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Tough times

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Monroe, La. — Nearly an hour after FAU's game against ULM, head coach Howard Schnellenberger leaned against a barricade near the field at an empty Malone Stadium talking on a cell phone. It didn't matter who he was talking to. The message he was likely relaying was that FAU lost — again. The Owls (1-4, 0-2) dropped their fourth consecutive...

Women’s basketball team prepares for new season

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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,...

Owls defeated by Red Wolves 37-16

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

FAU (1-5, 0-3) fell for the fifth consecutive time this season as it lost to Arkansas State University (3-5, 3-2) at ASU Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark., on Saturday, Oct. 23. The game ended 37-16.   FAU defensive lineman Dino Cox got his first career interception, but ASU was the first to strike with a 24-yard field goal by kicker Bobby Zalud...

Owls’ season essentially over after conference loss to ASU

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Jonesboro, Ark. — Stick a fork in these Owls. Their season is all but over. FAU (1-5, 0-3) lost its fifth consecutive game on Saturday, Oct. 23, against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at ASU Stadium, essentially crushing the Owls' slim hopes of reaching a bowl game. Knowing this just halfway into the season is bad enough, but FAU will rue the...

Half a season to forget

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Midway through the college football season, FAU has surprised its fans, and not in a good way. Through six games, FAU boasts a measly 1-5 record and is 0-3 in conference fixtures. The record itself is bad enough, but even worse have been some of the team's performances, not the least of which was the effort put forth in a loss to North Texas on Sept...

Full of promise

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Better luck sixth time?

Michael Allen

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

After falling apart in the fourth quarter against Arkansas State, FAU will try to regroup for its game against archrival FIU on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the annual Shula Bowl. After last weekend's loss to the Red Wolves, the Owls are on a five-game losing streak and have dropped to a lowly 1-5 record on the season and 0-3 in Sun Belt Conference play....

Fire

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

SPORTS The element of fire can trigger emotions of aggression, passion and violence. This section takes a look at clubs with some of these very things at the core of what they do. Whether weapons are fired or bodies collide, these clubs make a point of being hardcore. Airsoft: Ready, aim, fire! For ex-marine Robert White, the objective was si...

Water

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

This section is devoted to all the clubs having to do with water. Whether it's frozen solid or as big as the ocean, these clubs know how to slip, slide and splash past the competition. Ice Hockey Club The Ice Hockey Club isn't exactly well known at FAU, yet it still draws talent from around the U.S. Ten out of the 25 players on the team are not...

Earth

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

The clubs in the earth section are used to dealing with dirt, grime and dust on a normal basis. Whether they are sliding into home plate or running down a field trying to catch a Frisbee, these clubs know how to get down and dirty. Ultimate frisbee Catie Linton has been playing ultimate frisbee for only a year. In that time, she has immersed her...

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

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Football: FAU squeaks by WKU 17-16

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

FAU improved to 3-5 (2-3) as it squeaked out a 17-16 win over Sun Belt Conference foe Western Kentucky University (1-8, 1-4) at L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., on Saturday, Nov. 6. WKU scored early with an 11-yard touchdown run by running back Bobby Rainey on its first drive, but FAU responded later in the first quarter with a 19-yard run...