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Defensive masterpiece

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – When Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey scored on the Hilltoppers' opening drive, it appeared that FAU was in for a long day against its Sun Belt Conference foes. Thankfully for FAU, that wasn't the case. While Rainey enjoyed a strong performance against the Owls, it was WKU that grew frustrated as the Owls' ever-improving...

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

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Football: Owls win third straight game with 24-23 victory over ULL

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

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For the third straight week, the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-5) were victorious, this time over the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-8). Following a 37-yard field goal by Ross Gornall that gave the Owls a 24-17 lead with four minutes remaining, the visiting Ragin' Cajuns were able to get the ball back at their own 49-yard line. On third...

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

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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,"...

Football: FAU dominated by Texas, 51-17

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

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Going into Saturday afternoon's tilt with the University of Texas, FAU was pegged as a 21.5-point underdog. The Owls did their part to ensure that the line was too low. FAU was overwhelmed throughout the game, ending the night with a 51-17 loss at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Owls had trouble right from the start, as Texas was...

Football: FAU mistakes contribute largely to 51-17 loss to Texas

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

A loss was always expected, but the manner in which it came was not. FAU's three-game winning streak came to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Owls (4-6) contributed to their 51-17 loss to the Texas Longhorns (5-6) at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium by constantly shooting themselves in the foot. The Owls were in the game against the...

Football: Owls fail to become bowl-eligible with 38-14 loss to MTSU

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

FAU and Middle Tennessee State squared off in a must-win Sun Belt Conference game on Saturday, and the result was not one Owls fans will be proud of. MTSU quarterback Dwight Dasher threw for two touchdowns and rushed another two as the Blue Raiders disposed of FAU 38-14 at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Saturday, Nov. 27. FAU (4-7, 3-4...

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

Michael Allen

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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)...

Football: Trojans trounce Owls 44-7 in season finale

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

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Despite being assured of not reaching a .500 record this season, FAU hoped to end the year and possibly their time at Lockhart Stadium on a good note as they faced bowl-eligible Troy University. Instead, FAU (4-8, 3-5 Sun Belt) fumbled, punted and dropped their way to a 44-7 loss at home in their season finale. "It's an embarrassment to FAU to...

Football: FAU seniors depart in embarrassing fashion

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

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FAU's season had been decided prior to kickoff Saturday afternoon versus Troy, but it should have been safe to assume that FAU would at least come out with a desire to send off the departing seniors on FAU's roster with something positive. Unfortunately, that didn't end up being the case, as FAU fell to Troy 44-7 in a season finale that was equal...