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WFIT 89.5 FM will continue as the radio home of Florida Tech football as all 11 Panther games in 2015 will be broadcasted on the on-campus radio station. Not only will fans be able to listen to the Panthers on the radio dial, each broadcast will also be available at and through the TuneIn radio app.

For a senior project, mechanical engineering students at Florida Tech have developed a blocking sled for the football team that can record power and reaction time.

Red Sox Pitcher Tim Wakefield, who played for the Panthers from 1986-88, will return to Florida Institute of Technology for a special pre-game ceremony prior to the season-opening doubleheader against Claflin University. At the conclusion of the ceremony, he will throw out the season’s first pitch.

Wakefield was selected team MVP his sophomore and junior seasons as a first baseman at Florida Tech. He still holds the school record for career home runs with 40, and set single-season marks in 1987 with 22 home runs and 71 RBIs.