Englehart Speaks Out After Football Program Axed

Monday, May 11 was a dark day in Florida Tech history. Not just in the history of sports at Florida Tech, but for the entire college. President T. Dwayne McCay announced the decision to eliminate the football program, founded in 2011. The same football program that produced 18-All Americans, had an overall record of 44-35 […]

Westminster Thwarts Panthers Comeback

The Florida Tech Panthers stepped on the gas pedal in the fourth quarter Thursday, scoring six goals in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late as they fell to Westminster 15-12 in a men’s lacrosse matchup at Panther Field inside the Olin Complex. Westminster (4-4) outscored the Panthers 10-4 over the second […]

Despite Record-Setting Performances, Panthers Fall to DSU

The Florida Tech Panthers suffered their first loss of the season Saturday night, as the Delta State defense shut the Panthers down in the last minute and a half, en route to a 30-28 home victory over the Panthers. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t block their defensive ends there in the last series to try to get […]

Panthers Beat Choctaws in Regional Opener

The fourth-ranked Florida Tech Panthers played host to No. 25 Mississippi College on Thursday, in the opening game of the NCAA Division II South Region 2 Tournament and came away with a 5-2 victory at Nancy Bottge Field in Melbourne, Florida. This team surprises me every day,” said Panthers coach Val Silvestrini after the win. […]

Gridiron Lowdown: Recapping Week 9

The Florida Tech Panthers lost a heartbreaker last Saturday to West Alabama, 29-22. The Panthers overcame a 14-point deficit, only to give the lead back late in the fourth quarter. “We’ve done that more times than not where we start in the hole and have to dig ourselves out,” said head coach Steve Englehart after […]

Panthers Prevail in Coastal Classic Showdown

The Florida Tech Panthers overcame a one-hour, 35-minute lightning delay, and an 18-point deficit on Saturday, beating the 19th-ranked West Florida Argonauts 30-28, bringing the Coastal Classic trophy to Melbourne for the first time in the three-year history of the rivalry. West Florida (5-3, 3-2 GSC) scored a late touchdown with 1:16 left in the […]

Penn Settles in as FIT Head Coach

Back on September 19, Florida Tech announced that Ryan McAleavey was leaving his position as head coach of the men’s lacrosse program due to personal reasons. It took one week for the school to find his replacement and they didn’t have to look far, as assistant coach Mark Penn was promoted to the position. “Coach […]

Gridiron Lowdown: Recapping Week 5

The Florida Tech Panthers are coming off a very exciting 26-23 win over Wingate last Saturday. The game had it all, big offensive plays, record-setting defense and a blocked extra point by the Panthers John McClure that sealed the victory. We caught up with Panthers head coach Steve Englehart after Thursday’s practice in preparation for […]

Gridiron Lowdown: Recapping Week 4

The Florida Tech Panthers suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday, a conference loss to West Georgia. They will look to bounce back this weekend against Wingate, in a non-conference tilt. Panthers Head Coach Steve Englehart looked back on the week that was and the week ahead, after Thursday’s practice. “I thought we […]

West Georgia Special Teams Key Victory

The Florida Tech Panthers suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to the eighth-ranked West Georgia Wolves, 30-21 in a Gulf South Conference game at University Stadium in Carrollton, GA. “Proud of the way our guys played, I’ve never had a problem with how hard they play,” said Panthers head coach Steve […]