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Blocking sensation

Philicia Douglas

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

FAU's men's basketball team drew lots of attention and excitement last season with just a 14-16 record, and midway through this season the team has already matched that win total. With a 14-6 record, and a first-ever six game winning streak, the Owls are on a roll. Part of the reason for that is because of the performances put forth by senior forward/center...

Basketball: Owls win eighth straight with 62-51 victory over Middle Tennessee

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Two weeks ago, FAU went on the road and thumped Middle Tennessee by 10 points, 71-61. On Thursday night at The Burrow, Middle Tennessee (9-12, 4-4) attempted to return the favor, but the Blue Raiders fell to the Owls, 62-51. The win was FAU's eighth in a row and eighth conference victory, putting the Owls at 16-6 on the season and 8-0 in Sun Belt...

Basketball: Winning streak snapped at eight as FAU falls to WKU 57-53

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

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Straddled with a poor first-half performance, the Owls (16-7, 8-1) were unable to overcome their mistakes, falling to Western Kentucky (9-11, 4-4) 57-53 at The Burrow in a conference match on Saturday. The loss snapped FAU's eight-game winning streak. "It was fun while it lasted," said guard Ray Taylor. "I mean the last time we lost was on Dec. 22....

Basketball: Owls win late over rival FIU

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

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After trailing the whole game, FAU found itself down 1 point with 10 seconds remaining. At that point, Alex Tucker secured a rebound andwith four seconds remaining and found Brett Royster alone under the rim for an easy go-ahead bucket. Royster rose and delivered the game-winning layup for FAU as it defeated conference rival FIU, 73-72, at The Burrow...

Basketball: Poor shooting sinks Owls against ULL

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

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The Owls are on a streak, and not a good one. Poor shooting caused the Owls (18-9, 10-3) to fall to their Sun Belt Conference adversary, Louisiana Lafayette, 72-64 at the Burrow on Saturday night. Over the last five games, the Owls have dropped 3, and are a furious comeback against FIU away from having lost 4 of its last 5 games. After spending...

It’s all about Mee

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

FAU enters the 2011 season as Sun Belt Conference champions, but what might stand out most from last year is the name Andy Mee. He may be known as a top player to fans, but to the team, he is more than that. Mee, an outfielder and pitcher, isn't the type of player that boasts about himself. While some players may grumble at cleaning the dugout after...

Baseball: FAU wins second game vs. Hofstra 10-5

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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The Owls continued where they left off Friday night as they defeated Hofstra University once again, 10-5 on Saturday, Feb. 19, in Boca Raton. It was FAU who took the early lead this time as they scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The first two runs were scored on an RBI double by right-fielder Andy Mee. The next score came on...

Baseball: FAU dominates season opener at home 12-4

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

FAU's baseball team put on a show for its season opener as the team crushed Hofstra University 12-4 on Friday, Feb. 18, in Boca Raton. Before the game got underway the Owls received their Sun Belt Championship rings for winning the 2010 season Sun Belt Conference title. FAU started the game slowly with starting right-handed pitcher Ryan Garton...

Men’s Basketball: Owls get past rival FIU in overtime in Miami

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Whether at home in Boca Raton or in FIU's house in Miami, the Owls just seem to find a way to break the Golden Panthers' hearts. Having defeated its biggest rival at home two weeks ago on a late shot from Brett Royster, FAU once again was able to pull out a late victory. This time, the Owls won in overtime, 80-78. Both at the end of regulation,...

Baseball: FAU sweeps Hofstra 8 – 4

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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FAU is off to a 3 – 0 start this season after sweeping its opening series by winning game three vs Hofstra University on Sunday in Boca Raton. It was FAU that got things started in the bottom of the third, taking a 1 – 0 lead when second baseman Raymond Church connected on an RBI double bringing home third baseman Joey Burkhalter. Church extended...

Touching all bases

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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Pitcher Paul Davis could be getting ready to play minor league ball in the hopes of eventually playing for the historic Boston Red Sox. But he passed on that opportunity to come play for FAU, which began its first-ever title defense on Feb. 18. Having won the Sun Belt Conference title for the first time in school history, the FAU baseball team heads...

Baseball: Gators chomp Owls 13-2

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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FAU (3-1) lost for the first time this season as it fell 13-2 to University of Florida (4-0) on Tuesday night at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL. The Gators got off to a 3-0 head start in the top of the first as right fielder Preston Tucker, designated hitter Brian Johnson, and catcher Mike Zunio drove in runs. Errors were part of the reason...