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Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl
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The venerable stadium that played host to so many historic events -- from Joe Namath making good on his Super Bowl III guarantee to Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass to beat Miami -- was demolished earlier this year. But before the wrecking ball was brought in, Florida International had the distinction of playing in the last college football game at the Orange Bowl. While the Golden Panthers' stay at the Orange Bowl might have been brief, it wasn't uneventful. They teamed with Miami in 2006 to take part in one of the most infamous brawls in college football history. When order was finally restored, 13 players from the two teams were ejected in a Miami 35-0 rout. -- Chris Low

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Florida International closed the Orange Bowl doors in style with a 38-19 win over North Texas on Dec. 1, 2007, ending major college football's longest current losing streak at 23 games. FIU hadn't won since Dec. 3, 2005 when it defeated Middle Tennessee State.

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The 17-year NFL veteran was FIU's first football coach and led the Golden Panthers during their first five years of existence.

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