorate his legacy at the university. The gift supports athletics, scholarships for minority students, and the Management and Advanced Research Center (MARC building) at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. In recognition of this gift, the university renamed the International Pavilion […]

Thousands of Panthers ‘invade the bay’ to support FIU football

Regardless of the game’s final outcome, a trip to the Gasparilla Bowl allowed Panther Nation to show its FIU pride on the road and revel in a great season. It also made for a great excuse to enjoy the company of other blue-and-gold groupies and reconnect with old friends. More than 2,000 Panthers — students, […]

FIU Athletics, Riccardo Silva Announce Naming of the FIU Football Stadium

Mark B. Rosenberg, Riccardo Silva, Pete Garcia
The FIU Athletic Department and Riccardo Silva have announced the naming of FIU Stadium, which will now be called “Riccardo Silva Stadium.” The decision to name the stadium is in recognition of the support given by Riccardo Silva to the FIU Athletics Department since 2015. Riccardo Silva is the owner of Silva International Investments and […]

A Record-Setting Week for the Panthers

FIU Panthers statue
It was a record-setting week for FIU Athletics as the Panthers saw a diver earn the swimming and diving program its first First-Team All-America honor, the softball team set the school record for consecutive wins, the tennis team continued to dominate opponents, a discus thrower broke a 31-year-old record, baseball wrapped up a 3-2 week, […]