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Owls make the tube

FAU announced that ADT has partnered with the university to get the football team’s away games on local television.

The deal is for Comcast Sports Southeast to air all the away games. Fox Sports Florida is to air two of the games and ESPN Game Plan will also have the games available for fans.

For FAU this is huge, not only for exposure of the school, but it will also help with recruiting and get players noticed for continuing their careers.Linebacker Chris Laskowski says, “To be away and broadcast so people can follow us, that’s awesome.”

This is the feeling for most FAU players. This is the chance for family and friends to watch them beat teams that aren’t expecting to lose at home. Coming from Oklahoma, quarterback Jared Allen is hoping the Texas State game will be regional so his family can watch, but he also adds, “It’s huge to get the exposure so people can see what we do.”

While players are excited to get seen, there is still a question as to where the games will be seen. The reported that CSS is going to be picked up in Broward and Miami-Dade County, but Adelphia, which covers most of Palm Beach County, has stated they have no plans to pick up the station. In addition to this, the games will not be available on Direct TV, so with both of those problems FAU campuses will not be able to see the games. Craig Angelos told the Post that the plans were in place before the announcements were made.

Hopefully these problems will be worked out before the September 4th opener in Hawaii. The game will be at 12:05 a.m. so even if just Wackadoo’s can air it, the students can gather for a party.

For now the team will play, T.V. or no T.V., besides they are used to people not hearing too much about them. They will just have to beat enough teams, and then Adelphia and all other cable providers will have to show the team that rocks the country.

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