University Press

Stadium-sized letdown

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Just weeks into the college football season, FAU made a huge stride toward becoming a more serious university and football program when it received approval to construct a 30,000-seat on-campus stadium, slated to open in 2011.   Sadly...

First time in sports

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Football, Sports

SPORTS FAU saw two first this year in the world of sports. Not only did FAU won its first baseball sunbelt title, but former Owl quarter back Rusty Smith was drafted and played his first pro NFL game. Baseball team claims ...

Owls Celebrate Early and Often

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Before the game even began against Troy, FAU celebrated the duration of Justin Davis' and Brett Royster's careers as it was the last home game for seniors. At halftime, FAU unveiled a new mascot, complete with a redone costu...

Eight-ball is set to lead

Andrew Ivins

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Xavier Stinson lines up three yards deep in the backfield, waiting for the quarterback to call out the snap count, and for the ball to find its way into his hands. It's the first day of spring football practice for the FAU...

Young and frustrating

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

As FAU began spring practice last Wednesday, No. 46 came jogging onto the Tom Oxley Center practice fields, helmet on and slapping his hands over his head as he did running jumping jacks. His name is Blake Bierman, but few...

Back to the Basics

Andrew Ivins

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

For the first time in five years, someone new is lining up in the huddle and calling out plays as spring football practice kicks off. Unlike previous years in which the Owls already knew who would be taking snaps with the first...

Owls 3-4 defense is a work in progress

Zack Duarte

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

After nearly a decade of playing football in the traditional 4-3 defense, head coach Howard Schnellenberger and defensive coordinator Kurt Van Valkenburgh announced back in January that the Owls are switching to a 3-4 defensive...

Fortner shines in the Owls’ 11th annual spring scrimmage

Andrew Ivins

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Arguably the biggest question mark FAU had coming into spring football practices was who would take over the starting quarterback position. Saturday, at the program's annual spring scrimmage, the stage was set for a quarterback...

Housler becomes highest drafted FAU player ever

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Friday night in the third round of the NFL Draft, FAU tight end Rob Housler was selected by the Arizona Cardinals. With the 69th overall selection, the Cardinals selected the 6'5 210 lb tight end, making Housler the highest...

Wire gone wrong

August 7, 2011