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Basketball: FAU loses NCAA Tournament bid with crushing loss

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

With a bid to the NCAA tournament at stake, FAU squandered its opportunity. The Owls all but ended their season with a 78-64 loss to North Texas in the opening round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Despite being a no. 1 seed in the tournament, FAU was dealt a laborious path in facing last season's Sun Belt champions in the opening round game. In...

Basketball: Owls’ season ends with 85-62 loss to Miami

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

FAU ended its basketball season in much the same predicament that placed it in the consolation prize NIT tournament — by losing in double digits. The Owls' season ended after an 85-62 loss to a much bigger, both in size and weight, Miami Hurricanes team. The Owls struggled much of the night to deal with UM's center, Reggie Johnson, who grabbed...

Contractually elongated?

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

More than ever before, FAU is spending money. It was reported in February that the school received more than 18,940 applicants for the fall 2011 semester, a record for the university. Knowing such, the school has poured money into various entities: a new 30,000-seat on-campus stadium, new dorms and a $20 million College of Medicine building. But...