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FIU wants to open vs. Ohio State

Updated: August 26, 2009, 2:05 PM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Florida International will pull out of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament unless tournament organizers allow FIU to open against Ohio State instead of North Carolina, as the Golden Panthers had expected.

FIU officials were equal parts incensed and stunned when they received an e-mailed news release of the Tar Heels' schedule, listing Florida International as the season opener. Athletic director Pete Garcia said the school had been approached by the Gazelle Group, the tourney organizers, ...

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