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 […]

Gridiron Lowdown: Recapping Week 2

The Florida Tech Panthers picked up their second win in as many games Saturday, beating Newberry 17-10 at Florida Tech Panther Stadium. Head Coach Steve Englehart talked about the game after practice on Thursday. “Offensively we were just a couple plays away from having a really big day,” he said. “A couple things put us […]

#10 West Florida Powers Past Panthers

The West Florida Argonauts were just too much for the Florida Tech Panthers on Sunday morning, scoring early and often, beating FIT 4-1 on the final day of the CSU Collegiate Invitational in Columbus, Georgia. West Florida (2-0) came into the weekend ranked 10th in the country in Division II and they got a 2-0 […]