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Fall Fun, part II

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

SPORTS With the first half of fall intramurals underway, the Rec Center is now gearing up for some tournament fun and the next big sport of the fall season: indoor soccer. Last year, 61 teams signed up for indoor soccer, the third largest intramural sport after flag football (71 teams) and three-on-three basketball (70 teams). Three-on-three basketball...

Basketball teams to hold first practices of season at pep rally

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

On Thursday, Oct. 14,FAU, for the first time, will host a pep rally that will kick off the start of the men's and women's basketball seasons. It is a traditional college event known as "Midnight Madness," but FAU will be starting at 8 p.m. "Midnight is when the practice officially starts for basketball," said Mike Burdman, organizer of the event....

Women’s basketball team prepares for new season

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

FAU women's basketball head coach Chancellor Dugan and her team are looking forward to the upcoming season, as it marks the beginning of a new era. Coming off a disappointing loss in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament last season, the team is now led by junior point guard Teri Stamps. Borrowing the Dean Smith line of "play hard, play smart,...

Full of promise

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Most people might look at a team that is coming off a 14-16 season and whose star player is a 5-foot-6-inch guard as a team in need of a makeover. For FAU, those are just the initial building blocks as it prepares to achieve its lofty goals, which include making a historic appearance in the highly-touted NCAA tournament. "[Our goals are] going...

Men’s basketball: FAU falls to Northwood during overtime in preseason opener

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Not even an offseason trip to Europe and the introduction of a few talented newcomers were enough to push the Owls to victory as they fell, 85-81, to Northwood on Thursday night at the Burrow.   Head coach Mike Jarvis and his Owls were defeated in their first of two preseason games, and Seahawks guard Jonathan Dunn played a big role in making...

Men’s basketball: FAU downs crosstown foe Lynn in preseason finale, 81-61

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

The Owls' brief preseason came to a close on Monday night at the Burrow, and it ended on a positive note as the Owls (1-1) defeated Lynn University, 81-61. Without the services of guards Ray Taylor and Darren Stewart, who continued to serve their undefined suspensions for violations of team rules, FAU managed to topple the Fighting Knights and never...

Basketball: Lady Owls start season with 103-48 victory over Webber

Philicia Douglas

August 30, 2011

The FAU women's basketball team stomped the Webber International University Warriors to kick off the new season in a 103-48 victory in The Burrow on Nov. 12. From the beginning of the game the Lady Owls played with intensity, scoring 20 points to the Warriors' mere four in the first five minutes. Junior forward April Goins scored the first four points...

FAU improves to 3-1 by winning home opener over Warner

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Last season's contest versus Warner University took three overtimes to decide before FAU won. This one ended in regulation, with the Owls once again coming out on top. Powered by efficient shooting and a strong defensive performance, the Owls won their home opener over the Warner University Royals, 88-58. "No one likes triple-overtime games,"...

Basketball: Owls drop third straight game with loss to George Mason

Michael Allen

August 30, 2011

Four days after giving the Florida Gators all they could handle, FAU was not able to keep up with George Mason in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday. Despite a team-high 15 points from Greg Gantt, four players from George Mason (4-2) scored in double figures as the Patriots handed the Owls (3-4) their third straight loss. The two teams were playing evenly...

Dominated

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

FAU's postseason dreams were on the line against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, but rather than putting forth an inspired showing, the Owls lost with an embarrassing performance. The Owls (4-7, 3-4 Sun Belt) saw their bowl dreams flatline as they were dominated in a 38-14 loss to Sun Belt Conference foe Middle Tennessee State (5-6, 4-3)...

Basketball: Owls take down USF for the first time, 50-42

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

FAU earned its first victory versus the University of South Florida in 12 tries Saturday night, with a 50-42 triumph. Led by a career-high 19 points from junior guard Alex Tucker, the Owls pulled out a close game right up to the final minute. The team deployed a 2-3 zone from the outset, which limited the Bulls to only 18 first-half points. The...

Basketball: Narrow win over ULM keeps FAU undefeated in Sun Belt play

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

The Owls earned a close 60-58 road victory over ULM on Sunday, Dec. 19 to remain undefeated in conference play.   The game appeared to be a blowout early on, but it became a battle. With the Owls going ahead by as many as 18 in the first half, the Warhawks fought to get the deficit down to single digits before halftime.   ULM made...