Florida International is expected to be an exciting basketball team to watch out for in the Conference USA schedule for the 2019-2020 season. With an award-nominated head coach and a promising previous season, the Panthers are ready to get to the next level. Exciting home games will be held at the Florida International Panthers' multipurpose arena, the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. Throughout the majority of December, January and February, the Panthers will be playing against various other Conference USA schools, such as the Rice University Owls and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Also, don't miss the intense ongoing rivalry between the Florida International and its rival, the Florida Atlantic Owls. The close geographical proximity of the two universities in addition to their close standings during the previous regular seasons makes this rivalry particularly fierce. Grab your Florida International Panthers' basketball game tickets at StubHub.
Who is Florida International's head basketball coach?
Jeremy Ballard became the ninth head coach of Florida International Panthers' basketball team in 2018. During his tenure, he has already initiated a change in team performance. The team reached 20 wins last year — only the third time this has happened in the school's history. Due to his efforts, Ballard was nominated for the Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year Award, an award given to the top first-year head coach in Division 1.
Which teams does Florida International normally compete against?
The Florida International basketball program is a member of Conference USA. As part of the conference schedule, Florida International plays the other 13 members. These other teams include North Texas University, Charlotte University, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at El Paso, Old Dominion University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Middle Tennessee University, Marshall University, Western Kentucky University, Southern Mississippi University, Rice University, Louisiana Tech University and Florida Atlantic University. In addition, FIU has several non-conference regular-season games.
What is the Florida International Panthers' mascot?
The Florida International Panthers' mascot is Roary, the golden panther, a creature with great strength and jumping ability.
How big is the Florida International basketball sporting venue?
All Florida International Panthers basketball home games are held in the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. Opened in 1986, the Ocean Bank Convocation Center has hosted many events, from sporting events to concerts to trade shows. The main facility includes multiple concession booths, meeting rooms and merchandising areas. The main court is made out of perma-cushion maple wood basketball floor. There is also a brand-new scoreboard and a video board that enhances the live viewing experience. The Ocean Bank Convocation Center has a seating capacity of roughly 5,000.
Who are some notable former basketball players from Florida International?
Several notable student-athletes who've emerged from the Florida International Panthers' basketball team include Brian Beard, Jr. and Osasumwen Osaghae. Brian Beard, Jr set two new single-season school records for assists and steals in his senior season. He was ranked second in steals-per-game and 21st in assists-per-outing in a national ranking during the 2018 to 2019 season. During the same 2018-2019 season, Osasumwen Osaghae also proved himself on the court as one of the notable shot blockers, rejecting an average of 3.1 shots per contest.
Where can I get tickets to Florida International Panthers' basketball games?
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