Panthers Defense Dominates in 2018 Opener

The Florida Tech Panthers scored a big victory over the Benedict Tigers on Saturday, opening the 2018 football season with a 33-14 win in Columbia South Carolina. It was the first loss for Benedict at home, since 2016. “Obviously, we came here and got what we wanted, we got a win,” said Panthers coach Steve […]

Gridiron Lowdown: Panthers 2018 Season Preview

After making their first playoff appearance in program history in 2016, expectations were high as the Florida Tech Panthers went into 2017. Unfortunately, they had an up-and-down season and finished with a 5-6 record overall, including a 3-5 mark in the Gulf South Conference. As coach Steve Englehart looks forward to the 2018 season and […]

Florida Tech Issues Official Statement on Ziarno

    The Florida Institute of Technology issued a statement on Wednesday, ending Ziarno’s playing career at Florida Tech. Ziarno was charged with possession of cannabis over 20 grams, possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver and possession/use of drug paraphernalia, following a traffic stop Friday night. You can read the Space Coast Daily story […]

Ziarno Suspended Indefinitely by Florida Tech

Florida Tech quarterback Brandon Ziarno has been suspended indefinitely by the school, following his arrest Friday night. He was charged with possession of cannabis over 20 grams, possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver and possession/use of drug paraphernalia. Space Coast Daily, Florida Today, and other media outlets reported the arrest. Ziarno remains a […]

Crimson Wins Florida Tech Spring Game

On the 67th play of the Florida Tech Football spring game, quarterback Trent Chmelik found Brian Spurgeon, Jr, with a 38-yard touchdown pass, propelling the Crimson offense to a 30-25 win over the Gray defense. The defense started with a 25-0 lead and the offense had 75 plays to overcome the deficit. Chmelik had a […]

Statesmen Run Over Panthers in Season Finale

Delta State running back Chris Robinson ran for 210 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday, leading the Statesmen to a 42-20 home victory over the Florida Tech Panthers in the final game of the season for FIT. The biggest bright spot for the Panthers in this one was running back Antwuan Haynes eclipsing the 1,000-yard […]

Gridiron Lowdown: Panthers Gear Up for Finale

The Florida Tech Panthers will play the final game of the 2017 season when they visit Delta State on Saturday afternoon. The team will look to bounce back from a bitter defeat at the hands of West Georgia last week. “Our inability to be accurate passing the ball when guys were open, our inability to […]

Panthers Upset Bid Falls Short Against West Georgia

The Florida Tech Panthers lost their final home game of the season Saturday, falling to the West Georgia Wolves 20-13. The Panthers defense was stellar for much of the day, but their efforts were wasted when quarterback Mark Cato threw a pick-6 with 24.1 seconds left, giving the 15th-ranked Wolves the come from behind victory. […]

Gridiron Lowdown: West Georgia

As the Florida Tech Panthers prepared for their final home game of 2017, head coach Steve Englehart gave us his thoughts on what was a difficult loss to Valdosta State last Saturday. “We did some good things in the first half but gave up a score there to end the half and in the second […]

Blazers Derail Panthers Playoff Chances

The Valdosta State Blazers gave the home crowd a lot to cheer about on Saturday, scoring 28 points in the second half and handing Florida Tech a brutal 42-14 in a Gulf South Conference contest. With the loss, the Panthers fell to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the conference, meaning the Panthers NCAA Division II […]