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Looks like FIU took a bit of a hit from the NCAA. Hopefully it isn't too serious and it won't affect them too much.

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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/college/fiu/sfl-fiufoot31may31,0,6537850.story?coll=sfla-fiu

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I don't know why that didn't link. Anyhow, the article is from the May 31st. Sun-Sentinel. GO OWLS!!!

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Because it doesnt allow that many characters in the hyper link. Just copy the address and past it in the bar. Or read the artical below…

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/college/fiu/sfl-fiufoot31may31,0,6537850.story?coll=sfla-fiu

Golden Panthers put on probation

wire reports
Posted May 31 2005


MIAMI ? The NCAA placed Florida International's 3-year-old football program on three years probation Monday after the school's internal investigation revealed offseason football workout violations.

The punishment will not include any loss of scholarships, or reductions in postseason play or television appearances.

The school didn't specify what the violations were.

"It is my sense that the NCAA's decision was to give us one year of probation for each of the seasons in which a violation occurred," FIU Athletic Director Rick Mello said. "We are relieved to have all of this behind us and that no student-athletes will be negatively impacted."

The violations will also not affect FIU's plans to move into Division I-A, Mello said. The Golden Panthers are in the second year of a transition period into college football's upper echelon and will join the Sun Belt Conference in football this fall.

One assistant coach involved in the matter was fired, Mello said, but he won't be identified because it is an internal school matter. FIU will also hire two assistants to help deal with student-athlete development and athletics compliance.

"It was very important to our institution as we went through this procedure that we set a serious tone for the future of our program," Mello said.


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Looks like a slap on the wrist - which is good because this could have been detrimental to a young program moving up to 1A.
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It really appears to be minor. The offseason workout thing isn't that big of a deal. Besides, all those extra hours of gearing up for FAU didn't do them any good :o
Just kidding. It is interesting to see that they fired an assistant over the deal. Maybe this is why the NCAA went pretty easy on them. They figured FIU was doing a decent job of handling the situation on their own. I guess they are serious about playing by the rules. Best of luck to FIU despite this minor setback. GO OWLS!!!

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its not a big deal, it was the perfect time of the year for it to happen. the recruits are set and its so early that it won'teffect the 06' class, spring practice is over and the fall is still months away. the NCAA probably had the decision and investigation awhile ago but held it off till now.
If i were a fiu fan I would be more upset if a starter went down.
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Looks like it was handled behind closed doors. Those darn unofficial practices. ;) Someone must have reported them. Infractions are definitely out there. Drive by most practice fields and it's almost always "two more plays or until we get it right". The time frame of most practices are all over the place. I know FIU's were of the supervison violation but still it makes you wonder.
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