Football to Host Bethune-Cookman, 2013, 2014
9/11/2012 1:00:00 PM


Miami, Fla. ( – FIU football will host two games against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium in 2013 and 2014, both schools announced today. The games are scheduled for Sept. 14, 2013 and Sept. 6, 2014. 

“It’s an opportunity to establish another rivalry with an in-state school,” said Head Coach Mario Cristobal. “Coach (Brian) Jenkins has done a great job with that program.  I am looking forward to hosting them in 2013 and 2014.”

FIU and Bethune-Cookman have met on the gridiron twice before, when the Panthers first played at the FCS level (2002-04), then Division I-AA. In both meetings, the Wildcats, nationally-ranked on both occasions, defeated the Panthers.

 “This is a great game for our fans and alumni,” FIU Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia said. “Bethune-Cookman is an outstanding University. It is always good to be able to play against schools from Florida.”

In addition to the game, alumni from both fan bases will enjoy the musical showcase staged by the renowned Marching Wildcats, who travel alongside and perform at all B-CU football games. 


FIU has five exciting home game remaining on the 2012 schedule, including a non-conference games with 2011 BIG EAST Co-Champion Louisville, plus Sun Belt schools Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee (Homecoming), WKU and ULM.  

Season tickets are on-sale and start at just $42.  Single-game tickets to FIU’s home schedule at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium are also on-sale. Tickets to the FIU-Louisville game on Sept. 22 will only be available as part of a season ticket plan. For more information or to place your order, please visit or call 305-FIU-GAME (348-4263).

About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports. Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU's campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.

About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls nearly 48,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. For more information about FIU, visit

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