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

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

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 for the program, the football team did little to match that on the field in 2010.   For the second...

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

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

New stadium equals new stadium website

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

On Dec. 7 the FAU athletic department sent out e-mails to the entire FAU community directing them to their newest venture: www.faustadium.com. The website was recently created to dole out information about the upcoming 30,000-seat on-campus stadium set to be ready for the 2011 season. The site also contains information on how to become a season ti...

Men’s basketball: Mother nature postpones FAU-Manhattan

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Following its five-games-in-12-days road trip in which it went 3-2, FAU was scheduled to return home on Thursday, Dec. 30, to begin a stretch of home games. With a bad snow storm pounding the Northeast, however, that is no longer the plan. Scheduled opponent Manhattan University was unable to secure a flight on time to South Florida, and the game...

Basketball: FAU-UALR game to be aired on ESPN2

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

FAU's men's basketball team is returning to the ESPN family of networks for the first time in more than four years. The Owls' Jan. 22 game against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be televised on ESPN2. The game will mark the basketball team's first appearance on the ESPN network since playing North Carolina on Dec. 19, 2006. The...

Men’s Basketball: Owls win in ugly fashion against Manhattan

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

FAU (12-6) hosted Manhattan (2-14) at The Burrow on Tuesday night, and despite being 17-point favorites, the Owls struggled to put away the Jaspers before ultimately winning 57-50. Coming into the game, forward Brett Royster needed two blocks to break the record of  UAB's Alan Ogg, who had 266 career blocks in the Sun Belt Conference. Royster obtained...

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 conference title FAU baseball claimed claimed its first Sun Belt Conference title in 29 years after the team was founded...

Sports Highlights: Walking with the stars

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

Football and baseball weren't the only sports that set records and had shining moments in 2010. Here is a look at some of the top individuals from other FAU sports:       Swimming Sophomore Eszter Bucz broke two school records in Atlanta while also posting NCAA provisionally-qualifying times in three events. She broke Laurence B...

The evolution of FAU fans

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

In mid-November, at FAU's home opener for the basketball season, Warner University arrived at The Burrow for a 7 p.m. tipoff. One of Warner's players had long hair, bangs flowing in front of his face and covering a portion of his eyes. As he dribbled up the court, chants of "Bieber!" vibrated throughout the arena. Although singer Justin Bieber is...

Men’s basketball: FAU wins seventh straight with 88-71 victory over UALR

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the game being broadcast on national television on ESPN2, FAU (15-6, 7-0) delivered another quality win, defeating conference foe UALR 88-71 on Saturday, Jan. 22. The win at The Burrow was the Owls' seventh in a row and seventh conference victory. FAU created a big lead in the second half, but early on the outcome wasn't clear. UALR began...

Seventh Heaven

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Opinion, Sports

FAU finished doing something over the weekend that it had never done before, and ESPN was there to cover it. The Owls (15-6) extended their unprecedented Division I winning streak to seven games by defeating Sun Belt Conference foe UALR 88-71 on Saturday, Jan. 22, at The Burrow. FAU's win, which also raised the Owls to 7-0 in conference play, was...