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Report: Miami and FIU scheduling 2018-2019 series

Raymond Jackson

The last time Miami and Florida International got together for a football game, it was ugly. Really ugly. Here’s hoping tempers will be a bit cooler the next time these two schools get together. According to one Miami sportswriter, a two-game series could be announced soon.

Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports in his Sunday column Miami and FIU are working on details for a two-game series in 2018 and 2019. The 2018 game will reportedly be played in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. Where the 2019 game will be played is unknown at this time, although it would be unlikely Miami would agree to play a game at FIU when the game could draw more potential fans for both schools in Sun Life Stadium, or whatever the stadium will be called by that point in time. Jackson suggests playing the game in Marlins Park, home to baseball’s Miami Marlins, could be an option for the 2019 game.

The last time Miami and FIU played was in 2007, but the 2006 game was the cause for a temporary cancellation of all sporting events scheduled between the two schools. Following a Miami touchdown in the third quarter, a brawl broke out between the two teams following the extra point attempt. Punches were thrown, kicks were landed, and body slams and choke holds were executed in the madness. In all, police had to take the field to help calm things down and 13 players were ejected from the game.

Miami and FIU are separated by just nine miles, and there is very much a potential for big brother-little brother mentality here given Miami’s place in the ACC and FIU’s place in Conference USA.

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6 Responses to “Report: Miami and FIU scheduling 2018-2019 series”
  1. jec332 says: Aug 31, 2014 1:58 PM

    Hopefully the Miami criminal players will not try to kill the FIU players again with swinging helmets this time.

  2. atxcane says: Aug 31, 2014 2:54 PM

    Hopefully a decade is long enough for FIU’s program to learn how to cool their heads.

  3. jimmy53 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:59 PM

    You have to love that other teams are scurrying to try and schedule tougher opponents, and Miami is still looking for cupcakes.

    Nice!

  4. onbucky96 says: Aug 31, 2014 7:19 PM

    Since “It’s all about Da U”, let LaMar Thomas call the game.

  5. cubano76 says: Sep 1, 2014 1:35 AM

    Shocker that Brandon Meriweather is seen kicking some guy multiple times. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention is on his 2 game suspension form the NFL currently?

  6. 35longmiles says: Sep 1, 2014 7:27 AM

    Team on team violence.
    Fan on fan violence at that dump of a stadium.

    Schedule a home and home with FAU?????
    On the cusp of a home and home with FIU?????

    NO elite program would EVER consider traveling to those two campuses.

    The UM free fall continues.

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