FAU’s 7-foot center is ready to provide the size the Owls lacked last season and Unleash the Dragan

Rolando Rosa

November 7, 2012

It’s a Saturday night in early October at The Burrow. Basketball season is a little over a month away but one of the Owls new big men is here to watch volleyball. Looking around, the atmosphere for a volleyball game at The Burrow is much different than for basketball. Example: Only one side of the stands is used for seating at matches. This ...

Introducing FAU’s first year men’s basketball players

Rolando Rosa, Mohamed Abdihakim, Cyrus Smith, and Bryant Eng

November 7, 2012

With eight new players, FAU basketball might be hard to recognize. The UP introduces you to the new cast. Chris Bryant Height: 6’8” Weight: 210 pounds High school: Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, Va.) By Mohamed Abdihakim Basketball: While playing at Tallahassee-Rickards high school, Chris Bryant won two class 3A state titles, while also earning MVP of the division. Bryant broke into...

An open letter to FAU’s men’s basketball’s nine newcomers

Rolando Rosa

November 7, 2012

Dear new guys, Welcome to FAU. Coach Mike Jarvis has high hopes for you. He says you have the potential to be the best class he’s ever had here. After observing numerous practices, I agree with coach’s assessment. From high-flying point guard Stefan Moody, to versatile forward Chris Bryant, and 7-foot transfer Dragan Sekelja, your squ...

Spending a day at practice — aka Camp Jarvis

Rolando Rosa

November 7, 2012

With eight new players arriving and six departing, FAU men’s basketball is being picked by analysts to finish anywhere between fourth and last place in the Sun Belt Conference East division. While head coach Mike Jarvis isn’t surprised by the predictions, he also isn’t fazed by them. His squad has more newcomers than returning players, bu...

Learn how three FAU players perform their extraordinary skills

Rolando Rosa, Nick Ippolitto and Bryant Ing

November 7, 2012

The high flyer By Nick Ippolitto FAU point guard Stefan Moody is 5-foot-10 but he dunks like he’s 6-foot-10. Ask Moody how he does it, though, and he won’t give you an answer as loud as one of his slams. “It just feels normal,” Moody said nonchalantly about what it’s like to soar through the air at his height. Over the summer, during the Fab 48 Tournament in the AAU league, Mo...

Basketball: FAU introduces both the men’s and women’s teams at annual Midnight Madness event

Melissa Landolfa

October 19, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 18, the annual Midnight Madness event took place in The Burrow. Every year at Midnight Madness both the women’s and men’s basketball teams are introduced to fans as music and games are played. This year, varied fraternities played against each other to provide entertainment. In addition, 1,000 free t-shirts were given away by the...

Our preview of FAU women’s basketball and its upcoming season

Mohamed Abdihakim

October 16, 2012

A glimpse inside a preseason practice inside The Burrow shows how things are slowly but surely changing for FAU women’s basketball. Not only are there six new players, but gone is the only coach (Chancellor Dugan) the Owls have had for the past 13 years. In her place is a former Nebraska assistant coach looking to make an imprint on the young...

Men’s Basketball: FAU adds New Jersey shooting guard Chris Jenkins as first new recruit for 2013 class

Rolando Rosa

September 2, 2012

FAU men’s basketball has landed its first recruit for the 2013 class. Gill St. Bernards (Gladstone, N.J.) shooting guard Chris Jenkins verbally committed today to FAU, according to Owl Access. “I loved the campus, and the coaching staff is really supportive," Jenkins said. "They love their guys, and the guys love them. It’s a program that...

Men’s Basketball: Former FAU point guard Ray Taylor transfers to FIU

Rolando Rosa

August 19, 2012

Ray Taylor is returning to his hometown. The 5-foot-6 point guard is transferring from FAU, as he has decided to join FIU, according to a press release. Taylor, a junior, announced in March after the season that he was declaring for the NBA Draft, but decided to withdraw his name. Taylor will be eligible to play in 2013-2014. Taylor is the second Owls ...

FAU Sports for Dummies

Rolando Rosa

August 14, 2012

As you walk through the blue double doors inside FAU Arena, a sea of red engulfs The Burrow. It’s Saturday night, the Owls home opener, and the student section is filled with thousands of fans in red shirts. Chants of “Ray-mond Tay-lor” are growing louder. The buzzer sounds and the frenzied crowd rushes the court. Out comes the victory bell fro...

Men’s Basketball: Former Owls guard Dennis Mavin transferring to FIU

Men’s Basketball: Former Owls guard Dennis Mavin transferring to FIU

July 22, 2012

It appears Dennis Mavin is leaving FAU but staying in South Florida. Mavin, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard, may be transferring to FIU, ...

After a 56 point loss to end last season, Kellie Lewis-Jay arrives to remake the Owls

Rolando Rosa

July 17, 2012

FAU’s new women’s basketball coach is still adjusting to life in South Florida. However, between the clutter of boxes, papers and folders in her new office she takes a moment to reminisce on how her basketball career began. “Seventh grade,” Kellie Lewis-Jay recalls as she shyly looks down. “That’s when it started.” Basketball tr...