FIU, Maryland to Renew Football Series
11/7/2012 12:00:00 PM

Miami, Fla. ( – FIU Executive Director for Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia announced today a two-game home and home football series with the University of Maryland. The Panthers will first travel to College Park, Md., for the Terrapins’ home-opener next season on Aug. 31, 2013. Maryland will make the return visit to Miami and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016.

“I want to thank the University of Maryland for playing this series with FIU,” said Garcia. “These are the type of games our fans, students and alumni want to see. We will continue to schedule these quality opponents.”

“It is a great opportunity to add a third BCS (Bowl Championship Series) opponent to our schedule,” said Head Coach Mario Cristobal. “Coach (Randy) Edsall is doing an outstanding job with his program. I look forward to restarting our series with Maryland next season.”


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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