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September 11, 2013

FIU to Host Bethune-Cookman

FIU Hosts Bethune-Cookman Saturday at 6 p.m.

A fun-filled, action-packed evening is in-store for fans attending the FIU football game this Saturday at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium. FIU will be hosting one of its oldest program rivals in the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats for a 6 p.m. kickoff. The game will not be televised, so the only way to watch it will be on-campus at the stadium.

In addition, fans attending the game will get to watch some of the top Marching Bands in all of college football during pre-game and halftime. Along with the FIU Marching Band, also known as "La Banda del Sol", FIU welcomes the "Pride of Bethune-Cookman", the Marching Wildcats.

Single game tickets are currently on-sale. Fans can purchase great seats along the sideline ($21) or in the endzone ($15). Group pricing (20 or more) is also available.

Known as "The Pride", the 325-member Marching Wildcats, under the direction of Donovan Wells, not only includes traditional instrumentalists; it also showcases the 'Sophisticat Flag Corps' and the '14 Karat Gold dancers'.

The 14 Karat Gold dancers can be seen frequently in BET video clips promoting Black colleges. The Sophisticat Flag Corps blends traditional flag techniques with innovative choreography to create highly entertaining presentation. The Marching Wildcats have long drawn national attention and have performed in many of the top holiday parades across the country.

FIU and Bethune-Cookman first met on the football field during the first two seasons of Panther football in 2002 and 2003.


GAME DETAILS:

Date: Friday, Sept. 14

Location: Miami, Fla.

Time: 6:00 p.m. (EST)

Stadium: Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium (20,000)

2013 Records:

FIU: 0-2 Overall, 0-0 Conference USA

Bethune-Cookman: 2-0 Overall, 0-0 MEAC

Series: B-CU leads 2-0

Social Media: Twitter.com/@FIUFootball

Game Broadcast: No television; FIU Sports Radio Network at FIUSports.com


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